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Deal between government, conflicting factions has been reached earlier this month to stop fighting
Photographer says his photographs were a campaign aimed to show support for the Syrian children in Aleppo
It is now 70 years since what was perhaps the most important trial in the history of mankind. What makes this circumstance particularly significant is that it was the first time in history that a murderous regime of a defeated state was put to trial by the victorious powers after a particularly cruel and vicious …
One of the many difficulties facing President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi lies in his handling of Egypt’s political dynamic from a single, incredibly narrow perspective. The president has tended to deal with political incidents and opponents separately and thus appears to be incapable of visualising the full picture. Applying a repressive policy to each individual political …
War, conflict, terrorism, cyberattacks, violent crime: Threatened people are investing in their protection. A new study sheds light on the current global risks and the security industry that profits from them.
When western countries are criticised for legitimising Egypt’s oppressive rule, excuses are offered in return. One response is that Egypt does not heed their concerns regarding the dire human rights conditions. “We’ve tried telling them, but they don’t listen,” is a common way of phrasing it. As to why business deals proceed smoothly despite Egypt’s …
Are we plagued with political hatred? This question always arises when I see some politicians criticise their opponents exaggeratedly and defame them enthusiastically, in a manner that only suits those who are oppressed and have a just cause, or those who have a deep hatred, akin to a mental illness. I read a book entitled …
The ministry released Egyptian-Saudi documents concerning the Red Sea islands following a wave of criticism regarding the new maritime demarcation
Participants of the meeting agreed unanimously that their final aim is to end this war, to reach permanent ceasefire, says UN envoy
Abu Salah, described as the “Islamic State’s” finance minister, has been killed by US-led airstrikes. US officials said that they have bolstered efforts to curb the militant group’s revenue-generating activities
By Omar Ghannam
Washington has said that an invitation will be sent to Tehran for upcoming talks on political transition in Syria. Defense Secretary Carter also spoke of US plans to ramp-up its military campaign in Syria
Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels have rebuffed cooperation with Russia against the “Islamic State” and holding elections. Their response came after Russia suggested it could work with the rebels
At least 38 people have been killed in a rebel bombardment of Aleppo, many of them children. As “Islamic State” presses an offensive in the north, France and Russia are considering military options
A group monitoring the conflict in Syria says Russian forces are expanding a major airport in Latakia province. Russia has reiterated its support for the Syrian regime, but denies it is staging a military build-up
France, Australia and the UK are considering joining a US-led coalition flying air strikes in Syria. They cite the refugee crisis as justification for military intervention, but can bombing put an end to the conflict?
A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East. The protests, although focussed on specific social and economic demands, fundamentally have the same objectives as popular …
Syrian refugees are so anxious for the brutal civil war to end, one exclaimed: “If God let the war end tomorrow, we would walk barefoot back home.” Nikki Gamer, of Catholic Relief Services, just met Syrians displaced in Lebanon and Jordan. She says: “They want the violence to stop. And they want to return to …
More than 30 civilians, said to be workers at a bottling factory, have been killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen. Meanwhile, unknown gunmen have assassinated the head of security in the port city of Aden
Turkish fighter jets have hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria – for the first time as part of the US-led coalition. Turkey took on a more active role in the fight against IS in July, ending months of indecisiveness
Syrian refugee Alaa Houd left his job and family and hired people smugglers to make his way to the wealthy countries of Western Europe. Hiring people smugglers was his only way of leaving war-torn Syria. DW reporter Diana Hodali spoke with Syrian Alaa Houd and recounted his story for him.