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The rise in piracy attacks has at least partially been driven by famine and drought in the region, the top US military commander overseeing troops in Africa said during Mattis' visit as part of a week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa. The United ...
Ali Murat Guven, a respected film critic from Turkey's Islamist conservative circle, told Middle East Eye that dropping American heroes into events they had no part of is often the only way to get one's message across.
The Fatah movement in the occupied West Bank, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for Palestinians to express their unity by performing Friday prayers at the many solidarity tents that have already been set up across the West ...
He met a Muslim refugee from the Middle East there who told him how "terrorists came to our country". Islamists had slit the throat of the man's Christian wife because she refused to throw her crucifix on the ground.
He called the campaign "a collective imperative" that must be championed by all people of good conscience. The news briefing was followed by a symbolic rally.
On Wednesday, the Organization for the Prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) said that "incontrovertible" test results had shown sarin gas or a similar substance was used in an April 4 attack that killed 87 people in Khan Sheikhun. The sanctions ...
Mr. President, we the people here don't want a war! When has any good whatsoever come from U.S. military involvement in the Middle East? U.S. involvement in the Bekaa valley led directly to the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks. President Ronald ...
The library's uptown branch will shut down a section of Bergenline Avenue on April 29 when it hosts the Taste of the Middle East festival -- the seventh in a series of library events to celebrate cultures of the world. musicians and dancers will be ...
Bishop Angaelos told BBC Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur: "There is a trend, a very narrowing scope, a narrowing perspective going through the Middle East that only certain people have a right to exist and we need in conscience to address that." There had ...
"democracy seems to be a cure-all that can solve any problem: what better way to solve problems than to give power to the people?" Schemel said. "Clearly the answer to the question of democracy in the Middle East is not as simple as 'It works for us ...
"We demand the immediate release of our editor, Ali Ergin Demirhan, all journalists that have been arrested in an attempt to prevent the people from learning the truth, and all citizens that have been apprehended to silence the voice of 'no' supporters ...
Meanwhile, ten busloads of people from the rebel-encircled Shia towns of Fua and Kefraya arrived in Aleppo city, which is under government control, al-Ikhbariyah said.
Arab News, the Middle East's leading international English-language daily, has entered an exclusive partnership with the globally-acclaimed online polling firm YouGov.
Last month Human Rights Watch said that at least four and as many as 10 people may have been arbitrarily detained and killed in January 2017 with security forces staging a counter-terrorism raid to cover up the killings.
Briefing on the latest developments in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov said that a "perfect storm" had engulfed the region, with divisions opening the door to foreign intervention and ...
The evacuation took place under a deal struck in March for the transfer of 16,000 people from the Shia-majority town of Foua and Kefraya in exchange for the evacuation of opposition forces and their families from Al-Zabadani and Madaya towns in Damascus.
Many Christians still consider Jordan a relatively safe haven compared to other Middle East countries because of the religious tolerance fostered by its moderate Muslim ruler, King Abdullah II.
To the extent we can describe a Trump administration policy or doctrine in the Middle East, the army's old recruitment motto, "Be all that you can be," is one of the best metaphors around.
President Obama talked tough and acted meekly, and his policies were therefore a factor in thousands of people losing their lives, the Syrian refugee crisis, Middle East mayhem generally and U.S. leadership taking a dive worldwide, say such analysts as ...
People were allowed to cross the bridge near Hammam al-Alil on foot Monday but vehicles were still stuck. All five bridges across the Tigris inside Mosul itself have been destroyed in air strikes or by the jihadists.
There were also talks between the factions' fighters and the people concerning their views on the factions, as well as their comments on the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack.
Where will the systematic and unchallenged persecution of Christian communities in the Middle East by the Islamic State stop? Will it be at the dismantlement of ...
The Yemeni General People's Congress Party led by ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, rejected Monday allegations made in a United Nations report that Saleh had corruptly amassed nearly $60 billion during his rule.
The US military failed to take "necessary precautions" to prevent civilians deaths in a strike on a Syrian mosque last month that killed dozens of people, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The 16 March strike in the village of opposition-held al-Jina ...
air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed at least 23 civilians in two parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on Monday.
Beirut - An airstrike likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition on an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens, opposition activists said Tuesday. The activists said the airstrike late ...
In the Middle East, Trump surprised Russia with the air strike against the Assad regime and by declaring very clearly that Washington would take additional measures against the regime if it uses chemical weapons against its people again. Moreover, the ...
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 126 people have been killed, including 68 children, and that the death toll is expected to rise.
Seven migrants died in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya while trying to reach Europe on Sunday, an official of a rescue ship said.
This year the bombing attacks on two Coptic Christian Churches that killed 45 people just days earlier seemed to punctuate Good Friday, making it more resonant and meaningful.
For a regime so used to using the detonation of bombs as messages to the international community, America's use of its biggest bunker-buster in combat last week will have been understood by North Korea as a warning.
The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have backed the changes while the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Democratic Peoples' Party (HDP) have campaigned against it. Erdogan ...
At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say.
The Nobel prize is a set of international awards granted annually. First awarded in 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or Medicine, literature, and peace, it later added an associated prize for economics in 1969.
On the eve of Christianity's holiest day, Coptic Christian families filed past armed guards and a metal detector to the chapel beside St. Mark's Cathedral, where 29 of their loved ones were killed by an Islamic State suicide bomb attack before Christmas.
People in the North African sub-region largely live just south of the Mediterranean coast. The bulk of Egypt's nearly 90 million ... Arab control beyond modern Iran. Turkic peoples who converted to Islam held the areas north and northeast of the Middle ...
A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the ...
Christians' homes in ISIL-controlled areas were marked with the Arabic letter Nun to brand them as Nazarenes: people who followed that man from Nazareth who they called the son of God.
Several thousand people have been evacuated from four besieged towns in Syria under a deal between the government and rebels.
Egypt's Coptic Church says it will cut back Easter celebrations after the two bomb attacks that killed at least 45 people last weekend. Church events are cancelled and only prayers will be held, it says. Egypt's government imposed a three-month state ...
The modern Kurdish Middle East consists of around 30 million people with no independent stateThere is, however, a federal government in northern Iraq and a de facto autonomous region in northern Syria.
"Most [of the people who join IS] go there to improve their economic and social situation. They're giving them some hope," Khalil Idrissi, a lawyer who has worked on terrorism-related cases and now represents several defendants arrested for joining IS ...
"When Kurdistan becomes an independent state, it will spread peace and stability in the Middle East and will be a model for other countries in the region, showing how people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds can live in harmony," he concluded ...
An explosion has been reported near riot police HQ in Turkey's Kurdish majority city of Diyarbakir, news agencies have reported.
They can estimate, roughly, what the tolerance for war is among American people. They know that previous administration bequeathed to Trump some combination of ground troops, special forces, and air operations in six Muslim countries: Afghanistan, Iraq ...
DUNKIRK - A huge fire has destroyed one of the biggest migrant camps in France housing 1,500 people, which started after a brawl involving hundreds of Afghans and Kurds, officials and police said Tuesday.
But Raisi, who is critical of the deal, said in a statement published by Iranian news agencies: "People are asking why despite all our resources and human talents ...our country is in this situation?" Rouhani also slammed the United States for imposing ...
President Rodrigo Duterte will be inviting Middle East countries to invest in Mindanao during his state visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the State of Qatar on April 10 to 16.
Some 2,538 people aboard 55 buses left the district to the Zogora refugee camp in Aleppo's town of Jarabulus, which was captured from the Daesh terrorist group last summer by the Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield, according to Anadolu Agency ...


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