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A man and woman look at the damages on the site of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, on October 14, 2017 (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP)
October 21, 2017 - 08:59 GMT
On Saturday, a massive truck bomb exploded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 358 people and injuring scores more.
Peshmerga fighters gathering at the Altun Kubri checkpoint, 40kms from Kirkuk, on October 20, 2017 (Marc-Antoine Pelaez/AFP)
October 21, 2017 - 07:14 GMT
The U.S. remains committed to "a united, stable, democratic, and federal Iraq," and committed to the Kurdistan Regional Government as an integral component of the country.
At least 50 people have been killed in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 19:09 GMT
At least 50 people have been killed in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan.
U.S.-backed SDF troops have said that newly liberated Raqqa will be decentralized from Damascus (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 19:01 GMT
U.S.-backed SDF troops have said that newly liberated Raqqa will be decentralized from Damascus, just hours after troops were pictured waving a PKK banner in the bombed out town.
Settlement expansion is a controversial issue (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 17:36 GMT
Following announcements that Israel had advanced plansfor nearly 3,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank, Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the move as a “blatant disregard for the two-state solution.”
The U.S. and Israel both threaten the prospect of reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 09:14 GMT
The U.S. and Israel both threaten the prospect of reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, Hamas Gaza chief Yahya al-Sinwar said Thursday.
Syrian authorities executed between 5,000 and 13,000 detainees in Saydnaya military prison during the first five years of the conflict, according to reports (AFP/File)
October 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of people remain in detention or have ‘disappeared’ in Syria, devastating countless families. Nevertheless, advocates say the issue has largely been avoided in peace talks and negotiations aimed at bringing an end to the Syrian conflict.
On an average around 127 divorce cases take place in a day (Shutterstock/File)
October 19, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
The number of divorce cases in Saudi Arabia has exponentially increased in recent years.
most civilians who had fled Raqqa “will likely be stuck in camps for months or years to come
October 19, 2017 - 14:49 GMT
The statement by Kurdish internal security forces in Raqqa was released as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) combed the city for explosives and remnants of the militant group two days after retaking it from ISIS.
Iraqi officials have issued an arrest warrant for Kurdish Vice President Kosrat Rasul (AFP)
October 19, 2017 - 14:10 GMT
Iraqi officials have issued an arrest warrant for Kurdish Vice President Kosrat Rasul after the politician described troops in Kirkuk as invaders.
Settlement construction is a controversial topic in the West Bank (AFP)
October 19, 2017 - 13:41 GMT
European countries are calling on Israel to provide compensation for destroying houses and schools in the West Bank.
Greenblatt’s comments were aimed at Hamas, which has governed Gaza since mid-2007 when it wrested the coastal enclave from the PA after several days of street-fighting (Shutterstock/File)
October 19, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
The U.S. envoy responsible for Israel-Palestine peace talks said Thursday that Washington welcomed the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s return to the blockaded Gaza Strip following a 10-year hiatus.
On Sunday, the Transportation Ministry announced that Baghdad and Riyadh had signed an agreement to begin reciprocal flights between the two capitals following a 27-year hiatus (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 13:16 GMT
A Saudi passenger plane touched down at Baghdad’s international airport on Wednesday for the first time in more than a quarter-century, according to Iraq’s Transportation Ministry.
The Israeli delegation left the talks following the remarks by Al-Ghanim (pictured above) and several other parliamentarians in the midst of applause (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sternly told the Israeli delegation that participated in the IPU conference to leave after hearing the latter’s comments on the Palestinian lawmakers languishing in jail.
Her chilling remarks came 24 hours after MI5 director general Andrew Parker warned Britain is facing its worst-ever terrorist threat (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 11:55 GMT
Elaine Duke, Donald Trump’s acting Secretary of Homeland Security, said jihadists were using crude knives and van attacks to keep their members engaged and their finances flowing as they plot another ‘big explosion’ similar to the September 2001 atrocities.
The man who wanted to look like a shark, courtesy Warda Network
October 19, 2017 - 08:47 GMT
Austria's new 'burqa ban' law prohibits certain types of face coverings AKA almost every good Halloween costume