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Yemen seeks to ease war’s impact on students

Education |

Yemen seeks to ease war’s impact on students

The Ministry of Education is conducting a mental health training programme to equip social workers to help students deal with the effects of war.

Lebanese minister's overtures to Iran draw rebuke

Economy |

Lebanese minister's overtures to Iran draw rebuke

A Hizbullah-affiliated minister's attempts to deepen financial ties with Iran poses legal, practical and political problems, experts say.

Saudi Arabia dismantles ISIL cluster cells

Terrorism |

Saudi Arabia dismantles ISIL cluster cells

Saudi forces arrested 17 individuals linked to the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' who had been planning attacks across the kingdom.

Lebanon mulls national plan to counter violent extremism

Terrorism |

Lebanon mulls national plan to counter violent extremism

The consultations seek to include all stakeholders and create a space where the issue of violent extremism and its root causes can be addressed.

Sinai tribes stand with Egyptian army against ISIL

Terrorism |

Sinai tribes stand with Egyptian army against ISIL

Tribesmen in the peninsula say they back the Egyptian forces in their efforts to rout 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' elements in their areas.

Lebanon hails arrest of ISIL 'emir' in Ain al-Hilweh

Terrorism |

Lebanon hails arrest of ISIL 'emir' in Ain al-Hilweh

The recent arrest of 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' operative Imad Yassine uncovered the group's plans for major bombings across Lebanon.

Al-Sisi calls for counter-terror collaboration

Terrorism |

Al-Sisi calls for counter-terror collaboration

In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Egypt's president called for joint efforts to stem the threat of extremist ideologies and actions.

Iranian interference protracts Yemen's war

Security |

Iranian interference protracts Yemen's war

The Iranian regime has been funneling weapons into Yemen in breach of international agreements in an attempt to expand its influence, officials say.

Exiled Yemeni government returns to Aden

Politics |

Exiled Yemeni government returns to Aden

Yemeni officials say the success of the exiled government’s return to Aden hinges on overcoming security and economic challenges.

Regional conference highlights need to promote religious pluralism

Tolerance |

Regional conference highlights need to promote religious pluralism

Leading figures from around the region met in Beirut to emphasize the need to preserve religious freedom amid the rising tide of extremism.

Jordanians share Eid bounty with Syrian refugees

Refugees |

Jordanians share Eid bounty with Syrian refugees

The amount of sacrificial meat distributed in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp increased significantly during Eid al-Adha this year, local officials say.

Lebanon bolsters security along Syria frontier

Security |

Lebanon bolsters security along Syria frontier

The army has established a new land border regiment to patrol the frontier with Syria and prevent the smuggling of weapons and fighters.

Al-Qaeda, ISIL weaken each other as they vie for control in Yemen

Terrorism |

Al-Qaeda, ISIL weaken each other as they vie for control in Yemen

The two extremist groups are undermining each other as they compete for recruits and territory in Yemen, experts tell Al-Mashareq.

Saudi Arabia cracks down on ISIL sympathisers

Terrorism |

Saudi Arabia cracks down on ISIL sympathisers

Stiff sentences are being handed down to those convicted of communicating with the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' and other extremist groups.

Lebanon mulls solutions for return of Syrian refugees

Refugees |

Lebanon mulls solutions for return of Syrian refugees

Lebanese and international officials have called for the development of a national plan to facilitate the eventual return of Syrian refugees.

Egypt symposium explores extremist groups' use of assassinations

Terrorism |

Egypt symposium explores extremist groups' use of assassinations

Egyptian security experts convened in Cairo to discuss how extremist groups use assassinations as a tactic to eliminate moderate opposition.

Hizbullah undermines Lebanon's anti-money laundering efforts

Business |

Hizbullah undermines Lebanon's anti-money laundering efforts

The Iran-backed group uses illicit means to fund its operations, putting the country at risk of violating national and international laws.

In Lebanon, Eid transcends sectarian disputes

Tolerance |

In Lebanon, Eid transcends sectarian disputes

Amid a climate of sectarian tension, Sunni and Shia clerics urge people to come together to celebrate the shared religious occasion.

War hampers Yemen's efforts to block terror financing

Terrorism |

War hampers Yemen's efforts to block terror financing

Yemen's war is making it difficult for the National Committtee on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism to do its work.

Iran interference weakens war on ISIL in Syria: observers

Security |

Iran interference weakens war on ISIL in Syria: observers

Recent battles in al-Hasakeh are drawing fighters away from the front lines with the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant', observers say.

Al-Mukalla celebrates Eid after expulsion of al-Qaeda

Religion |

Al-Mukalla celebrates Eid after expulsion of al-Qaeda

Residents of the southern port city have additional cause for celebration this Eid al-Adha, the first since al-Qaeda was driven from the area.

Arab media call for unified counter-terror strategy

Media |

Arab media call for unified counter-terror strategy

A comprehensive Arab media strategy is needed to counter extremism and avoid promoting terrorist groups and their ideology, industry experts say.

Lebanon nabs ISIL operative who sent fighters to al-Raqa

Security |

Lebanon nabs ISIL operative who sent fighters to al-Raqa

The senior 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' operative headed a cell that smuggled fighters and funds to the group's stronghold in Syria.

Nature of Yemeni society rules out future for ISIL: experts

Terrorism |

Nature of Yemeni society rules out future for ISIL: experts

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' has gained a foothold solely due to the war, experts say, as Yemen's tribal society is inhospitable to such groups.

Peace needed to halt extremism in Yemen: officials

Security |

Peace needed to halt extremism in Yemen: officials

The restoration of the state will be a key factor in preventing the spread of extremist groups such as al-Qaeda, experts tell Al-Mashareq.

Dialogue will stem sectarian tension: Lebanese clerics

Religion |

Dialogue will stem sectarian tension: Lebanese clerics

Moderate Sunni and Shia clerics say the two sects must set aside their differences to stem the extremist ideology that is fueling regional conflict.

Under seige in Sinai, ISIL digs up WWII mines

Terrorism |

Under seige in Sinai, ISIL digs up WWII mines

As Egyptian forces tighten the noose around the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' in Sinai, the group has been forced to re-purpose World War II mines.

Foiled terror attacks highlight solidarity in Saudi Arabia

Terrorism |

Foiled terror attacks highlight solidarity in Saudi Arabia

Co-operation between Saudi citizens and security agencies and increased awareness of terror threats contributed to two recent successes, officials say.

Iran's Shia Liberation Army draws regional ire

Security |

Iran's Shia Liberation Army draws regional ire

The new force, comprised of Iranian and foreign fighters, will fan sectarian tensions in the region and exacerbate rifts in Arab society, clerics say.

Yemenis slam ISIL attack on Aden army centre

Terrorism |

Yemenis slam ISIL attack on Aden army centre

An 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' suicide attack on a recruitment centre in Aden is the deadliest the port city has seen in over a year.

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