Many displaced Syrians responded to harsh border controls by passing through permeable borders, using alternative routes and relying upon the use of smugglers and social networks.
Three generations in a Syrian town: The English-to-Arabic translator of the novel that was a finalist for the prestigious International Prize for Arab Fiction discusses the sweeping historical novel.
Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Western European states are ignoring the international legal rights of children and using national security arguments to avoid responsibility for them.
The election of independent parliamentarians in Lebanon is a move away from sectarian politics, say experts.
Female Ukrainian refugees are suddenly tasked with shouldering both home and work responsibilities. Policy measures are needed to respond to women’s unique situations during this war.
Russia has used similar tactics in both countries, including bombings that flatten homes, schools, hospitals and key infrastructure. The humanitarian needs are vast.
If talks succeed in ending the violence, it would cement Turkey’s role as a key regional power broker.
As the invasion continues, humanitarian workers could become a target of the Russian army.
Vladimir Putin has a history of flattening cities in time of conflict. But alleged war crimes in Chechnya and Syria never resulted in charges, let alone prosecutions. Will Ukraine be any different?
Children live through the same wars as adults. The effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on children will have long-lasting effects, and underscores the urgency of a peaceful resolution now.
The caliphate has no territory, but plenty of hearts and minds.
There are almost 8,000 foreign children living in squalid conditions in prisons and camps in Syria.
Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi had led the terrorist group since 2019. His death may lead to uncertainty over who will replace him but may not signal the group’s demise.
The huppû, from modern-day Syria were celebrated athletes, trained in specialist academies, touring to foreign kingdoms, and facing the threat of arts funding cuts.
The events of the past decade in the Middle East have upended the states in the region. What will the future hold?
Like it or not, Russia is mired in Syria with no obvious exit strategy.
The Danish government has been clear that it prioritises politics over the law when it comes to its citizens who left to join the caliphate.
Assad claims to have won more than 95% of the vote, but that’s highly unlikely.