March 28, 2017 - 17:04 GMT
The move is likely to be seen as a prelude to annexing Kirkuk to the KRG and a possible future Kurdish state.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (2nd R) talks with Syrian women during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp which shelters some 80,000 Syrian refugees on the Jordanian border with war-ravaged Syria on March 28, 2017. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
March 28, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Guterres’s visit to Jordan is his first since he was elected the UN Secretary-General in January, though he previously visited in his capacity as head of the UNHCR.
Settlement building in the West Bank. (AFP)
March 28, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The PA's Central Elections Commission invited candidates to register for the local election due to take place in May.
According to a report released by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), there were 187 children among those arrested by regime forces in 2016. (File/Photo)
March 28, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Ali Naim Marhoun, 10, was summoned to a court on Sunday after the Public prosecution filed a lawsuit against the child.
A Yemeni boy school writes as he sits outside a school on March 16, 2017, that was damaged in an air strike in the southern Yemeni city of Taez. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
March 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
One child dies every 10 minutes from preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhea and respiratory tract infections.
Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. (Shutterstock)
March 28, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Human rights groups in Tunisia have called for the scrapping of the law, which they said undermines "a fundamental human right".
The Al-Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock in occupied East Jerusalem. (AFP)
March 28, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Ahead of the Arab League summit in Jordan, the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said there would be no changes to a 2002 Arab plan for peace.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting in Ankara, February 2 2017. (AFP/Adam Altan)
March 28, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Following tensions between the two countries, voting has begun for Turks living in Germany in a referendum on whether to hand the President Tayyip Erdogan new powers.
A photo by the Syrian defector known as
March 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
In the first case of its kind, a Spanish court is investigating Syrian government officials for their role in the disappearance and execution of a man in Damascus in 2013.
A pro-Israel rally in France in 2014. (AFP/Boris Horvat)
March 28, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A French newspaper has reported that Israel's intelligence service attempted to recruit French spies as double agents.
Mazen Fuqaha, the assassinated Hamas commander. (Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades)
March 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
In an attempt to combat rumors in the wake of the assassination of a Hamas commander in Gaza, the Attorney General has taken the unusual step of issuing a gag order.
Mohammed Alloush, a Syrian opposition commander, at the Astana peace talks in January 2017. (AFP)
March 27, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Syrian peace talks appear to have foundered before they have even begun, with a the opposition's chief negotiation saying he does not to expect make progress.
According to El-Balshy’s comments following the verdict on Saturday, the syndicate’s case reflects a long struggle between security and press freedom. (File/AFP)
March 27, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The press syndigate in Egypt is demanding for investigations into the violations committed by the Ministry of Interior.
Daniel Levinson (L) shows a picture of his missing father, ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, during a press conference at the Swiss embassy in Tehran, Iran, on December 22, 2007 (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
March 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The agent went missing during an unauthorized CIA mission in Iran more than a decade ago.
Militants and their families gather as they prepare to board a bus ahead of their evacuation from the al-Waer neighborhood of the Syrian city of Homs, March 18, 2017. (AFP/File)
March 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The district of al-Waer has been under a government siege since 2013.
Mosul al-Jadida, March 26 2017, after airstrikes reportedly killed civilians. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubay)
March 27, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Following reports of hundreds of civilian deaths in Mosul, the Iraqi army has said it will stop using airstrikes and artillery in the city.