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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is confident ahead of Syria crisis talks (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 16:22 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday the Russian-Iranian-Turkish summit due in Sochi on Wednesday would help in finding a political settlement to the Syrian crisis.
Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of ISIS (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 15:12 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive.
Russia has blocked the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in Syria (AFP)
November 17, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
Russia cast its tenth veto of a UN Security Council resolution concerning the Syrian conflict Thursday, blocking the extension of a UN inquiry into responsibility for chemical attacks in the country.
A child being treated at a hospital in Yemen on May 6, 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 15:01 GMT
Save the Children reported that Yemen will see an average of 130 children a day - or one child every 10 minutes - die this year due to obstructions to humanitarian aid and what is currently regarded as the largest cholera outbreak seen in modern history.
Plans to build 6,500 settlement units in the West Bank have been approved since the beginning of 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Palestinians in the West Bank have been dealt another blow after Israel’s Attorney General said that privately-owned Palestinian land could be seized for settler’s use.
Pakistani armed forces have been accused firing more than 1,000 artillery shells in the area so far (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 11:24 GMT
At least 200 Afghan families from eastern Kunar province have been displaced allegedly due to ongoing shelling by Pakistani forces, according to a regional police chief Thursday.
Thousands of migrants still arrive in Libya, hoping to reach Europe (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 11:02 GMT
Migrants and refugees are being sold as slaves by human traffickers in Libya for as little as a few hundred dollars, a shocking report has found.
Macron and Hariri shakes hands in September, 2017, AFP/File
November 16, 2017 - 10:57 GMT
Macron's offer for Hariri to stay in France announces Macron as a major Middle East player and spells trouble for Saudi's regional influence
French President Emmanuel Macron and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Paris on Sept. 1, 2017 (AFP)
November 16, 2017 - 10:19 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced from Riyadh on Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 09:29 GMT
Imposing sanctions against Myanmar over the ongoing Rohingya crisis are "not advisable" at this time, the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 09:01 GMT
Qatar remains unchanged despite the blockade, stated Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of the Qatar Foundation (QF), on Wednesday while opening the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2017.
Bashrawi turned himself in after entering into Lebanon from Syria (AFP/File)
November 16, 2017 - 07:38 GMT
Saudi citizen Ali al-Bashrawi turned himself in to a Lebanese Army checkpoint in the Hermel area of Jisr Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali, an army statement said.
ISIS fighters fled from Raqqa across Syria and Turkey (AFP)
November 15, 2017 - 15:17 GMT
Pressure is mounting on the U.S. to condemn a deal which allowed scores of ISIS troops to flee Raqqa and left many questioning whether the White House is truly committed to defeating the terror group.
A child in Yemen stands among rubble, AFP
November 15, 2017 - 15:05 GMT
The U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and the UAE are all helping to arm Saudi's Forever War in Yemen
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (AFP/File)
November 15, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri was being held against his will in Riyadh, from which he abruptly announced his resignation 12 days ago.
President Robert Mugabe (AFP/File)
November 15, 2017 - 13:59 GMT
Zimbabwe's military took over state television on Wednesday to announce President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest in South Africa.