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November 23, 2017

Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday, more than two weeks after he abruptly announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
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Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday, more than two weeks after he abruptly announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia.
A suicide bombing in Adamawa state on Tuesday left at least 50 Muslim worshippers dead, just hours after 30 mostly women and children were killed in ethnic violence in the northeastern state. (AFP/File Photo)
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A suicide bombing in Adamawa state on Tuesday left at least 50 Muslim worshippers dead, just hours after 30 mostly women and children were killed in ethnic violence in the northeastern state.
The mass execution came after an internal rift in the group. (AFP/File Photo)
14:08 GMT
The mass execution came after an internal rift in the group.
Police carried out the operations after receiving a tip that the suspects were plotting an attack. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT
Police carried out the operations after receiving a tip that the suspects were plotting an attack.
Al-Shabaab soldiers, Al Bawaba
12:17 GMT
While ISIS evaporates, Al-Shabaab is here to stay, and promises to exacerbate an already-dire humanitarian situation in Somalia.
Syrian refugees queue to register their names for employment at the Zaatari refugee camp, on October 4. (AFP)
11:57 GMT
The Jordan Compact agreement pledged to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees in the country in exchange for aid, yet its conditions limit how much they can actually contribute to Jordanian society.
Pope Francis (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
The Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Francis would meet the military chief of Myanmar during his upcoming trip to the region.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be first president visiting Athens since Celal Bayar in 1952 (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
The visit, the date of which has yet to be confirmed, will be made during the upcoming days.
The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Albion (R07) during the Suez Crisis (Wikimedia Commons)
10:00 GMT
A British MP has made a call for the UK to apologize to Egypt for the 1956 Suez Crisis as it looks to form a “new relationship” with Cairo.
Yemen is in the midst of a cholera outbreak (AFP)
07:00 GMT
As Yemen marks six years since the country hopefully transitioned to democracy, the country is today facing an aid blockade which could leave many without food within six weeks.
"These fellow human beings must have access to food and medicine. Now." (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Physicians for Human Rights program assistant Maram Haddad speaks to doctors and medical professionals in the Eastern Ghouta district outside Damascus about the devastating impact of the intentional use of siege and the lack of medical and food supplies in aid convoys.

November 22, 2017

Many schools in Amman and Irbid suffer from overcrowding (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Jordan is among the 37 countries worldwide in which prospects for children are declining in at least one key respect, according to a UNICEF global analysis conducted on the occasion of the World Children's Day celebrated on Monday.
Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as president on Friday (AFP/File)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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" (AFP/File)
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)
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.
"There are many qualified women to run the women branch” (AFP/File)
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)
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.
Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, who is currently based in Turkey, trained hundreds of women in Syria to become citizen journalists (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Marvin Gate does not look like a Marvin. This masculine pseudonym became essential to her security in 2015 when she began secretly working with a motley crew of photographers in cities across Syria, documenting the daily lives of ordinary people during the war.

November 21, 2017

“These children are being denied a future" (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
On the anniversary of Universal Children’s Day, international NGO Save the Children released a statement highlighting ongoing the rights violations of Palestinian children in the occupied territory by Israel.
Monday marked the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin since the start of the civil war (AFP)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Warning of "dark ages" in the Middle East, Qatar's chief diplomat on Monday accused its neighboring states of perpetuating "drama and discord" as part of a "dangerous game of power."
Eastern Ghouta has been under siege by regime forces since Dec. 2012 (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The new toll takes to 527 the number of babies who died of malnutrition caused by the regime blockade in the region since 2014.

