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Chair of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee Hilary Benn (AFP/File Photo)
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Britain should consider postponing its official departure from the European Union because many key negotiating issues still remain unresolved a year before the UK will leave the bloc, a key committee of British lawmakers has suggested.
Chair of the Exiting the European Union Select Committee Hilary Benn (AFP/File Photo)
18:00 GMT
Britain should consider postponing its official departure from the European Union because many key negotiating issues still remain unresolved a year before the UK will leave the bloc, a key committee of British lawmakers has suggested.
 Israeli forces (AFP/File Photo)
15:34 GMT
Israeli forces detained at least 19 Palestinians during overnight raids between Saturday and Sunday from across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (AFP/File Photo)
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UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the UAE and Egypt face challenges against Iran, Israel and Turkey for their aggression on Arab territories.
Positive Elitism is not very positive (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
15:07 GMT
The New York Times published yet another elitist opinion piece...
Czech President Milos Zeman (AFP/File Photo)
13:25 GMT
The Czech Republic is under pressure from Israel to follow in U.S. steps and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, Israel’s Channel 10 has reported.
The US Embassy building in Tel Aviv (AFP/File Photo)
13:15 GMT
The Palestinian government has denounced Israeli calls for world countries to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Al-Aqsa Mosque,Temple Mount,Jerusalem Israel (AFP/File Photo)
13:13 GMT
Dozens of Israeli settlers on Sunday forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to an Islamic authority responsible for the site.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang (AFP/File Photo)
13:12 GMT
Beijing has called on Washington to “correct its mistake” following a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to approve high-level contacts between officials from U.S. and Taiwan, which China claims sovereignty over.
An elderly woman walks out of a voting booth at a polling station during Russia's presidential election (AFP/File Photo)
11:35 GMT
Russians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president.
In this file photo taken on March 7, 2018 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives for talks at 10 Downing Street, in central London. (AFP/TOLGA AKMEN/File)
11:24 GMT
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in the US this week for high-level meetings with President Donald Trump. But before he visits the White House, the Saudi heir will introduce himself to the American public.
North Korean flag
08:57 GMT
A North Korean diplomat will hold unofficial talks with South Korea and the United States this week in Finland, ahead of Pyongyang's upcoming summits with both countries.
Donald Trump (AFP/File Photo)
08:54 GMT
Britain, France and Germany have grown increasingly skeptical that U.S. President Donald Trump is serious about “fixing” his concerns with the Iran nuclear accord through diplomacy, short of simply scrapping it.
Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island (AFP/File Photo)
08:52 GMT
At least 16 people, including six children, perished on Saturday after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, the deadliest disaster in the area since a controversial deal between the EU and Turkey to try to stem the flow of migrants two years ago.
Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano (AFP/File Photo)
08:51 GMT
The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano on Saturday announced the doubling of his country’s support to UNRWA, as part of the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting in support of the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, held at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome.
Yemeni soldiers (AFP/File Photo)
08:38 GMT
At least six Yemeni soldiers were killed in clashes with Houthi rebels in the country’s central Al-Bayda province on Saturday, a security source said.
Demonstrate against the rise in racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism and in support of refugee and migrant rights (AFP/File Photo)
08:25 GMT
Tens of thousands took to the streets for protests on Saturday to demonstrate against the rise of racism, Islamophobia and Donald Trump’s presidency.
African migrants in Yemen (AFP/File Photo)
08:21 GMT
The Interior Ministry of Yemen ordered the freeing of at least 800 undocumented African migrants held in southern Aden on Saturday, according to a Yemeni official.
An Afghan investigator (C) inspect the remains of a body at the site where a suicide attacker blew himself up in a Shiite area of Kabul on Mar. 9, 2018. A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up in Kabul's Shiite area on Mar. 9, killing at least seven people, officials said, as militants dial up pressure on the war-weary Afghan capital.
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A suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least four people, an official confirmed.

March 17, 2018

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing street for the weekly Prime Minister Question (PMQ) session in the House of Commons in London on Mar.14, 2018. 
