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Regeni was a Cambridge scholar conducting a Ph.D research in Cairo on the nature of political and economic developments, and particularly on the conditions of labour unions in Egypt. (Twitter)
January 24, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni paid the ultimate price for his investigation into Al-Sisi's Egypt.
Chief rebel negotiator Mohammad Alloush attends the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 23, 2017. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
January 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The proposal seemed slanted to favour the ceasefire's self-proclaimed guarantors - Russia, Turkey and Iran - and must do more in the interest of the Syrian people, opposition spokesman Yahya al-Aridi was quoted as saying.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other with a kiss in this mural in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The United States is open to carrying out joint operations with Russia in its fight against the Daesh group in Syria, the White House says.
The Iraqi army began a wide-ranging campaign to retake Mosul from Daesh in October last year. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 10:39 GMT
Army Brigadier-General Yehiya Rasoul told reporters Tuesday that efforts were still underway to clear Daesh militants from eastern Mosul’s Rashidiya and Baisan districts.
US President Donald Trump leaves after being sworn in followed by first lady Melania Trump on the West Front of the US Capitol during his inauguration ceremony, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (AFP/Win McNamee)
January 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The US and Egypt are also preparing for Sisi's upcoming visit to Washington.
Rescue teams and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad's centre. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 09:44 GMT
Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks on Daesh militants.
Syrian men and Civil Defence volunteers, also known as the White Helmets, search for survivors amid the rubble of a building following an air strike on the village of Maaret al-Numan, in the country's northern province of Idlib, on January 7, 2017. (AFP/Mohamed al-Bakour)
January 24, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Meanwhile Russia's defense ministry said that Moscow received coordinates for the strike from the US and participated in the strike together.
Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush (C) of the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group attends the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 23, 2017. (AFP/Kiril Kudryatsev)
January 24, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The groups exchanged barbs on the first day of negotiations, but agreed on the need for a ceasefire.
An Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) member loads his machine gun during a battle against Daesh in Mosul's al-Rifaq neighbourhood on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
January 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
An Iraqi army spokesman said Daesh had suffered significant losses in the battle for the city's eastern districts.
Egyptian military and police forces have been the target of ongoing attacks, which have increased since Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi took power from Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
One soldier inside the vehicle survived the shooting, while the gunmen managed to escape, according to the anonymous source, who added that the bodies of slain soldiers were taken to Suez general hospital by Egyptian ambulances.
A file photo of prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab. (File photo)
January 24, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that the Manama regime authorities may execute two more Bahrainis after “unfair” trials and based on confessions extracted under torture.
Turkey has been hit by more than a dozen bomb and gun attacks since July 2015. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
They included 1,218 suspected members of the Fetullah Organization (FETO) held responsible for the attempted coup in July.
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January 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Netanyahu's announcement came as Israel's Jerusalem municipality approved permits for the construction of at least 566 new illegal Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday, after the plans were said to be put on hold until after US President Donald Trump was sworn in.
Jerusalem has political and historical significance to Jews, Muslims and Christians and has been a major source of contention between Israel and Palestine. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 13:31 GMT
The relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will pose an increasing danger,” said Hamas.
Syrian artist Aziz al-Asmar works on a mural depicting the war in Syria. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 13:17 GMT
The talks, sponsored by government allies Russia and Iran and opposition backer Turkey, should consolidate the ceasefire for a limited period, the head of the government delegation said in an opening statement reported by Syrian state news agency SANA.
Ismail Haniyeh, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Haniyeh and his delegation will reportedly remain in Cairo for several days, during which they will discuss recent developments in the Palestinian territories.