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January 21, 2018

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.

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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."
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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.

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)
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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)
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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)
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“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)
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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)
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Israel uses administrative detention almost exclusively against Palestinians.
The complaint will be filed at the U.N. aviation agency on Tuesday (Shutterstock/File)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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"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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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"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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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"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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Palestinian fisherman succumbed to his wounds on Saturday after being shot off Gaza shore a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry.
(AFP)
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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.

January 12, 2018

A North Korean vessel is under South Korean sanctions implemented during the previous Park Geun-hye administration. Pictures: The North-South Korea border. (AFP/File)
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The talks are to include discussions of logistics for the North Korean delegation, accommodations and security, The Korea Times reported.
Egypt's upcoming election has been widely mocked for being a farce. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Egypt’s former military chief of staff Sami Anan, will run in Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, the former military general’s party said.
During a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Prime Minister Netanyahu told Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked that there should be an investigation into the legality of leaking such recordings. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called for a law against leaking recordings as his son faces scrutiny for comments he made about strippers and a business deal worth billions.
Earlier this week, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to approve the construction of some 2,500 new settlement units across the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
10:31 GMT
Britain on Thursday “strongly” condemned Israel’s approval of hundreds of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.
Donald Trump has canceled his trip to the U.K. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
He was scheduled to visit the British capital in February to open the new U.S. embassy there.
A Yemeni nurse weighs a child at a medical center on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on Jan. 6, 2018 (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)
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The report states that diphtheria-related deaths had been recorded in 19 out of Yemen’s 23 provinces.

January 11, 2018

“This measure, like all those already taken for the benefit of our national identity in its triple Islamic, Arab and Amazigh component, will strengthen national unity and stability" (Shutterstock/File)
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The President instructed the government to "spare no effort to generalize the teaching and use of the Amazigh language in accordance with the essence of the constitution."
Palestinian protesters wave their national flag near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis as they demonstrate against calls for the closure of UNRWA on Jan. 9, 2018 (SAID KHATIB / AFP)
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The U.S. administration’s threats to cut funding to UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees, will have disastrous consequences if implemented, NGOs and government officials have warned.
(LtoR) French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini give a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Jan. 11, 2018 (JOHN THYS/AFP)
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European powers have reaffirmed their determination to preserve Iran’s nuclear agreement against the backdrop of U.S. efforts to undermine the landmark multinational deal.
A member of the Tunisian security forces stands across protesters during clashes in the Ettadhamen on the outskirts of Tunis late on Jan. 10, 2018 (FETHI BELAID / AFP)
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Protests in Tunisia have expanded to major cities such as Beja, Nabeul, Qebily, Bizerte and Sidi Bouzid.
Roughly 500,000 Israelis currently live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built since Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967 (AFP/File)
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The Israeli authorities on Thursday approved the construction of hundreds of new housing units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli media reports.
Details of the ambitious plan, which would reportedly involve several states of the region, however, remain ambiguous (AFP/File)
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Details of the plan remain ambiguous.
A total of 71 people were sentenced to 10 years in prison (Shutterstock/File)
08:20 GMT
In November 2016, hundreds of Egyptians took to the streets in different parts of the country to protest rampant poverty and rising costs of living.
A Rohingya refugee reacts while holding his dead son after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct. 9, 2017 (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP)
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Ten Rohingya in the group were captured and executed, according to an internal investigation that was launched after a mass grave was located last month.
A Syrian girl appears from the rubble holding her shoe following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, on Jan. 9, 2018 (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
06:03 GMT
161 civilians also lost their lives over the last two weeks.

January 10, 2018

Iran is second to China in the number of prisoners executed in recent years -- killing 500 people in 2017 alone, mostly for drug offenses, and 10,000 people since 1998 (AFP/File)
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The change in law is set to apply retroactively, meaning that up to 5,000 prisoners could evade execution after Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani asked officials to halt executions of those affected by the new amendments.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
15:00 GMT
Jordan is the Custodian of Jerusalem’s Muslim and Christian holy sites, a legacy of the Hashemite rulers that dates back to 1924 is now under threat as the U.S. declared the whole of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in late 2017.
Pakistan (Al Bawaba)
14:46 GMT
China promises to remake Pakistan entirely, while Trump tweets angry threats. For Pakistan, the choice is easy.
Local journalists stand outside the courthouse as Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone appear in court in Yangon on Jan. 10, 2018 (YE AUNG THU / AFP)
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The two local journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested last December during a meeting with two police officials over dinner for “possessing important and secret government documents related to Rakhine State and security forces.”
Verdicts by the court are final and cannot be appealed (Shutterstock/File)
13:58 GMT
The Military Court of Cassation confirmed the verdict handed down against a soldier who had shot dead his friend and hid his body in January 2016, according to the local Al Ayam daily.
Palestinian security sources said more than 20 Israeli military jeeps raided the Surra village following the attack in search of the shooters (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT
An Israeli settler, 35, was killed late Tuesday after he succumbed to wounds sustained in a shooting attack near the Surra village, south of Nablus City in the northern occupied West Bank.
CEO of Ocean Infinity Limited Oliver Plunkett (R) speaks during a press conference after a signing ceremony to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the Malaysian federal administrative center in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 10, 2018 (MOHD RASFAN / AFP)
13:27 GMT
The hunt for the China-bound Boeing 777 jet will restart in the middle of this month, officials said.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in answers reporters' question during his New Year news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul on Jan. 10, 2018 (KIM HONG-JI / POOL / AFP)
12:36 GMT
The South Korean leader noted the ongoing progress of improving inter-Korean ties, stressing that a war on the Korean peninsula cannot be repeated.
Muslims in Western Thrace will be able to choose between civil courts or Sharia courts to settle family issues and inheritance matters (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT
With the new legislation, Muslims in Western Thrace will be able to choose between civil courts or Sharia courts to settle family issues and inheritance matters.
US President Donald Trump (C) listens during a meeting with bipartisan members of the Senate on immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 9, 2018 (JIM WATSON / AFP)
10:32 GMT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he wants to sign a "bill of love" that would protect young immigrants in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while also heightening security along the southern U.S. border.
Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at the main entrance of the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Dec. 22, 2017 (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
08:59 GMT
The individuals have been detained for “suspected involvement in terrorist activities.”
Thousands of villagers are still living in tents near the Kirkuk city center (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Thousands of villagers are still living in tents near the Kirkuk city center.

January 9, 2018

Tehran's landmark Milad Tower (C) is seen through a row of national flags in the center of the Iranian capital on Jan. 3, 2018 (ATTA KENARE/AFP)
19:54 GMT
About 3,700 people were arrested nationwide during the recent anti-government protests in Iran, a member of the country's parliament said.
The survey, which was conducted in 2017, included participants aged 6 to 24 years old (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
The survey, which was conducted in 2017, included participants aged 6 to 24 years old, GaStat spokesman Taysir Al-Mufrij told the newspaper.
According to U.N., there are some 27,000 Eritreans and 7,700 Sudanese in Israel (AFP/File)
17:29 GMT
The U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its policy of relocating over 33,000 Eritreans and Sudanese.
Putin, Al Bawaba
15:22 GMT
Russia plans to stay in Syria for the rest of the 21st century.
Israeli security forces stand guard in Jerusalem's Old City on Jan. 6, 2018, as protests continue in the region amid anger over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital (AFP)
14:42 GMT
Israeli forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Palestinian protesters.