Even as war and authoritarianism seize the region, several countries have demonstrated the necessity of bringing these groups into the fold.
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A NEW Syria is emerging from the rubble of war. In Homs, which Syrians once dubbed the “capital of the revolution” against President Bashar al-Assad, the Muslim quarter and commercial district still lie in ruins, but the Christian quarter is reviving.
The fate of Hodeida hangs in the balance as UAE-backed Yemeni forces poise for what will be a prolonged and destructive battle to expel Huthi rebels. A real but fleeting opportunity exists to avert catastrophe through a UN-mediated solution that safeguards all sides’ interests.
More than three years into Yemen’s war, a bloody battle looms for the Huthi-held port city of Hodeida. International leaders should work for a UN-led negotiated settlement to stop the offensive and, if this fails, take steps to avoid deepening what is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
This situation analysis synthesises what is known about the capabilities of adolescent girls living in Lebanon. Where possible, it uses disaggregation in order to better focus on the unique vulnerabilities and opportunities facing Lebanese, Palestine refugee, and Syrian refugee girls.
An unprecedented migration of women, particularly millennial women, has taken place from home to work across the Muslim world in the last 15 years. Millions have joined the workforce for the first time, in a movement where economics trumps culture.
Thousands of Syrians have fled Eastern Ghouta, north-east of Damascus, after years of violence. Many are now living in temporary shelters nearby. These are some of their stories.
RAFAH, Gaza — The seed that grew into Gaza’s Great Return March was planted Dec. 9, just a few days after President Trump announced he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinians long have held onto the dream of Jerusalem as our own capital, or at least as a shared capital in a country that offers equal rights to everyone. The feeling of betrayal and distress in Gaza was palpable.
Iran's military presence in Syria has heightened tension between Iran and Israel, which has now resulted in an exchange of fire between the two powers. With the US pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and Iran building military infrastructure there, tensions look unlikely to ease.
International donors pledged $4.4 billion (3.6 billion euros) in aid of the Syrian conflict at a Brussels conference on Wednesday, a senior UN official said, well short of the amount hoped for.
As rival authorities continue to compete for power, the resulting fragmentation and dysfunction have provided a fertile environment for the development of a pervasive war economy. This war economy is dependent on violence, constantly in flux and highly damaging for the future of the state.
Seven years into the war in Syria, an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees live across Lebanon. Photographer Diego Ibarra Sanchez and Syrian journalist Ali Alsheikh Khedr tell the stories of these refugees and their hosts in Akkar in northern Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley.