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A number of Arab countries have recently shut down their local al-Jazeera offices amid an ongoing spat with Qatar. (shutterstock)
July 27, 2017 - 10:10 GMT
On Wednesday Netanyahu announced that he had asked law enforcement authorities to shut down the station's Israel offices.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a judicial source told AFP that all 60 of those charged were Shia Muslims. (AFP)
July 27, 2017 - 08:42 GMT
The 60 face a mass trial, scheduled to open on August 22, for charges including "forming a terrorist group, training in the use of weapons and explosives with the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks and the deliberate killing of policemen."
The US President went on Twitter to tell the world that the US Military would be discriminating against people based on gender identity. (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 14:55 GMT
The US President went on Twitter to tell the world that the US Military would be discriminating against people based on gender identity.
Afghan security forces gather at the site of a Taliban attack in Kandahar. (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 13:48 GMT
The Afghan defense ministry said Wednesday that at least 26 soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a blistering Taliban attack on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar.
Member of a military unit linked to Khalifa Haftar (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 11:15 GMT
Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, Human Rights Watch said this week, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 10:42 GMT
The United States announced that it is providing more than $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Lebanon to address the urgent needs of refugees from Syria and those of Lebanese host communities.
Ismail Haniyeh (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 10:11 GMT
The Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday decided to keep Hamas on the EU blacklist of terrorist organizations.
Hariri is currently on a state visit to Washington to rally support for economic and diplomatic support as Lebanon struggles to cope with more than a million refugees from the Syrian war. (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 09:21 GMT
In his latest embarrassing public blunder, President Donald Trump says Lebanon is 'on the front lines' fighting Shiite group Hezbolllah, despite them being a very legitimate part of the Lebanese government.
A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian movement Hamas (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 08:41 GMT
The European Court of Justice is due to decide on Wednesday whether to keep Hamas listed as a terrorist organization.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE - in addition to others - have presented Qatar with a list of demands.
July 25, 2017 - 15:38 GMT
Against mounting pressure from the United States and Europe, Egypt has taken the step of warning the EU that it "will not compromise on the Qatar issue" according to AFP.
The site is exclusively administered by the Jordanian-controlled, while Israel maintains security control around the perimeter. (AFP)
July 25, 2017 - 15:20 GMT
Israel's installation of metal detectors and cameras brought tensions to a fever pitch between Israel and the greater Muslim community.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 13 MARCH 2017 People walk in front of a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
July 25, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
President Tayyip Erdogan stoked a dispute with NATO ally Germany on Tuesday, warning of Western agents "roaming free" in Turkey.
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country's east strongman Khalifa Haftar, fire mortar shells during clashes with militants in Benghazi. (AFP)
July 25, 2017 - 14:49 GMT
The video clip, which has recently been circulating on social media and allegedly shows a senior leader of Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army [LNA], ordering the execution around 20 detainees.
A statement said the return of the staffers, led by Ambassador Einat Schlein, was facilitated by “close cooperation” between Israel and Jordan. (AFP)
July 25, 2017 - 14:37 GMT
An Israeli embassy guard who killed two Jordanians causing a diplomatic crisis with Amman, has returned home without being questioned.
ANUARY 17 2016: Hundreds gathered in Times Square to protest the Saudi government's execution of dissident sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and demand the release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
July 25, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Fourteen Saudi Arabians face "imminent" execution after a "grossly unfair mass trial" in which they were convicted of rioting, theft and rebellion, Amnesty International has warned.
Previous conferences also addressed current economic, social, and political issues, as well as the issue of the detained youth in political cases. (AFP)
July 25, 2017 - 10:19 GMT
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Monday that the two main challenges facing Egypt are terrorism and overpopulation.