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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.
President Aoun pointed out that there are safe areas in Syria that can accommodate Syrian refugees who are now in Lebanon (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
Declaring that Lebanon can no longer cope with the presence of Syrian refugees, President Michel Aoun Monday appealed to the international community for help in securing their safe return to their homeland.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, many border crossings between Lebanon and Syria have been closed (AFP/File Photo)
October 10, 2017 - 09:53 GMT
Final preparations are underway to reopen the northern Bekaa’s Jousi crossing on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil (AFP/File Photo)
October 08, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil on Sunday stressed that the FPM will not tolerate the creation of Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
An SDF fighter looks out from a ruined building in Raqqa, AFP
October 04, 2017 - 08:11 GMT
As Iraqi and Syrian Kurds continue to make gains toward independence, their complicated relationship is more clear than ever.
(A man processes oil through a makeshift rig in Deir Ezzour Governorate, AFP)
September 26, 2017 - 15:04 GMT
There's a race on for Syria's oil, and whoever can get there first will help determine the future of Syria.
Lebanese Politician Nabih Berri
September 20, 2017 - 13:30 GMT
"Lebanon's land is one for all the Lebanese," said Lebanese politician Nabih Berri.
Forensic police investigate the truck from the massacre at Nice, France. (Shutterstock)
September 07, 2017 - 15:29 GMT
ISIS is losing the battle for Syria, but more terrorist attacks may come as the extremist group changes tactics.
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.
A Syrian boy carrying a bag of bread on his way home in Aleppo. (AFP/ Joseph Eid)
July 07, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The United States is prepared to discuss with Russia joint efforts to stabilize war-torn Syria, including no-fly zones, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
2,000 Syrian refugees reportedly stranded in Lebanon mountains. (AFP)
July 04, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The question of returning Syrian refugees living in Lebanon to their home country was again in the spotlight Monday with ministers and parties articulating conflicting messages after an attack on an army unit last week.
Some 10,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have been ordered to pick up and move elsewhere. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2017 - 18:30 GMT
The Lebanese army has ordered the eviction of 10,000 refugees living in the Bekaa Valley, sparking fears that it could lead to forced returns to Syria - which would be a violation of international law.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (AFP/file)
May 10, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Saad Hariri said that it was important for the country for politicians to put aside their differences and agree a new electoral law.
Lebanese demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government's decision to raise taxes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants, in downtown Beirut, on March 19, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
May 01, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
Protesters marched to demand better working conditions in Lebanon as the country copes with the presence of 1.5 million refugees and a struggling economy.