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.
Israeli soldiers treat injured comrades after a Hezbollah strike on the border with Lebanon. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
April 28, 2015 - 12:58 GMT
Shots have been fired from both sides of the Israel vs. Iran-Hezbollah-Syria struggle. The question is, will someone intensify cold tensions from here?
Yemeni children sit in a temporary shelter after fleeing Sirwah due to fighting between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to the country's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, April 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:40 GMT
The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
Trafficking 'godfathers' in Tripoli were heard laughing off the terrible plight of migrants attempting to reach Italy, saying: 'They probably died.' (AFP/File)
April 22, 2015 - 09:40 GMT
Wire taps from inside one of Libya's biggest people smuggling rings in Tripoli reveal human trafficking 'godfathers' boasting about overstuffed vessels and laughing off migrant deaths.
The Iraqi army, Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerge have been making slow pushes against Daesh positions in northern Iraq since the extremist group's offensive last summer. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 08:01 GMT
After several failed attempts to retake swaths of northern Iraq from Daesh over the last several months, Iraqi Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga are forming a wary alliance to retake Kirkuk.
Experts say Morsi could face the death penalty in his upcoming trial this Tuesday in the latest of a series of harsh sentences handed down to Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
A man sits outside a demolished building in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2015 - 09:11 GMT
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
A bronze statue of slain prime minister Rafiq Hariri overlooks the site where he was killed in a massive blast in downtown Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 13, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
Robert Fisk brings to light how one unsuspecting journalist has taken the heat for the Hariri case, which has drowned in the inefficiencies of the international criminal courts.
Armenian Christian Catholic Iraqis sing during a mass for Easter Sunday celebrations at Umm al-Nour Church on April 5, 2015 in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
April 12, 2015 - 09:07 GMT
Why is Easter a movable feast while Christmas is fixed? Sherry El Gergawi explains.