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People leave flowers at a make-shirt memorial following a commemorative march at La Bourse in Brussels on March 22, 2017 as Belgium marks the first anniversary of the twin Brussels attacks by Islamic extremists. (AFP/Thierry Roge)
March 22, 2017 - 18:12 GMT
One year after residents of the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek were found to be involved in two of the deadliest attacks on European soil, analysts warn that the Belgian government needs to tackle the root causes of local frustrations.
Patients wait for treatment in a hospital in eastern Aleppo during the siege of 2016. (AFP/File)
March 16, 2017 - 13:19 GMT
Patients suffering from chronic diseases requiring kidney dialysis have become among the most vulnerable as a result of supply shortages and medical facilities being targeted.
Palestinian children and their mother sit on the rubble of their house that was demolished by Israeli army bulldozers in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on February 22, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
March 02, 2017 - 13:11 GMT
In the West Bank village of Tana, more than 300 Palestinian homes were razed, prompting some displaced residents to seek shelter in nearby caves.
Al Bawaba refers to the extremist group as 'Daesh'. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In English, the group's name was most commonly translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Amnesty accuses Tunisian security forces of 'brutal abuses'. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 14:35 GMT
Six years after the country's revolution, such abuses pose a real risk of jeopardising gains made in the North African country.
Egypt's tourism industry effectively asks tourists to help subsidise the oppression of Nubians, to give them a bit of tourists' money, and contribute to a sort of rentier state in southern Egypt, in which cash is doled out in return for stolen land and silence over the lack of basic rights. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 11:27 GMT
The Nubian human rights defenders fighting for the right of return are slandered as anti-national trouble makers, digging up 'ancient history' to destabilise and disrupt Egypt's alleged march into the future.
The Trump administration has said the seven nations – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – have raised extremism concerns. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 11:25 GMT
Trump said he expected to win the legal battle over his original directive even though options were being considered by the White House.
Greek Orthodox Christians attend a Good Friday mass at the Meriamiah Church in the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/File)
February 06, 2017 - 13:14 GMT
Some Assyrian and Syriac Christians fear injustice as Syriac language excluded from draft constitution in peace talks.
Jordan's King Abdullah meets US President Donald Trump in Washington. (AFP/Yousef Allan)
February 05, 2017 - 11:04 GMT
The King met Trump briefly on Thursday, but had an immediate influence on the president's rhetoric.
Iraq's Kurds have viewed themselves as staunch and indispensable US allies since 1991, when the Americans created a no-fly zone which provided the conditions for a semi-autonomous Kurdish region to evolve in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
January 30, 2017 - 16:10 GMT
Long oppressed and treated as second class citizens, many Kurds across the Middle East enthusiastically cheered as Trump vowed to be a "friend of the Kurds", support Kurdish independence and send more aid to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq.
Six years in, the progressively proxy nature of Syria's war has left civilians more vulnerable to violence and society more fractured and susceptible to sectarian conflict. (AFP/File)
January 25, 2017 - 10:54 GMT
Foreign intervention and the many proxy groups fighting on all sides of the conflict in Syria have further polarized the war and complicated the rules for accountability when it comes to civilian protection.
Recent reports said that Daesh plans to use widows and children returnees to implement its attacks. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 11:21 GMT
Reports and statistics have showed that foreign militants in Daesh troops reached around 4000 European members (20% of the total militants of the organization), which will expose the West to severe confrontations.
Will Trump mean change for Israel/Palestine? (Don Emmert/AFP)
January 22, 2017 - 10:04 GMT
For Trump, his anti-establishment rhetoric only applies when he wants it to.
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 14:44 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 - 11:25 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 - 13:42 GMT
Despite domestic popularity, Barack Hussein Obama showed extreme caution in foreign policy.