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Maybe the best way of illustrating how this latest phase of the Syrian war is being fought is to let soldiers talk for themselves.
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The Solidarity Organisation for human rights, an NGO based in Tripoli, has accused militias loyal to General Khalifa Haftar of carrying out violations "amounting to war crimes" against civilians in Ganfouda in the west of Benghazi, Anadolu reported today.
Virtually all the weapons used in all the wars around the world - and all the major wars around the world, apart from Afghanistan and Mexico, are in the Middle East and Northeast Africa - come from six nations. ... That's the purpose of my book War ...
United Nations: The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning ISIS, al-Qaeda and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes. The resolution ...
Baghdad - As Iraqi forces close in on the last IS strongholds in Mosul, Iraqi experts, UN and international officials fear Baghdad could find it has won the war but lost the peace. Will military victory be followed by sectarian abuses or incompetent ...
When Daesh (ISIS) militants brutally invaded her hometown of Kobani in Syria, Shorash didn't initially see it as a career opportunity.
Middle East observers warn, however, that the Turks have the ability to poke the United States if Washington's tactical alliance with disfavored Kurds grows into a stronger political relationship.
The first point I'd like to touch on is the idea that the Middle East is a culturally violent place that can be made less violent by bombing it.
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During the 2016 GOP presidential primaries and on through to the end of last year's general election campaign, candidate Donald J. Trump repeatedly derided the fact that the United States had spent upward of $6 trillion dollars on wars in the Middle ...
The end of the World War I marked the end of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of new countries. Lebanon and Syria were both created by France in the ...
Abu Dhabi // As the war in Yemen enters its third year and fighting intensifies along its western coastline, the conflict is increasingly spilling over into both sides of the Bab Al Mandeb strait, threatening traffic through one of the world's most ...
Stop the War opposes the wars in the Middle East and South Asia. We believe that these have led to an increase in terrorism which has made life more dangerous not just for people in those regions, but in Britain as well.
On the one hand, he openly admitted that the Iraq war had been a mistake, and repeatedly criticized the money wasted on pointless Middle East conflicts. These ideas, unorthodox for a Republican candidate but popular with the general public, helped to ...
The body armor Parts deals with the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art armor equipment necessary to keep soldiers safe and alive in situations like war or covert missions. Various governments across the world are intent on safeguarding ...
Israel is making contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter million people from communities along the Gaza and Lebanese borders to get them away from missile attacks if war erupts again with Hamas or Hezbollah. The mass evacuations would be the ...
"You look very hard to understand the nature of conflict in war, the societal setting in which it resides and think through the ramifications of the trends and ideas that are resonant with society today, and work yourself into some kind of ...
Yemen war could shift Middle East power balance * Two-year-old conflict has left 10,000 dead * Iranian strategy has echoes of Syrian war By Jonathan Saul, Parisa Hafezi and Michael GeorgyLONDON/Ankara/Dubai, March 21 (Reuters) - Iran is sending ...
Israel is making contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter million people from communities along the Gaza and Lebanese borders to get them away from missile attacks if war erupts again with Hamas or Hezbollah. The mass evacuations would be the ...
Mosul, Iraq - Radios crackle, alerting the Iraqi forces advancing through the first of Mosul's labyrinthine souks that drones circulating overhead have spotted an Islamic State car bomb moving towards the frontline.
rebels on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial attack just a few kilometres from the centre of the capital.
The traditional Franco-British rivalry, of which the Middle East was the theatre during the inter-war period, was substituted at the end of the Second World War by American-Soviet rivalry. It would mark the region for almost half a century. The ...
The Libyan National army (LNA) has been condemned for its "heinous" crimes after it paraded the mutilated bodies of Islamist fighters around the city of Benghazi after regaining control of the city.
"democracy in a region like the Middle East takes a long time and we cannot expect it to happen immediately. However, our demands remain the same: No to Daesh.
Istanbul - Turkish leaders, soldiers and flag-waving spectators are commemorating a World War I campaign in which Ottoman armies held off an Allied expeditionary force, a bloody event that helps to underpin staunch nationalism in Turkey today.
The port city has suffered from the fighting which has ravaged the rest of the country for the past two years, not least from March until July 2015, when the Houthi rebels occupied Aden before being driven out.
An Israeli district court in Beer Sheva indicted on Friday the Arab MK Basel Ghattas after a "fierce information war" that aimed to defame him and other Arab MKs, Quds Press reported.
"We had been negotiating with the region's tribal leaders for months," General Mohamed Hamouda, NLA commander for region, told Middle East Eye during an interview at the Ra's Lanuf complex in February 2017. "According to our agreement, the tribal ...
Why some European states have declared war against Turkish ally. #Diplomacy · Basheer Nafi's .... The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye. Photo: A Turkish flag ...
Donald Trump is renewing America's ties with Saudi Arabia and this could intensify the "regional Cold War" in the Middle East, an expert has warned. While relations between Barack Obama's administration and Saudi Arabia turned from chilled to hostile ...
refugee families fleeing war-torn Middle East and Africa arrive in Knowsley. The council say they are looking at 'opportunities for all families to move towards work with a focus on work experience'.
Bannon's convictions about an ongoing war between the "Judeo-Christian West" and "the expansionist Islam," and his projection of American engagement in a "major shooting war in the Middle East again," shape Trump's foreign policy in the region.
I'm so proud to work with an institution that has been a major catalyst in the local, regional and international conversations on art from the Middle East and beyond. An international fair with roots in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, it ...
Two bomb blasts hit the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday - including a suicide attack at a central courthouse that left at least people 25 dead - as Syria's war entered its seventh year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the ...
The first militant blew himself up inside the Palace of Justice, while the second detonated his vest in a restaurant in the Rawbeh district, state media reported.
The uprising, which was part of the Arab Spring movements across the Middle East, quickly escalated into full-blown civil war. children were among the first victims of the government's brutal crackdown. Around five million people remain trapped in ...
Tim Eaton is a research fellow with Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa Programme. He manages its Syria and its Neighbours Policy Initiative and is a co-author of the Chatham House report Western Policy Towards Syria: Applying Lessons ...
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It does not matter that the very existence of the categories "Jew" and "Arab" as being mutually exclusive identities is a recent phenomenon in the history of what we now call the Middle East, erasing in the process Arab Jews or Arabic-speaking Jews ...
More than 800 health workers have died in "acts of war crimes" in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday.
The European Union wants to cooperate with Syrian neighboring states on the country's reconstruction after the launch of political transition, a Joint Communication adopted on Tuesday by the EU high representative for Foreign Affairs and Security ...
As of June 2017 it will be 50 years since the Six-Day war, otherwise known as the Third Arab-Israeli War. The conflict between Israel and its neighbouring states, ...
Please, everyone, write your two senators and one representative demanding we get out of the Middle East now -- not send more troops in to fight!
United Nations - The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights ...
Sanaa - Dozens of women staged a sit-in outside UN offices in Yemen's capital Tuesday demanding an end to the country's war that has left millions displaced and at risk of famine. Girls and women of all ages carried the red, white and black Yemeni flag ...
"The depth of suffering is unprecedented," said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa speaking from Homs, Syria.
Bannon's convictions about an ongoing war between the "Judeo-Christian West" and "the expansionist Islam," and his projection of American engagement in a "major shooting war in the Middle East again," shape Trump's foreign policy in the region.
"The depth of suffering is unprecedented," said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa speaking from Homs, Syria.
Russia has become the main player in the future of the vital Middle East region, where the US and its European allies formerly claimed to be the lynchpin powers.


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