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Satellite image of the Rukban Syrian refugee encampment at the Jordanian berm on Jordan-Syria border. (File photo)
January 21, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
The camp is home to refugees and to opposition groups who are active against both the regime of Bashar Assad and the Daesh extremist militant group, and was targeted by bombings last year.
The activity included hanging up pictures of Trump with slogans rejecting his views which many have called divisive and racist. As activists began burning images of Trump, Israeli forces quickly arrived and attempted to expel them from the area, while threatening to use force on the activists. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The protest was launched in order to raise warnings of the backlash that wil likely erupt both in Palestine and around the world if the new administration went through with the move.
This file photo taken on October 10, 2016 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) as they attend a press conference in Istanbul (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The meeting was held in coordination with the Turkish co-guarantor of the cease-fire in Syria, the Syrian opposition's military delegation said in a statement.
Female soldiers talk next to a CV90 combat vehicle. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
In 2015 Danish Defense Minister Peter Christiansen pledged to accelerate efforts of Denmark's special forces, working within NATO, against the Daesh in the Middle East.
The measures to empower Erdogan, the most dominant figure in Turkish politics, have been in the works for some time. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 07:30 GMT
Critics say the amendments will weaken checks and balances and the role of parliament and leave too much power concentrated in the office of the president. They are also concerned about the effect on the independence of the judiciary.
A rocket targeting police headquarters in Istanbul is the latest in a series of shootings and bombings to hit Turkey. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The projectile missed the building and no casualties were reported.
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up in front of House Speaker Paul Ryan after being presented a photo of his inauguration during the Inaugural Luncheon following his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (AFP/Molly Riley)
January 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Trump has gone further than his predecessors in suggesting that the fight against extremism is a battle between America and the Islamic faith itself.
President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he and his wife Melania are greeted by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. (AFP/Jim Watson)
January 20, 2017 - 16:06 GMT
As the reality of a Trump presidency has arrived, questions about relations with the Middle East and treatment of minorities at home loom large.
A Palestinian employee works at a desalination plant during the inauguration of the first phase of the project on January 19, 2017, in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. (AFP/Said Khatib)
January 20, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Palestinian families have been suffering with only three hours of electricity a day between 12-hour blackouts.
Turkish deputy Aylin Nazliaka (C) speaks with other deputies after handcuffing herself to the podium in a protest against the constitutional reform aimed at strengthening the powers of the Turkish president during a debate at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara on January 19, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
January 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
More mayhem in Turkey's parliament as lawmakers debate new constitution.
Despite the apparent victory in Sirte, Libya remains deeply divided, with the national unity government based in the capital Tripoli unable to gain recognition from the elected parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The GNA is continuing to track remaining Daesh elements since the city was recaptured last month.
People gather outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan to protest against Donald Trump on January 19, 2017 in New York City. Trump will be inaugurated January 20th as the 45th President of the United States. (AFP/John Moore)
January 20, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Thousands turned out for protests in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration.
Protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark 15 years since the first prisoners were brought to the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on January 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Joe Readle)
January 20, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Incoming President Donald Trump has vowed there would be no more releases for inmates currently held without charge in the military prison.
Turkey's parliament is rapidly approving various new provisions to the constitution. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
"In our books, we have a specialist term for this: This is called a sultanate," Metin Feyzioglu told journalists in the Turkish capital Ankara.
A refugee eats his meal while sitting in the snow in Belgrade on January 11, 2017, as temperatures drop to -15 degrees Celsius. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest temperatures in decades, it is calling on European governments to save refugees.
Turkish special force police officers clear the street during clashes with attackers at the Sultanbeyli district in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The suspects are charged with "being member of an armed terrorist organization."