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A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on September 10, 2016 shows smoke rising from the Syrian village of Jubata al-Khashab after Israeli airstrikes against Syrian army positions. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Three Syrian forces have been killed in a fresh Israeli attack on a military camp near the southwestern city of Quneitra, a military official says.
Saudi Arabi's King Salman. (AFP/file)
April 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Egypt's President is visiting Saudi Arabia in an attempt to repair a relationship that was recently shaken by a failed plan for Egypt to gift two Red Sea islands to Saudi.
Progressive Socialist Party MP Walid Jumblatt. (AFP/File)
April 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The proposed law is a compromise between proportional representation and a winner-takes-all system.
Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian demonstrators amid clashes in the West Bank village of Beita, southeast of Nablus city, after a protest took place following Friday prayers in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, on April 21, 2017. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
April 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The violent, racist assaults began in December, with suspects using knives, batons, and crowbars to attack victims.
Lebanese soldiers at a checkpoint in Arsal. (AFP/file)
April 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The raid also led to the arrest of ten other fugitives in the border town of Arsal.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis (R) bids farewell to Israeli military dignitaries as he departs from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on April 21, 2017. (AFP/Jonathan Ernst)
April 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
On Syria, James Mattis told a press conference, 'I can authoritatively say they have retained some [chemical weapons]. It's a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.'
Senior political leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khalil al-Hayya, holds a press conference on April 18, 2017, in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
April 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Suhail al-Hindi had denied being linked to Gaza's rulers when he was suspended in February.
A Palestinian throws stones towards Israeli forces during a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners in Bethlehem, April 17 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
April 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The organization has called for clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, with a general strike also called for Thursday.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, has been hard hit by a recent slump in world energy prices. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
King Salman bin Abdulaziz appointed his two sons as minister of state for energy affairs and Ambassador to the US.
Francis also paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"These refugee camps -- so many are concentration camps, crowded with people... because international accords seem more important than human rights," said Pope Francis.
International medical charities say Syrian government forces target hospitals, clinics and ambulances in opposition-held areas. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Missiles struck a medical centre in Syria's northern rebel-held province.
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani says Jordan continues to push for a political solution in Syria. (File/AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Jordan has rejected as “baseless” claims that it plans to deploy troops in neighbouring Syria in coordination with the US.
26 Qataris and two Saudis released through hard and dangerous negotiations that included bargains and money in a cautious diplomacy. (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Qatari nationals who were kidnapped in Iraq might be released in the coming 48 hours, quoting a negotiator close to the issue.
Taliban militants in three military vehicles with forged documents launched the attack by shooting a rocket at the entrance of the army base. (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The attack took place at an army command centre a few kilometres from Mazar-e Sharif, the capital of Balkh province.
The loss of Mosul would be a death blow to the “caliphate” Daesh proclaimed after capturing the city in a massive offensive in June 2014. (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launch fresh push against Daesh-held villages as part of months-old operation to retake areas in western Anbar province.
Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Campaigning for Iran's presidential elections scheduled for 19 May began on Friday, as "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani looks to defend his post from more conservative challengers.