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Assyrian Christian funeral in Syria, late 2013.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
February 27, 2015 - 08:43 GMT
US-led coalition strikes Daesh in Syria, where the jihadist militant organization abducted 220 Assyrian Christians.
Head of UNESCO Irina Bokova (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
February 27, 2015 - 07:50 GMT
Destruction of cultural heritage is a threat to security in Iraq, says UNESCO
Refugees at the Turkish-Syrian border, which US intelligence officials claim is too porous to Daesh fighters. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 07:04 GMT
US intelligence chief: combating Daesh is not Turkey's top priority.
The countries relocated their embassies to Aden, a port city on the southern coast of Yemen. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 05:55 GMT
Saudi and Qatari ambassadors resumed their work in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, reported a Hadi-aid on Thursday. The embassies in Sana'a were evacuated in mid-February due to security concerns.
The officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the death of Karim Hamdy. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the death of Karim Hamdy.
Sweden is a country that offers blanket asylum to Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 21:30 GMT
A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced a former Syrian rebel to five years in prison for war crimes.
Demonstrators took to the streets Thursday to protest the death sentences of three Bahrainis. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 20:00 GMT
Demonstrators took to the streets Thursday to protest the death sentences of three Bahrainis.
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February 26, 2015 - 19:13 GMT
It's "the most significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan," an Israeli energy official said Thursday.
Separatist leaders in southern Yemen on Thursday rejected a proposal to move the capital to Aden. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
February 26, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
Separatist leaders in southern Yemen on Thursday rejected a proposal to move the capital to Aden.
Turkish authorities detained the former police chief for a prominent journalist's death Thursday. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 26, 2015 - 17:00 GMT
Turkish authorities detained the former police chief for a prominent journalist's death Thursday.
Thursday's donation is Japan's largest-ever single contribution to the UN relief agency. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 16:30 GMT
Thursday's donation is Japan's largest-ever single contribution to the UN relief agency.