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UN soldiers are seen at the buffer zone dividing Turkish and Greek Cyprus. (Flickr)
February 12, 2016 - 09:03 GMT
Any power-sharing deal must be approved in separate referendums from Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Syrian girls react following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2016. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
February 12, 2016 - 07:50 GMT
The last UN figures from 18 months ago put the death toll at 250,000
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds up a map of Syria during a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 12, 2016. (AFP/Christof Stache)
February 12, 2016 - 07:36 GMT
A partial truce is set to begin in one week to allow delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged cities.
The aid is much needed in the city where most of the residents are women and children. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 21:42 GMT
On Wednesday, Russian cargo planes dropped tons of food aid to the besieged Syrian town of Deir Ezzor
Damage in Gaza, 2014. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 20:00 GMT
Palestinian human rights organizations file more evidence of Israeli war crimes with the ICC.
According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, World War III could be looming around the corner. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 19:00 GMT
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claims that if there is no peaceful negotiations on Syria, the only alternative is a world war.
The death threats came after three MKs including, Ayman Odeh, pictured, were temporarily suspended from Knesset for visiting Palestinian families killed while attacking Israelis. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
February 11, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
An Isreali man has been detained after threatening the life of Palestinian MK member Ayman Odeh.
Judges hope the sentence will deter other soldiers from treating Palestinians the same way (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
An ultra-orthodox Israeli soldier gets a seven-month prison term for abuse of Palestinian detainees.
A protester waves a coffee pot at Israeli guards outside Ofer Prison. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
A prison raid in Ramallah involved Israeli forces assaulting three minors.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi waits to meet with the European Parliament President at the Carthage Palace in Tunis on February 10, 2016. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
February 11, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
EU Parliament President Martin Schulz has ruled out a military intervention in Libya, citing security concerns for Tunisia.
US says the March 1 deadline proposed by Russia would be too late. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
US wants a Syrian cease-fire now, claiming waiting for a Russian March 1 deadline will damage opposition forces beyond repair.
A man drives his motorbike past damaged buildings on February 10, 2016 in Harasta, east of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
February 11, 2016 - 15:23 GMT
A military spokesman indicated that the decision would take effect within two months.
Hundreds of migrants and refugees walk at the port of Piraeus upon their arrival from the island of Lesbos on February 10, 2016. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
February 11, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Ships already stationed in the Mediterranean will be redirected 'without delay' to monitor smuggling routes.
Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President, hold a position during a fight against Shiite Houthi rebels on February 10, 2016 west of Maarib city. (AFP/Abdullah al-Qadry)
February 11, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Meanwhile, Iran-backed Houthi rebels made advances toward Sanaa.
Israeli forces drilling to search for Palestinian tunnels in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
February 11, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
After multiple tunnel collapses this week, Egyptian forces destroyed a major one linking North Sinai and the Gaza Strip.
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February 11, 2016 - 13:34 GMT
In the latest video release from Daesh, a four-year-old boy is seen blowing up a car containing four men accused of spying.