Activists from NGO Abaad dressed as brides and wearing injury patches, protest in downtown Beirut on 6 December 2016. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Article 522 of Lebanon's penal code states that authorities shall not pursue or prosecute an accused rapist, and will overturn the sentence of a convicted rapist if he or she marries the victim.
New York is America's largest city and one of its most diverse, with more than three million of its 8.55 million populations foreign-born. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
A uniformed city transit employee was taken to hospital with injuries to her knee and ankle after being pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Station on her way to work on Monday.
Local police in the town of Hawalian - which lies between the capital and Chital, the town from where the plan took off - reported the plane had crashed in the mountains, but there was no official confirmation. (Twitter)
December 07, 2016 - 15:20 GMT
The small ATR-42 plane lost contact with the control tower minutes before it was supposed to land, Pakistan International Airline said.
Palestinians hold banners in support of borther Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul, and Malik al-Qadi, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on 21 September. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Muhammad, 26, and Mahmoud, 23, were initially detained during an overnight raid on June 9, and were subsequently sentenced to six months of administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence.
The source said the Israeli assault was an attempt to
December 07, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Syria’s state television says Israeli military aircraft have targeted an airbase near the capital Damascus.
Yemeni fishermen push a boat to shore in the southern city of Mukalla in Yemen's Hadramawt Province on November 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The boat went missing some 40 kilometers from remote Socotra Island five days ago, and that 60 Yemeni nationals are believed to have submerged
Syrian pro-government forces in the Myessar district in east Aleppo on 4 December 2016. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 11:53 GMT
The British-based monitoring group, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said an army advance on Tuesday and overnight, supported by heavy air strikes and shelling, caused insurgents to withdraw from the Old City.
Aleppo conditions are becoming increasingly difficult due to illness, food shortages and a lack of medical facilities. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad now controls nearly 75 per cent of eastern Aleppo.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate who has pushed for closer ties with the West, said the United States' standing in the world had been weakened due to its
December 07, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Describing it as “the worst deal ever negotiated”, Trump said during the election campaign that he would scrap the pact .
Airstrikes hit a hospital in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
200 other civilians were reportedly injured in the attacks.
Thousands of Tunisian lawyers protest new taxes. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
December 07, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Nearly 3,500 of the country’s 8,500 attorneys took part in the protest rally in Tunis on Tuesday.
Smoke billows from the southern suburbs of Aleppo during fighting between regime forces and rebel fighters on December 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
December 07, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Opposition fighters who refused to leave the area would be "eradicated," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
In line with Merkel's call to reduce the flow of asylum seekers, CDU is expected to toughen up the party's stance on refugees. (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The CDU backed Merkel's bid for a fourth term as leader of Europe's biggest economy in next September's elections when they met at a party conference in the western German industrial city of Essen.
Greek police vehicles next to a Turkish military helicopter at Alexandroupolis airport, after it landed there carrying eight officers seeking asylum after a coup bid in Turkey, on July 16, 2016 (AFP/File)
December 07, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
On Monday, the Greek Appeals Court had decided against the extradition of three other Turkish soldiers suspected of being involved in the July 15 coup attempt.
 Iraqi officials have repeatedly vowed to recapture Mosul from Daesh by year’s end. (AFP/File)
December 06, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
It is the fifth bridge in Mosul to be hit by coalition jet-fighters within the context of a weeks-long offensive to recapture the city.
Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a campaign against Yemen since March 2015. (AFP/File)
December 06, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
On Tuesday morning, Saudi fighter jets launched nearly two dozen airstrikes against Baqim, Kitaf wa al-Boqe’e, Majz, al-Dhaher, Monabbih, and Thu’ban districts in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada.