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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (AFP/FIle)
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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has warned against the “rash decisions” of the U.S. and Israel with regards to Jerusalem.
Bangladesh is preparing to repatriate the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, but many fear that they will not be safe back home (AFP/File)
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In a village across the Bangladeshi border in Myanmar's Rakhine state, gunshots were heard and a huge fire was reported on Tuesday.
Palestinian flags and flags of the Fatah movement, with which Atallah was affiliated, were waved (AFP/File)
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Atallah was sentenced to 35 years in jail of which he served 23. He was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
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In forgetting the Iranian people after their demonstrations failed to produce reform, the West has strayed from the democratic principle of People First.
Israeli forces closed down the checkpoint in both directions shortly after the incident (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces closed down the checkpoint in both directions shortly after the incident.
Last week, Israel and Jordan said they have reached an agreement over a shooting incident last July at the Israeli Embassy in Amman that left two Jordanians dead (AFP/File)
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Last week, Israel and Jordan said they have reached an agreement over a shooting incident last July at the Israeli Embassy in Amman that left two Jordanians dead.
Turkish troops advance near the Syria border at Hassa, Hatay province, on Jan. 22, 2018, as part of the operation "Olive Branch" (BULENT KILIC / AFP)
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The arrests brought the number of those detained since the start of the offensive to 66.
African migrants demonstrate against the Israeli government's policy to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda, outside the Rwanda embassy on Jan. 22, 2018 in the Israeli city of Herzliya (JACK GUEZ / AFP)
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The denial comes in the wake of protests by over 1,000 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers at the Rwandan Embassy in Tel Aviv on Monday.
South Korean protesters try to burn a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an anti-North Korea rally outside Seoul station in Seoul on January 22, 2018 as a North Korean delegation arrives at the station (YONHAP / AFP)
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There were complaints that the “Pyeongchang Olympics” has turned into the “Pyongyang Olympics.”
This file photo taken on Nov. 22, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees are reflected on a pond as they walk back to their homes at Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
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“No Rohingya are willing to go back unless their safety is guaranteed."

January 22, 2018

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (AFP/File)
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The remarks came after Bangladesh postponed the gradual repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar.
Why don't local journalists get more opportunities? Is it purely because of gender? / Shutterstock.com
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The Columbia Journalism Review has referenced an issue that so many in the Middle East journalism community often mention. A lack of local reporters. But is making this issue one of gender alone, overly reductive?
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has lunch with Jordan's King Abdullah II during a visit in the capital Amman, on January 21, 2018 (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
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“We agreed to disagree on the decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pence said Sunday of his meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on Jan. 22, 2018 (ARIEL SCHALIT / POOL / AFP)
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Scuffles broke out in the Israeli Knesset as U.S Vice President Mike Pence made a speech announcing the United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, ahead of schedule.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the parliament in Jerusalem on Jan. 22, 2018 (ARIEL SCHALIT / POOL / AFP)
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence received a welcome Monday normally reserved for heads of state as he began a two-day visit to Israel.
(Rami Koury/Al Bawaba)
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One man has made it a point to ban Muslims from traveling to the U.S., the other was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of them
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The last incident was on Dec.18, 2017, when Washington vetoed a draft UN resolution that rejected President Donald Trump’s move to recognize occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. For decades, the US has defended Israel and protected it with the veto power it has.
Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli forces on Jan. 12, 2018 north of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. 
ABBAS MOMANI / AFP
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Israeli forces raided the central West Bank city of Salfit early on Monday, broke into the home of Omar Abdul-Razeq and detained him.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrives to attend a foreign affair council at the European Council in Brussels, Jan. 22, 2018 (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)
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The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday said a realistic solution for Jerusalem “has to come through direct negotiations."
A Rohingya refugee child sits with drying wood for cooking on his roof at Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on Jan. 22, 2018 (Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
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"A lot of preparation is still needed,” Bangladesh’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner announced on Monday.
The implications of the widespread practice of coastal dumping are felt all along the seaboard (Shutterstock/File)
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The implications of the widespread practice of coastal dumping are felt all along the seaboard.
South Korean protesters burn a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an anti-North Korea rally outside Seoul station in Seoul on Jan. 22, 2018, as a North Korean delegation arrives at the station (Dong-A Ilbo / AFP)
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The activists also burned the so-called unification flag which Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to march behind together at the PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremony.
Several parts of Lebanon -- including the Beqaa Valley, which is home to thousands of Syrian refugees -- were hit recently with extremely cold weather and heavy snowfall (AFP/File)
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Several parts of Lebanon -- including the Beqaa Valley, which is home to thousands of Syrian refugees -- were hit recently with extremely cold weather and heavy snowfall.

