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The monitoring group said that the dead included both prisoners and prison guards, adding that it had received information that a number of prisoners were shot dead while attempting to flee after airstrikes struck the prison.(AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
A prison in rebel-held city of Idlib was struck, killing at least 16 people.
Head of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli described Erdogan’s proposal on naturalizing refugees as “irresponsible” and a threat to “social peace.” (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Last year Erdogan proposed that nationality be granted to Syrians who posses assets that will benefit Turkey.
March 25, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met delegates from the Syrian regime in Geneva.
UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien earlier this month described the situation in Yemen as
March 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
60 percent of Yemen's population is going hungry.
Girls at the refugees camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon on May 30, 2011. Many young girls in Lebonon are being forced into marriage in their early teens. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament.
Hosni Mubarak 2016. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospitalon Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
In war-torn west Mosul, seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds of residents finally received food aid. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)
March 24, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by Daesh the "Islamic State" group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday.
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas towards Palestinian protesters during clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 22, 2017. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Clashes erupted late Thursday night between locals of al-Jalazun refugee camp and Israeli forces shortly after Israeli forces shot and killed one Palestinian teenager, and critically injured three others in the same area.
A Bahraini boy is arrested during clashes with riot police in the village of Daih, west of Manama on 19 June, 2014. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Three people were sentenced to death by Bahraini courts on Thursday, over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported.
Meeting of former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) in Cairo. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably on Wednesday.
Declared illegal by the UN, Israeli settlements have massively expanded in recent years. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Israeli construction of illegal settlement homes in the occupied West Bank rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday.
Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.
A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh
March 23, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
More than 100 civilians were killed in a powerful explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.
Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman)
March 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met on Thursday separately with regime and opposition delegations ahead of the formal start of a fifth round of peace talks in Geneva.
Palestinian women, 2015. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Disabled people and women in protective custody in Jordan are being abused, mistreated and even tortured, a new EU-backed study has found.
An armed policeman guards the Houses of Parliament in London. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 14:01 GMT
The assailant in London was a "soldier" of the extremist group Daesh, according to a statement from the group.