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Between 19.5 to 27 percent of male survey respondents confirmed having experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact as boys (Bulent Kilic/AFP)
December 10, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Titled “We keep it in our heart — Sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis,” the study comprised several dozen of informants and focus group discussions (FGD), involving some 196 refugees in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan, according to a statement by the UNHCR.
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.
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 city is littered with dark smoke when the sun sets and residents start burning wood, coal and even garbage to keep themselves warm (AFP/File)
December 05, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Kabul resident Ezatullah Khan had to rush his ailing mother to Pakistan as a crippling winter electricity outage in the Afghan capital combined with smoke from coal and wood-fired heaters to make breathing impossible for the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD patient.
Turkey's Erdogan opens a new Turkish Embassy in Somalia, AFP/File
December 04, 2017 - 14:27 GMT
In the project to modernize itself and combat terror, Somalia has an unlikely ally: Turkey.
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.
Muslim immigrants have been a politically sensitive topic in Europe following the influx of newcomers in 2015 and 2016 (AFP/File)
December 01, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Muslim population could triple in some European countries by 2050, with the U.K. projected to see one of the most rapid rises throughout the continent.
A digital rendering of Trump veiled by the Iran flag, Al Bawaba
November 30, 2017 - 13:34 GMT
In responding to Iran's growing power in the region, the US is doing more to help than prevent one of its more feared enemies from gaining influence.
Opposition-affiliated media activists quickly became regime targets (Shutterstock/File)
November 30, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The war in Syria significantly increased the number of so-called opposition media activists who documented alleged human rights abuses and war crimes. But as pro-government forces regain control of rebel-held territory, they fear for their future.
The body of a Syrian child is pulled out from the rubble following an airstrike in Eastern Ghouta, Syrian Civil Defense - Rif Dimushq
November 29, 2017 - 15:12 GMT
Assad stands more to gain on the battlefield than in conference rooms in Geneva.
A collage map of Syria, Al Bawaba
November 28, 2017 - 15:09 GMT
Syria's de-escalation zones were supposed to stem Syria's humanitarian crisis but they are failing. As more besieged civilians die, the Syrian War does not appear to be winding down but rather becoming drawn out as Assad, Russia and Turkey use the de-escalation agreement to empower their respective political agendas.
Nearly 5,000 children have been killed or seriously injured in the last two and a half years (AFP)
November 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Millions of children are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa said in a press conference Sunday in Jordan’s capital Amman.