Al-Bab's patience with Turkey wears thin after rebel lawlessness

Al-Bab's patience with Turkey wears thin after rebel lawlessness

Badr Taleb confronting Turkish troops in Al-Bab after a bullet grazed his forehead (MEE/Supplied) Like any other day at work, Dr Mamdouh Matlab arrived at the Al-Salam Hospital in the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab to make his rounds of the wards. Arriving a few minutes early, Matlab sat down on a bench close to […]

Middle East will be under Israel surveillance by 2025, claims ex-intel chief

Middle East will be under Israel surveillance by 2025, claims ex-intel chief

The entire Middle East region will be under Israel’s surveillance by 2025, the former head of intelligence at the Israel army has claimed. Speaking at an intelligence conference in Tel Aviv yesterday, Aharon Zeevi Farkash revealed that at least 10,000 satellites would provide the state of Israel with constant video surveillance on its neighbours in […]

German man attacks Syria refugee family with 'fighting dogs'

German man attacks Syria refugee family with 'fighting dogs'

A Syrian refugee was left bleeding on Sunday after being racially abused and then set upon by dogs in the city of Magdeburg. The 29-year-old Syria suffered “serious” injuries to his arm and was taken to hospital after the attack by a German man and his canines. The 23-year-old German man hurled abuse at the […]

Middle East, North Africa: Displacement Snapshot (January – December 2017) [EN/AR]

Middle East, North Africa: Displacement Snapshot (January – December 2017) [EN/AR]

LIBYA Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of conflict, instability, political fragmentation and a collapsing economy. The current number of Libyan IDPs stands at 192,762, while the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers reached 60,090 (Data source: DTM). According to DTM, there was an increase in returnees (316,971 people) in some […]

Australia restricts live sheep exports, but no Middle East ban

Australia restricts live sheep exports, but no Middle East ban

Horrific footage of dead and dying sheep on ships bound for the Middle East has prompted sweeping reforms to Australia’s live export trade, but Canberra stopped short of an outright ban Thursday. Video images taken last year showed heat-stricken sheep crammed together in small, stifling pens and covered in excrement, shocking the Australian public when […]

Gigi Hadid faces vicious backlash for weighing in on Middle East conflict

Gigi Hadid faces vicious backlash for weighing in on Middle East conflict

“I’m saying coexistence (Palestinians & Israelis, as they once before lived…) is to not live in greed. That’s all I’d hope for. I don’t agree with the violence from either side,” she added. The 23-year-old posted several more tweets in defence of her position before threatening to leave Twitter altogether, calling social media “frustrating and […]

We're entering into 'unprecedented territory' in Middle East: Ex-DOD official

We're entering into 'unprecedented territory' in Middle East: Ex-DOD official

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa | Reuters Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip May 14, 2018. More than 50 Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli […]

US sanctions Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, deputy Qassem

US sanctions Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, deputy Qassem

Nasrallah and Trump. (photo credit: REUTERS) WASHINGTON – The United States and Gulf partners imposed additional sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leadership on Wednesday, targeting its top two officials, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Naim Qassem. The U.S. Treasury Department said four other individuals were also sanctioned, as was the group ISIS in the Greater […]

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