January 21, 2018

A Rohingya refugee carrying a baby stands at a temporary shelter near the village of Baruipur, some 55km south of Kolkata on Jan. 19, 2018 (Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP)
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Chanting slogans and holding banners, dozens of refugees protested over the weekend their transfer to Myanmar, where they have faced a bloody crackdown by the military and extremist Buddhists.
A Security Council meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Jan. 18, 2018 (Jewel SAMAD / AFP)
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France on Sunday called for an emergency meeting following the launch of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin.
The Syrian War Isn’t About Syria Anymore (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
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The same powers that could end the Syrian Civil War are profiting from its continuation
Youtube, Courtesy Channel 4 (Screenshot)
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There’s a debate about the media forming in the United Kingdom and United States, filtering down from the internet into public consciousness.
US Vice President Mike Pence (L) meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the capital Amman, on Jan. 21, 2018 (Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)
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“For us, Jerusalem is key to Muslims and Christians, as it is to Jews."
Diversity & Inclusion Policy - BBC News (Screenshot)
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A job advert for a "non-white ethnic minority background" posted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has ignited controversy in the U.K., sparking debate in the House of Commons.
Turkish-backed fighters from the Free Syrian Army stand in the Tal Malid area, north of Aleppo, as they fire towards Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in the village of Um al-Hosh, in the area of Afrin, on Jan. 20, 2018 (Nazeer al-Khatib / AFP)
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Turkey pushes ahead with its operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish militants based in Afrin, saying its forces have crossed into the northwestern Syrian city and hit over 150 Kurdish militant targets so far.
Afghan security forces keep watch near the Intercontinental Hotel following an attack in Kabul on January 21, 2018 (SHAH MARAI / AFP)
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No individual or group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

January 20, 2018

57-year-old Hussain Hassani Ataollah reportedly died in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Saturday afternoon (Wikimedia Commons)
15:19 GMT
A Palestinian prisoner has died of cancer in an Israeli prison having suffered "deliberate medical negligence," Palestinian media report.
Sixteen-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi stands for a hearing in the Israeli military court on January 15, 2018 (Thomas Coex/AFP)
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According to Palestinian figures, over 6,400 Palestinians are being held in Israeli prisons, including 300 children.
Syrian refugees in a Lebanese camp (file photo)
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“They were with a smuggler who left them. The bodies belong to three men, two kids and eight women,” said a military source.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Friday he will seek reelection as a second term president in the 2018 elections (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
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Egypt’s presidential elections are scheduled to take place from March 26 to 28.

January 19, 2018

Members of the Syrian government forces stand on a tank in Jabal al-Hass in the southern part of Aleppo province as they advance towards the Abu Duhur military airport in the ongoing offensive against opposition fighters on January 14, 2018. Russia-backed regime troops are aiming to reach the Abu Duhur base as part of a weeks-long assault against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which is dominated by Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate.
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Russia on Friday started withdrawing its military assets ahead of Turkey’s expected operation in Syria’s northwestern city of Afrin.
A picture taken on January 10, 2018, shows the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, following renovation work carried out by the Waqf, a Jordanian-backed body that oversees Muslim religious sites in Jerusalem.
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Some 20,000 Palestinian Muslims prayed at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday despite inclement weather that caused several road accidents in the Palestinian territories, according to Firas al-Dibs, a spokesman for Jerusalem’s Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Authority.
Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim during a funeral in the holy city of Najaf, on January 15, 2018, following today's twin suicide bombing in the capital Baghdad. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" after the bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.
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At least three civilians were killed Friday in two separate bombings in Iraq’s Baghdad and Diyala provinces, according to local security sources.
“These people are living under extreme conditions as a result of a siege of the area by the Syrian Government, with some facing severe food shortages and malnutrition."
13:25 GMT
UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, expressed concerns Thursday about the situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib in Syria.
Christopher Gunnes, UNRWA Spokesperson (Rami Khoury/Albawaba)
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In an abrupt but not surprising move, the U.S. cut funding for UNRWA to $60 million, Al Bawaba talked to UNRWA's spokesperson about its impact on refugees who depend on this money for survival.

