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Women's rights advocate Azza Soliman, also the director of the Center of Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA), was arrested by security forces from her home. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Reason for detention not known but Egyptian human rights groups say they are subject to worst clampdown ever.
Notably, this year's GCC Summit was also attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May, the first British PM -- and first woman -- to ever attend the event. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
37th GCC Summit wraps up in Manama with attendees laying out common positions on host of regional issues.
Fires raged through Haifa, causing the city to be evacuated. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 08:18 GMT
Deir Nidham, northwest of Ramallah city, was placed under a military closure after a fire erupted just a few kilometers away in the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, which is built on the lands of the village and on the lands of neighboring Nabi Saleh.
In this photo, smoke rises from reported opposition fire from buildings in an eastern district of Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 07:14 GMT
The government and Russia have indicated they would only accept a surrender by the embattled rebel forces, calling on them to agree to leave the territory. The opposition has lost 80 per cent of the eastern section of the city which it controlled.
Activists from NGO Abaad dressed as brides and wearing injury patches, protest in downtown Beirut on 6 December 2016. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Article 522 of Lebanon's penal code states that authorities shall not pursue or prosecute an accused rapist, and will overturn the sentence of a convicted rapist if he or she marries the victim.
New York is America's largest city and one of its most diverse, with more than three million of its 8.55 million populations foreign-born. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
A uniformed city transit employee was taken to hospital with injuries to her knee and ankle after being pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Station on her way to work on Monday.
Local police in the town of Hawalian - which lies between the capital and Chital, the town from where the plan took off - reported the plane had crashed in the mountains, but there was no official confirmation. (Twitter)
December 07, 2016 - 15:20 GMT
The small ATR-42 plane lost contact with the control tower minutes before it was supposed to land, Pakistan International Airline said.
Palestinians hold banners in support of borther Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, and Malik al-Qadi, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on 21 September. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Muhammad, 26, and Mahmoud, 23, were initially detained during an overnight raid on June 9, and were subsequently sentenced to six months of administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence.
The source said the Israeli assault was an attempt to
December 07, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Syria’s state television says Israeli military aircraft have targeted an airbase near the capital Damascus.
Yemeni fishermen push a boat to shore in the southern city of Mukalla in Yemen's Hadramawt Province on November 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The boat went missing some 40 kilometers from remote Socotra Island five days ago, and that 60 Yemeni nationals are believed to have submerged
Syrian pro-government forces in the Myessar district in east Aleppo on 4 December 2016. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 11:53 GMT
The British-based monitoring group, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said an army advance on Tuesday and overnight, supported by heavy air strikes and shelling, caused insurgents to withdraw from the Old City.
Aleppo conditions are becoming increasingly difficult due to illness, food shortages and a lack of medical facilities. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad now controls nearly 75 per cent of eastern Aleppo.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate who has pushed for closer ties with the West, said the United States' standing in the world had been weakened due to its
December 07, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Describing it as “the worst deal ever negotiated”, Trump said during the election campaign that he would scrap the pact .
Airstrikes hit a hospital in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
200 other civilians were reportedly injured in the attacks.
Thousands of Tunisian lawyers protest new taxes. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
December 07, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Nearly 3,500 of the country’s 8,500 attorneys took part in the protest rally in Tunis on Tuesday.
Smoke billows from the southern suburbs of Aleppo during fighting between regime forces and rebel fighters on December 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
December 07, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Opposition fighters who refused to leave the area would be "eradicated," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.