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Marshal Khalifa Haftar (C), the military leader of the Libyan National Army and Libya’s parallel parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk returns from a visit to Russia on December 3, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
February 19, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
General Khalifa Haftar heads the Tobruk-based eastern government in Libya, which has been fighting the UN-backed government since 2014.
Syrian army tanks are positioned on the eastern outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 17, 2017. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
February 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Russia says its long-range bombers have fired cruise missiles at Daesh's main stronghold in eastern Syria.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 10:09 GMT
Regime forces shelled the Qaboun neighborhood in eastern Damascus for the second day, killing four people.
Aoun accused Israel's UN ambassador of trying to destabilise southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The warning follows a complaint from the Israel's ambassador to the UN about Aoun's statements on Hezbollah.
In October last year, Iraq started a massive US-backed campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"Our main mission is to free man before we free land."
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 07:10 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "seven rockets and several shells hit areas on the edges of Qabun."
Iraqi forces have driven Daesh militants from most of eastern Mosul as part of a wide-ranging offensive launched last October to retake the city. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Last week, an Iraqi councilor warned that about 140,000 children were in a dire need for humanitarian aid in Daesh-held parts of western Mosul.
In November 2016 a UK parliamentary report said that the government was unwilling to learn the lessons of the Libya intervention that preceded the collapse of the Libyan state and the rise of Daesh in the country. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
It comes just a few months after a UK parliamentary report blamed UK military intervention for the collapse of the Libyan state.
The Russian warplanes reportedly destroyed the militants’ bases and training camps as well as a Daesh command center in Raqqa. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 14:38 GMT
The Russian warplanes successfully destroyed the militants’ bases and training camps as well as a Daesh command center.
Erdogan linked the resolution of the Syrian crisis with confronting 'terrorism', especially the Daesh group inside Syria. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Erdogan linked the resolution of the Syrian crisis with confronting 'terrorism', especially the Daesh group inside Syria.
A Libyan man points two Kalashnikov assault rifles in the air as a national flag waves behind him during a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
They took to the streets of the country’s capital, Tripoli, and other major cities on Friday to mark the 2011 uprising.
Algerian police. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 08:45 GMT
Nine were reportedly killed on Friday and five others on Wednesday around Bouira, 100km east of the capital, Algiers.
Turkey was struck by a series of attacks in 2016 that killed hundreds. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
The explosion occurred near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in Viransehir in Sanliurfa province.
Pakistani activists and mourners light candles during a vigil in Karachi on February 17, 2017, to pay tribute to the victims of a bomb attack on a Sufi Muslim shrine. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)
February 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
At least 80 people were killed in a Daesh bombing that targeted a Sufi shrine.
Deniz Yucel, Turkey correspondent for Germany's Die Welt newspaper, has been taken into custody on terrorism-related allegations. (Twitter)
February 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Turkey remains the world's leading jailer of journalists in its ongoing crackdown following last year's coup attempt.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on posters during a rally in Beirut. (AFP/File)
February 17, 2017 - 15:33 GMT
Nasrallah also described Donald Trump's Middle East policy as 'confusing.'