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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.
Turkish officials have said they are now ready to fully participate in US-led coalition strikes against the “Islamic State” group. The Pentagon said joint strikes may begin within day
Several civilians have been killed in air strikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. The suburb has been under aerial attack for more than a week.
As Syrian refugees face increasing hunger, we can find inspiration from Egypt’s own history to meet this humanitarian emergency. It was April 1946, when the former United States president Herbert Hoover came to Cairo on an urgent mission. Famine threatened the globe. President Harry Truman dispatched Hoover as a food ambassador. His goal was to find food supplies that could …
Bomb targeted an electricity installation
By Maydaa Abou Nadr It all started in early 1992. A year after the secession of Croatia and Slovenia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991, the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina requested its independence. At the time, Bosnia and Herzegovina was divided as follows: Muslim Bosniaks represented 44% of the community; …
Ibrahim Mehleb will meet Abdullah Al-Thinni to discuss developments in the Libyan crisis
Despite spike in attacks against Egyptians, many continue to cross Libyan border
Thousands of Egyptian migrants have returned to Egypt, though most remain in Libya
Shop fronts in Fayoum were damaged by the explosion
“Islamic State” clashes with Islamist forces in Derna
Sheikh Zuweid civilians continue to face losses as armed forces crackdown on “terrorists”
Flotilla is second such attempt to break the blockade on Gaza
Site which dates to Ottoman era, was destroyed in Saudi airstrike
With the region in turmoil, Egypt stands out as a beacon of stability – but where and how does Al-Sisi put Egypt’s political weight to use?
Five months ago, after another massive attack, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi declared the situation to be an existential struggle. Months later, Al-Sisi is a student in desperate need of a Sinai strategy tutorial. North Sinai experienced three attacks on 12 April: the first, left six dead in an IED attack on an Egyptian personnel carrier, the second …
25 Egyptians returned from Yemen, 189 from Libya on Sunday
Senior army officials are promoted by defence minister
“My cousin, born and raised in Egypt, went to study abroad and can’t come back,” says Ahmed
Foreign Minister’s assistant expresses desire to Congress delegation to enhance relations