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A record 5,079 people died in 2016 during the journey to Europe. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Pictures on IFRC's Twitter account showed the bodies lined up along the shore covered in white and black bags.
Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the
February 21, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The head of the union of Gaza fishermen, Nizar Ayyash, told Ma'an that Israeli forces had detained Umran Saber Bakr, Mahmoud Saber Bakr, Abdullah Saber Bakr, Thabet Abd al-Raziq Bakr, and Omar Muhammad Bakr, and took them to the port of Ashdod in southern Israel.
Iraqi forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization paramilitaries, prepare to advance advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Iraqi troops and paramilitaries fought Daesh militants to clear the way to the airport on the second day of the ground offensive to recapture the western half of Mosul.
Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who has been charged with manslaughter for shooting an incapacitated Palestinian stabbing suspect in Hebron, is seen in a military court, March 29, 2016. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 12:08 GMT
20-year-old Israeli soldier Elor Azarya executed Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif as he lay injured on the ground.
Flames billow following a reported car bomb explosion at a Syrian pro-government position in Daraa on February 20, 2017. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Regime warplanes struck the Damascus suburb of Barza in violation of a ceasefire deal between the Assad regime and opposition forces.
Egyptian security forces inspect the scene of a bomb explosion at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo on December 11, 2016. (AFP/Kaheld Desouki)
February 21, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
At least 28 people were killed in December when a bomb exploded in a chapel adjoining St Mark's Cathedral in Cairo.
This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows a mother breastfeeding her child who suffers acute malnutrition at the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, northern Bahr al-Ghazal, South Sudan. (AFP/Albert Gonzalez Farran
February 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
100,000 people have already been impacted by the famine, while the UN has warned of potential genocide and ethnic cleansing.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to take Iraq's oil. (AFP/File_
February 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
President Donald Trump has made repeated calls to 'take their oil'.
A large number of civilians are forced to flee their homes every day as Turkish-backed militants make advances in the city. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
At least 110 civilians have been killed by Turkish airstrikes in the Daesh-held Syrian city of al-Bab over the past two weeks
Russian soldiers in the Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 06:59 GMT
The four deaths raise the number of Russian military officially reported killed in Syria to 26 since September 2015.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
During the meeting, Aoun said he hoped that the future would bring the people of Lebanon and France closer.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi poses during a meeting with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the presidential palace in October. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
While not denying participation in the meeting, the presidency said that "Egypt spares no efforts to reach a just and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue, based on the two-state solution and the Palestinians' right to establish an independent state along the June 4, 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, without any political outbidding."
Iraqi tanks and armoured vehicles advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, after the offensive to retake the western side of Mosul commenced on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
February 20, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The fresh push in the four-month operation to retake Mosul involves federal police forces, as well as elite units under the supervision of the interior ministry, army soldiers and Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary fighters.
In February 2012, more than 74 Ahly Club supporters were killed after thousands of Masry fans attacked them at Port Said Stadium following the team's 3-1 Egyptian Premier League victory over Ahly. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
After protracted legal procedures and a long appeal process, a lower Egyptian court sentenced in June 2015 11 people to death, including one in absentia, in a retrial of the case after receiving the Grand Mufti's opinion on the verdict.
Donald Trump poses for a photo with retired general James Mattis and vice-president-elect Mike Pence. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
This comes a day after Iraqi forces began offensive in western Mosul.
Iraq digs anti-Daesh trench around city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces captured Ramadi from Daesh a year ago and are now struggling to retake Mosul, Iraq's once second largest city, from the extremist group.