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Russia will expel 23 British diplomats as tensions escalate during the spy poisoning stand-off.
A general view shows smoke billowing in Hazeh, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on Mar. 15, 2018 during reported shelling by Syrian government forces. Seven years of conflict in Syria have left more than 350,000 people dead, according to an updated overall death toll released today by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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The Kremlin on Wednesday denied involvement in air strikes on Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave that monitors say have killed at least 250 civilians since the start of the week.
Israeli security forces and forensics inspect the destroyed vehicle that was used by a Palestinian assailant in a car ramming attack targeting a group of Israeli soldiers near Mevo Dotan in the north of the occupied West Bank on Mar.16, 2018. 
(Jack GUEZ / AFP)
10:29 GMT
Two Israelis soldiers were killed and two others injured when a Palestinian rammed a car into a group of troops in the occupied West Bank Friday, the Israeli army said.
Lebanese Prime Minister and Leader of the Future Movement Party Saad Hariri attends the Ministerial meeting "Lebanon, building trust: a viable security for the country and the region" on the support of the Lebanese security forces, at Foreign ministry headquarters, Farnesina palace, in Rome on Mar. 15, 2018. 
(Andreas SOLARO / AFP)
09:58 GMT
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres urged all Lebanese parties to stop meddling in the Syrian conflict, in a report naming the Lebanon-based, Iran-backed Hezbollah.
Syrian children sit while awaiting to be evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta enclave through the regime-controlled corridor opened by government forces in Hawsh al-Ashaari, east of the Eastern Ghouta enclave town of Hamouria on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on Mar.15, 2018. Thousands escaped Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta into government-held territory AFP correspondents on both sides said, the largest numbers since the regime assault on the enclave began. (LOUAI BESHARA / AFP)
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At least 40 civilians were killed Friday and hundreds more injured when Syrian regime and Russian warplanes struck a crowded market in Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-held Damascus suburb.

March 16, 2018

An RQ-11 Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System is seen during the joint Israeli-US military "Juniper Cobra" exercise at the Tze'elim Urban Warfare Training Centre (UWTC) base in southern Israel on Mar. 12, 2018. Exercise Juniper Cobra is a five-day combined military exercise between Israel and the United States. 
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Several U.S. troops on a military helicopter that crashed in Iraq Thursday are believed to have been killed.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico looks on during a press conference in Bratislava on Mar. 14, 2018. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico announced Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018, his resignation, demanded by the opposition, following the assassination in February of the investigative journalist Jan Kuciak.
10:54 GMT
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Rico resigned Thursday after widespread outrage in reaction to the murder of a journalist who reported on potential links between organized crime and government officials.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press during a visit at the primary school of Rilly-sur-Vienne, in Rilly-sur-Vienne, central France, as part of a trip to Indre-et-Loire on the theme of Education and professional training, on Mar.15, 2018. 
10:08 GMT
France has the necessary resources to carry a military intervention in Syria independently or with its U.S. allies, the country's top military official said Friday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (3R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (4L) as she is shown the police tent covering the bench in Salisbury, southern England, on Mar. 15, 2018, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were discovered on March 4, following an apparent nerve agent attack. Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy, and suspended high-level contacts, including for the World Cup, as the U.S. joined it in blasting Moscow at the UN on Mar. 14. British Prime Minister Theresa May told Britain's parliament that Russia had failed to respond to her demand for an explanation on how a Soviet-designed chemical, Novichok, was used in the English city of Salisbury on Mar. 4.
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The U.S. called on the U.N. Wednesday to hold Russia accountable for the chemical poisonings of two individuals, including a former Russian spy, on British soil.
General view of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the presentation of report by the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, on Mar.13, 2018 in Geneva. Syria enters its eighth year of war on Mar.15, 2018 free of the jihadist "caliphate" but torn apart by an international power struggle as the regime presses its blistering reconquest.
(Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
09:06 GMT
The Syrian regime and its associated militias have perpetrated sexual violence including rape against people from the opposition that constitute war crimes, U.N. investigators said on Thursday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that collaboration amid Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran could fix the regional problems . (AFP/ File Photo)
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The Turkish foreign minister Thursday stressed that cooperation between Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran would contribute to stability and peace in the region.
