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A Palestinian demonstrator covers her face during clashes with Israeli troops in Ramallah. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 14:08 GMT
Scores of Palestinian women staged a rally in the Gaza Strip on Monday to demand the release of their relatives held in Israeli prisons.
Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir received by Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus Airport. (Twitter)
December 17, 2018 - 13:23 GMT
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir made a surprise visit to Damascus on Sunday and met with Syria Regime President Bashar al-Assad, in a sign of revival of bilateral relations since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011.
The US air force has carried out many strikes in Somalia, leaving 62 militants dead. (AFP/File)
December 17, 2018 - 13:18 GMT
The US has carried out fresh airstrikes in Somalia, killing dozens of purported militants there as Washington steps up its military presence in Africa.
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December 17, 2018 - 13:14 GMT
French security forces are ready to smother the centre of Paris with a ‘last resort’ chemical weapon in a bid to keep protesters away from key buildings, it has emerged.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on December 16, 2018. (AFP/File)
December 17, 2018 - 13:12 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a “normalization” process was taking place with the Arab world without achieving progress in peace talks with the Palestinians.
Greek police experts search for evidence after a bomb blast outside the Greece's SKAI TV building in Athens on December 17, 2018. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 11:48 GMT
The offices of a Greek private television channel and newspaper came under a bomb attack early Monday, the newspaper reported.
A Syrian refugee family crosses at the Hadalat border into Jordan. (Khalil Mazraawi / AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 11:38 GMT
Thirty-two per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan are sure that they will not return to their homeland, while only 14 per cent are “very determined” to return to Syria.
Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded Palestinian protester during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian demonstrators in Ramallah. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 11:32 GMT
One Palestinian youth was injured by shrapnel from live Israeli bullets after Israeli forces opened fire targeting his vehicle in the Silwad town northeast of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, late Sunday.
A Lebanese demonstrator, dressed as Santa Clause, delivers a speech during a demonstration against the country's political and economic situation on December 16, 2018, in the capital Beirut. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 09:58 GMT
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Lebanon's capital, Beirut, on Sunday to protest against a political stalemate that has prevented the formation of a new government seven months after elections.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference in Ankara on July 25. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 09:51 GMT
In a clear turnaround on its previous stances, Turkey declared Sunday that it was prepared to cooperate with Syrian regime leader Bashar Assad if he were to be democratically elected to power.
Georgia's new President Salome Zurabishvili gives a speech during her inauguration ceremony in Telavi on December 16, 2018. 
IRAKLI GEDENIDZE / POOL / AFP
December 17, 2018 - 09:47 GMT
Georgia's first female president has been sworn in on Sunday after being elected with over 59 percent of the votes in late November.
A United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldier monitoring the border between Lebanon and Israel.(AFP/File)
December 17, 2018 - 09:40 GMT
Israel may present the coordinates for tunnels that it alleges Hezbollah dug into its territory at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council scheduled for Wednesday, local media reported Monday.
A Palestinian man looks out at the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 09:33 GMT
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called Australia's decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel an “illegal move” that violates UN resolutions on the status of the city.
Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/ File)
December 17, 2018 - 08:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia has rejected a U.S. Senate resolution blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Smoke rises from buildings following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 08:08 GMT
At least 17 civilians were killed on Sunday when the U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes at a mosque in Syria's eastern Deir Ez-Zour province.
Kosovo's parliament has voted (Twitter)
December 17, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Kosovo’s parliament has voted for the formation of a negotiating team to try to resolve outstanding issues between the country and its northern neighbor Serbia.