November 20, 2017

Mosul’s local authorities do not have the required machines or financial resources to rescue victims' bodies from under the rubble (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT
Hundreds of bodies are still trapped under the rubble in the Old City — the civil defense teams cannot pull them out because of the booby traps, improvised explosive devices and car bombs that have been left behind by the militants.
Sanitation is connected to 19% of Egyptian villages (Shutterstock/File)
20:00 GMT
The coverage of sanitation across the country is 56%, according to the Minister of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouly.
Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Al Bawaba
14:50 GMT
Bin Salman wants to unify Saudi's military--that could actually threaten his power more than anything else he has done so far
30 to 50 children were being deported daily from Iran (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT
The children were deported through the Islam Qala border crossing in Herat and via the border of Nimroz with Iran, said the officials.
The security center provided no further details regarding the reported attack (Shutterstock/File)
14:20 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center said Monday that it had detected an “advanced” cyber-attack targeting the kingdom.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (AFP)
13:19 GMT
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has ignored calls to resign and might instead face removal from the office he's held for nearly 40 years.
Myanmar's foreign minister and state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi (AFP/File)
12:34 GMT
Myanmar's foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed illegal immigration for spreading terrorism around the world amid accusations her army violently pushed out Rohingya Muslims out of the country.
One of the worst countries on earth for children is war-torn Yemen (AFP)
12:19 GMT
As we mark World Children’s Day, the Middle East is among the worst places on the planet for children with many youngsters facing poverty, abuse, and even death.
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz named Saudi as one of the countries Israel happily works with.
Maram Susli aka "Syrian Girl", "Partisan Girl" via Youtube
11:12 GMT
A lot of Syria experts don’t like Maram Susli, also known as “PartisanGirl.” The Damascus born blogger runs popular accounts on Youtube and Twitter from Sydney. She’s an outspoken advocate of Bashar Al Assad, and consistently questions western media accounts of the Syrian War, as well as the intentions of the United States generally.
It remains unclear how many rounds of questioning it will take to finalize the case (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned for more than four hours by Lahav 433 National Crime Unit interrogators at his official residence in Jerusalem on Sunday.
The U.S. threatened to close the Washington offices of the PLO (AFP)
08:19 GMT
Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday described the U.S. decision to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as “biased towards Israel”.
The Arab League Meeting in Cairo on Nov. 19, 2017 (AFP)
07:42 GMT
Foreign ministers of the Arab League convened an extraordinary meeting to discuss "Iran’s interventions in the region" upon the request of Saudi Arabia in Cairo on Sunday.
ISIS established schools, training camps and a new curriculum to disseminate its ideology (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
As ISIS continues to lose territory in its major strongholds in Syria, activists and civil society organizations are leading deradicalization efforts, hoping ultimately to erase the militants’ ideological legacy.

November 19, 2017

“For Universal Children’s day, I only wish that no child cries, or feels sad" (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Millions of children in war-weary Syria continue to be deprived of their most basic rights -- education, health, and protection for violence, a refugee rights body said.
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron (AFP/File)
14:57 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday agreed on the need to partner with allies to respond to the destabilization activities of Hezbollah and Iran in the region.
President Robert Mugabe (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT
Zimbabwe's ruling party voted Sunday to oust President Robert Mugabe, one day after thousands marched in the streets to demand his resignation.
He said his group is “relaxed, unworried and not afraid of anything" (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT
“This major patriotic, heroic and brave stance has reversed and thwarted the Saudi plan -- although in its first round,” Hezbollah politburo chief Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed said.
The Arab League (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT
The Arab League is holding an emergency meeting with the foreign ministers of member states on Sunday upon a request submitted by Saudi Arabia.
 banner bearing the images of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) hangs on a pedestrian crossing bridge in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. The caption in Arabic says: "firm and moderating leadership". (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
10:29 GMT
banner bearing the images of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) hangs on a pedestrian crossing bridge in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. The caption in Arabic says: "firm and moderating leadership". (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
The proposal aims to promote the integrity and protection of whistleblowers (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT
The campaign against corruption will be ramped up next week if and when the Shoura Council discusses a proposal for the protection of whistleblowers.
The number of displaced people has remained stable (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT
An international official said that the decline of clashes with the rebels groups and inter-communal violence did not help to create a conducive environment for the return of displaced people to their area of origin.
The PLO is the officially recognized representative of the Palestinian people (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT
Palestine has threatened to cut off “all communication” with the U.S. over its warning to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

November 18, 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) steps into a car on his way to the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 18, 2017 (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
11:34 GMT
According to the statement, Hariri told Aoun that he will return to Beirut on Tuesday to take part in Independence Day celebrations, which will be held on Wednesday.
For the first time in ten years, the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is manned by security forces loyal to the national unity government of the Palestinian Authority (Said Khatib/AFP)
10:07 GMT
On Saturday morning Egypt opened that border crossing for a three day period to allow students, valid visa holders and the sick to enter Egypt.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C), surrounded by security personel, speaks on the phone as he arrives in Paris early November 18, 2017 (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP)
08:33 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron said he would welcome Saad Hariri at the Elysee Palace Saturday as Lebanon’s prime minister, as Hariri denied rumors over the circumstances surrounding his two-week stay in Saudi Arabia.
German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil talk after giving a joint press conference on November 16, 2017 in Berlin (Soeren Stache/dpa/AFP)
08:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over the German foreign minister’s comments regarding Lebanon’s resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Saudi state media said Saturday.

