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June 9, 2016 – Syrian rescue workers and citizens in Aleppo evacuate people from a building following a barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on the rebel held Al-Fardous neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP / AMEER ALHALBI)
December 18, 2017 - 15:28 GMT
The Syrian Civil War is coming to a slow end after six years of ongoing fighting, but who will shape the framework of post-conflict reconstruction in Syria?
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack (Shutterstock/File)
December 18, 2017 - 13:20 GMT
Mohammed Ishtwei was abducted by militants shortly after leaving the city’s airport earlier in the day and was later found dead.
Saturday afternoon, Lebanese authorities found the body of a woman in her 30s along the Emile Lahoud road, also known as the Metn expressway (Shutterstock/File)
December 18, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
The man suspected of killing British diplomat Rebecca Dykes over the weekend confessed to the crime Monday, a security source said.
December 18, 2017 - 09:16 GMT
Chinese regional experts have warned that an outbreak of war on the Korean Peninsula looks likelier than ever, despite Seoul and Beijing's agreement last week that such a conflict cannot be tolerated.
Dykes had been working in Lebanon since January (family handout)
December 18, 2017 - 08:49 GMT
A full investigation is underway, but early reports from police suggest the woman was sexually assaulted and strangled after leaving a bar in Gemmayze, an area in the center of the Lebanese capital.
The draft U.N. resolution “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect (Shutterstock/File)
December 18, 2017 - 08:10 GMT
“We have been in touch with Security Council members and we have been assured of their unity behind the Jerusalem resolution, which at its heart reaffirms the council’s previous resolutions,” Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian envoy to the U.N., said.
Macron said that Assad can be accepted in the peace talks and transition process to end the civil war in Syria (Shutterstock/File)
December 18, 2017 - 07:47 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he thinks ISIS will be defeated in Syria by February and that Bashar Al-Assad must one day answer for his crimes.
According to the SOHR, ISIS still controls three percent of Syrian territory, or 5,600 square kilometers (2,162 square miles) (AFP/File)
December 17, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
During the same week the U.S. and Russia declared victory over ISIS in Syria, the militant group launched a series of surprise attacks around the country. Despite the triumphant claims of world leaders, these offensives suggest such statements are a little premature.
A young Rohingya Muslim refugee passes through a temporary bamboo barricade to collect cooked food at the Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on Nov. 10, 2017 (AFP)
December 17, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar and taken refuge in neighboring Bangladesh since the beginning of a brutal military crackdown in late August say the prospect of returning to Myanmar is a daunting or even impossible one.
Egyptian Coptic Christian religious leaders celebrate Christmas in the monastery of Saint Samaan in Cairo on Jan. 6, 2015 (AFP)
December 17, 2017 - 14:42 GMT
Egypt’s Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar order the security alert to be raised to the maximum level during Christmas holidays.
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December 17, 2017 - 14:11 GMT
The biggest loser in Trump's Jerusalem move? Palestinians
Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter's Square on Dec. 17, 2017, in the Vatican (Andreas SOLARO/AFP)
December 17, 2017 - 12:41 GMT
The head of the Catholic church denounced such actions as "very serious" sins that hurt all involved.
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December 17, 2017 - 12:35 GMT
Dec. 17, 2017 marks the seven-year anniversary of Mohamed Bouazizi, the 26-year-old street vendor who set himself on fire and with that ignited uprisings all over Arab countries, but where has that left youth today?
Choi is expected to appear in court this week, facing a total of six charges (Australian Federal Police)
December 17, 2017 - 12:15 GMT
Police will accuse him of brokering sales of North Korean missile components as well as technological expertise including a software used for guiding ballistic missiles.
Sabih al-Masri chairs several companies and institutions, most notably the Arab Bank Group (Youtube screengrab/Wamda)
December 17, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
Al-Masri was detained in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for questioning after a business trip to the kingdom, but the sources said he was set free on Sunday.
Earlier this month, Houthi militiamen executed Saleh -- who had until recently been considered one of the group’s primary allies -- after waylaying his motorcade outside the capital (AFP/File)
December 17, 2017 - 09:45 GMT
The family of slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left Yemeni capital Sanaa to the southern city of Aden, according to a Yemeni military source.