The April 30 election is framed as a vital self-reckoning and a chance for transformation.
LUGGING three plastic sacks full of clothes, Abu Mohammad and his three daughters pulled back the wrought iron ...
The commander stuck to the official script that characterises Hezbollah as reluctant saviours of a beleaguered nation.
BEIRUT: Rebel groups in Syria’s north say they have received their largest shipment of weapons yet, in a fillip to...
The fallout from the ousting and detention of Mohamed Morsi continues to polarise Egypt's stakeholders across the...
BEIRUT: Syria’s main opposition group has elected an interim prime minster to run what amounts to an administration in exile, tasked with bringing disparate rebel military groups under the control of a credible civilian leadership.
A SCHISM is developing in northern Syria between jihadists and Free Syrian Army units, which threatens to pitch both groups against each other and open a new phase in the Syrian civil war.
BEIRUT: Syrian rebels’ success in seizing three military bases in less than a week has underscored the growing difficulty faced by Damascus in securing its outposts and stopping a rebel encroachment that has claimed
LONDON, Oct 20: Wissam al-Hassan knew he was a marked man. Last week, as he briefed Lebanon’s opposition leaders on the case on which he had staked his career, the spy chief told them that assassins were again stalking the country.
BEIRUT: A country born out of crisis and hewn ever since by uncertainty takes a lot to unsettle. But more than 20 years after its civil war ended, Lebanon is again being forced to confront one of its most pervasive
ANTAKYA (Turkey): Gun battles rocked the streets of Aleppo on Thursday as rebel groups tried to push from their stronghold in the south of the city. Meanwhile, diplomatic hopes for a resolution to the crisis were
THE day after Iraq's Al Qaeda affiliate warned that it was readying for a new offensive, a new offensive came. The co-ordinated attacks - around 30 in total - shattered the government narrative that the terror group has been defeated.
THE road to Damascus had been the Syrian opposition’s most difficult journey. Now, after one decisive and deadly strike, the world’s oldest capital appears in reach.
AMMAN, June 21: A Syrian fighter pilot has landed in Jordan and asked for asylum, authorities in Amman have confirmed.
ON Monday, Qatar`s prime minister declared his state`s intent to start helping the Syrian opposition “by all means”, including giving them weapons
LONDON: An Arab League official has launched a scathing attack on the regional body`s mission to Syria, claiming it has been powerless to prevent `multiple crimes against humanity` from being committed by troops loyal to the regime of
THE US departure has led to one of the biggest movements of troops and equipment of modern times and one of the biggest fire sales.
A WAVE of targeted attacks on soldiers, police, traffic officers and senior officials is steadily picking off the...
BAGHDAD Saddam Hussein`s loyal deputy, Tariq Aziz, has accused Barack Obama of “leaving Iraq to the wolves” by...
MORE than 40 sites across Iraq are contaminated with high levels of radiation and dioxins, with three decades of war...