January 18, 2018

The mission showed in its report the route of the UAE aircraft which Qatar claimed to have violated its airspace, the statement said (AFP/File)
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Bahrain refutes Qatar's allegations that UAE military aircraft violated its airspace
Palestinian youths evacuate a wounded comrade during clashes with Israeli forces in Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank, on Jan. 18, 2018. (AFP - JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)
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Palestinian youths evacuate a wounded comrade during clashes with Israeli forces in Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank, on Jan. 18, 2018. (AFP - JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)
A Palestinian boy cycles past a United Nations' run health center in the Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank, on Jan. 17, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
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The country will allocate the aid in three years, according to a statement issued by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
Israeli border guards clash with Palestinians protestors on Jan. 12, 2018 north of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
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The number of Palestinians languishing in Israeli custody currently stands at some 6,500, according to Palestinian figures.
The missile, with its 17-meter-long, 2m-wide body, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tons (1,360 kilograms) (Shutterstock/File)
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The missile, with its 17-meter-long, 2m-wide body, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tons (1,360 kilograms).
During his first trip to Saudi Arabia last year, President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis, with options to sell up to $350 billion over a decade (AFP/File)
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The deals come as the U.S. is under pressure to suspend its arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which has been leading an international coalition against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Palestinians run for covers from smoke-grenades during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on Jan. 13, 2018, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
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The Palestinian Health Ministry announced the martyrdom of Ahmed Nasr Jarrar, 22, who was shot by Israeli forces after they entered his family home in Jenin.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (AFP/File)
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal based on its "mechanisms," stressing that it must be preserved.
“We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.” (AFP/File)
05:57 GMT
“By the end of the year? We’re talking about different scenarios - I mean obviously that would be on a temporary basis. We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.”

January 17, 2018

This file photo taken on February 10, 2006 shows South Korean and North Korean athletes marching together during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Turin (ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP)
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They also agreed to create a single women's hockey team to compete in the games.
Sixteen-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (2-R), a well-known campaigner against Israel's occupation, standing for a hearing in the Israeli military court at Ofer military prison in the West Bank village of Betunia on Jan. 15, 2018 (THOMAS COEX / AFP)
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Israeli forces first detained al-Tamimi on Dec. 19 during an overnight raid carried out in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh for allegedly attacking Israeli soldiers.
A Palestinian man holds a lock placed symbolically in protest around the main gate of the UNRWA office in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Jan. 17, 2018, after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions (HAZEM BADER / AFP)
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The U.S. State Department reportedly notified UNRWA Tuesday that it is withholding $65 million of a planned $125 million funding installment to the body.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba/SPA)
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As a geopolitical game plays out in the Middle East, Palestinian people face more suffering and deprivation
Palestinians run for covers from smoke-grenades during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners on Jan. 13, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
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Israeli raids into Palestinian towns and villages are a near-daily occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing (AFP/File)
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No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.
ICRC Lebanon chief Christophe Martin said that the delegation’s talks with Hariri revolved around the displaced Syrian population (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
“Dialogue will take place with Lebanese authorities regarding the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and fulfilling the necessary [criteria] to allow for their return to Syria."
Arab Israeli men stand next to graffiti reading in Hebrew "Arabs Out" on the wall of a mosque in the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Faham on April 18, 2014 (JACK GUEZ / AFP)
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Better known as "price tag" attacks, extremist Israeli settlers use violent acts of retribution on Palestinians and their property to demonstrate their opposition to Israeli restrictions on settlements and their outposts in the occupied West Bank.
“My solid assessment that the U.S. will likely move the embassy much sooner than everybody think, within a year from now" (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday the United States will relocate its embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem in a year, according to Israeli media.
A Palestinian youth carries food donations outside the United Nations food distribution center in Gaza City on Jan. 15, 2018 (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
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The U.S. State Department claimed that the decision was not taken to pressure Palestinian leaders and served as a call on other countries to step forward and do more to help the Palestinian refugees.
Volunteers from the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) carry a girl on a stretcher after digging her out of the rubble following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Jan. 9, 2018 (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
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"Since the end of last year, airstrikes have destroyed numerous civilian buildings, killing hundreds of people in both places and, in the case of Idlib, displacing some 100,000 people."

