As ISIS is cornered in southeastern Syria and the U.S. begins to withdraw from the Kurdish-held northeast, eyes are turning toward a resurgent, al-Qaeda-linked militant faction in the northwest. While that group, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, appears to be playing a savvy political game with Turkey, Russia, and Syria, internal conflict may threaten its dominance.
This UNESCO human heritage site, located on a remote island isolated from the rest of the world off the coast of Yemen, hosts a third of the island’s plants that are found nowhere else on Earth, but the civil war in Yemen is threatening to destroy it.
Attended annually by two to three million people from all over the world, the Hajj ritual is the fifth pillar of Islam required of Muslims who are able physically and financially to perform it at least once in their lifetime.
55 civilians were killed in air strikes targeting a fish market and a hospital entrance in Hodeidah, Yemen ... and a third outbreak of cholera epidemic
Domestic power dynamics i...
Palestinians are the clear targets of “Jewish nation-state” law, which essentially gives broad justification for discriminatory policies and strips non-Jewish minorities of status in the eyes of the state.
When 19-year old Iranian ...
Tensions are rising between Abu Dhabi and Mogadishu. This trend is likely to continue as long as Somalia refuses to take a stand against Qatar.
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi’s landslide victory in the recent national elections was a foregone conclusion long before the polls opened on March 26. As predicted, Sisi won a second term, securing 92 percent of the alleged 23 million votes cast.
The United States relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14 after a controversial decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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