A Palestinian girl stands outside an Israeli jail. (AFP/File Photo)
02:00 GMT
Israeli forces detained over 1,000 Palestinians, including 274 children, during the months of January and February, according to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer.

March 15, 2018

US police arrest Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, after allegations of being linked to the accident. (AFP/ File Photo)
22:00 GMT
A total of nine people including survivors took the stand on the first day of the trial to determine whether Salman knew of or helped her husband plan the June 11, 2016, shooting in Orlando, Fla., which left 49 people dead.
Israeli forces take position during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Betunia near Ramallah on December 7, 2017. (AFP/ File Photo)
18:00 GMT
the Israeli regime demolished some 1,706 homes between 2000 and 2017, displacing 9,422 Palestinians, including 5,443 children.
Far-right demonstration in London, UK ,01 Apr 2017 Britain First supporter. EDL and Britain First both hold demonstrations in London, opposed by anti-fascist groups including Unite Against Fascism .
16:58 GMT
The “alt-right” is getting smarter, and Britain needs to find far cleverer ways to fight it than with the blunt use of counter-terrorism laws.
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, speaks at the Security Council urging for rapid actions against Moscow after spy attack incident in UK. (AFP/ File Photo)
14:41 GMT
US Ambassador to the United Nations has accused Russia of carrying out the recent nerve agent attack against a former spy in the UK, calling for action against Moscow to ensure it never uses “chemical weapons” again.
US President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House. (AFP/ File Photo)
14:35 GMT
America’s alliance with the European Union and the NATO military alliance will be threatened if the Trump administration revokes the Iran deal, said E. Michael Jones, the current editor of Culture Wars, an online news magazine.
A man holds up a young boy as a boat carrying migrants and refugees arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 21, 2015 (AFP/ File Photo)
14:32 GMT
The migrants, including one child and 24 women, were discovered at sea on Wednesday roughly 25 kilometers north of Abu-Kammash, the navy said in a statement.
Senegal military helicopter. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:25 GMT
A Senegalese military helicopter has crashed in the central part of the country, killing eight people and injuring several others.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife estimated to be questioned in the court over corruption allegations. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:20 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family will likely be questioned over corruption allegations sometime later this month, Israeli media reported Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese leader Xi have expressed their full support and cooperation in the upcoming summit with North Korea. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:16 GMT
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's top envoy to the North Chung Eui-yong returned to Seoul Thursday after visiting China and Russia to rally regional support on North Korea developments.
Military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England, on March 14, 2018. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:12 GMT
The UK government is planning to open a multimillion-pound facility to conduct research on chemical weapons, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson will announce on Thursday, citing threats from Russia and North Korea.
Reza Olangian, who attempted to by surface-to-air missiles on behalf of Tehran, has been jailed for 25 years. (AFP/ File Photo)
12:01 GMT
Reza Olangian, 57, was accused of attempting to purchase surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components on behalf of the Islamic Republic.
Eastern Ghouta is witnessing another terrifying assault by Assad Regimes. (AFP/ File Photo)
12:00 GMT
Activists said Hamuriyyeh was hit with air raids and chlorine gas attacks with families having no option but to seek shelter underground.
Rohingya Muslims escaped violence attacks in Myanmar. (AFP/ File Photo)
11:13 GMT
Senior officials in Myanmar announced on Wednesday that they have begun talks with UN agencies to see how they could assist with the repatriation of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape violence against them.
King Abdullah of Jordan has met the Greek Parliament Nikos Voutsis in order to rebuild relastions amid both countries. (AFP/ File Photo)
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The meeting focused on ways to expand bilateral cooperation, especially in the legislative and economic fields, according to a Royal Court statement.
Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian stone thrower near Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:43 GMT
Seven Palestinians were arrested in the city of Nablus while another four were arrested in Ramallah and Hebron
The United Nations flag floats at Genevaâ's offices. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:42 GMT
Warning of an imminent humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, the United Nations and the Palestinian Authority launched a $539 million humanitarian appeal to the international community on Wednesday.
