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Ethiopian migrants on board a tiny, stuffed ship on the Red Sea (AFP/FILE)
January 15, 2019 - 14:08 GMT
An IOM report found revealed two grim and under-covered facts: Europe is failing its obligation to take in refugees and that Ethiopians feel safer in Yemen's war zone than home.
A Syrian Kurdish militia fighter (AFP/FILE)
January 14, 2019 - 15:01 GMT
Pulling out troops from the country may save the US from yet another costly, vague and extralegal war, Trump must now reckon with the fate of those allies and civilians he is leaving behind.
(AFP/FILE)
January 10, 2019 - 12:20 GMT
Why does war in Yemen seem designed to kill, maim and starve but not to be won?
Yemeni pro-government forces gather in the port city of Hodeida on December 17, 2018. A ceasefire in Yemen's battleground port city of Hodeida and its surroundings start on December 18, 2018, officials say, after renewed fighting threatened the hard-won accord struck in Sweden. STRINGER / AFP
December 23, 2018 - 08:08 GMT
In March 2015, Abu Dhabi joined Riyadh’s military intervention in Yemen supporting the ‘Decisive Storm’ plan to remove the Houthis, a Zaidi Shia led rebel group, from Sanaa. Since then, the UAE has further entrenched itself in Yemen’s conflict: Playing a utility role, it’s support has been readily present through training and equipping soldiers, as well as providing on the ground support.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
December 23, 2018 - 08:00 GMT
2018 was a great year for Chinese business interests in the Middle East, and a terrible year for Yemen.
Love and War on the Rooftop (March)
December 18, 2018 - 12:51 GMT
Al Bawaba spoke with Lea Baroudi, director of March, on how she organized a hit play with militants as the actors.
(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.”
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
Peace activists in Afghanistan marched hundreds of miles through the country (AFP/FILE)
November 01, 2018 - 11:37 GMT
In Afghanistan, young people who are tired of waiting of peace to come and are now mobilizing to pressure for it.