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Since the start of Turkey's offensive on October 9, local activists say more than two dozen Yazidi villages have been nearly deserted.

Some of the biggest corporate names and top government officials that had boycotted Davos in the Desert last December are returning to the same forum again this year.

The 2020 Muslim vote

Brooke Anderson

The 2020 Muslim vote

Muslims account for 1.1% of the US population, yet their voter turnout is relatively low, but how important of a voting demographic are Muslims? Important enough to influence policy?

Lebanon scrabbles to avert imminent economic collapse

Federica Marsi

Lebanon scrabbles to avert imminent economic collapse

As Lebanon's citizens wait to discover the effect of the protests on their purses, analysts warn exceptional economic measures alongside rapid ...

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a ...

Violent scuffles mar peaceful protests in Beirut

Alessandra Bajec

Violent scuffles mar peaceful protests in Beirut

Last Friday saw violent scuffles at Riad al-Solh Square, in central Beirut, after a group of Hezbollah supporters attacked protesters chanting slogans against Nasrallah amid anti-corruption protests in Lebanon.

Nicholas Frakes

'Enough!': Lebanese protesters demand change as demonstrations stand strong

Lebanon has seen daily protests since October 17 and the anti-government movement is seemingly unlikely to end soon.

Karim Traboulsi

Five things you need to know about Lebanon's protests

Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have hit the streets to protest government corruption and austerity measures and to demand the resignation of the government.

Will Saudi-brokered deal stop UAE's meddling in Yemen's south?

A Yemeni journalist

Will Saudi-brokered deal stop UAE's meddling in Yemen's south?

Saudi media released some details of an agreement which covered contentious political and military issues, but how this deal is expected to ...

The only way we can resist: Cricket in Kashmir

Ali Abbas Ahmadi

The only way we can resist: Cricket in Kashmir

Kashmir has been through terror, war, militancy and oppression at the hands of the Indian Army for the last three decades.

Sarah Khalil

Revolutionaries, not 'babes': Stop objectifying Lebanon's women protesters

Why have some chosen to focus on the appearance of Lebanese women in the recent wave of nationwide protests?

Desperate Iraqi youth renew protests to reclaim their homeland

Nabil Salih

Desperate Iraqi youth renew protests to reclaim their homeland

Men, women and even children from all walks of life marched to Baghdad's Tahrir square once again, despite a deadly crackdown on protests.

Isra Namey

For displaced families in Gaza, war is never over

A severe housing crisis in Gaza, worsened by the Israeli blockade, has put insult to injury for families and children.

Rakan Abed El Rahman

Deadly bone infections threaten lives of Gaza protest participants

Over 1,200 people shot in the lower limbs while protesting in weekly demonstrations in Gaza now require specialised medical treatment, including hundreds who have contracted serious bone infections.

Refugees in Lebanon watch protests with hope and caution

Imogen Lambert

Refugees in Lebanon watch protests with hope and caution

Palestinian and Syrian refugees have made gestures of solidarity with the ...

Overseas Filipinos liven up Qatar's Hip-Hop scene

Sebastian Castelier

Overseas Filipinos liven up Qatar's Hip-Hop scene

Founded by a group of five Filipino dancers, the Verve troupe offers a unique space for those who refuse to give up on their passion while working overseas.

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents have a history of forcibly displacing people.

Ömer Özkizilcik

The future of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Why are former Centcom officials propagating the betrayal of Syrian Kurds when they have argued that the SDF are a multi-ethnic group for years, questions Ömer Özkizilcik.

Civilians in northeast Syria wary of Turkey-US deal

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Civilians in northeast Syria wary of Turkey-US deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence announced a five-day pause in fighting but the deal is met with ...

Saudi Arabia and Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Ali Bakeer

Saudi Arabia and Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Egypt and Saudi Arabia attempted to mobilise Arab states to denounce the Turkish military operation in northern Syria, but there was no ...

Rauf Mammadov

Putin's Riyadh trip hints next chapter of Russia-Saudi ties

As Putin makes his second visit to Riyadh in 12 years, Saudi-Russia relations remain steady, despite the countries being on different sides of several thorny geopolitical issues.

Swelling losses for Saudi Arabia vs Houthis' boosting confidence

A Yemeni journalist

Swelling losses for Saudi Arabia vs Houthis' boosting confidence

While the Saudi-led coalition failures in Yemen keep swelling, the Houthi confidence keeps boosting.

Alessandra Bajec

Legislative elections set Tunisia's future political path of action

Tunisians will make their voices heard in what will be a decisive election for the parliamentary regime, but some voters are now showing less interest in the campaigns.

CJ Werleman

American hypocrisy in critiquing China's treatment of Muslims

How are the views and policy prescriptions of both Trump and Pompeo any different than those expressed by leaders in Beijing, asks CJ Werleman.