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The view from Bethlehem University, which offers a colloquial Arabic course taken by some Cambridge students in recent years (Rosie Topham)
October 23, 2017 - 15:12 GMT
Five Cambridge students faced interrogation and, in at least two cases deportation, after landing at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in the last academic year.
Syrian troops and allied fighters regained control of the town on Saturday (AFP)
October 23, 2017 - 13:47 GMT
Dozens of the victims were shot or knifed to death before being dumped in a pit in Qaryatayn, in Syria's central Homs province.
Two suspects were detained for organizing the illegal crossing bid (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
More than 170 Syrians have been held since Sunday during two separate operations in western Balikesir province when they tried to travel to European countries via illegal routes, according to a governor’s office Monday.
Police accused the arrested of throwing rocks and petrol bombs at Israeli armed forces (AFP/FIle)
October 23, 2017 - 10:27 GMT
Israeli police rounded up 51 Palestinians in an occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood in overnight raids Sunday, police said in a statement.
International development minister Rory Stewart (Youtube/Sky News)
October 23, 2017 - 10:26 GMT
Rory Stewart, an international development minister, said U.K. citizens who had traveled to the war-torn country were a "serious danger" to Britain.
Yahya al-Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza (AFP/File Photo)
October 23, 2017 - 08:25 GMT
Palestinian resistance group Hamas on Sunday denied reports about tension with Qatar.
October 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Sarmad Al Jilane, a founding member of Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, initially sought safety from the Assad regime in Raqqa. Ultimately, he ended up risking his life to expose atrocities carried out by ISIS in their de facto capital.
U.S.-backed SDF troops have said that newly liberated Raqqa will be decentralized from Damascus (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 19:01 GMT
U.S.-backed SDF troops have said that newly liberated Raqqa will be decentralized from Damascus, just hours after troops were pictured waving a PKK banner in the bombed out town.
Settlement expansion is a controversial issue (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 17:36 GMT
Following announcements that Israel had advanced plansfor nearly 3,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank, Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the move as a “blatant disregard for the two-state solution.”
The U.S. and Israel both threaten the prospect of reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah (AFP)
October 20, 2017 - 09:14 GMT
The U.S. and Israel both threaten the prospect of reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, Hamas Gaza chief Yahya al-Sinwar said Thursday.
Syrian authorities executed between 5,000 and 13,000 detainees in Saydnaya military prison during the first five years of the conflict, according to reports (AFP/File)
October 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of people remain in detention or have ‘disappeared’ in Syria, devastating countless families. Nevertheless, advocates say the issue has largely been avoided in peace talks and negotiations aimed at bringing an end to the Syrian conflict.
most civilians who had fled Raqqa “will likely be stuck in camps for months or years to come
October 19, 2017 - 14:49 GMT
The statement by Kurdish internal security forces in Raqqa was released as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) combed the city for explosives and remnants of the militant group two days after retaking it from ISIS.
Greenblatt’s comments were aimed at Hamas, which has governed Gaza since mid-2007 when it wrested the coastal enclave from the PA after several days of street-fighting (Shutterstock/File)
October 19, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
The U.S. envoy responsible for Israel-Palestine peace talks said Thursday that Washington welcomed the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s return to the blockaded Gaza Strip following a 10-year hiatus.
Syrian Kurdish female fighters (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Nursel Kilic is proud to be part of what she called a growing feminist movement in the Kurdish-controlled Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, commonly known as Rojava. A self-described “militant,” Kilic is working to give the Kurdish Women’s Movement international exposure.
A boy sits on top of a destroyed tank in Syria, AFP/File
October 18, 2017 - 14:54 GMT
The Atlantic recently published an article claiming the war against ISIS brought the Middle East together. Al Bawaba debunks the article's claims, and reveals a disturbing lack of imagination in the all-too common thinking that the Middle East needs war to get peace.
The SDF announces the launch of its anti-ISIS offensive in Deir Ezzor last month (AFP)
October 18, 2017 - 14:26 GMT
The Islamists now control less than half of the province, following considerable regime advances to the south of the city on Tuesday.