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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.
Undocumented migrants protest in the town of Ventimiglia on the French-Italian border on June 12, 2015. (AFP/Jean-Christophe Magnenet)
April 14, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Targeted in an investigation last year that led to the partial dismantling of the crime ring known as "Mafia Capitale", the asylum centre 'Orange Tree village' is now under judicial administration.
Men bury an unknown Syrian refugee on Lesbos. (AFP/Achilleas Zavallis)
April 13, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A reporter follows the burial of a small child who died on the boat to Chios, Greece.
A young boy carries his bed cover. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
April 11, 2016 - 11:15 GMT
Following the plan by the EU and Turkey to turn back refugees, many are looking for alternative ways to reach Europe. Syria Deeply explores a new path to the continent that starts on the other side of the Atlantic – in South America.
Similar to Omar, this Syrian boy is selling sweets on the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
April 06, 2016 - 12:01 GMT
More and more children in Eastern Ghouta are leaving school to work on the streets.
A view of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on March 31, 2016. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 05, 2016 - 10:12 GMT
'I want you to convey to international organisations and institutions to care about the people of Palmyra who lost their homes, not just about the antiquities' said Hassan Ahmed, former resident of Palmyra.
Syrian refugees jostle each other near the Turkish border crossing on February 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2016 - 12:35 GMT
The joint EU-Turkish action plan to end the migration crisis not only aims to make Europe a much less appealing destination – with threats of detention and deportation for all new boat arrivals to Greece – but also depends on making conditions more tolerable for the 2.7 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey.
Palestinian youths throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron on October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 29, 2016 - 10:13 GMT
The current tensions in Palestine have been hesitantly referred to as a third Intifada. Previous uprisings were massive in their mobilization, clear in their message and decisive in their delivery. What about the latest instabilities?
Flowers and candles are laid in a makeshift memorial on the Place de la Bourse (Beursplein) in central Brussels, on March 27, 2016, in tribute to the victims of the coordinated terror attacks in the city claimed by Daesh on March 22, in which 31 people were killed and over 300 injured. (AFP/Nicolas Maeterlinck)
March 27, 2016 - 16:57 GMT
Syrian refugees will likely suffer from the Brussels attacks more than anyone else.
A boat carrying refugees and migrants arrives on a Greek island, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey in February. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 22, 2016 - 16:06 GMT
When Greece became the epicentre of Europe’s debt crisis after the global banking system imploded in 2008, local volunteer groups sprung up to help alleviate the suffering. Now, with a new crisis upon the country, similar networks are coming once again to the fore – only this time they are coming to the aid of helpless foreigners.
Belgian soldiers on patrol at a shopping center near Vervier, Belgium, on November 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2016 - 14:12 GMT
The blasts at the airport and metro station which killed at least 20 people occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in the November Daesh attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Belgian police had been on alert for any reprisal action.
Police patrol in Paris on November 14, 2015 at the Eiffel Tower. (AFP/File)
March 21, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Media reports combined provided a comprehensive list of the participants and suspects with links to the Paris attacks.