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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.
Palestinians look on after major settlement expansion was announced in the days following US President Donald Trump's January 20 inauguration (AFP/THOMAS COEX)
November 22, 2017 - 09:32 GMT
On Nov. 22, 1967, the U.N. Security Council called for Israel to withdraw from the territories seized during the Six Day War but 50 years on the occupation in Palestine is more pervasive than ever before.
Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Al Bawaba
November 20, 2017 - 14:50 GMT
Bin Salman wants to unify Saudi's military--that could actually threaten his power more than anything else he has done so far
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
A child in Yemen stands among rubble, AFP
November 15, 2017 - 15:05 GMT
The U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and the UAE are all helping to arm Saudi's Forever War in Yemen
Mohammad bin Salman, Al Bawaba
November 13, 2017 - 15:18 GMT
Mohammad bin Salman is the key to understanding what is going on in the Middle East right now.
A video showing the inside of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia, where former government ministers, prominent businessmen and members of the royal family are being held as part of a wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign, has emerged. (YouTube)
November 08, 2017 - 15:28 GMT
A video showing the inside of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia, where former government ministers, prominent businessmen and members of the royal family are being held as part of a wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign, has emerged.
Digital Rendering of Masdar, UAE (AFP/File
November 06, 2017 - 18:48 GMT
New technological initiatives are springing up all over the Middle East, but are they drowning out larger concerns about human rights?
Today marks one hundred years since Britain signed a declaration that ultimately led to calamitous effects. Although the original motives behind the Balfour Declaration were to some extent understandable, its impact went far beyond the original scope of the letter.
November 02, 2017 - 14:43 GMT
A hundred and forty characters can hold a lot of power in a tweet, yet a century ago today, 67 words eventually decided the fate of millions. In 1917, a written letter from a British government official on behalf of his King was used to give European Jews a long awaited state of their own years later in Palestine - but it also robbed over seven million Palestinians of their home and self determination.
Migrant workers, AFP/File
November 01, 2017 - 14:23 GMT
People are excited about Saudi's new 'megacity,' but they really shouldn't be.
A map showing illegal settlement expansion in the West Bank in 2007 (Wikimedia)
October 31, 2017 - 15:03 GMT
The impact of the Balfour Declaration can still be seen today in the philosophy of gaining “as much land as possible with as few Palestinians on it - and [...] as many Zionists, or now Israelis, on it”.
The Hong Kong-made Sophia, AFP
October 31, 2017 - 14:11 GMT
If Saudi wants its future to be robotic, its people may be in trouble.
The tight security procedures will not be applied to visitors from other GCC countries(AFP/File)
October 31, 2017 - 07:37 GMT
BNA reported that King Hamad, chairing a cabinet meeting, also directed authorities to take necessary procedures to "tighten entry and residence procedures to address the current security challenges".
Bahrain will not participate in the Gulf Cooperation Council if Qatar will be present in the upcoming GCC summit (AFP/File)
October 30, 2017 - 09:29 GMT
Bahrain's Foreign Minister has asked for the freezing of Qatar's membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) until the country fulfill the demands of the four Arab countries.
Man carries a baby in bomb-shelled Douma, Syria, AFP/File
October 26, 2017 - 13:04 GMT
All signs point to prolonged war despite a de-escalation agreement in Eastern Ghouta as civilians continue to suffer through violence.
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.