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Andre Toriz
December 12, 2017 - 15:31 GMT
While many of Beirut’s glitzy bars appear one night and vanish the next, one unassuming venue has survived the country’s bitter civil war, the Israeli bombardment of 2006 and now the owner says he would happily take up arms against ISIS if Jihadists tried to stand in his way.
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.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister called on the Beirut Municipality to take down banners and pictures that had been erected across the city in the wake of his resignation. (AFP/File)
November 26, 2017 - 13:20 GMT
The Prime Minister called on the Beirut Municipality to take down banners and pictures that had been erected across the city in the wake of his resignation.
Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday, more than two weeks after he abruptly announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2017 - 15:58 GMT
Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday, more than two weeks after he abruptly announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia.
Macron rose to power earlier this year with a promise to increase France’s standing in international diplomacy (AFP)
November 22, 2017 - 10:18 GMT
As Lebanon marks 74 years of independence from French rule, Paris is once again jostling for influence in the country and across the wider Middle East.
Macron and Hariri shakes hands in September, 2017, AFP/File
November 16, 2017 - 10:57 GMT
Macron's offer for Hariri to stay in France announces Macron as a major Middle East player and spells trouble for Saudi's regional influence
Assad said Hariri “is not the master himself” (AFP/File)
November 15, 2017 - 09:17 GMT
Reports have quoted Assad speaking in front of a delegation of the parties of the Arab Front, that Hariri “is not the master himself and he was sacked and did not resign.”
Israeli military spokesmen have declined to comment (AFP/File)
November 02, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Syrian regime forces had responded to the incursion with anti-aircraft fire, a Lebanese security official said.
Trump, AFP/File
October 25, 2017 - 13:53 GMT
Drowned out by the noise of Trump’s countless missteps and misconduct is a very serious strategic failure from the Administration that is playing out like a slow car crash.
A boy sits on top of a destroyed tank in Syria, AFP/File
October 18, 2017 - 13:54 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 - 09:30 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 - 08:53 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 - 10:45 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.