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Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:44 GMT
The Grand Mufti has a prestigious religious position in Saudi Arabia. He is the Mufti of all Muslin Sunnis around the world, since Saudi Arabia represents and leads all Muslims religiously.
It goes without saying that INGOs and U.N. agencies are undertaking multimillion dollar programs for which they alone currently have the capacity, for better or worse. (AFP/File)
January 10, 2017 - 10:25 GMT
Synaps experts Peter Harlin, Alex Simon and Rosalie Berthier explain the complex field of Syria’s humanitarian sector and the major issues that led to its failure for the Syrian people.
US President Barack Obama. (AFP/File)
January 04, 2017 - 12:42 GMT
Despite domestic popularity, Barack Hussein Obama showed extreme caution in foreign policy.
Assad 'ready' to work with Trump as rebels urge president-elect to protect civilians. (AFP/File)
January 02, 2017 - 12:17 GMT
Rebel-held Aleppo was the first casualty of President-elect Donald Trump’s emerging world order. Here, Annia Ciezadlo explains what to expect next in Syria.
Photographer Burhan Ozbilici kept his cool and continued photographing as the ambassador was murdered, while others dove for cover. (Twitter/AP/Burhan Ozbilici)
December 20, 2016 - 11:07 GMT
'It took me a few seconds to realize what had happened: A man had died in front of me; a life had disappeared before my eyes,' said AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici.
Tunisian unemployed people shout slogans during a demonstration against the government's policy on December 10, 2016 outside the Assembly of the Representatives of the People in Tunis, as the draft budget for 2017 is being reviewed by parliament. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
December 15, 2016 - 09:28 GMT
Dealing with the past is important in closing one chapter and opening a new, says the chairman of the commission.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2016 - 08:58 GMT
Though Russia and the U.S. tout opposing narratives on Syria, both their policies resulted in the ongoing destruction in that country. Eventually, however, someone will have to shoulder the cost of rebuilding, writes Middle East expert Frederic C. Hof.
US president-elect Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
November 26, 2016 - 13:45 GMT
The new U.S. president wants his Syrian counterpart to stay. Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains what that’s going to mean for the nearly half of Syrian civilians who are stranded by war.
The call for prayer meant continuity; survival; rebirth; hope and layer-upon-layer of meanings that was never truly understood, but always feared by the Israeli army. (AFP/File)
November 22, 2016 - 10:03 GMT
The call for prayer in Islam, like the sound of church bells ringing, carries a deep religious and spiritual meaning, as it has, five times a day, for the last 15 centuries, uninterrupted. But, in Palestine, such religious traditions also carry a deep, symbolic meaning.
Approximately 250 Jews from Turkey have immigrated to Israel in the past year — a figure that is more than double the 2015 tally and constitutes more 1 percent of Turkey's Jewish community of approximately 17,000 people. (AFP/File)
November 20, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Amid growing religiosity, fears of anti-Semitism and a government increasingly stifling dissent, many are considering their options elsewhere.
Picking Olives in al-Walaja: A Harvest of Resistance. (AFP/File)
November 14, 2016 - 11:13 GMT
The annual olive harvest is a time for celebration and fear for many Palestinians, who face violence from Israeli settlers. While volunteer organizations aim to help, their motivations may be less charitable.
Many Arabs view him as an inexperienced leader, as opposed to Clinton's extensive resume in the region as Secretary of State under the first Obama administration. (AFP/File)
November 09, 2016 - 10:39 GMT
Some camps in the Arab world have secretly applauded his victory believing he will disengage from the region.
Jordan's average male taxi drivers have come under fire recently for being difficult and rude. Maybe we'd all be better off with women drivers? (Courtesy photo)
November 06, 2016 - 13:43 GMT
A group of women in Jordan are defying gender roles for a career on the road. While it’s not easy working in a male-dominated sector, the country’s female taxi drivers are willing to challenge the naysayers in order to do the job they love.
Londoners protest airstrikes in Syria. (AFP/File)
November 02, 2016 - 11:28 GMT
The United States intervened militarily in Syria under the premise of the “war on terror” and the fight against Daesh, but their presence is actually helping the Syrian government.
Lebanon's 13th president Michel Aoun, a Christian former army chief, is allied with the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
October 31, 2016 - 12:49 GMT
The doors of Baabda Palace, which have been closed since ex-President Michel Suleiman's tenure ended in May 2014, will open again after the parliament's expected vote to end the presidential vacuum.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin-Salman. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2016 - 11:07 GMT
The unorthodox and swift rise of an inexperienced prince in Saudi Arabia has shaken the Saudi monarchy and left an overload of other princes craving for power angry and disgruntled, a report says.