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09:40 GMT
The violence erupted in the major Brazilian city of Sao Paulo on Wednesday after teachers started chanting anti-government slogans in front of the city hall.
U.S. Navy P3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft taking off from the Comalapa air base, 40 km south of San Salvador, on May 13, 2009. (AFP/ File Photo)
09:12 GMT
The F/A-18F Super Hornet jet crashed during a training flight while on final approach to Boca Chica Field on Naval Air Station forcing the two aircrew to eject before the jet crashed into the ocean.
Facebook said that it has banned the accounts of far-right fringe group Britain First and its leaders as their posts were designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
08:59 GMT
“Content posted on the Britain First Facebook page and the pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our community standards”
Iraqi forces have killed 11 ISIS members in the northern Kirkuk province. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:30 GMT
The militants were intercepted at a point close to the Riyad town of Kirkuk as a result of some intelligence obtained, Police Capt. Muntazar Al-Saadi told Anadolu Agency.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said that the country has evicted 23 Russian diplomats after former spy Accident. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:24 GMT
May said Russia was “culpable” for the incident that took place in Salisbury, England on March 4, announcing a series of sanctions against the Russian state.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (AFP/ File Photo)
08:10 GMT
Russia will face consequences for its "violation" — the nerve gas-attack on the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter — a flagrant breach of international law that should serve as a warning to the international community.
The British embassy in Tehran. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:09 GMT
Rob Macaire was appointed the UK ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran in succession to Nicholas Hopton.
Pakistani security officials inspect the site of an explosion in Lahore on July 24, 2017. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:07 GMT
At least nine people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast that ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (AFP/File Photo)
06:00 GMT
The defense lawyer for one of the murder suspects in the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother at an airport in Malaysia says police failed to release all footage of the incident and tampered with evidence.
A giant US flag screened alongside Israel's national flag (AFP/File Photo)
02:00 GMT
Two months after a Pew poll indicated a deep partisan split over Israel leading to much hand-wringing in Israel, Gallup released its own poll showing that American public support for Israel has never been higher.

March 14, 2018

The Iranian regime does not enjoy the full support of the Iranian people. (AFP/File Photo)
22:00 GMT
A top Trump administration intelligence official warned of the “real potential” of war between Israel and Hezbollah that could bring in Iran and embroil the region in conflict.
People in South Sudan (AFP/File Photo)
18:00 GMT
Over 5 million people in Sudan need humanitarian assistance and nearly 2.5 million children there get sick every year due to acute malnutrition, a U.N. agency said Tuesday.
The U.N. risks becoming obsolete (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
15:35 GMT
Can the U.N. save itself and become a relevant peacemaker in The Middle East?
Lebanese Police in Beirut (AFP/File Photo)
14:51 GMT
Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday that the first draft of a general amnesty decree was already completed, and a final version would be issued “very soon,” according to a statement from the minister’s press office.
On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (AFP/File Photo)
14:51 GMT
The Arab Parliament on Wednesday called for the recognition of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Members of the UN Security Council  (AFP/File Photo)
14:43 GMT
The U.K. has called for an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the investigation of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, said a statement from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Wednesday.
US Senator John McCain (AFP/File Photo)
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U.S. Senator John McCain has condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), saying she was involved in “one of the darkest chapters in American history.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (AFP/File Photo)
12:54 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly considering holding a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite earlier reservations about dialog with Pyongyang.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (AFP/File Photo)
12:50 GMT
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is moving to withdraw his country from the International Criminal Court, his office announced Wednesday.
French Navy (AFP/File Photo)
12:47 GMT
Official Spokesperson of Armed Forces Tamer al-Refai stated on Tuesday that Egyptian-French naval forces carried out a joint exercise in the Red Sea as part of the continuation of the military cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces.
