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The Lebanese army announced on Saturday the start of an offensive against Daesh close to the Syrian border. (AFP)
August 19, 2017 - 09:50 GMT
The Syrian army and Hizballah are also preparing for a simultaneous attack on IS on the Syrian side of the border.
Donald Trump is the current commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military
August 18, 2017 - 13:10 GMT
U.S. forces have no plans to leave Northern Syria following the defeat of ISIS and instead plans to stay in the region for decades to come, it has emerged.
Actress Fadwa Suleiman. (Wikimedia Commons)
August 18, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
Fadwa Suleiman was an accomplished actress. But she was also a very brave woman who said no to injustice.
An inspiration, always.
August 17, 2017 - 12:08 GMT
Actor. Athlete. Artist. Photographer. Ala’a al-Din Al-Zibaq took names, and he did it with Down syndrome.
Detail from Ayham Jabr's
August 16, 2017 - 12:56 GMT
"Transition: Contemporary Art from the Middle East" will showcase the work of 38 modern Arab artists, and will include workshops
Syria has become a political playground for big players in the region like Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
August 16, 2017 - 08:53 GMT
There’s something much bigger at stake than the fate of mere Syrians in the mind of these actors: an attempt to curtail and ideologically condition the trajectory of the Arab spring.
Syria's Assad: Anti-imperialist hero and alt-right idol. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2017 - 12:31 GMT
He's an alt-right idol, but also an anti-imperialist hero.
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:31 GMT
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern.
Syrian refugees working in the agricultural camps in Adana, Turkey, on July 16, 2017 | Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto
August 14, 2017 - 15:34 GMT
The founder of the consultancy behind the annual Arab Youth Survey explains why they did their first-ever poll of Syrian refugees and what the young refugees surveyed in Lebanon and Jordan said about the conflict and their attitudes toward going home.
From
August 13, 2017 - 13:26 GMT
"The Other Side of Hope," directed by Aki Kaurismaki, opened the 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival.
Seven of the rescue workers were massacred in an attack which has yet to be claimed by any group. (AFP/File)
August 13, 2017 - 09:07 GMT
The attackers also stole two ambulances.
From May 2017, a car bombing in Syria's Azaria (file photo)
August 12, 2017 - 11:10 GMT
A suicide bombing in southern Syria near Jordan's border killed more than 23 rebel fighters and injured dozens more on Friday, a monitoring group said.
since the start of the war, the capital's 33 cemeteries are at capacity, and prices have soared. (AFP)
August 09, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
In Syria's war economy, there's money to be made wherever there is death and destruction.
A Syrian oud band from 1915, in Aleppo. (Wikimedia Commons)
August 08, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
A forgotten aspect of Syria's destruction is the disappearance of its oud-making tradition—and the master artisans who crafted those ouds.
The Saudi-backed HNC has long insisted political transition means the departure of Assad. (AFP)
August 07, 2017 - 18:17 GMT
After being accused of being soft on Assad, Saudi Arabia reaffirm their stance that he should have no role in any transition to end the conflict.
Turkey’s concern is that Syrian Kurds try to unify its semi-autonomous regions in northern Syria and threaten the territorial integrity of Turkey. (AFP)
August 07, 2017 - 08:27 GMT
Turkey may launch a new cross-border military operation into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.