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Lebanon will receive millions in U.S. military aid. (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 17:53 GMT
The United States has announced three new Department of Defense programs for Lebanon to help in its capability to conduct border security and counter-terrorism operations.
The dramatic shift in U.S. policy has drawn a storm of condemnation and protest across the Arab and Muslim world. (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 14:30 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot and injured after allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier amid clashes that erupted Friday in the West Bank city of Ramallah, according to eyewitnesses.
During a special meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday, Abbas said his country would not accept a future role for the U.S. in the Middle East peace process. (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 11:26 GMT
During a special meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday, Abbas said his country would not accept a future role for the U.S. in the Middle East peace process.
The incident also marked a rare appearance of Lebanese and Syrian officials with Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar attending. (AFP/File Photo)
December 15, 2017 - 10:03 GMT
The incident also marked a rare appearance of Lebanese and Syrian officials with Syrian Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar attending.
She said the debris was from a short-range missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen into Saudi Arabia. (Twitter/Nikki Haley)
December 15, 2017 - 09:39 GMT
The United States has repeatedly accused Iran of backing Houthi rebels in a nearly three-year civil war in Yemen.
According to a White House statement, Trump thanked Putin for acknowledging America’s
December 15, 2017 - 09:27 GMT
According to a White House statement, Trump thanked Putin for acknowledging America’s "strong" economic performance in his conference.
Entrepreneurs in Syria face insecurity and political instability, scarcity of financial support, limited access to markets, collapsing infrastructure, and sanctions and payment restrictions, to name a few (AFP/File)
December 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The first issues that come to mind when thinking about the Syrian economy are sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment, and poverty — but not entrepreneurship.
December 14, 2017 - 14:33 GMT
Four Iraqi citizens have won hundreds of thousands of pounds in High Court damages against the Ministry of Defense over ill-treatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.
Dania Ismail, co-founder of Jusoor. (Al Bawaba)
December 14, 2017 - 13:38 GMT
The term refugee has been stigmatized internationally and in the media especially in regards to Syrians, Jusoor co-founder Dania Ismail talks to Al Bawaba about what the real situation is on the ground.
“We are now heading towards Palestine, after which we will fly north from Jerusalem, the Palestinian capital, to JFK International Airport” (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
In defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Jordanian airline pilot recently told his passengers that they were about to fly over Jerusalem, “the Palestinian capital.”
A Yazidi woman stands next to an unearthed mass grave in northern Iraq (Safin Hamed/AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
As ISIS faces defeat, evidence of its genocide against the Yazidi people mount.
Katz said that “we don’t want war, and we have no interest in destroying Lebanon, but we will not accept a Lebanese assault on us
December 14, 2017 - 11:39 GMT
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz Wednesday told London-based Saudi news site Elaph that Israel will not allow Iran to have military bases in Lebanon and threatened to bomb them, left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
Targeted sites and applications included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp (Shutterstock/File)
December 14, 2017 - 10:59 GMT
Targeted sites and applications included Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Somali soldiers and investigators work at the site of an explosion outside a restaurant in Mogadishu on April 9, 2016 (AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
The suicide bomber infiltrated the police checkpoints and blew up himself during a police gathering, Somali National News Agency said, adding the injured had been taken to hospital.
Saudi foreign affairs minister Adel Al Jubeir (L) is welcomed by French foreign affairs minister Jean Yves Le Drian upon his arrival for a summit from the underfunded G5 Sahel anti-terror coalition on Dec. 13, 2017 (Ludovic MARIN/AFP)
December 14, 2017 - 09:28 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday has pledged $100 million towards a multination anti-terror force fighting extremist groups in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Bassil claimed that Abbas promised him to work quickly to provide a piece of land for Lebanon in East Jerusalem (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 09:26 GMT
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Thursday said that he informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of his willingness to establish a Lebanese embassy in occupied East Jerusalem.