Demonstrators wearing masks depicting Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman protest outside of the Houses of Parliament in London on March 7, 2018, against the visit to the U.K. by the Crown Prince. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)
12:47 GMT
The recent London visit of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has once again shone a spotlight over the matter of bilateral arms sales.Despite several ministers writing articles trying to persuade the public not to protest the visit, protesters lined up to make their anger felt towards British support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.
Trump sacked Rex Tillerson on Tuesday and replaced him by CIA chief Mike Pompeo (AFP/File Photo)
12:44 GMT
Russia says relations with the United States could not get any worse, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s dismissal of his secretary of state, who in a previous, personal capacity had good ties with Moscow.
Fatemiyoun Division, Afghan Shia militia (AFP/File Photo)
12:36 GMT
Five members of an Iran-backed militia were killed in war-torn Syria on Wednesday, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency.
Upcoming Turkey-European Union (EU) summit in Bulgaria (AFP/File Photo)
12:32 GMT
The upcoming Turkey-European Union (EU) summit in Bulgaria is a “very important step” in resolving issues between the EU and Turkey, according to a senior EU official on Wednesday.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (AFP/File Photo)
12:29 GMT
The failed assassination attempt against the Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday had one target — internal Palestinian reconciliation.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (AFP/File Photo)
12:25 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Tuesday received Prime Minister Hani Mulki who conveyed His Majesty King Abdullah’s greetings to Sisi.
Deposed former president Mohamed Morsi in court (AFP/File Photo)
09:49 GMT
Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi “is not an ordinary prisoner” and “if something happens to him in custody, there are likely to be wider consequences than simply just the fate of one prisoner,” Crispin Blunt, former chair of British parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Conservative MP, said.
 Lebanese actor Ziad Itani speaks to the press as he arrives to his house in Beirut following his release on March 13, 2018 (AFP/File Photo)
09:05 GMT
A military investigative judge Tuesday released actor Ziad Itani from custody without bail and issued arrest warrants for Maj. Suzan Hajj Hobeiche and suspected hacker Elie Ghabash, who are accused of framing the actor as a spy for Israel.
South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (AFP/File Photo)
08:16 GMT
Kang had initially planned to travel to Washington on Friday for a meeting with Tillerson to discuss the recent breakthrough with North Korea which will hold summits with the South and the United States in the coming months.
US Representative from California Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee (AFP/File Photo)
08:12 GMT
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee split with their Republican colleagues Tuesday, maintaining there is evidence to support claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Federica Maria Mogherini Italian politician who has served as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (AFP/File Photo)
08:08 GMT
The EU's foreign policy chief on Tuesday called on the Bashar al-Assad regime to stop attacks on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta enclave completely.
The Grand Renaissance Dam hydroelectric project in Ethiopia. (AFP/ File Photo)
06:00 GMT
Sudan said on Tuesday that it would host a meeting between foreign and water ministers and heads of intelligence services form Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on April 4-5 regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
King Abdullah and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met and discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue. (AFP/ File Photo)
02:00 GMT
The discussions, held at Al Husseiniya Palace, highlighted the importance of sustaining coordination and consultation over developments related to the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem, according to a Royal Court statement.

March 13, 2018

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar said that participation in the upcoming election is a “legitimate demand”. (AFP/ File Photo)
22:00 GMT
Mokhtar said that the Egyptians are drivers of both Islamic and Ancient civilizations, so they must present a positive and civilized model to the world during the presidential election.
UAE plans to start new project to remake the Nuri Mosque and the Al-Hadba Minaret, which translated meant the “hunchback” because it leaned to one side. (AFP/ File Photo)
18:00 GMT
The United Arab Emirates is now putting forth a plan to reconstruct the Nuri Mosque and the Al-Hadba Minaret, which translated meant the “hunchback” because it leaned to one side.
British Prime Minister May said it was "highly likely" that Moscow was involved in the attempted murder of a former Russian agent. (AFP/ File Photo)
15:24 GMT
British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "highly likely" that Moscow was involved in the attempted murder of a former Russian agent and his daughter and demanded an explanation by Tuesday midnight.
