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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.
A picture taken on November 18, 2014 from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the Quneitra border crossing with Israel shows smoke billowing from buildings in Syrian territory (AFP Photo/Jalaa Marey)
January 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Jordan's army is monitoring a Daesh-affiliated group said to be near Syria's borders with Jordan and Israel.
A woman lays flowers by a makeshift memorial in front of the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on January 17, 2017, a day after Turkish police arrested the suspected attacker. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 17, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Abdulgadir Masharipov confessed to carrying out the attack after being arrested late Monday.
Egyptian security forces on patrol in the Sinai. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
Egypt's battle against a Daesh-affiliated insurgency has largely been contained to the Sinai Peninsula until now.
Smoke billows in the distance as Yemeni pro-government forces patrol during clashes with Houthi rebels in Yemen's western Dhubab district, on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
January 17, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition were also reported across the western part of the country.
The conflict escalated in mid-2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a major air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled Saudi-backed government. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Army launched wide-ranging campaign last month aimed at recapturing parts of Yemen’s southern Shabwah province.
As many as 775 detainees have been held at the prison since it was set up after the 9/11 attacks. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
President Obama has been on a mission to release the remaining inmates before Trump takes office.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (3rd R) and lawmakers pose as they cast their ballots during a vote on provisions in a bill to change the constitution at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on January 14, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
January 17, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Debates over the constitutional changes have been heated, leading to fights in parliament.
The 10 will reside temporarily in the Sultanate which considers the release of the prisoners a humanitarian issue. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The 10 have been released from Guantanamo Bay and received by the Sultanate at the request of the US government, a senior official at the ministry said in a statement earlier today.
The controversy surrounding the Red Sea islands conceals a much more important struggle between Egypt's judiciary and Sisi's regime. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
Opposition lawyers chanted "Long live Egypt" and sung the national anthem after the court handed down its verdict.
This file photo taken on January 2, 2015 shows a Bahraini protester taking cover behind a garbage container during clashes with riot police following a demonstration. (AFP/Mohamed al-Sheikh)
January 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Clashes between police and protesters continued into the night.
Bahraini protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes with police following a demonstration on February 13, 2015, to mark the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprisings in 2011. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Protesters blocked roads to Shia villages with burning tires, while police retaliated with tear gas.
This file photo taken on May 13, 2015 shows Afghan soldiers walking at the scene of clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants in Helmand province. (AFP/Noor Mohammed)
January 12, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The civilians were killed during an operation against the Taliban in November.
Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus Norway's Espen Barth Eide speaks during a press conference on the third day of UN-sponsored Cyprus peace talks on January 11, 2017 in Geneva. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)
January 12, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The UN envoy to Cyprus said talks to resolve the 42-year division were still on track.
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)
January 12, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Eight Turkish soldiers landed a military helicopter in Greece directly after the coup attempt and requested asylum.
Eight policemen and one civilian were killed in two separate attacks in the northern Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
January 11, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Eight policemen and one civilian were killed in separate attacks claimed by Daesh.