Over 600 people including ISIS fighters and their families were escorted from the Lebanon border by Syrian government forces. That angered the US, which launched airstrikes to block their path to a town near Iraq.
Could high bride prices be fueling global terrorism, conflict and instability? Yes, say two academics in a new article published in MIT Press Journals. And they say the US should wake up and address it.
Hezbollah organized a rare trip for international journalists so it could boast victories on the Lebanon-Syria border in the fight against extremist militants — and to send a message to the American president.
Lebanon has the world's largest per-capita concentration of refugees. When Syrian activists planned a demonstration in Beirut to “defend the rights of Syrians in Lebanon,” the authorities slapped a ban on protesting across the board.
Three of every four terror attacks last year took place in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Turkey, Nigeria, Yemen or Syria, according to the latest data from the Global Terrorism Database.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.
Israeli researchers say they have developed a variety of cannabis that can fight disease without inducing the effects associated with smoking a preparation of the plant's dried leaves known as marijuana.
Since the tragic attack at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, there have been a lot of questions about how Islam views depiction of the Prophet Muhammed. So, can you or can't you draw the Prophet?
Donald Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia this week. It's his first international trip as president — and many think it's what motivated a sudden announcement by the Saudi king that male guardianship laws restricting women will be reviewed.