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People walk past Turkey's upcoming referendum campaign posters reading
March 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Turkey recently reinstated the death penalty, likely to put an end to the country's bid to join the EU.
Over the past few years hundreds of thousands have attempted the perilous sea journey in hopes of reaching Europe. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Spanish aid workers say they fear hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya.
Girls at the refugees camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon on May 30, 2011. Many young girls in Lebonon are being forced into marriage in their early teens. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament.
Hosni Mubarak 2016. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospitalon Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
In war-torn west Mosul, seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds of residents finally received food aid. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)
March 24, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by Daesh the "Islamic State" group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday.
A Bahraini boy is arrested during clashes with riot police in the village of Daih, west of Manama on 19 June, 2014. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Three people were sentenced to death by Bahraini courts on Thursday, over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported.
Meeting of former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) in Cairo. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably on Wednesday.
Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.
A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh
March 23, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
More than 100 civilians were killed in a powerful explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.
Palestinian women, 2015. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Disabled people and women in protective custody in Jordan are being abused, mistreated and even tortured, a new EU-backed study has found.
Police officers patrol during rush hour at Victoria station in central London on March 23, 2017. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
March 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Police say the suspect acted alone but was inspired by other international extremist attacks.
A man pulls a cart in front of a huge portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Taksim Square in Istanbul on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
March 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Once angling to win EU membership, Turkey's president now appears bent on poisoning the relationship, distancing the country from Europe just weeks before the referendum that may give Erdogan even more power.
Italian navy rescuers help refugees to climb on to their boat in the Mediterranean. (AFP/Getty Images)
March 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
European and North African nations will step up military operations to target human traffickers in a bid to stymie migration flows, according to a deal reached on Monday.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C-L) Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat (2-L), Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi (2-R) speak during a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, on May 28, 2016. (AFP /STRINGER)
March 22, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
The Palestinian cause will be granted huge attention in the coming Arab summit. The Palestinian Authority wishes to reformulate solutions and present them at the talks.
Jordan's top court rejected a Criminal Court decision to ease the jail term for two men who murdered their sister in the name of family
March 22, 2017 - 18:04 GMT
'We want to send a strong message to the people that killing women in the name of family honor will no longer be tolerated by our court and we chose Mother’s Day to send this message,' one of the judges said in a statement.
A woman places flowers at Brussels' international airport in Zaventem during a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the twin Brussels attacks on March 22, 2017. (Emmanuel Dunand)
March 22, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The country has remained on high alert to potential attacks from home-grown militants.