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Mourners protest the death of Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey (AFP/FILE)
December 11, 2018 - 13:26 GMT
How many prominent Western journalists lavished praise on Mohammed bin Salman before Kahshoggi died? Too many.
(AFP/FILE/Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
December 05, 2018 - 12:46 GMT
The PA and Hamas have turned into unelectable jailers of the Palestinian people.
A Syrian man holds up his hands after Russian air strike in the district of Jisr Al-Shughur in the Idlib province (AFP/FILE)
December 02, 2018 - 13:56 GMT
“It's also very sad that so many people are forced to live on the frontline—where it is unsafe or there is no aid, because they cannot afford to go anywhere else. They are condemned to a horrible life.”
David Haigh is former Managing Director of Leeds United. (Al Bawaba)
November 29, 2018 - 11:29 GMT
Four years before Matthew Hedges was wrongfully incarcerated for espionage by the UAE, David Haigh was unlawfully detained in the same authoritarian country for 22 months. This is his story:
The separation wall, laden with graffiti (AFP/FILE)
November 27, 2018 - 14:03 GMT
Hamas and the PA, hellbent on controlling their 'petty fiefdoms' have ruled without democracy legitimacy for years. Does Palestine need elections?
An Ecuadorian police officer (AFP/FILE)
November 27, 2018 - 13:10 GMT
One problem is that states keep hiring tech companies to crack down on dissent. A bigger problem is that revealing their shady partnerships isn't actually checking back either one, but helping them.
Armenian Iranian Christians pray during a Christmas Eve mass (AFP/FILE)
November 26, 2018 - 14:00 GMT
Iran's persecution of Christian converts is pushing them to create underground house churches.
SNA and AMISOM troops wait in line for water (AFP/FILE)
November 22, 2018 - 11:36 GMT
"it is safe to assume that Al Shabaab will dramatically expand its reach in the event of a political vacuum, or of an overly rapid withdrawal of AMISOM forces."
Picture taken during a cloud computing training program in Virginia (Twitter)
November 18, 2018 - 12:45 GMT
Bezos is becoming a de facto government official who cannot be elected or appointed. How can people check his power?
Andreas Krieg is an assistant professor at the School of Security at King's College London (Al Bawaba)
November 18, 2018 - 10:33 GMT
DC Insider Hayder al-Shakarchi talks with Andreas Krieg is an assistant professor at the School of Security at King's College London on the death of Khashoggi and diplomacy with Saudi Arabia.
Palestinian security forces train in a military exercise (AFP/FILE)
November 15, 2018 - 14:07 GMT
Palestinians have more to worry about than the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) or settlements. They also fear their own governments, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
Chinese Christians pray in a state-backed church (AFP/FILE)
November 14, 2018 - 08:56 GMT
Chinese authorities are burning crosses in public and beating anyone who tries to stop them.
Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program (Al Bawaba)
November 12, 2018 - 11:23 GMT
DC Insider Hayder al-Shakarchi talks with Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship, is the former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine.
Graves for children are dug in Saada, Yemen (AFP/FILE)
November 11, 2018 - 14:01 GMT
The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Coalition is conducting a medieval siege on Yemen. It's working.
The Kaifeng synagogue, under watch (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
November 07, 2018 - 12:16 GMT
One of the ‘New Era’s emerging victims are the Kaifeng Jews, who risk losing touch with their millennia-long history with Judaism.
Ritz Carlton, where high-level royals were housed (AFP/FILE)
November 05, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
Mohammed bin Salman may be too monstrous to lead, but too powerful to go.