November 17, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is confident ahead of Syria crisis talks (AFP)
16:22 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday the Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit due in Sochi on Wednesday would help in finding a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.
Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of ISIS (AFP)
15:12 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive.
Russia has blocked the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria (AFP)
14:30 GMT
Russia cast its tenth veto of a UN Security Council resolution concerning the Syrian conflict Thursday, blocking the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in the country.
"There is a solution: the return of the Deir Ezzor’s Free Syrian Army" (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
As ISIS pulls out of eastern Syria, U.S.-backed forces will have to contend with stabilizing this territory. But without local allies, the security of SDF-held territory will be challenged, write journalist Omar Abu Layla and security expert Nicholas A. Heras.

November 16, 2017

Al-Qaim was recaptured by the Iraqi army late last month (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
At least 25 percent of Iraq’s Al-Qaim district, which the army recently recaptured from ISIS, has been “totally destroyed,” a local official said Thursday.
A child being treated at a hospital in Yemen on May 6, 2017 (AFP)
15:01 GMT
Save the Children reported that Yemen will see an average of 130 children a day - or one child every 10 minutes - die this year due to obstructions to humanitarian aid and what is currently regarded as the largest cholera outbreak seen in modern history.
Plans to build 6,500 settlement units in the West Bank have been approved since the beginning of 2017 (AFP)
14:40 GMT
Palestinians in the West Bank have been dealt another blow after Israel’s Attorney General said that privately-owned Palestinian land could be seized for settler’s use.
Pakistani armed forces have been accused firing more than 1,000 artillery shells in the area so far (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
At least 200 Afghan families from eastern Kunar province have been displaced allegedly due to ongoing shelling by Pakistani forces, according to a regional police chief Thursday.
Thousands of migrants still arrive in Libya, hoping to reach Europe (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT
Migrants and refugees are being sold as slaves by human traffickers in Libya for as little as a few hundred dollars, a shocking report has found.
Macron and Hariri shakes hands in September, 2017, AFP/File
10:57 GMT
Macron's offer for Hariri to stay in France announces Macron as a major Middle East player and spells trouble for Saudi's regional influence
French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Paris on Sept. 1, 2017 (AFP)
10:19 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced from Riyadh on Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT
Imposing sanctions against Myanmar over the ongoing Rohingya crisis are "not advisable" at this time, the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT
Qatar remains unchanged despite the blockade, stated Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (QF), on Wednesday while opening the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2017.
Bashrawi turned himself in after entering into Lebanon from Syria (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Saudi citizen Ali al-Bashrawi turned himself in to a Lebanese Army checkpoint in the Hermel area of Jisr Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali, an army statement said.
The Rmeylan oilfield, one of the largest in Syria (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Experts weigh in on how the capture of formerly ISIS-held territory could impact Syria’s oil and gas sector, and the various groups competing for control over this playing field.

