A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The Russian military announced an 11-hour ceasefire for Thursday to allow civilians, rebel fighters and injured persons to leave the area, promising them safe passage.
An Israeli D9 bulldozer rolls along the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank told Ma'an that Israeli authorities escorted the bulldozers onto lands just a few kilometers south of the illegal Elon Moreh settlement.
Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner (center) says she is proud to welcome all asylum seekers during a rally on October 22, 2016. (Courtesy photo)
October 23, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Thousands across Australia have participated in nationwide rallies in more than 25 cities in support of asylum seekers in the country after recent calls by a lawmaker to enforce a refugee ban.
A verdict is not expected before April 2017. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The suspect allegedly participated in the abduction on February 17, 2013 and was "involved in guarding the kidnapped victim (a Canadian lawyer) between March and June 2013".
Egyptian army soldiers stand guard outside a polling station during the counting of ballots after the first round of voting for Egypt's parliamentary elections in Giza, Cairo, on October 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 12:36 GMT
Gunmen opened fire on Brigadier General Adel Rajaaie, an armored division commander, when he left his home in Obour city.
Syrian refugees walk on their way back to the Syrian city of Jarabulus on September 7, 2016. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 11:53 GMT
Many displaced Syrians are heading to the newly-freed, half-shattered town of Jarablus, which has become a symbol of Turkey's intervention in the Syrian war. But it is far from clear what awaits them there, and whether the nascent buffer zone is sustainable.
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend a rally on July 31, 2016 in Cologne, as tensions over Turkey's failed coup put authorities on edge. (AFP/Oliver Berg)
October 22, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Officials said 35 Turkish diplomatic passport holders had formally applied for asylum, but no other details were given about their identities or status of their applications.
Members of Iraqi pro-government forces drive towards the frontline on October 21, 2016 near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 30 kilometers south of Mosul. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
October 22, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Several police buildings were attacked and 18 security force members were killed.
Migrants sit on a boat of Libyan coastguard taking them ashore after they were rescued off the town of Qarabulli. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The Germany-based group had been attempting to deliver first-aid supplies to the migrants' boat when a speedboat bearing Libyan coastguard markings arrived on the scene.
Migrants, including many children, have lived at the camp for the last 18 months. They will now be relocated. (AFP/File)
October 22, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The French interior ministry said Friday that workers will begin closing the camp on Monday and the process will last for much of the week.
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said he will back General Michel Aoun for President. (AFP/File)
October 21, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Saad Hariri is expected to endorse Christian politician Michel Aoun, despite being a close ally of Hezbollah.
Palestinian security forces are seen on patrol in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/File)
October 21, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The PA has faced widespread criticism over the vague circumstances in which Palestinian fugitives have been arrested and killed amid a security crackdown.
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al Rubaye)
October 21, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A campaign of violence continues in Baghdad, targeting a local market and killing civilians.
Smoke rises from reported opposition fire from buildings in an eastern government-held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 20, 2016 as clashes erupted in an area designated as a humanitarian corridor for civilians to leave the embattles city, an AFP journalist said, despite an announced pause in the Syrian army's Russian-backed offensive. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
October 21, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Russia has told the UN it will stop bombing rebel-held eastern Aleppo for 11 hours a day over the next four days.
Israeli security forces gather at the site where a Palestinian woman attempted to stab an Israeli border police with a knife before being shot dead, near the Zaatara checkpoint, south of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
October 21, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Rahiq Birawi, 23, became the 234th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the last year.
Syrian boys stand next to an Arab Red Crescent lorry carrying humanitarian aid in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
October 21, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Continued shelling from both sides casts doubt on the 'humanitarian pause' in fighting that was supposed to take place.