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Erdogan and Putin meeting to discuss the Syrian conflict (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
February 20, 2018 - 15:09 GMT
The U.S. is getting squeezed out of the Middle East.
Turkish tanks waiting at the border of Afrin (AFP/FILE)
February 20, 2018 - 15:04 GMT
The war in Syria is now on the verge of escalating beyond control.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is a relief and human development agency (AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 15:03 GMT
Member of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement and the special envoy of Palestinian President, Azzam al-Ahmad, met with Minister of Interior, Nuhad al-Mashnouk, and warned against "U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to reduce U.S. aid to UNRWA."
Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh during an interview in Cairo in 2011 (AFP/File)
February 20, 2018 - 14:49 GMT
After splitting with Muslim Brotherhood, Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh ran in Egypt's first free presidential poll in 2012
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 13:38 GMT
Turkish president says child abuse leads to society's collapse
Portions of the Israeli right-wing public have long feared that a large scale settlement evacuation could lead to a civil war (AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 12:37 GMT
Aforced evacuation of West Bank settlements could spark a civil war in Israel, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman told Jewish American leaders in Jerusalem, according to a report on Channel 10 news.
Saudi Arabia’s new leadership is allying with Trump and supporting his peace proposal for Israel and Palestine. Jordan is standing in their way for now, but can it resist Saudi and American pressure? (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba/AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 12:18 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s new leadership is allying with Trump and supporting his peace proposal for Israel and Palestine. Jordan is standing in their way for now, but can it resist Saudi and American pressure?
The U.S. Navy announced last week that it will increase its presence in the Black Sea with two guided-missile Destroyers to conduct maritime security operations (AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 10:33 GMT
The U.S. Navy announced last week that it will increase its presence in the Black Sea with two guided-missile Destroyers to conduct maritime security operations.
Polish Jewish organizations published an open statement on Monday, expressing outrage over the “growing wave of intolerance, xenophobia and antisemitism in Poland,
February 20, 2018 - 09:51 GMT
Polish Jewish organizations published an open statement on Monday, expressing outrage over the “growing wave of intolerance, xenophobia and antisemitism in Poland," since the subject of the “death camps law” came to the foreground of domestic and international politics.
The Lebanese Army will respond to any Israeli aggression with all means, Army Commander Gen (AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 08:31 GMT
The Lebanese Army will respond to any Israeli aggression with all means, Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun said this week, affirming Lebanon's right to invest its potential oil and gas wealth.
A total of 205 Boko Haram militants have been convicted and 526 others freed for lack of evidence in the second round of mass trials of persons arrested in connection with the insurgency in northeast Nigeria, according to a statement (AFP)
February 20, 2018 - 08:28 GMT
A total of 205 Boko Haram militants have been convicted and 526 others freed for lack of evidence in the second round of mass trials of persons arrested in connection with the insurgency in northeast Nigeria, according to a statement.
A Syrian opposition fighter from Failaq al-Rahman brigade carrying a sniper rifle walks down a street full of damaged and partially destroyed buildings on the frontline in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus on February 15, 2018 (AFP)
February 19, 2018 - 15:14 GMT
Eastern Ghouta has been under a crippling regime siege since 2012
Jordan is caught between a rock and a hard place after Trump’s Jerusalem decision and needs friends. But what would it stand to gain and lose in a new alliance with Turkey? (Rami Khoury/AFP/Albawaba)
February 19, 2018 - 15:14 GMT
Jordan is caught between a rock and a hard place after Trump’s Jerusalem decision and needs friends. But what would it stand to gain and lose in a new alliance with Turkey?
Sixty-six people including a child were killed earlier today after a ATR-72 commercial plane crashed in a mountainous area of Iran (AFP)
February 19, 2018 - 15:09 GMT
A passenger on the ill-fated Iranian airliner which crashed on Monday leaving 66 dead messaged a relative saying 'may God protect us, that we arrive safely' shortly before take off.
(AFP/File)
February 19, 2018 - 14:59 GMT
Students who survived the deadly shooting at a Florida high school last week are organizing marches and walkouts aimed at urging federal lawmakers to act to end gun violence.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP)
February 19, 2018 - 14:45 GMT
In an interview with CNBC Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al Jubeir, has sounded the alarm over the growing dangers of Iran’s expanding influence in the region if left unchecked.