The Syrian Democratic Forces announce the beginning of the operation. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
December 11, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The US-led coalition is largely relying on the Kurdish SDF to isolate and recapture Daesh's main stronghold in Syria.
Emergency workers put out a fire from a car bomb in Aden in May 2016. (AFP/File)
December 10, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The landmine struck a military vehicle northwest of Aden.
Palestinians wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 10, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
December 10, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
As usual, on the rare occasions the border is open for the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, hundreds of Palestinians gathered near the border, hoping for a chance to make it through.
Egyptian emergency services carry a wounded victim at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
December 10, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
It came hours after another explosion in Giza killed six.
Syrian pro-government forces walks past rubble in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighborhood on December 9, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
December 10, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The Canadian-led resolution expressed outrage at the ongoing violence in the war-torn country.
Once Israel finally does return bodies of slain Palestinians to their families, a long list of restrictions on the funeral is put in place, and the families typically have to pay a large sum of money as a
December 10, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The Israeli army is still refusing to hand over the three remaining bodies of slain Palestinians, on allegations that they were affiliated with Hamas in Gaza.
Rebel fighters walk down a street west of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
December 10, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Worrying reports of hundreds of young men going missing suggest they may be forcibly conscripted into the Syrian army.
Migrants sit on the ground in El Tarajal, Ceuta, close to the border with Morocco on December 9, 2016 after being rounded up by police to be attended to by Red Cross personnel and taken to the Center for Temporary Stay of Immigrants. (AFP/ Antonio Sempere)
December 10, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
About 400 asylum-seekers crossed into Spanish territory from Morocco.
The helicopter carrying French President Francois Hollande lands on the deck of the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle operating in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Stephane de Sakutin)
December 10, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The US-led coalition is continuing to target the militant group's sources of revenue.
The Arab League has barred Syria from participating in summits since 2011, and also agreed to impose economic and political sanctions on the war-torn country. (File photo)
December 09, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Syria's membership in the Arab League has been suspended since the conflict began in 2011.
Egyptian security forces check a body at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
December 09, 2016 - 15:49 GMT
In October, the group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed a policeman in northwest Cairo.
People hold flags during a demonstration against the presidential system on December 4, 2016 at Anitkabir in Ankara. (AFP/Adem Altan)
December 09, 2016 - 14:23 GMT
Prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 87 people linked to Istanbul University.
Overall, the number of refugees arriving in Greece by sea crossings has fallen dramatically compared with the same time last year. (AFP/File)
December 09, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The EU-Turkey statement also urged countries to step up the pace for sending refugees back to Turkey.
Syrian residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the Maysaloun neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on December 8, 2016. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
December 09, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Medical aid, food, drinking water, and shelter from the cold are becoming increasingly rare in Aleppo.
Yemeni supporters of Shiite Huthi rebels demonstrate to support the new government, that they formed, on December 6, 2016 in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
December 09, 2016 - 09:32 GMT
The rights group also said the United States should be held accountable for its arms sales to the Kingdom.
A Greek police officer escorts a Turkish soldier who fled to Greece by helicopter after a fail coup in July 2016. (AFP/File)
December 09, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The men are wanted by the Turkish authorities and are accused of involvement in the July 15 coup plot.