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A clinic in Aleppo damaged by air strikes in 2016 (Thaer Mohammed/AFP)
December 11, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
For medical professionals in ISIS’ former stronghold of Raqqa, trying to save lives meant risking shelling, airstrikes and arrest.
Chinese police in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province in 2009, (AFP/File)
December 10, 2017 - 14:56 GMT
Thousands of Chinese jihadist separatists are threatening China, and China doesn't seem to have a workable plan to stop them.
Omar Khribin
December 10, 2017 - 13:50 GMT
Syrian football players Omar al-Somah and Omar Khribin are among the ten players nominated by the Arab Sports Press Union (UPSA) for the Best Arab Football Player of the Year Award 2017.
Telling the stories of Syrians displaced by conflict through food is a way to eliminate the “victimizing angle, because the war is not the whole thing, and taste and flavors have their place in their narrative” (AFP/File)
December 08, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Syrian women at home and abroad are leading efforts to safeguard Syria’s cultural heritage and ensure that traditions are preserved in the wake of years of conflict and widespread displacement.
The Turkistan Islamic Party, Al Bawaba
December 07, 2017 - 15:11 GMT
Their presence means the war in Syria has fundamentally changed, and the future of jihad may change with it.
The 2011 uprisings provoked a new, open debate about previously taboo subjects. Discussions that were once off-limits even in private suddenly flared into the open (AFP/File)
December 07, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Syrians living in Lebanon, Europe and the U.S. reveal a common conviction that national unity and a common sense of identity are necessary to rebuild the country, but most say that both seem distant in a country divided along ethnic-sectarian lines.
“But it looks like, wherever Syrians go, they will have bad luck
December 06, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The route from Turkey to Greece was once crowded with Syrian asylum seekers fleeing to Europe. But in recent months some refugees have begun to move in the opposite direction because of what they describe as a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in host countries.
The AJACS program, established in 2014, was intended to support community policing in areas outside the Syrian regime’s control (AFP/File)
December 04, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
The British government has suspended a major aid program in Syria following an investigation by the BBC that revealed extremists had co-opted some of the funds.
Aleppo-born Ziyad Sabsabi, a Russian senator, speaks during a press conference during the handing over of Chechen nationals back to Russia on Nov. 12, 2017, in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli (AFP/File)
December 04, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Over the past year, Chechnya significantly expanded its role and foothold in Syria, including funding the reconstruction of major Syrian mosques and deploying highly trained Chechen military forces to some of the toughest front lines.
A JKW fighter pictured in the group's propoganda, Twitter
December 03, 2017 - 14:28 GMT
While ISIS facing total military defeat in Syria, one small ISIS affiliate looks like it's here to stay.
Staffan de Mistura, has said that the current talks in Geneva aimed at ending the six-year-old Syrian conflict is to run through December 15 (AFP)
December 01, 2017 - 12:24 GMT
The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has said that the current talks in Geneva aimed at ending the six-year-old Syrian conflict is to run through December 15, but that it would not be “just a normal round of talks”.
Photo taken on Nov 25, 2017 shows Manuel Charr (C) celebrating after winning the WBA world heavyweight boxing title in a bout against Russia's Alexander Ustinov on November 25, 2017 in Oberhausen, western Germany. Charr on November 29, 2017 ended the confusion about his nationality, admitting that he had no German passport.
Guido Kirchner / dpa / AFP
November 30, 2017 - 23:20 GMT
Seven months after a double hip replacement and two years after being shot, Manuel Charr has become the world’s first Arab heavyweight boxing champion.
“Syria to us – people born off its land – is like a mother. It’s impossible for someone to find a mother other than his own
November 30, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Pressure to leave Lebanon has been mounting recently as tensions between displaced Syrians and Lebanese locals have become more strained. It is “host-community fatigue,” said Dr. Nasser Yassin, the director of research at the American University in Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.
Most cross-border assistance to opposition-held parts of Syria comes from Jordan and Turkey (AFP/File)
November 30, 2017 - 12:41 GMT
Russia said on Wednesday that it is seeking changes to a U.N. Security Council resolution that authorizes cross-border aid delivery to opposition-held parts of Syria without approval from the Syrian government, AFP reported.
There are 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Jordan (AFP/File)
November 30, 2017 - 12:31 GMT
Senate President Faisal Fayez stressed that it is not Jordan which started the Syrian crisis, wondering why the Kingdom has been bearing the responsibility and repercussions of the refugee influx.
The Eastern Ghouta region is designated by Russia, Turkey, and Iran as a so-called de-escalation zone (AFP/File)
November 30, 2017 - 12:29 GMT
Dozens of mortar bombs targeted the besieged Eastern Ghouta suburbs of the capital on Wednesday, despite a 48-hour cease-fire announced one day earlier, Reuters reported.