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Under Saudi law all women must have a male guardian who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia, a country where women are not allowed to drive cars, has been elected to the United Nations women's rights commission, sparking anger.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The UK government has rejected a Palestinian request to apologisefor the Balfour Declaration of 1917, a Palestinian official said on Tuesday, vowing to consider legal action unless Britain backtracked.
Supporters of the
April 26, 2017 - 12:16 GMT
Turkish authorities arrested another thousand people on Wednesday over suspected links with the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, the archenemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The site of the April 3 blast on the St Ptersburg metro. (AFP/file)
April 26, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The attack on the Russian city's metro on April 3 killed at least 14 people.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/file)
April 26, 2017 - 10:22 GMT
An Israeli report says that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will use a speech this week to deliver an ultimatum to the militant group, Hamas, that runs Gaza.
A hunting party consisting of 24 Qataris and two Saudis kidnapped in southern Iraq in December 2015 was released last week. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a news conference that Qatari negotiators had come to Baghdad prior to the release with what he said was hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom money.

Continued ground and air strikes by Turkey and Ankara-backed rebel forces has angered Washington and led to calls for a united front against Daesh. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
More than two dozen fighters died in the attacks, which appear to have hit Kurdish units fighting Daesh.
Yemenis collect water from a donated source amid an ongoing wide spread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on April 17, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
April 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The war that is now in its third year has left 17 million of Yemen's 27 million people at risk of hunger.
A Syrian boy stands against a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on April 24, 2017. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
April 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The population transfers between rebel-held and regime-held towns has forcibly displaced thousands of civilians.
Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak (C) celebrate his release from jail on April 21, 2017 in Kuwait City, after serving two years in prison for insulting the emir. (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
April 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Musallam al-Barrak was jailed for 'undermining the status of the emir.'
Demonstrators hold a flag of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey and a placard reading
April 25, 2017 - 15:33 GMT
Turkey has said it is reconsidering its relationship with the Council of Europe over the decision.
People take part in a demonstration against the deportation of some 50 Afghan refugees from Munich airport, southern Germany, on February 22, 2017. (AFP/Matthias Balk)
April 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Many blame Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for signing the deal that paved the way for refugees to be forcibly removed and returned to Afghanistan.
A Syrian refugee in a refugee camp in Jordan. (AFP/file)
April 25, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
The US is reportedly planning a 21 percent cut in aid to Jordan. Al Bawaba looks at why that might not be such a good idea.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, right, and German Ambassador to Israel, Clemens von Goetze, lay a wreath at the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, April 24, 2017. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
April 25, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has threatened to cancel his meeting with Germany's foreign minister if he meets with left-wing Israeli groups.
A Hezboallah fighter armed with an RPG stands near Lebanon's border with Israel, April 20 2017. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
US plans to tighten sanctions on the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah will have effects beyond the group, Michel Aoun said.
A torchlit procession in Yerevan, Armenia, to mark 102 years since the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkey, April 23 2017. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
April 25, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Armenians across the world have been commemorating the anniversary of genocide carried out by Ottoman Turkey.