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Smoke billows following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held area of Deraa, in southern Syria, on January 18, 2017. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
January 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Jaysh al-Islam was among Syria's opposition groups in support of last month's ceasefire deal.
Soldiers attend to wounded and casualties in the aftermath of a suicide bomb attack who ripped through a camp grouping former rebels and pro-government militia in troubled northern Mali left 40 people dead on January 18, 2017 in Gao. (AFP/Stringer)
January 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militants detonated a car loaded with explosives at a military camp.
Sayed Morteza al-Sanadi, the head of the Bahrain's opposition al-Wafa'a Islamic Party. (File photo)
January 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The United Nations has expressed distress at the execution of three Shia Muslim activists in Bahrain over their alleged role in killing policemen during a pro-democracy demonstration.
Over the past two days, he said, several reconnaissance flights were carried out over the targeted region using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Total of 36 Daesh targets struck in joint operation, Russian commander said.
Israeli policemen stand guard as bulldozers demolish homes in Bedouin villages. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Israeli police arrived to the village before dawn on Wednesday morning to demolish 12 houses in the Bedouin village, as locals, activists, and Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset gathered to resist the demolitions.
Members of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) hold a position in Eastern Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:02 GMT
Staff General Talib al-Sheghati, who heads the Counter-Terrorism Service, announced "the liberation... of the left bank" at a press conference in Bartalla, a town east of Mosul.
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Supreme Administrative Court nullified on Monday a deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that would have seen the sovreignty of two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, transferred to Saudi waters.
Paris reportedly had many issues to discuss with Riyadh, including preparations for the meeting of the French-Saudi Joint Commission, which will be held in the summer, and which aims at promoting economic, investment and commercial relations within the framework of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. (Twitter)
January 18, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
This will be Ayrault's first visit to Riyadh since his appointment as foreign minister in February 2016.
The government alleges the coup plotters used the app to communicate. (File photo)
January 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The government claims the encrypted smartphone messaging app is used by the network of Fethullah Gulen.
Representatives of Palestinian organizations hold a press conference in Moscow following reconciliation talks on January 17, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The unity deal was announced late Tuesday, three days after the talks began under the Russian auspices among representatives Fatah as well as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Palestinians stand on the rubble of a house which was demolished by Israeli forces during an overnight raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, Sept. 1, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
January 18, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
A Palestinian citizen of Israel was shot dead by Israeli special forces and police after he allegedly carried out a car ramming attack on Israeli officers.
Smoke billows in the town of Qabasin, located northeast of the city of Al-Bab on January 8, 2017, during fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)
January 18, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Four recent strikes reportedly "eliminated Daesh capabilities around the forward line of enemy troops near the city".
John Kerry Kerry cited the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran as one of Obama's policy victories that Trump will struggle to dismantle. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Kerry said unraveling the achievements of outgoing President Barack Obama will take Trump longer than he expects.
Daesh is coming under increasing pressure from a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias and rival Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh began to advance on Deir al-Zor in 2015, with the army only managing to retain control of the city’s airport and some neighbouring districts.
This file photo taken on October 21, 2015 shows Selahattin Demirtas, leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP), delivering a speech during an election campaign in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Selahattin Demirtas was taken into custody along with nine other HDP MPs in November.
Syrian men stand amidst the rubble of a building following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 18, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Lavrov pointed out similarities between Daesh and US support for mujahedin groups in Afghanistan in the 1980s.