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The rubble of a house in the Idlib province after an airstrike. (AFP/File)
February 09, 2016 - 19:00 GMT
Russian airstrikes hit civilian targets in the Idlib province.
A woman holds up a sign at a demonstration in Cairo demanding freedom for all political prisoners in July 2012. (AFP/Gianluigi Guerci)
February 09, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
Reports of 44,000 political prisoners in Egypt are a 'lie' according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Smoke rises from an attack in the Sangin district of the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
February 09, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
Afghan forces are moving in on the hotly-contested Sangin district.
Israeli Arab member of parliament, Hanin Zoabi, is one of three Palestinian lawmakers suspended. (AFP/File)
February 09, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
Palestinian lawmakers vow to appeal their suspension as punishment for visiting victims' families.
A man walks past rubble from an airstrike in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
February 09, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
As Russian airstrikes increase, civilians are fleeing Aleppo in massive numbers.
Experts says the best protection against the H1N1 virus is a yearly dose of the flu vaccine. (AFP/Jesus Alcazar)
February 09, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
A Palestinian man has succumbed to the H1N1 virus after being treated in an Israeli hospital.
Cluster munitions. (Twitter)
February 09, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Cluster bombs have killed dozens of civilians in 2016 alone.
Saudi tanks deploy in Jizan close to the Yemeni border. (AFP/Fayez Nuraldine)
February 09, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri announced Saudi Arabia is prepared for land war in Syria to tackle Daesh as part of the international coalition against the organisation.
Along with dengue, Rift Valley fever, and the West Nile vrus, these pesky little creatures could also bring the Zika virus to the MENA region. (AFP/File)
February 09, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The Middle East region is Zika-free according to the WHO, but the presence of mosquitoes in the region still makes the virus a possibility.
Yemenis gather near the rubble of houses close to Sanaa Airport, March 31, 2015, after they were destroyed in an air strike a Saudi-led coalition warplanes. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
February 09, 2016 - 10:44 GMT
Saudi airstrikes targeting several areas across Yemen have killed at least five. Yemeni ballistics struck an airport in Saudi Arabia.
The city of Aden is subject to numerous skirmishes with the presence of Al Qaeda and Daesh militants. (AFP/Saleh Al Obeidi)
February 09, 2016 - 09:41 GMT
Al Qaeda fighters clashed with Yemeni forces loyal to the embattled president Hadi as they attempted to recapture parts of Aden city.
Jordan's King Abdullah II and US President Barack Obama speak during a joint press conference. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
February 09, 2016 - 08:25 GMT
King Abdullah and President Obama will tackle efforts to combat extremism across the Middle East.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (Twitter)
February 08, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
German Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister of Turkey Davutoglu
UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri led a strike against Daesh in Syria in October 2014.
February 08, 2016 - 15:38 GMT
The army chief officials discussed several issues including the fight against extremism in the region
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP/Yuri Cortez).
February 08, 2016 - 14:28 GMT
Erdogan expressed anger at US support for Syrian Kurds and called on Washington to choose between Turkey and the PKK.
Several lawmakers are preparing legislation that would make attendance to presidential elections mandatory. (AFP/File)
February 08, 2016 - 13:52 GMT
Monday's session was adjourned until March 2 due to a lack of quorum.