The author has an evening cuppa while searching for a lost convoy of medical supplies – in remote Zibok district (1996).
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Violent performance is the Taliban’s language. If we view them as savage, backward or misogynistic, the opportunity to learn how to face them is missed.
With fuel shortages and economic ruin causing havoc in the country, Lebanon is in dire need of help. But its supporters may have run out of patience.
The Investiture of Zimri Lim Fresco from the palace of Mari gives us an image of royal ideology in the ancient Middle East.
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?
A Taliban fighter stands guard at Sarai Shahzada market in Kabul.
After 20 years that cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, America’s engagement in the Middle East appears to be over. So what happens now?
A survey of U.S. history teachers found they teach about 9/11 primarily on the date of the anniversary.
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The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is an opportunity for teachers to focus less on recreating the day and more on what students can learn from it, two curriculum experts argue.
Mullah Hasan Akhund, foreground, has been part of the Taliban leadership since the 1990s, when he served as foreign minister.
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The caretaker leader for Afghanistan represents a compromise candidate for Taliban factions, but his reactionary past has drawn concern over the fate of minority and women’s rights.
People fleeing their homes travel on the Kandahar-Kabul highway, amid the deepening crisis in Afghanistan.
Indonesia, as well as many other countries that will see an increase in Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, will be put to a test of humanity and will have to act quickly.
Every corner of the Middle East and North Africa will be touched in some way by the failure of American authority in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s strategic location, and the support for the Taliban from neighbouring countries, means the current Taliban advances were unavoidable.
Palestinian and Israeli members of the Women Wage Peace movement march in Jerusalem in October 2017 to demand a peace deal.
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Nothing seems to have brought a lasting peace to Palestinians and Israelis. Two Middle East scholars suggest approaches different from what has been tried before.
Palestinian university student Mira Krayem, 24, poses for a picture in an alley of the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, on May 21, 2021.
Paulo Freire’s concept of “conscientization”, or critical consciousness, helps us better understand the lives of young Palestinians, particularly those living in Lebanese refugee camps.
Protesters in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia spread a huge Palestinian flag to show their support.
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China can play as a good mediator in this Israel-Palestine conflict
Jewish ultranationalists wave Israeli flags next to the Damascus gate, outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
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This history of Israel and Palestine is complicated. One land, two names. Those on each side claim the land as theirs, under their chosen name.
Two men watch Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative frontrunner in Iran’s elections, in a televised presidential debate.
Plus, why fireflies need dark nights and what you can do about it. Listen to episode 19 of The Conversation Weekly.
Drought’s effects on the population slowed the Ottoman Empire’s expansion in the 16th century.
Drought has been a threat multiplier for centuries, fueling conflict and migration from the time of the Ottoman Empire to Syria today.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 consecutive years as Israeli prime minister are coming to an end.
Israeli politics are entering a new chapter. Here’s what to expect from the coalition government forming to oust longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Tahrir Square, then and now.
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In the ten years since the Arab Spring, the countries affected have transformed completely. Here’s how.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 21, the day a cease-fire took effect after 11 days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
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Hate-inspired violence is the cause of conflict around the world. It’s time to consider hatred as a serious public health issue and even a disease so it can be treated — and possibly prevented.
Attempts to integrate Palestinian citizens of Israel into the Israeli state have failed. What is emerging is growing solidarity with those living in occupied territories, argues a scholar of the region.