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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."
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
January 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The agreement which asserted Ethiopia’s right to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has caused grave concern.
The World Bank plans to donate funds to health and nutrition projects throughout Yemen, which has been embroiled in conflict for the two years. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The nearly two-year old conflict in the country has left some 18 million people without basic food requirements and medical care.
Four out of eight Turkish military officers are escorted by Greek special police forces as they leave the Athens' Supreme Courthouse, after a day-long hearing concerning possible extradition over July's failed coup in Turkey, on January 13, 2017 in Athens. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
January 19, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Earlier in the week Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 243 military personnel.
Uzbek national Abdulgadir Masharipov confessed to killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve. (File photo)
January 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Abdulgadir Masharipov changed his plans at the last minute due to high security in Taksim Square, and opened fire on a nightclub instead.
Firefighters battle a blaze that engulfed Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran on January 19, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
January 19, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
Up to 100 people are feared to be trapped beneath the rubble.
Legislators of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), applaud in protest during the second tour debating a reform of the constitution, at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on January 18, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
January 19, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The second round of voting began after nearly three weeks of debate in parliament.
Bedouin women react to the destruction of houses on January 18, 2017 in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, near the southern city of Beersheba, in the Negev desert. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
January 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Israeli forces deployed tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.
Smoke billows following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held area of Deraa, in southern Syria, on January 18, 2017. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
January 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Jaysh al-Islam was among Syria's opposition groups in support of last month's ceasefire deal.
Soldiers attend to wounded and casualties in the aftermath of a suicide bomb attack who ripped through a camp grouping former rebels and pro-government militia in troubled northern Mali left 40 people dead on January 18, 2017 in Gao. (AFP/Stringer)
January 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militants detonated a car loaded with explosives at a military camp.
Sayed Morteza al-Sanadi, the head of the Bahrain's opposition al-Wafa'a Islamic Party. (File photo)
January 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The United Nations has expressed distress at the execution of three Shia Muslim activists in Bahrain over their alleged role in killing policemen during a pro-democracy demonstration.
Over the past two days, he said, several reconnaissance flights were carried out over the targeted region using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Total of 36 Daesh targets struck in joint operation, Russian commander said.
Israeli policemen stand guard as bulldozers demolish homes in Bedouin villages. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Israeli police arrived to the village before dawn on Wednesday morning to demolish 12 houses in the Bedouin village, as locals, activists, and Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset gathered to resist the demolitions.
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.