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Fighters take to the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 11:19 GMT
Nearly all of the major power players involved in the Syrian conflict have a part to play in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. Expert Youssef Sadaki explains how Syria's largest city could determine the balance of power in the Syrian war.
Syrian refugees land on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos in an inflatable dingy across the Aegean Sea from Turkey, September 3, 2015. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)
August 20, 2016 - 20:20 GMT
More than three quarters of the 4,027 migrant and refugee deaths worldwide in 2016 so far happened in the Mediterranean, according to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).
Hamas militants in Gaza. (photo: AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
August 16, 2016 - 14:49 GMT
Hamas’s shenanigans have severely jeopardized the future of the very people it claims to serve.
The file photo of Daesh-recruited militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
August 16, 2016 - 11:20 GMT
ISIS has been increasing its influence on the local population, creating changes in the fabric of society that could outlive the militant group's existence, Syrian journalist Jalal Zein al-Deen explains.
Palestinian boys watch as Hamas militants parade in Shejaiya, Gaza, following the brutal conflict with Israel in 2014. The highest levels of extremism are in countries experiencing ongoing conflicts, where children are particularly vulnerable to recruitment. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
August 11, 2016 - 11:29 GMT
A strategy that has its roots in counter-terrorism called Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, is a massive growth area in the aid industry and has become an accepted component of a dizzying range of programmes. But what evidence is there that it works?
MSF in Lebanon is shifting away from emergency aid and focusing on long-term support. (AFP/File)
August 10, 2016 - 09:41 GMT
MSF is making a shift from providing immediate emergency aid to tackling long-term and chronic illnesses.
The body of a protester killed in December by Ethiopian security forces. (photo: AFP)
August 09, 2016 - 10:57 GMT
Ethiopia is a key strategic ally for "the War on Terror," which insulates it from any US condemnation.
Palestinians stand next to a makeshift shelter in Gaza City on 6 August 2014. (AFP/File)
August 08, 2016 - 12:04 GMT
Ben White reflects on the use of human shields in Palestine and Israel's political context.
UN spokesman Charbel Raji and The UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed at a press conference in Kuwait city on August 6,2016. (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
August 07, 2016 - 06:43 GMT
After another round of peace talks failed, experts look at why and how talks keep coming to a stalemate.
Staff investigate a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan bombed by the US in October 2015. (AFP: Najim Rahim)
August 04, 2016 - 19:58 GMT
Al Bawaba calculated the death tolls from US wars with Muslim countries since 1986.
An overview of a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo. (AFP/Karam Al-Masri)
August 02, 2016 - 12:58 GMT
The current struggle between government, rebel, and militant forces inside and around Aleppo, will resonate throughout the rest of Syria.
Shadi Abu Jaber -- one of the victims of the car crash in Jordan that saw two young fatalities. Sophia Shanti, just 15 was the other victim.
July 31, 2016 - 17:18 GMT
What does the controversy surrounding the death of a teenage Christian musician in Jordan say about religious tensions in the region; and particularly the ever-present force of Islam’s ‘takfir’ culture that threatens to hijack the religion?
The mother (2nd L) of 16-year-old Iraqi Nabil Abdul Karim, who died in a massive bombing in Baghdad's Karada neighborhood as he went to celebrate his birthday, reacts as she visits the aftermath of the attack on July 4, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
July 28, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The fraudulent bomb detectors, acquired for thousands of dollars, are still in use as 'scarecrows' in hopes of deterring potential bombers around the Middle East.
The United Nations flag. (Shutterstock)
July 27, 2016 - 08:44 GMT
Does the UN's 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals allow the right consideration for refugees and IDPS - or will they be overlooked?
Turkish police arrest soldiers after the failed rebellion July 15. (photo: AFP)
July 25, 2016 - 03:50 GMT
The public may never know for certain exactly what happened on July 15.
French police and security forces examine the remains of the delivery truck that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove into a crowd of people on Bastille Day. (AFP/File)
July 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
France arrested five people with connections to Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as France continues to investigate the deadly car ramming attack.