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John Hannah, a former Cheney aide, may get tapped to be the next US-Syria envoy (Youtube)
February 16, 2018 - 09:58 GMT
There have been reports that John Hannah, a former Cheney aide, may get tapped to be the next US-Syria envoy. Al-Monitor, which broke the story on February 13, focused its narrative on U.S.-Turkey relations, which have sunk to new lows since January 20th with Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch” or invasion of Afrin, Syria
How do Americans interpret their own foreign policy? Image: Shubert Ciencia, CC
February 14, 2018 - 14:53 GMT
If the United States is the greatest country in the world, why is President Donald J. Trump so friendly with Saudi Arabia?
After the U.K.'s Foreign Office implemented its World Hijab Day event, controversy has sparked over whether this  governmental office is spreading a liberal agenda or simply promoting cultural understanding.  (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
February 12, 2018 - 10:39 GMT
After the U.K.'s Foreign Office implemented its World Hijab Day event, controversy has sparked over whether this governmental office is spreading a liberal agenda or simply promoting cultural understanding.
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February 08, 2018 - 06:30 GMT
Securing a job with an international NGO then seems appealing to many young Jordanians, yet does this serve Jordanian interests?
Abdali area in Amman (Shutterstock)
February 06, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
Jordan’s economy has long been categorized as one dominated by micro and small firms. This causes it to grow more slowly than economies with higher numbers of large firms. Yet the question of how to inspire firm growth is conspicuously missing from the debate on how to improve competitiveness in Jordan.
Why don't local journalists get more opportunities? Is it purely because of gender? / Shutterstock.com
January 22, 2018 - 15:37 GMT
The Columbia Journalism Review has referenced an issue that so many in the Middle East journalism community often mention. A lack of local reporters. But is making this issue one of gender alone, overly reductive?
More than 600 patients are on the medical evacuation list because there is no treatment available for them in the besieged area (AFP/File)
January 14, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
The Syrian government recently allowed only 29 of 600 critically ill patients in Eastern Ghouta to be evacuated in a prisoner exchange. It’s the latest example of the regime using a humanitarian situation as a bargaining chip, writes SAMSpresident Dr. Ahmad Tarakj.
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December 30, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
It may be trying to re-assemble but the destruction of this evil ideology is a major blow to the organisation and may herald its end
A Syrian girl walks along a destroyed street in Raqa on Dec. 20, 2017, two months after YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces captured the city from ISIS (Delil souleiman / AFP)
December 21, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
"Ongoing conflict in Syria is futile, so the best way to pursue their interests is to establish a political arrangement that balances the different powers without an open and costly conflict."
June 9, 2016 – Syrian rescue workers and citizens in Aleppo evacuate people from a building following a barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on the rebel held Al-Fardous neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP / AMEER ALHALBI)
December 18, 2017 - 15:28 GMT
The Syrian Civil War is coming to a slow end after six years of ongoing fighting, but who will shape the framework of post-conflict reconstruction in Syria?
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December 17, 2017 - 12:35 GMT
Dec. 17, 2017 marks the seven-year anniversary of Mohamed Bouazizi, the 26-year-old street vendor who set himself on fire and with that ignited uprisings all over Arab countries, but where has that left youth today?
Unless Abadi succeeds in this urgent mission the sectarian divide will continue to widen, making any attempt to launch political reforms, and regaining the trust of the country’s Sunnis, almost impossible (AFP/File)
December 14, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
It will take many years for Iraq to fully recover from the deep wounds left by [ISIS], the self-proclaimed “caliphate” whose fighters swept through the country in 2014 wreaking havoc and occupying more than one-third of its territory at one point.
Farah Baker amassed a large social media following after her coverage of the 2014 Israeli-Gaza conflict. /Instagram
December 12, 2017 - 11:16 GMT
For me as a Palestinian who lives in Gaza, and Jerusalem is not more than two hours away from my house. I have never been able to visit it and go and pray in it, although I am Muslim. I am Palestinian: i have been deprived from my right, since I was born. And now the occupation has come and they want to take it. If i accept this decision, it would absolutely be so illogical.
Protesters shout slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against the US president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the American embassy in Amman, on December 8, 2017 (Ahmad ABDO/AFP)
December 10, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
"What happened last week hit at the core of our historical role, our identity and our values of respect and coexistence."
The American and Israeli flags projected onto Jerusalem's Old City Walls. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP
December 07, 2017 - 12:32 GMT
Yesterday, Donald Trump effectively ended the fifty year charade of a Peace Process by declaring “it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Tunisian Prison (AFP)
December 05, 2017 - 14:13 GMT
Prison systems across the world are producing increasingly violent criminals, but some are going beyond that serving as terrorist universities - teaching radical ideologies and creating terror networks