Syrian refugees queue to register their names for employment at the Zaatari refugee camp, on October 4. (AFP)
November 23, 2017 - 11:57 GMT
The Jordan Compact agreement pledged to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees in the country in exchange for aid, yet its conditions limit how much they can actually contribute to Jordanian society.
Pope Francis (AFP/File)
November 23, 2017 - 11:11 GMT
The Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Francis would meet the military chief of Myanmar during his upcoming trip to the region.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be first president visiting Athens since Celal Bayar in 1952 (AFP/File)
November 23, 2017 - 10:37 GMT
The visit, the date of which has yet to be confirmed, will be made during the upcoming days.
The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Albion (R07) during the Suez Crisis (Wikimedia Commons)
November 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
A British MP has made a call for the UK to apologize to Egypt for the 1956 Suez Crisis as it looks to form a “new relationship” with Cairo.
Yemen is in the midst of a cholera outbreak (AFP)
November 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
As Yemen marks six years since the country hopefully transitioned to democracy, the country is today facing an aid blockade which could leave many without food within six weeks.
Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as president on Friday (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:14 GMT
Following the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Tuesday, the speaker of parliament on Wednesday announced that former Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa would be taking over.
Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:05 GMT
He was also found to have had "significant responsibility" for the genocide of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys committed at Srebrenica in 1995.
President Michel Aoun had said he will not consider the resignation of Hariri until he hears from him in person (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:37 GMT
“I discussed my resignation with the President of the Republic who asked me to wait before submitting it... and allow for more consultations," Hariri told reporters after a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Palace and added, "I agreed to this request."
He also said Iran seeks collaboration and not confrontation in the region (AFP/File)
November 22, 2017 - 10:24 GMT
"The future of Syria will not be in the hands of foreign forces and powers. The Syrian future is in the hands of the Syrian people," Rouhani said before leaving for Russia's coastal city of Sochi, according to Iranian presidency statement.
Macron rose to power earlier this year with a promise to increase France’s standing in international diplomacy (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 10:18 GMT
As Lebanon marks 74 years of independence from French rule, Paris is once again jostling for influence in the country and across the wider Middle East.
Rouhani has described Hezbollah as a “very popular party in Lebanon whose weapons are only used in a defensive nature
November 22, 2017 - 10:15 GMT
Efforts have been made over the past three days to create a new atmosphere and resolve the crisis that emerged after PM Saad Hariri's resignation over “Iran's grip and Hezbollah's policies in Lebanon,” meanwhile France is exerting efforts towards Hezbollah's “disarmament,” media reports said on Wednesday.
Palestinians look on after major settlement expansion was announced in the days following US President Donald Trump's January 20 inauguration (AFP/THOMAS COEX)
November 22, 2017 - 09:32 GMT
On Nov. 22, 1967, the U.N. Security Council called for Israel to withdraw from the territories seized during the Six Day War but 50 years on the occupation in Palestine is more pervasive than ever before.
November 22, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
“In compliance with the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, we worked on empowering women and facilitating our services for them. There are many qualified women to run the women branch,” said Madinah Municipality Head Mohammad Al-Amry.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has yet to accept Hariri's resignation (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 06:52 GMT
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in the capital Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since resigning on Nov. 4.
Monday marked the second time Assad has traveled to Russia to meet with Putin since the start of the civil war (AFP)
November 21, 2017 - 14:16 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unexpected meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad, in which the pair discussed a shift from military strategy to political resolution for a country that's been savaged by terrorism and civil war for years.
A mass grave discovered south of Mosul in Nov. 2016 (AFP/File)
November 21, 2017 - 13:32 GMT
“The grave contains the remains of 73 civilians” killed by ISIS militants in Sinjar, west of Mosul, Capt. Jamal al-Daoudi said.