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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.
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.
The moves come amid steadily mounting tension between Baghdad and the Erbil-based KRG following last month’s referendum on regional independence (AFP/File)
October 18, 2017 - 13:45 GMT
Iraqi government forces on Wednesday assumed control of a strategic border crossing with Syria, according to an Iraqi military source.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia - November 17 2008: The Aramco exhibition center /Shutterstock
October 18, 2017 - 13:42 GMT
It’s not that the Saudi Aramco IPO is too big to fail. It’s that it might be too big to happen.
Cases of married children reached 122.464 in 2017, 4.522 of whom were under the age of 15 years old (Shutterstock/File)
October 18, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
In 2017 divorce rate in cities recorded 60.7 percent, while the percentages recorded at 39.3 percent in villages, according to Maysa Shawky, Deputy Minister of Health and the General Supervisor of the Councils of Population, and Childhood and Motherhood.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (AFP/File)
October 18, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
The Military Court this week issued a verdict in the case against Saja al-Dulaimi, the former wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ending a controversial trial.
The number of hate crime incidents recorded by police spiked and reached a record monthly level of 6,000 incidents in June (Shutterstock/File)
October 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Hate crime in the U.K. has surged, with a record 80,393 offenses recorded in 12 months to March 2017, according to Home Office figures released Tuesday.
All detained migrants were sent to regional immigration departments (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 15:57 GMT
More than 150 migrants were detained during separate anti-trafficking operations in four different Turkish provinces Tuesday, according to officials.
The Iraqi army has turned its attention to driving back the Kurdish military forces after the Kurdistan region voted overwhelmingly on Sept. 25 in a referendum for independence (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 13:46 GMT
The Kurdish town of Sinjar was given up by Peshmerga forces to a pro-Iraqi paramilitary group and the Iraqi army, Baghdad's army said Tuesday.
Since Aug. 25, some 582,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar's western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh, according to the U.N. (Shutterstock/File)
October 17, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
According to newly released satellite images, at least 288 Muslim villages have been partially or totally destroyed by fire in Myanmar's Rakhine State since Aug. 25, the Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the liberation of Marawi City (AFP)
October 17, 2017 - 12:05 GMT
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the liberation of Marawi City, following a four-month-long battle against ISIS-linked terrorists.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Shutterstock/File)
October 17, 2017 - 12:03 GMT
Israel will continue to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority (PA) even if its leading faction Fatah completes a unity deal with Hamas, which Israel has publicly opposed, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Tuesday.
An ISIS fighter carries a rifle next to a bomb bearing ISIS' logo, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup symbol in the back.
October 17, 2017 - 11:49 GMT
The terrorist group has published an image of a rifle-carrying ISIS fighter and a bomb bearing the group's infamous black flag in front of a football stadium.
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.
The Pentagon did not describe how the strikes were conducted (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:02 GMT
U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS militants in a strike on two of its training camps in Yemen’s al Bayda governorate, the Pentagon said Monday.
Before she was captured alive in Raqqa, the jihadi bride appeared to be questioning her future with ISIS and plotting her escape (Shutterstock/File)
October 17, 2017 - 09:17 GMT
Officials have seized the laptop of an ISIS jihadi bride in Raqqa to reveal she was baking recipes, listening to religious sermons and collating an enormous stash of porn.