November 15, 2017

Last month, the city council said it would strip her of the Freedom of Oxford, bestowed in 1997 (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT
Aung San Suu Kyi’s failure to speak out against the mass killing of Rohingya Muslims has seen her reputation as a force for democracy and liberty greatly tarnished.
The publication, which is free of charge and available as an online version, is entirely shaped by refugees, whether in Zaatari camp or abroad (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Started in 2014 through a grant from the government of Japan, The Road Media is the first of its kind news publication in a refugee camp setting.
ISIS fighters fled from Raqqa across Syria and Turkey (AFP)
15:17 GMT
Pressure is mounting on the U.S. to condemn a deal which allowed scores of ISIS troops to flee Raqqa and left many questioning whether the White House is truly committed to defeating the terror group.
A child in Yemen stands among rubble, AFP
15:05 GMT
The U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and the UAE are all helping to arm Saudi's Forever War in Yemen
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT
Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri was being held against his will in Riyadh, from which he abruptly announced his resignation 12 days ago.
President Robert Mugabe (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT
Zimbabwe's military took over state television on Wednesday to announce President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest in South Africa.
/Time Life Pictures
13:49 GMT
We spoke with John McAfee, founder of McAfee Security (which sold to Intel for 7.68Bn in 2011), who is currently chief analyst and developer at MGT Capital Investments, a Bitcoin mining operation based out of the United States, to get a sense of how governments in the Middle East and elsewhere are responding to emerging blockchain technologies.
An Iranian man rests as he lies atop salvaged mattresses and items outside damaged buildings in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab near the border with Iraq following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that left hundreds killed and thousands homeless. 
13:30 GMT
Photo of the Week: Iran Earthquake
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who submitted his resignation on Nov. 4 from Saudi Arabia, will reportedly return to Lebanon within two days, al-Akhbar daily reported on Wednesday.
Assad said Hariri “is not the master himself” (AFP/File)
09:17 GMT
Reports have quoted Assad speaking in front of a delegation of the parties of the Arab Front, that Hariri “is not the master himself and he was sacked and did not resign.”
Since Aug. 25 more than 617,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
The U.N.’s migration agency on Tuesday warned of the trafficking, exploitation and sexual abuse of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
A camp for internally displaced people at Ain Issa on Oct. 21, 2017 (AFP)
06:00 GMT
As ISIS is pushed out of Deir Ezzor, local groups must lead the provision of public services and be given political representation. Failure to do this could lead to a new nationalist movement, writes local activist Karam Alhamad.

November 14, 2017

An internally displaced family in Kabul, in 2015 (AFP)
20:00 GMT
The U.N. in Afghanistan said on Monday the ragging violence in Afghanistan has displaced an additional 19,000 more people, piling the total to 338,000 this year alone.
 Mohammed Huwais/AFP PHOTO
19:00 GMT
As the world watches the growing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Yemen undergoes one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world
The outspoken ex-Muslim is not afraid to challenge both the left and the right for their views on Islam and Muslims. (Twitter @aliamjadrizvi)
15:02 GMT
The outspoken ex-Muslim is not afraid to challenge both the left and the right for their views on Islam and Muslims.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi meeting on Nov. 14, 2017 (AFP)
13:54 GMT
Lebanon’s Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, head of the Maronite Church, met on Tuesday with Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Riyadh on Nov. 4.
Guards in front of the Saudi Embassy in Beirut (AFP/File)
13:53 GMT
The Saudi Embassy in Beirut has received threats that an unknown group will kidnap 15 Saudi citizens in Lebanon, media reports published Tuesday said.
Rohingya have been described by the U.N. as the world's most persecuted people (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT
A leading rights group on Tuesday derided as “laughable” and “pathetic” the Myanmar military’s claims that there was no evidence of abuses by soldiers in Rakhine state.
Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT
Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said Tuesday countries that imposed sanctions on his country don’t want to seek a solution to the crisis.
The law aims to criminalize all forms of discrimination against individuals and groups (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT
The Islamic and Judicial Affairs Committee requested the study of the proposed law, which criminalizes acts that involve aversion to any religion and the spreading of hatred or discrimination.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT
The bombing struck a main security building the city, which is the temporary seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.
The militants wanted to overrun the checkpoints and capture the district center (AFP/File)
09:03 GMT
At least 45 Taliban insurgents and 22 policemen have been killed as insurgents stormed security checkpoints in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.
The closure was due to continuous rock-throwing by youths of the village (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT
Israeli forces on Monday punitively sealed off a Palestinian village in the central occupied West Bank, reportedly in retaliation for continuous stone-throwing by youth from the area.
Villages and cities near the quake are suffering from widespread power outages and destruction of property (AFP)
07:17 GMT
At least 450 people have been killed and thousands are injured near the Iran-Iraq border after the region was rocked by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake, authorities said Monday.
1,456 operations were carried out against terrorist organization (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Nearly 5,000 suspects have been nabbed in one week across Turkey for terrorism, drug trafficking, and smuggling, according to the Interior Ministry Monday.

November 13, 2017

At least 45 percent of the South Sudanese population will face severe food insecurity during this year’s harvest season (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The number of South Sudanese forced to flee the country could reach the three million mark if the war continues by the end of next year, a top United Nations official said.