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Anthony Scaramucci and Sean Spicer. (Jim Watson, Nicholas Kamm/AFP)
July 22, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary Friday, after vocal Trump supporter Anthony Scaramucci was named head of White House communications.
July 22, 2017 - 09:04 GMT
Qatar's Emir on Friday expressed readiness for dialogue to solve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, but asked that any solution respect Qatar's sovereignty.
Mahmoud Abbas announced the freezing of contacts between Ramallah and Israel on Friday (AFP)
July 22, 2017 - 07:01 GMT
All contact will end until Israel removes the metal detectors from the entrance to the Aqsa mosque compound, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday.
Illustrative photo of a Palestinian protester arguing with Israeli police during clashes in East Jerusalem (Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 15:07 GMT
A Palestinian died after being shot in the head in an east Jerusalem neighbourhood near the Old City on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters.
A Hezbollah militant looks through his binoculars in Umm Khorj in the Lebanese eastern mountain range close to the Syrian border. (Sam Skaine/AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 13:05 GMT
Hezbollah have launched a major offensive against Syrian rebels on both sides of the Lebanon border, in an operation that aims at giving pro-Assad's regime forces full control of the frontier region.
Israeli forces stand guard as Palestinian Muslim worshippers, who refuse to enter Al-Aqsa mosque compound due to newly-implemented security measures by Israeli authorities. (AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 11:12 GMT
Israeli police Friday restricted entry of Muslim worshipers to Jerusalem’s Old City and flashpoint the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Hezbollah militant near Israel border. (AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 09:35 GMT
US lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to strengthen sanctions against the Hezbollah extremist group.
Damage to Kos, Greece. (RomeikoCalendar/Twitter)
July 21, 2017 - 07:10 GMT
Two people were killed and scores injured early Friday on the Greek island of Kos after an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hit the region, a local mayor said.
The decision is also likely to be welcomed gladly by Putin and the Russians, with Putin having declared the program illegal back in 2015. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 14:48 GMT
Trump administration ends covert CIA policy program of backing rebel forces in Syria, singling a desire to work more closely with Russia.
Taliban soldiers in Russian-made tanks fire on the forces of former Afghan defense minister. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Multiple casualties are feared as the Taliban militants used armored vehicles to storm the security ring and surrounding check posts in restive Helmand province Thursday morning.
Yazidi fighter Heza prepares her rifle in an abandoned home used as a base on the eastern outskirts of Raqa on July 18, 2017. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 12:28 GMT
She was trafficked into Raqqa as a slave by ISIS but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered.
Maarek Sami Tawayha shot dead three US Special Forces instructors outside the King Faisal Airbase in Jafer, Maan, some 300km south of Amman, on November 4. (twitter)
July 20, 2017 - 10:52 GMT
Hundreds from the defendant’s tribe, the Hweitat, drove from Maan to Amman to protest the court’s verdict and called for their family member's release.
July 20, 2017 - 09:03 GMT
According to palace sources cited by Reuters, King Salman himself delivered the unexpected blow to Bin Nayef at the palace.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Germany's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Turkish ambassador over the detention of a German and several other human rights activists pending trial for allegedly aiding an armed terrorist group
Rouhani says Tehran will 'respond appropriately'. (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:29 GMT
Rouhani says Tehran will 'respond appropriately' to US sanctions on Iran.
Shiite militiamen in Iraq have been accused of carrying out war crimes by Amnesty International (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:20 GMT
Top U.S. general in Iraq Stephen Townsend has a tip for Baghdad. “If we're to keep ISIS [Daesh] 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different," he told the BBC.