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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.
Group photo at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on last week's US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on December 13, 2017 in Istanbul. - Edited photo (YASIN AKGUL / AFP)
December 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
In the hours before and since yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital countries across the Arab world condemned the move.
Trump and the Senators that supported his Jerusalem move (Al Bawaba)
December 13, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Trump, for the first time in his time as President, seemed to have enthusiastic and bipartisan support for one of his many blunders.
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.
Daoud Kuttab is an award winning journalist, born in Bethlehem, who has worked in Jerusalem covering the occupation and fighting for press freedom in both Palestinian and Israeli media. (Al Bawaba)
December 07, 2017 - 16:32 GMT
Award winning journalist Daoud Kuttab, born in Bethlehem, has reported on occupied Jerusalem for decades and talks to Al Bawaba about how President Trump's announcement to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is detrimental to both peace and the American people.
The Turkistan Islamic Party, Al Bawaba
December 07, 2017 - 15:11 GMT
Their presence means the war in Syria has fundamentally changed, and the future of jihad may change with it.
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
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.
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 Egyptian Military has faced criticism following the attack (AFP)
November 28, 2017 - 12:36 GMT
The Egyptian government has valued the cost of each life lost in Friday’s terror attack at just over €9,000 ($10,699) - a fraction of the amount paid to foreign citizens killed on Egyptian soil.
Syrian refugees queue to register their names for employment at the Zaatari refugee camp, on October 4. (AFP)
November 23, 2017 - 11:57 GMT
The Jordan Compact agreement pledged to create 200,000 jobs for Syrian refugees in the country in exchange for aid, yet its conditions limit how much they can actually contribute to Jordanian society.
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