January 16, 2018

“Children in Yemen are suffering the devastating consequences of a war that is not of their making" (AFP/File)
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A UNICEF report entitled "Born into War” offers a detailed look on how Yemeni children have been scarred by years of violence.
The rate of Saudi women’s unemployment is the highest in the world (AFP/File)
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The rate of Saudi women’s unemployment is the highest in the world.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
15:33 GMT
As Assad cements his power in Syria, his Alawite base is slowly being hollowed out beneath him
Israeli forces detain a Palestinian youth during clashes following a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, on Jan. 13, 2018, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
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Israeli forces detained 21 Palestinians during pre-dawn raids on Tuesday across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
“They even threatened the reconstruction director with detention if any additional work was carried out” (Shutterstock/File)
14:38 GMT
“They even threatened the reconstruction director with detention if any additional work was carried out.”
A Rohingya Muslim refugee applies lipstick as she waits for customers at a stall in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on Jan. 12, 2018 (Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
14:07 GMT
Many displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh, however, remain concerned about returning to Myanmar.
There are nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world, located at 107 sites in 14 countries (AFP/File)
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Russia has 7,000 nuclear warheads, while the U.S. has 6,800.
8.4 million people — out of Yemen’s population of 29 million — are now at risk of famine (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT
This is an increase of 1.5 million people over the past six months.
Displaced people from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp queuing to receive aid from UNRWA in Yalda, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus in 2015. (AFP/File)
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UNRWA announced Tuesday that it will have to cut back on using daily paid contractors as a result of not receiving anticipated income in January 2018, and leaving the agency in “an imminent cash crisis.”
Palestinian protestors clash with Israeli security forces following a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, on Jan. 13, 2018, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
11:44 GMT
Israel uses administrative detention almost exclusively against Palestinians.
The complaint will be filed at the U.N. aviation agency on Tuesday (Shutterstock/File)
11:08 GMT
The UAE said Qatari fighter jets intercepted two civilian aircraft as they were en route to Bahrain.
Lebanese security forces check a damaged vehicle following a car bomb blast in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon on Jan. 14, 2018 (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
09:57 GMT
Sunday’s incident broke the calm in the southern city of Sidon, and the questions of who targeted Hamdan, and why, remain.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Jan. 14, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
06:14 GMT
The central council also voted to cease security cooperation with Israel.

January 15, 2018

“My dealers in Syria are still ‘alive’ with their businesses still also alive … Just let authorities from both countries open the borders and we will immediately resume our trade" (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
"Just let authorities from both countries open the borders and we will immediately resume our trade."
“The state of Qatar announces that the claims of Qatari fighter planes intercepting a UAE civil aircraft [are] completely false" (AFP/File)
15:27 GMT
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) alleges that Qatar has intercepted two Emirati passenger aircraft en route to Bahrain.
Sisi’s remarks came during the inauguration of development projects in Menoufia governorate, referring to the recent diplomatic crisis between Egypt and Sudan (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday that Egypt does not fight its brothers, does not intervene in the affairs of other countries, and relies on a fixed policy aimed at building and reconstructing.
The Netanyahu family has been mired in corruption charges for years. (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
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Corruption and issues with ethical behavior seem to run in the Netanyahu family
In a photo taken on Jan. 10, 2018 members of the South Korean air force Black Eagle aerobatic team perform above the ski jump venue of the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics (YONHAP / AFP)
14:27 GMT
North Korean performers last staged a show in the South in 2002.
“Too many times, men take credit where the women are doing, or have done, all the work" (AFP/File)
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“Too many times, men take credit where the women are doing, or have done, all the work."
Air traffic has been suspended while the airport has been evacuated (AFP/File)
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Air traffic has been suspended while the airport has been evacuated.
Rohingya Muslim refugees wait for food aid at Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on Jan. 12, 2018 (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
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Myanmar vowed to repatriate the Muslim refugees who have taken refuge in Bangladesh since the military launched a crackdown against the Muslim community in October 2016.
There was no comment from Qatar on the UAE claim (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT
There was no comment from Qatar on the UAE claim.
The militant group has been wreaking havoc in the Horn of Africa region (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT
Hundreds of children have escaped from their homes in fear of being forced to join the militant group.
Iraqi security forces cordon off the area where a double suicide bombing killed more than 20 people in central Baghdad on Jan. 15, 2018, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days (SABAH ARAR / AFP)
09:07 GMT
More than 100 people were also injured in the attack.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (C) speaks during a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Jan. 14, 2018 (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
06:05 GMT
"Trump threatens to cut funding to the authority because negotiations have failed. When the hell did negotiations start?!"

