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Regime summons Syrians with IRGC-affiliated militias for military service

Security |

Regime summons Syrians with IRGC-affiliated militias for military service

The regime issued a circular in Deir Ezzor instructing all Syrian nationals with IRGC-affiliated militias to report for military and reserve service.

Lebanese forces keep terrorism at bay in 2018

Security |

Lebanese forces keep terrorism at bay in 2018

Lebanese security agencies have thwarted several ISIS plots this year as a result of vigilance and pre-emptive counter-terrorism operations.

Syrian children thrive in Lebanon's public schools

Education |

Syrian children thrive in Lebanon's public schools

Syrian parents are keen to provide their children with the best education to ensure that they have a 'stable and safe future.

Kuwait workshop aims to counter chemical threats

Security |

Kuwait workshop aims to counter chemical threats

Representatives from GCC states, the UN and the US army gathered for a workshop in Kuwait city to enhance readiness for joint response to the threat of chemical or biological weapons.

Al-Qaeda attack on civilians angers Hadramaut

Terrorism |

Al-Qaeda attack on civilians angers Hadramaut

In the aftermath of a Friday attack that killed two civilians, local officials and activists have pledged an 'open war' on the extremist group.

UN aid delivery to Syria continues via Jordan

Human Rights |

UN aid delivery to Syria continues via Jordan

The UN on December 9th began an exceptional aid delivery via the Nassib-Jaber crossing, the first such delivery since June 25th.

Yemen's Hadramaut bans civilians from bearing firearms

Security |

Yemen's Hadramaut bans civilians from bearing firearms

The province has succeeded in banning weapon-carrying in the city of al-Mukalla, in a major security boost to the city more than two years after it was cleared of al-Qaeda.

Iran propaganda outlets raise regional alarm

Analysis |

Iran propaganda outlets raise regional alarm

Middle Eastern experts have expressed concern over a recent report that reveals Iran's attempts to extend its influence via media outlets.

Analysts slam Iran's attempts to silence Iraqi critics

Politics |

Analysts slam Iran's attempts to silence Iraqi critics

Assassinations targeting Iraqi critics of Iran are 'part of the Iranian regime's policy of elimination' of its opponents, an analyst tells Diyaruna.

'Uneasy calm' in al-Hodeidah as combatants await UN truce team

Diplomacy |

'Uneasy calm' in al-Hodeidah as combatants await UN truce team

The chair of the Redeployment Co-ordination Committee convened its first meeting by videoconference Wednesday to discuss the general outlines of its work.

Lebanon calls for national policy to address Syrian refugee crisis

Refugees |

Lebanon calls for national policy to address Syrian refugee crisis

Leading political, religious and media figures are calling for a national policy that will address the refugee crisis and ensure the safe return of refugees to Syria.

Literacy classes bring hope to Syrian children in Lebanon

Education |

Literacy classes bring hope to Syrian children in Lebanon

Syrian refugees who have missed several years of school or have never attended are getting up to speed to prepare for regular school.

US, UAE come together for 'Iron Union 9' drill

Security |

US, UAE come together for 'Iron Union 9' drill

The joint exercise, held in the UAE's al-Hamra region, aims to boost co-ordination and combat readiness in the event of any security threat.

Al-Hodeidah truce boosts chances for Yemen peace, officials say

Politics |

Al-Hodeidah truce boosts chances for Yemen peace, officials say

The ceasefire agreement between the government and the Houthis, expected to come into effect Tuesday, will spare civilian lives, officials said.

Lebanese activists rally against Hizbullah

Terrorism |

Lebanese activists rally against Hizbullah

The Assembly for Sovereignty movement aims to motivate the Lebanese public to pressure political leaders to take a stance against Hizbullah.

Tahrir al-Sham seeks to fully dominate Idlib

Terrorism |

Tahrir al-Sham seeks to fully dominate Idlib

The extremist alliance has been kidnapping activists and civilians to silence dissent and collect ransom, local activists tell Diyaruna.

Jordanian farmers seek to regulate import of Syrian crops

Economy |

Jordanian farmers seek to regulate import of Syrian crops

The re-opening of the border crossing with Syria has led to the 'unregulated' entry of crops, harming Jordan's agricultural sector.

Saudi, UAE initiative tackles Yemen food crisis

Human Rights |

Saudi, UAE initiative tackles Yemen food crisis

The $500 million 'Imdad' initiative will deliver food aid to women, children and the most vulnerable segments of Yemen's population.

Students in Jordan's Maan governorate receive new backpacks

Education |

Students in Jordan's Maan governorate receive new backpacks

More than 1,000 backpacks were distributed to students at two primary schools in southern Jordan on November 21st.

ISIS media machine on its last legs: experts

Media |

ISIS media machine on its last legs: experts

The group's once powerful media outlets have been pared back thanks to the military, ideological and cyber wars being waged against it.

Egypt says 2 involved in Minya bus attack killed

Security |

Egypt says 2 involved in Minya bus attack killed

The men were part of the terror cell that attacked two buses carrying Copts near a monastery on November 2nd.

European press tour refugee camps in Lebanon

Refugees |

European press tour refugee camps in Lebanon

Journalists from major European newspapers recently toured humanitarian, educational and health projects funded by the EU.

Lebanon looks at fatigue, resilience among refugees, host communities

Refugees |

Lebanon looks at fatigue, resilience among refugees, host communities

Participants at a recent forum in Beirut discussed ways to combat fatigue and build resilience in Syrian refugee and host communities.

After al-Qaeda, Yemen's al-Mukalla finds its footing

Security |

After al-Qaeda, Yemen's al-Mukalla finds its footing

Since al-Qaeda was ousted from the southern port city in April 2016, security has been restored, but living conditions remain challenging.

Syrian catering businesses thrive in Jordan

Refugees |

Syrian catering businesses thrive in Jordan

Many Syrian refugee women have put their cooking skills to use in catering business in their homes.

Iranian ships pose a threat to Yemeni fishermen

Politics |

Iranian ships pose a threat to Yemeni fishermen

Yemeni fishermen in al-Mokha and Dhubab have been protesting the presence of Iranian ships, which threaten their safety and livelihoods.

UNESCO highlights need for inclusive education

Refugees |

UNESCO highlights need for inclusive education

A new report analyses global policies on the education of refugees and migrants, and commends Lebanon's efforts in aiding Syrian students.

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