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PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Weapons delivered to the PKK/PYD will be taken back after Daesh is defeated, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a letter sent to his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, right, in a talk with US President's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner in Ramallah on Wednesday. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
A meeting held on Thursday between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and US President’s Advisors Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt was “tense and strained”.
A Syrian boy looks at rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades marching through the northwestern city of Idlib in March 2017. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Thursday that Turkey, Russia and Iran have been working on a plan to station their forces in de-escalation areas in Syria.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Kuwait has reportedly given Doha a steep list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies boycotting Qatar in an attempt to end the unprecedented diplomatic crisis unfolding in the Persian Gulf region.
A spokesperson for the UAE government denied the allegations. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
At least eighteen separate secret prisons were found to be in operation across south Yemen, all either run or supported by the UAE.
Khalil, 67, had been a leader of Egypt’s student movement during the 1970s. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities arrest prominent leftist activist known for his vocal opposition to a controversial maritime border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
With no previous diplomatic experience, Jared Kushner has been talking peace in the Middle East. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
In a visit lasting just 20 hours, the 36-year-old real-estate developer also met with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah on the West Bank.
The Turkish troops will take part in joint exercises with Qatari soldiers, pursuant to agreements signed between the two countries. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Turkish media reports said a contingent of 25 soldiers would depart for Doha on Thursday to join some 90 troops already there.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public appearance in 2014 at al-Nuri mosque. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The 12th-century mosque, also known as the Great Mosque, is named after Nour al-Din Zanki, the Sunni Muslim ruler who ordered its construction.
The attack comes ahead of Eid celebrations on Sunday, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.(AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Police said at least 26 people were killed and 59 wounded in the attack outside a Kabul Bank bank in Lashkargah, the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
Doctors at the camps told them their children had died, but refused to hand over the bodies or death certificates. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 12:38 GMT
The 20-year-old allegations were presented to a special committee that has been investigating the case that involves more than 1,000 children from Yemen, who were illegally experimented on for research purposes.
In less than two months, at least 23 children have been killed and 123 have been injured in West Mosul alone. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Since 2014, in Iraq, 1,130 children have been maimed and injured, 255 in the first six months of 2017.
The stabbing occurred at about 9:45 am (1345 GMT) at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan - about 100 kilometres north-west of Detroit. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 08:58 GMT
Police in the US state of Michigan are holding a 50-year-old Canadian man in connection with the stabbing of a police officer.
IS proclaimed its self-styled
June 22, 2017 - 08:39 GMT
The Nuri and Hadba mosques, the city's two best known landmarks and the sites from which al-Baghdadi made his first and only public appearance in 2014.
Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country’s security is a red line, pledging to firmly respond to any threats or acts of aggression against the Islamic Republic’s national security.
Egypt began to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave’s desperate electricity crisis. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Egyptian authorities on Wednesday allowed several trucks laden with industrial fuel into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip to allow the enclave’s only functioning power plant to resume operations following a two-month hiatus.