Hassan Nazeri, from central Afghanistan, is an assistant professor of film. He now lives in Germany. He had to lie to Greek coastguards that he was Tibetan to avoid being pushed back to Turkey. (Twitter/Fight for Life)
August 29, 2016 - 08:27 GMT
Since the Syrian refugee crisis, Afghan asylum seekers in Europe have had to work harder to prove their lives are in danger. But for many of the more than 55,000 who applied for asylum in Germany in the past five years, deportation means a death sentence.
Russian fighter jets take off from the Hmeimim military base in the Latakia province of Syria (AFP Photo/Vadim Grishankin)
August 29, 2016 - 07:56 GMT
Russia is using Syria as a pawn in a global chess game.
Mauritanian soldier guards Polisario Front rebels. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2016 - 11:49 GMT
Fast-modernising Mauritania presents itself as something of a showcase for how “to do” countering violent extremism, or CVE, in Africa.
Tony Gedeon (far right) hanging out with the locals in Shignan. (photo courtesy of Tony Gedeon)
August 25, 2016 - 18:03 GMT
“If you follow their rules and respect their customs, only good things will happen.”
Fighters take to the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 11:19 GMT
Nearly all of the major power players involved in the Syrian conflict have a part to play in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. Expert Youssef Sadaki explains how Syria's largest city could determine the balance of power in the Syrian war.
Syrian refugees land on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos in an inflatable dingy across the Aegean Sea from Turkey, September 3, 2015. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)
August 20, 2016 - 20:20 GMT
More than three quarters of the 4,027 migrant and refugee deaths worldwide in 2016 so far happened in the Mediterranean, according to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).
Hamas militants in Gaza. (photo: AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
August 16, 2016 - 14:49 GMT
Hamas’s shenanigans have severely jeopardized the future of the very people it claims to serve.
The file photo of Daesh-recruited militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
August 16, 2016 - 11:20 GMT
ISIS has been increasing its influence on the local population, creating changes in the fabric of society that could outlive the militant group's existence, Syrian journalist Jalal Zein al-Deen explains.
Palestinian boys watch as Hamas militants parade in Shejaiya, Gaza, following the brutal conflict with Israel in 2014. The highest levels of extremism are in countries experiencing ongoing conflicts, where children are particularly vulnerable to recruitment. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
August 11, 2016 - 11:29 GMT
A strategy that has its roots in counter-terrorism called Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, is a massive growth area in the aid industry and has become an accepted component of a dizzying range of programmes. But what evidence is there that it works?
MSF in Lebanon is shifting away from emergency aid and focusing on long-term support. (AFP/File)
August 10, 2016 - 09:41 GMT
MSF is making a shift from providing immediate emergency aid to tackling long-term and chronic illnesses.
The body of a protester killed in December by Ethiopian security forces. (photo: AFP)
August 09, 2016 - 10:57 GMT
Ethiopia is a key strategic ally for "the War on Terror," which insulates it from any US condemnation.
Palestinians stand next to a makeshift shelter in Gaza City on 6 August 2014. (AFP/File)
August 08, 2016 - 12:04 GMT
Ben White reflects on the use of human shields in Palestine and Israel's political context.
UN spokesman Charbel Raji and The UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed at a press conference in Kuwait city on August 6,2016. (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
August 07, 2016 - 06:43 GMT
After another round of peace talks failed, experts look at why and how talks keep coming to a stalemate.
Staff investigate a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan bombed by the US in October 2015. (AFP: Najim Rahim)
August 04, 2016 - 19:58 GMT
Al Bawaba calculated the death tolls from US wars with Muslim countries since 1986.
An overview of a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo. (AFP/Karam Al-Masri)
August 02, 2016 - 12:58 GMT
The current struggle between government, rebel, and militant forces inside and around Aleppo, will resonate throughout the rest of Syria.
Shadi Abu Jaber -- one of the victims of the car crash in Jordan that saw two young fatalities. Sophia Shanti, just 15 was the other victim.
July 31, 2016 - 17:18 GMT
What does the controversy surrounding the death of a teenage Christian musician in Jordan say about religious tensions in the region; and particularly the ever-present force of Islam’s ‘takfir’ culture that threatens to hijack the religion?