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Afghan men climb up a snow covered hillside as youths play on the frozen surface of Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on February 10, 2017. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
February 19, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
More than 100 died due to heavy snowfall just days earlier.
This file photo taken on June 25, 1993 shows Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (R) entering his apartment building with an unidentified man after afternoon prayers at his mosque in Jersey City, New Jersey. (AFP/Mark D. Phillips)
February 19, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Radical preacher Omar Abdel-Rahman, 78, died while serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks in New York.
Tens of thousands of people march holding a banner reading
February 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Spain has been slow to make good on its pledge to take in more than 17,000 refugees over a two-year period.
Marshal Khalifa Haftar (C), the military leader of the Libyan National Army and Libya’s parallel parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk returns from a visit to Russia on December 3, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
February 19, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
General Khalifa Haftar heads the Tobruk-based eastern government in Libya, which has been fighting the UN-backed government since 2014.
Pakistani activists and mourners light candles during a vigil in Karachi on February 17, 2017, to pay tribute to the victims of a bomb attack on a Sufi Muslim shrine. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)
February 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
At least 80 people were killed in a Daesh bombing that targeted a Sufi shrine.
Deniz Yucel, Turkey correspondent for Germany's Die Welt newspaper, has been taken into custody on terrorism-related allegations. (Twitter)
February 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Turkey remains the world's leading jailer of journalists in its ongoing crackdown following last year's coup attempt.
Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
February 17, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The revised executive order may explicitly exclude green card holders from the travel ban.
Pakistani relatives mourn over the coffin of a 13-year-old blast victim Zeeshan during his funeral on February 17, 2017, after a bomb blew up in the shrine of 13th century Muslim Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
February 17, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The death toll may continue to rise as many of the wounded remain in critical condition.
Americans protest Donald Trump's immigration ban that has since been overturned by federal judges. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Southern Poverty Law Center cited Donald Trump's presidential campaign and victory as the prime reason for the surge in active hate groups.
The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission is tasked with routing out corruption at government agencies. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The unnamed director is suspected of issuing fraudulent work permits.
This picture taken on January 10, 2017 shows Afghan policemen standing guard at the site of an explosion near the governor's compound in Kandahar. (AFP/Jawed Tanveer)
February 16, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Five other Emirati diplomats were killed last month when a blast struck Kandahar.
Some of the replaced ministers were accused of wasting public funds amidst a dire economic situation in Egypt. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The cabinet reshuffle involved nine ministers.
Bahrainis protest in the capital of Manama. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
A bomb blast also struck Manama earlier this month, leaving no casualties.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to the media after a hearing February 10, 2017 in front of a US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Herring attended the hearing for a request he filed to block the travel ban executive order issued by President Donald Trump. (AFP/Alex Wong)
February 14, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Virginia became the third state to block Trump's executive order on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
The Turkish embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Israeli forces detained Muhammad Murtaja, a coordinator for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), and added that the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv was making calls to release him.
In this photograph taken on January 18, 2017, Afghan children warm themselves with a blanket inside a mud house at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Laghman.  (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
February 13, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Police abuse and threats pressured 600,000 refugees to return to Afghanistan last year.