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Members of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) hold a position in Eastern Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:02 GMT
Staff General Talib al-Sheghati, who heads the Counter-Terrorism Service, announced "the liberation... of the left bank" at a press conference in Bartalla, a town east of Mosul.
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Supreme Administrative Court nullified on Monday a deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that would have seen the sovreignty of two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, transferred to Saudi waters.
Paris reportedly had many issues to discuss with Riyadh, including preparations for the meeting of the French-Saudi Joint Commission, which will be held in the summer, and which aims at promoting economic, investment and commercial relations within the framework of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. (Twitter)
January 18, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
This will be Ayrault's first visit to Riyadh since his appointment as foreign minister in February 2016.
The government alleges the coup plotters used the app to communicate. (File photo)
January 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The government claims the encrypted smartphone messaging app is used by the network of Fethullah Gulen.
Representatives of Palestinian organizations hold a press conference in Moscow following reconciliation talks on January 17, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The unity deal was announced late Tuesday, three days after the talks began under the Russian auspices among representatives Fatah as well as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Palestinians stand on the rubble of a house which was demolished by Israeli forces during an overnight raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, Sept. 1, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
January 18, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
A Palestinian citizen of Israel was shot dead by Israeli special forces and police after he allegedly carried out a car ramming attack on Israeli officers.
Smoke billows in the town of Qabasin, located northeast of the city of Al-Bab on January 8, 2017, during fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)
January 18, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Four recent strikes reportedly "eliminated Daesh capabilities around the forward line of enemy troops near the city".
John Kerry Kerry cited the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran as one of Obama's policy victories that Trump will struggle to dismantle. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Kerry said unraveling the achievements of outgoing President Barack Obama will take Trump longer than he expects.
Daesh is coming under increasing pressure from a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias and rival Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh began to advance on Deir al-Zor in 2015, with the army only managing to retain control of the city’s airport and some neighbouring districts.
This file photo taken on October 21, 2015 shows Selahattin Demirtas, leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP), delivering a speech during an election campaign in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Selahattin Demirtas was taken into custody along with nine other HDP MPs in November.
Syrian men stand amidst the rubble of a building following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 18, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Lavrov pointed out similarities between Daesh and US support for mujahedin groups in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu (From L) attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The discussions are slated for January 23 in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
A picture taken on November 18, 2014 from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the Quneitra border crossing with Israel shows smoke billowing from buildings in Syrian territory (AFP Photo/Jalaa Marey)
January 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Jordan's army is monitoring a Daesh-affiliated group said to be near Syria's borders with Jordan and Israel.
A woman lays flowers by a makeshift memorial in front of the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on January 17, 2017, a day after Turkish police arrested the suspected attacker. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 17, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Abdulgadir Masharipov confessed to carrying out the attack after being arrested late Monday.
Egyptian security forces on patrol in the Sinai. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
Egypt's battle against a Daesh-affiliated insurgency has largely been contained to the Sinai Peninsula until now.
Smoke billows in the distance as Yemeni pro-government forces patrol during clashes with Houthi rebels in Yemen's western Dhubab district, on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
January 17, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition were also reported across the western part of the country.