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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Last year, Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad after 25 years.
A Syrian government forces member mans a checkpoint at the President square in Homs, the country's third city, on February 25, 2017 as security measures were tightened following a number of suicide attacks. (AFP/Stringer)
February 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The attack was claimed by al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, which is not party to the ongoing peace negotiations in Geneva.
Members of Afghan security forces patrol during an operation against Daesh militants in Kot district. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Nearly a dozen people have been shot dead in an ambush by Daesh extremists in northern Afghanistan, a local official says.
Until the July 2013 ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi, tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt provided a vital lifeline for the small Palestinian territory. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Civil Defense pointed out that the tunnel was blown up last week by Egyptian authorities, adding that the workers were attempting to renovate the tunnel again.
Al-Qiq was one of a number of prominent Palestinian hunger strikers in 2016, who included the Balboul brothers who went without food for 77 and 79 days, Malik al-Qadi for 68 days, Bilal Kayid for 71 days. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Al-Qiq declared a hunger strike for the second time on Feb. 6 after being sentenced to administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence and used almost exclusively against Palestinians.
Even as the new UN talks began, the death toll in a suicide bombing near the Syrian town of Al-Bab rose to 51, the latest atrocity in a six-year war which has killed more than 310,000 people. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The UN sought on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but there were few signs of progress amid dozens more civilian deaths.
Rebel Shia Houthi fighters in Yemen. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
A suicide bomber killed eight people at a Yemeni army base Friday as clashes between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels left 35 dead, while another five civilians died in shelling.
Several Christian families have fled their homes in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after receiving death threats. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Daesh, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.
Responsibility for the Saturday attacks was later claimed by the al-Nusra Front group.(AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives.
Jordanian women shout slogans as they protest in Amman on January 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Jordanians took to the streets to demand the government resign after the cabinet imposed a new sales tax on telecoms use, bread, fuel, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.
Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters take position during their advance in the city of Al-Bab, 30 km from the Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 06:24 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated the vehicle outside a Syrian rebel command centre in Suesian, north of al-Bab city.
Pakistani soldiers patrol at the Torkham crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The reduced US troop presence in Afghanistan makes air power even more crucial in the fight against the Taliban and Daesh. But the numbers of dead and injured civilians are climbing fast.
De Mistura is due to hold meetings on Friday with the delegations. He says it would be his
February 24, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Describing the negotiations as an uphill task, the UN's special envoy called for a joint effort.
Egyptian security forces on their Armored Personnel Carriers. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The 40-year-old man was shot in the neck at his home in El-Arish, the provincial capital of restive North Sinai.
The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia.
Houthis ride a truck while patrolling a street in Sana'a January 21, 2015. (Twitter)
February 24, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Six staff and a contracted driver, all Yemeni citizens, were detained earlier this week by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea coastal district of Hodeida.