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A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 26, 2015 - 16:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants parade down a street in downtown Gaza City on August 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 08:15 GMT
The leader of Islamic Jihad, Khaled al-Batsh, believes Netanyahu's recent victory is the best outcome of the election, as it shows the true "true face" of Israel.
Gabbar left Syria in 1996 for the UK, he said he was shocked by the vigor of the early days of the Syrian uprising in 2011, spearheaded by the nation's new generation. Now he says he's meeting those same young Syrians as paralyzed patients of his. (AFP/File)
March 23, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Four years on, an ever-deepening Syrian conflict's bringing famed UK spinal surgeon Omar Gabbar back home to Aleppo to answer a cry for help that most international aid agencies haven't dared.
More than 3,000 Tunisians have gone to fight in Syria. (Al Bawaba/File)
March 19, 2015 - 13:10 GMT
The numbers of Tunisians making their way to fight jihad in Syria has now reached more than 3,000.
The figure stood at 215,518 on the conflict’s four-year anniversary on March 15, according to the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Al Bawaba/Hayat Norimine)
March 17, 2015 - 19:16 GMT
How many people have died so far in the war? Even that depends on who you ask.
March 15th marks the four year anniversary of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
March 15, 2015 - 09:48 GMT
Hanigal Tareq of Syria struggles to cope as she raises her disabled daughter on her own in a foreign country after fleeing the violence in her homeland.
At least 800 children under the age of 18 have been recruited by Daesh, according to the Syrian Human Rights Committee. (Screenshot)
March 13, 2015 - 11:17 GMT
At least 800 children under the age of 18 have been recruited by Daesh, according to the Syrian Human Rights Committee.
Reports suggest more than 300 Chinese nationals have joined Daesh. (AFP/File)
March 10, 2015 - 19:00 GMT
Two Chinese men suspected of joining Daesh were arrested for plotting a terrorist act.
A Kurdish woman in Syria flashes the victory sign during International Women's Day celebrations in the northeastern city of Qamishli, March 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 08, 2015 - 10:05 GMT
In the past year, there as been a strong focus on the Middle East when it comes to women's rights. As the world marks International Women's Day 2015, blaming Islam for injustices against women has got to change.
Iraqi soldiers backed by armed militias take position in Diyala province against Daesh targets, March 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 05, 2015 - 08:59 GMT
If the Iraqi army takes Tikrit back from Daesh militants, it will be a victory against the extremist group. In the long run, however, will it change anything?
Benjamin Netanyahu waves following his speech at the US Congress in Washington, March 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 04, 2015 - 08:50 GMT
On Tuesday, the world was focussed on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the US Congress. Among the many things he said, Iran was the focus. Will he be the deal breaker between Obama and issue of nuclear weapons?