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US Special Forces in Syria. (AFP/ File)
January 19, 2019 - 07:40 GMT
The U.S. has legitimate reasons for deciding to withdraw its troops from Syria, a former brigadier general said Friday.
(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?
Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks with Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil during a Cabinet session on Nov. 2, 2017. (The Daily Star)
January 08, 2019 - 13:26 GMT
Hariri meanwhile told FPM chief MP Jebran Bassil that he will not accept the idea of forming a 32-minister cabinet "no matter what happens because Hizbullah is behind it".
A protester holds a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of Saudi Consulate. (AFP/File)
January 05, 2019 - 09:00 GMT
The United Nations Human Rights Office spokeswoman said on Friday that a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia into Oct. 2 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "not sufficient."
UNESCO (AFP)
January 01, 2019 - 13:09 GMT
Israel has officially withdrawn from UN heritage agency UNESCO
Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa attends the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
December 28, 2018 - 11:45 GMT
Bahrain announced early Friday that it is reopening its embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
December 26, 2018 - 15:12 GMT
If 2018 was anything to go by, 2019 will see even more radical changes to global politics.
Netanyahu (AFP/File Photo)
December 25, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Israel will hold early election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.
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.
Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded Palestinian protester during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian demonstrators in Ramallah. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 11:32 GMT
One Palestinian youth was injured by shrapnel from live Israeli bullets after Israeli forces opened fire targeting his vehicle in the Silwad town northeast of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, late Sunday.
Smoke rises from buildings following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP)
December 17, 2018 - 08:08 GMT
At least 17 civilians were killed on Sunday when the U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes at a mosque in Syria's eastern Deir Ez-Zour province.
Al-Aqsa Mosque. (AFP/File)
December 09, 2018 - 10:02 GMT
Al Aqsa Mosque Imam Sheikh Ekrema Sabri on Friday said that a number of Jordanian lawyers are involved in the sale of real estate in occupied Jerusalem to Israelis.
US special representative on Syria James Jeffrey. (AFP/File)
December 05, 2018 - 13:55 GMT
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan between Dec. 4-14, the State Department said Tuesday.
(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.