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UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in Azraq, Jordan. (File photo)
June 26, 2016 - 13:29 GMT
Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a lawless no man’s land where healthcare, food, and water are difficult to access. They are places ruled by violence and fear, threatened by disease and where relief is hard to find. With daytime temperatures topping 40 degrees, the fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, will be particularly grueling.
Milo Yiannopoulos is one of the most popular alt right personalities (Facebook)
June 23, 2016 - 17:35 GMT
Al Bawaba spoke to some alt right supporters and analyzed media reports to determine the group’s true attitudes towards Muslims.
Demonstrators hold banners in support of refugees as they march through central London on March 19, 2016. (AFP/File)
June 21, 2016 - 12:42 GMT
It’s been less than 11 weeks since the EU struck its controversial deal with Turkey to stem the flow of asylum seekers into Europe. The agreement was immediately under pressure on several fronts and now looks set to unravel completely, even before any mass returns come to pass.
The next battlefield is not in any one country - but on the internet. (Shutterstock)
June 15, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
NATO declared cyberspace to be a war zone - meaning the organization can expand its operations and countermovements against Daesh online.
Jordanian mourners carry the body of Kamal Malkawi, who was killed in a shooting attack at the International Police Training Centre in Al-Muwaqqar, Zarqa, Jordan, November 10, 2015. (AFP/File)
June 13, 2016 - 11:45 GMT
Baqaa, the largest of 10 official Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, lies 20 kilometers west of Amman. Sheikh Abu Mohammed al-Tahawi, a staunch Daesh supporter and one of the first callers for Jihad in Syria, used to reside there.
Eritrean asylum seekers protesting deportation in Rome, Italy. (AFP/File)
June 09, 2016 - 13:43 GMT
Egypt is rapidly becoming a transitional space for Eritrean asylum seekers on the way to Europe.
Jordan's King Abdullah celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Arab Revolt in the capital Amman (AFP)
June 05, 2016 - 00:24 GMT
The Arab Revolt was not a revolt by all Arabs, and understanding its limits proves crucial 100 years later.
Hezbollah, which once enjoyed near-universal support in Baalbek, but the group's popularity has dropped to about 70 percent. (AFP/File)
May 16, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Residents attribute the drop in support to deteriorating economic, touristic, and living conditions in the area.
A group of refugees arriving in Italy in 2015. (AFP/File)
May 10, 2016 - 13:05 GMT
Current international refugee law puts more burden on the refugees than the host states - and some experts are proposing major overhauls.
Algerian soldiers have thwarted several attempted attacks by Daesh. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 12:11 GMT
Daesh's attempt to start a branch in Algeria has largely failed.
An injured man is evacuated from the aftermath of an air strike in the al-Qatarji area of Aleppo on Friday. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
May 03, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Once Syria’s most populous city, Aleppo is now a humanitarian disaster zone. As fighting intensifies in several districts and bombs again rain down from the sky, tens of thousands of Syria’s forgotten civilians try to survive on the frontlines, dodging missiles and hiding from snipers.
A soldier of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh carries weapons in Martakert. (AFP/File)
April 25, 2016 - 13:18 GMT
The simmering 25-year conflict between Azerbaijan and the Armenian-backed disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh saw a dramatic escalation early this month. It didn’t make many headlines, but more than 100 people were killed in fierce clashes.
Refugees from Western Sahara walk through a school in a refugee camp in the Tindouf reigon. (AFP/File)
April 24, 2016 - 10:21 GMT
How the UN chief waded into a forgotten conflict with no end in sight.
Clean drinking water is in short supply in North Sinai. (Shutterstock)
April 21, 2016 - 10:34 GMT
North Sinai is battling a militant insurgency - but the water shortage might be even more deadly.
An Egyptian street vendor sells the country's national flag and masks of Egypt's, then Defence Minister but now current president, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2016 - 15:26 GMT
Egyptian government had announced transferring sovereignty of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
The mutaween were the subject of controversy after chasing and assaulting two women over their dress. (Twitter)
April 18, 2016 - 15:06 GMT
Last week saw Saudi’s rampant religious police’s powers clipped. A look at the timing and significance of this power-’strip’ geopolitically.