The South Korean government is preparing to launch working-level talks with North Korea as early as next week. (AFP/ File Photo)
15:22 GMT
Seoul will begin consulting the North on the logistics of the meeting, as well as major topics of discussion, once internal preparations are complete.
The Rohingya may be forced back into concentration camps (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
15:18 GMT
Rohingyan villages are being razed en masse and replaced with military outposts and concentration camps
US President Trump hires Mike Pompeo instead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (AFP/ File Photo)
14:57 GMT
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!
Anti-Donald Trump demonstrators chant during a rall on March 12, 2018 in San Diego, California. (AFP/ File Photo)
14:02 GMT
Trump will arrive in San Diego at 11:30 am (1930 GMT) on Tuesday. He will then head to nearby Otay Mesa to view eight prototypes for a controversial wall he has pledged to build on the border with Mexico in order to prevent illegal immigration.
The Red Sea islands of Tiran (foreground) and Sanafir (background) in the Strait of Tiran between Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:38 GMT
Khaled Ali, a prominent Egyptian rights lawyer, filed the lawsuit with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) in an effort to block the transfer of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
US officials will pick up discussions with their EU counterparts about the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. (AFP/ File Photo)
12:49 GMT
US officials will pick up discussions with their British, French and German counterparts on Thursday over the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, weeks ahead of a deadline set by US President Donald Trump threatening to pull out of the accord.
Last year, the UN verified 910 deaths among children compared with 652 in 2016. (AFP/ File Photo)
12:45 GMT
Nearly 1,000 children were killed and at least 961 children were recruited and used in the conflict in Syria last year, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) said.
Over 750,000 refugees have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
12:10 GMT
Myanmar has refused to give UN investigators access to the country and blocked an independent and impartial investigation after destroying at least 319 villages, the report said.
NATO has a new priority of creating a “military Schengen” to enable the rapid deployment of military forces and hardware near Russian borders.(AFP/ File Photo)
12:06 GMT
“The essence of the ‘military Schengen’ is to move troops to Russian borders within the shortest period of time possible,” Fomin said, adding that that was the conclusion of the Russian military leadership.
A Rohingya refugee girl is seen crying in front of newly-arrived refugees who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in Ukhiya. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:42 GMT
The UN experts, who are tasked with investigating rights violations — including “genocide” — in Myanmar, said on Monday that Facebook played a role in the brutal atrocities against the Rohingya community by allowing hate speech to spread.
Russian military vehicles roll during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade on Dvortsovaya Square in Saint Petersburg on May 3, 2017. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:40 GMT
The warning came a day after US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Washington was ready to unilaterally "act" against Syria, just as it did last year when it bombed a Syrian government air base over allegations of a chemical weapons attack.
Armed Israeli forces have damaged tombstones in a Palestinian cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:37 GMT
Armed Israeli forces were deployed at the entrance of the cemetery, while what he claimed were officers dressed as civilians, raided the cemetery and destroyed several tombstones using a variety of hand tools.
Jordan's king, Abdullah, and the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan ( AFP/ File Photo)
10:18 GMT
The Cabinet on Monday decided to suspend the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey, citing its adverse impact on the local industrial sector and the Turkish side’s failure to meet its commitments under the partnership agreement that went into effect in 2011.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Hamdallah speaks during a press conference following the first cabinet meeting of the new Palestinian unity government in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:16 GMT
"We condemn the crime of targeting the convoy of Dr. Rami Hamdallah," said a Hamas statement posted on Twitter.
The head the International Organization for Migration (IOM) met with Sudan’s Foreign Minister and discussed migrants issues. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:53 GMT
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing and Ibrahim Gandur spoke about migration issues as Sudan is a transit country for many illegal migrants mostly from countries in the "Horn of Africa".
UK MP Mohammad Yasin had received a suspicious package on Monday. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:28 GMT
Emergency services were called to the Norman Shaw Building, which hosts some parliamentary offices, “at 12.58 p.m. to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw Buildings, Victoria Embankment, Westminster.”
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ahead of talks at the Élysée Palace in Paris. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:26 GMT
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call late Monday from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during which they discussed a host of Middle East issues.