January 14, 2018

More than 600 patients are on the medical evacuation list because there is no treatment available for them in the besieged area (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The Syrian government recently allowed only 29 of 600 critically ill patients in Eastern Ghouta to be evacuated in a prisoner exchange. It’s the latest example of the regime using a humanitarian situation as a bargaining chip, writes SAMSpresident Dr. Ahmad Tarakj.
The U.S. can harness its own fear to negotiate a diplomatic end to the Korean conflict. (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
14:50 GMT
Is the U.S. sufficiently afraid enough now to take off the military option from the table?
This file photo taken on Feb. 10, 2006 shows South Korean and North Korean athletes marching together during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Turin (Eric Feferberg / AFP)
14:35 GMT
Only last Tuesday, the North agreed during the first inter-Korean talks in over two years to send a delegation of athletes, officials and performers to PyeongChang 2018.
Bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, faces allegations of extortion, bribery and money laundering (AFP/File)
14:14 GMT
Bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, faces allegations of extortion, bribery and money laundering.
"There is no hope of finding survivors," Mahmoud Rastad, the chief of Iran's maritime agency, said (AFP)
13:28 GMT
"There is no hope of finding survivors," Mahmoud Rastad, the chief of Iran's maritime agency, said.
A volunteer from the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) carries a wounded girl after digging her out of the rubble following an air strike on Hamouria on January 9, 2018 (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
11:54 GMT
In total, 79 children and 54 women were among the victims in the past two months, the NGO said.
Smoke rises as Yemenis inspect the damage at the site of air strikes in the northwestern Huthi-held city of Saada, on Jan. 6, 2018 (STRINGER / AFP)
11:22 GMT
There was no comment from the Houthi militia on the claim.
“He opened the door of his car outside his home and the bomb went off,” a source from Sidon said (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT
“He opened the door of his car outside his home and the bomb went off,” a source from Sidon said.
The tunnels are used to smuggle commercial goods and weapons into the Gaza strip (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT
The tunnel destroyed early Saturday morning is believed to have been a Hamas tunnel.
Syria and Russia escalated their airstrikes and shelling on the area last month, worsening the already dire humanitarian conditions (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT
“It’s like being back in the 18th or 19th century.”
The Committee called on the international community to hold an international conference under the auspices of the U.N. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee called for a U.N.-sponsored international conference to solve the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine, local media reported late Saturday.
Comrades of Sgt La David Johnson cry at his burial service on 21 October in Hollywood, Florida. Johnson and three other US soldiers were killed in Niger on 4 October. (Gaston de Cardenas/AFP)
06:00 GMT
An Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for an attack three months ago in Niger that killed four American soldiers on patrol with Nigerien troops.

January 13, 2018

A Palestinian fisherman stands on his boat in Gaza City's seaport during heavy fog on February 26, 2017. (AFP/FILE)
13:53 GMT
Palestinian fisherman succumbed to his wounds on Saturday after being shot off Gaza shore a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry.
(AFP)
08:16 GMT
Two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed by Israeli forces, while three others were injured during clashes on Friday in the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank.
Civilian casualties rising in Syria’s de-escalation zones like Eastern Ghouta, as Assad forces continue air and land attacks. (AFP/File Photo)
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Civilian casualties rising in Syria’s de-escalation zones like Eastern Ghouta, as Assad forces continue air and land attacks.