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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. Global security chiefs and top diplomats attend the annual Munich Security Conference running until Feb. 18, 2018 to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other international conflicts and crises.
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February 17, 2018 - 15:35 GMT
The Department of Justice announced indictments Friday against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups that charges them with criminally interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Feb. 16, 2018. 
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February 17, 2018 - 15:14 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump’s “concerns” about Israeli colonies in the occupied territories and his doubts about Tel Aviv’s seriousness to achieve peace with the Palestinians do not reflect a change in America’s policy vis-a-vis the Palestinians, Arab analysts said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses actors of the economic sector during a lunch as part of the 54th Munich Security Conference, on Feb. 16, 2018 in Munich. Global security chiefs and top diplomats attend the annual Munich Security Conference running until Feb. 18, 2018 to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other international conflicts and crises.
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February 17, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
Pushing the button to mend bilateral ties, Turkey and the U.S. reaffirmed their mutual and unequivocal commitment to each other’s security and to the preservation of Syria’s territorial integrity in a joint statement on Friday.
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February 17, 2018 - 09:39 GMT
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany agreed Friday to work towards improving bilateral relations after a period of tensions between Ankara and Berlin.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (6R) hosts a roundtable with Japanese investors in the UK at 10 Downing Street in central London on Feb. 8, 2018 hosted by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. 
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February 17, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
Prime Minister Theresa May met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Friday to discuss a number of issues, including the ongoing Brexit negotiations and NATO security cooperation.
Israeli protesters raise signs as they demonstrate against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of police recommendations to indict corruption, in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Feb. 16, 2018. 
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February 16, 2018 - 19:03 GMT
Israeli protesters rallied in Tel Aviv Friday to demand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation, due to a potential indictment on bribery charges.
Israeli protesters raise signs as they demonstrate against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of police recommendations to indict corruption, in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Feb. 16, 2018. 
(JACK GUEZ / AFP)
February 16, 2018 - 18:36 GMT
Israeli protesters rallied in Tel Aviv Friday to demand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation, due to a potential indictment on bribery charges.
Palestinians throw stones at Israeli army vehicles after forces entered the village of Halhoul in the occupied West Bank on Feb. 07, 2018. A Palestinian stabbed a security guard at the entrance to an Israeli settlement and was shot dead in the latest violence in the occupied West Bank, Israel's military said.
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February 16, 2018 - 10:22 GMT
At least four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli army troops after the latter stormed the Old Quarter of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.
John Hannah, a former Cheney aide, may get tapped to be the next US-Syria envoy (Youtube)
February 16, 2018 - 09:58 GMT
There have been reports that John Hannah, a former Cheney aide, may get tapped to be the next US-Syria envoy. Al-Monitor, which broke the story on February 13, focused its narrative on U.S.-Turkey relations, which have sunk to new lows since January 20th with Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch” or invasion of Afrin, Syria
People stand by Turkish flags as they attend a funeral ceremony for Koray Karaca, a Turkish soldier who was killed in cross-border clashes with Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) forces in Afrin, Syria, in Istanbul on Feb. 11, 2018. On Jan. 20, Turkey launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the Afrin region, backing Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops.
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February 16, 2018 - 09:45 GMT
Russia on Thursday accused the U.S. of arming Kurds across Iraq. Speaking at news conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said: “Provoking Turkey, Americans keep sending the Kurds new and new convoys with weapons across the territory of Iraq."
Syrian civil defense volunteers stand amid debris and destruction following a reported regime airstrike in the besieged town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb.15, 2018. 
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February 16, 2018 - 09:21 GMT
Assad forces killed six civilians, including two children in Thursday’s air-and-land attacks targeting opposition-held Eastern Ghouta, according to a Syrian civil defense group.
The U.N. Mission has been documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan since 2009 and has so far confirmed a massive total of 28,428 in the bloody Afghan conflict (AFP/File)
February 15, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
The U.N. Mission has been documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan since 2009 and has so far confirmed a massive total of 28,428 in the bloody Afghan conflict.
King Abdullah arrived in Moscow on Feb. 14 to talk with President Putin, with de-escalation zones and stability in the region being high on the agenda, Jordan cannot risk losing cooperation with Russia.  (Rami Khoury/AFP/Al Bawaba)
February 15, 2018 - 16:26 GMT
King Abdullah arrived in Moscow on Feb. 14 to talk with President Putin, with de-escalation zones and stability in the region being high on the agenda, Jordan cannot risk losing cooperation with Russia.
The illegal Israeli settlement of Neve Zuf. (AFP/ File)
February 15, 2018 - 16:11 GMT
Al-Abed, from the Ramallah-area village of Kobar, was convicted on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in December.
February 15, 2018 - 15:32 GMT
The Army placed barriers three meters high using bulldozers to stop people entering and leaving the country unlawfully.
Ramaphosa is a former trade unionist, anti-apartheid struggle activist and one of South African’s wealthiest businessmen (AFP/File)
February 15, 2018 - 15:22 GMT
Ramaphosa, 65, was Zuma’s deputy and leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) Party.