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Mourners carry the coffin of Mohammed Hijazi, a member of Lebanon's Hezbollah who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, during his funeral on February 1, 2016. (AFP/File)
February 05, 2016 - 18:48 GMT
Hezbollah commander Haidar Fariz Merhi was killed alongside Syrian army
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hand with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after their meeting on October 18, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 05, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Merkel’s unexpected visit comes amid growing worries in Ankara over a new refugee influx from Syria.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (AFP/File
February 05, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Russian airstrikes in Syria are "undermining the efforts to find a political solution to the conflict," Stoltenberg said.
Government forces chat near a tank near the Shia villages of Nabbul and Zahra in Syria's northern Aleppo province which have been under siege by Daesh for three years on February 2, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
February 05, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
MENA economic growth was just 2.6 percent in 2015, due largely to armed conflict and cheap oil.
Police officers escort a man who was arrested in a flat during a raid on February 4, 2016 in Berlin. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
February 05, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
According to a German newspaper, some of the tips were dismissed as untruthful defamation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presents the 2015 NATO annual report during a press conference in Brussels, January 28, 2016. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
February 05, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Jens Stoltenberg said that Russian strikes are targeting mainly rebel groups and put NATO member Turkey at risk.
It is estimated that $8 billion is needed over the next two years to support Jordan as a host community for refugees. (AFP/File)
February 05, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The plan outlines better access to European markets and job creation for Jordanians and Syrians.
A Syrian man comforts a boy amid the rubble of buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in Aleppo, on February 4, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
February 05, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Ahmet Davutoglu says tens of thousands are now headed to Turkey as a result of airstrikes on the city of Aleppo.
A US official says Daesh is on the rise in Libya. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
February 05, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
A US official claims the number of Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria are falling, but rising in Libya.
Saudi ready to send troops to Syria if needed in US-led ground war. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 20:18 GMT
If a US-led coalition is ready for a ground war in Syria, then Saudi Arabia says its willing to send troops in support of the alliance.
Destruction caused by Russian airstrikes in Syria. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 18:04 GMT
Secretary of State John Kerry demands halt to Russian airstrikes in Syria.
Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya as part of a  deal reached in September for an end to hostilities in those areas in exchange for humanitarian assistance. (AFP/Stringer)
February 04, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The ICRC has called for 'unconditional aid' access to besieged towns in Syria.
Mourners gesture during the funeral of Mohammed Hijazi, a member of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, on February 1, 2016, in the Lebanese capital Beirut. (AFP/Stringer)
February 04, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The Iranian soldiers, along with 23 other pro-government fighters, were killed in the advance which began on Monday.
Syrian government forces walk in the village of Tal Jabin, north of Aleppo, as they advanced to break a three-year rebel siege and take control of parts of the supply route on February 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
February 04, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
For the first time, Moscow has admitted one of its officers died in a ground attack since beginning its military intervention in Syria.
Apparently it’s still a crime not to cover up when running for your life. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 12:59 GMT
Apparently it’s still a crime not to cover up when running for your life.
File photo shows an ambulance in the Lebanese border town of Arsal. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Khaled Mohammad al-Salem had bee illegally admitted to a Lebanese hospital in Bekaa.