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A Rohingya girl from Myanmar holds her younger sibling at a newly set up confinement area at Bayeun, Aceh province on May 21, 2015 after more than 400 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued by Indonesian fishermen off the waters of the province on May 20. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)
May 21, 2015 - 12:10 GMT
While Burma's Rohingya Muslims are lost at sea, pushed out of Burma in an apparent genocide, Aung San Suu Kyi remains silent on the issue.
Syrians stand in rubble after their neighborhood was bombed by Bashar al-Assad's army in Ain Tarma, east of Damascus, May 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 20, 2015 - 10:55 GMT
Rumors circulated for years that Bashar al-Assad was emptying Sunni areas and replacing them with Shia or Alawite supporters. Will the UN take notice?
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) walks after the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II at Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2015. (AFP/Alexander Zemlianchenko)
May 18, 2015 - 10:42 GMT
Dissenters resort to humor to criticize Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's crackdown on democratic practices.
US President Barack Obama welcomes the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah to the White House in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015. Obama is hosting leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to allay their fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran and to discuss regional security issues. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
May 14, 2015 - 08:28 GMT
As the United State's Arab allies prepare to convene for meetings at Camp David this week, one must wonder how the American President will play the new Arab world order.
A man walks past a portrait of slain Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri on the ninth anniversary of his death on Feb. 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
May 13, 2015 - 08:29 GMT
Robert Fisk provides an in-depth analysis of those who could potentially be involved with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's death, pointing a finger specifically at Syria's Bashar al-Assad.
Saudi King Salman meets with US President Barack Obama at the Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
May 12, 2015 - 10:18 GMT
Manifestations of Saudi and Israeli unhappiness with US policy toward Iran have not brought about any major changes in its strategy.
More than 3,7 million people have fled violence in Syria so far, a third of whom are now living in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
May 10, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
With men absent from the home or unable to work themselves, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding themselves in community and household leadership positions they say they never imagined before the war.
Having so far filled 61 out of a required 120 parliamentary seats, Bibi stands to lose his grip on power if he fails to find the rest. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
It's been six weeks since Benjamin Netanyahu was ushered into a new term as Israel's prime minister. Now, with an unsteady but hawkish parliamentary coalition in the works, a peace process with Palestinians is looking less and less likely.
Reports of Daesh losing territory may be more wishful thinking than fact. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2015 - 08:35 GMT
The Pentagon claims Daesh is losing territory fast as Shiite militia and government troops attempt to push them out of Iraq; but what of the large swathes of land being taken by the militants in Syria?
Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 09:25 GMT
A Syrian activist and member of the Farouq Brigade describes his torture by Jabhat al-Nusra.
France has been strengthening its relationship with Lebanon in recent months, mainly through security. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2015 - 05:20 GMT
France and Lebanon have had a strong relationship but now, when it comes to weapon supplies, both nations are trying to tighten their grip on terrorism.