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Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as president on Friday (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:14 GMT
Following the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Tuesday, the speaker of parliament on Wednesday announced that former Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa would be taking over.
Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:05 GMT
He was also found to have had "significant responsibility" for the genocide of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys committed at Srebrenica in 1995.
President Michel Aoun had said he will not consider the resignation of Hariri until he hears from him in person (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:37 GMT
“I discussed my resignation with the President of the Republic who asked me to wait before submitting it... and allow for more consultations," Hariri told reporters after a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Palace and added, "I agreed to this request."
He also said Iran seeks collaboration and not confrontation in the region (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:24 GMT
"The future of Syria will not be in the hands of foreign forces and powers. The Syrian future is in the hands of the Syrian people," Rouhani said before leaving for Russia's coastal city of Sochi, according to Iranian presidency statement.
Macron rose to power earlier this year with a promise to increase France’s standing in international diplomacy (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 10:18 GMT
As Lebanon marks 74 years of independence from French rule, Paris is once again jostling for influence in the country and across the wider Middle East.
Rouhani has described Hezbollah as a “very popular party in Lebanon whose weapons are only used in a defensive nature
November 22, 2017 - 10:15 GMT
Efforts have been made over the past three days to create a new atmosphere and resolve the crisis that emerged after PM Saad Hariri's resignation over “Iran's grip and Hezbollah's policies in Lebanon,” meanwhile France is exerting efforts towards Hezbollah's “disarmament,” media reports said on Wednesday.
Palestinians look on after major settlement expansion was announced in the days following US President Donald Trump's January 20 inauguration (AFP/THOMAS COEX)
November 22, 2017 - 09:32 GMT
On Nov. 22, 1967, the U.N. Security Council called for Israel to withdraw from the territories seized during the Six Day War but 50 years on the occupation in Palestine is more pervasive than ever before.
November 22, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
“In compliance with the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, we worked on empowering women and facilitating our services for them. There are many qualified women to run the women branch,” said Madinah Municipality Head Mohammad Al-Amry.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has yet to accept Hariri's resignation (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 06:52 GMT
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in the capital Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since resigning on Nov. 4.
Monday marked the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin since the start of the civil war (AFP)
November 21, 2017 - 14:16 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unexpected meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, in which the pair discussed a shift from military strategy to political resolution for a country that's been savaged by terrorism and civil war for years.
A mass grave discovered south of Mosul in Nov. 2016 (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 13:32 GMT
“The grave contains the remains of 73 civilians” killed by ISIS militants in Sinjar, west of Mosul, Capt. Jamal al-Daoudi said.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
November 21, 2017 - 11:58 GMT
“Intensive meetings were held overnight in the Cypriot capital between French officials and Egyptian officials accompanying President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Nicosia where he took part in an Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek summit,” al-Akhbar daily quoted diplomatic sources as saying.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
A senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared the end of ISIS in a message sent to the country's supreme leader and published on Sepah News, the news site of the Revolutionary Guards.
Germany remains on high alert after a year of terror-related bloodshed in 2016 (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:44 GMT
The Syrian men were arrested during raids involving 500 officers in the towns of Kassel, Hannover, Essen, and Leipzig.
The government had previously claimed to have defeated Boko Haram, but their attacks continue (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:59 GMT
More than 30 people have been killed and several dozens injured Tuesday morning in a suicide attack at a mosque in the northeastern Adamawa state of Nigeria, police said.
Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 08:56 GMT
Spain’s Foreign Minister on Monday expressed hope that his country would recognize Palestine "in the coming months" in a move to enhance peace efforts in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.