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Jordan takes steps to improve water security

Economy |

Jordan takes steps to improve water security

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has unveiled a plan to build 11 dams this year in an effort to increase its harvesting of water resources.

Lebanon to create agency to fight cybercrime

Security |

Lebanon to create agency to fight cybercrime

A committee tasked with creating a cybersecurity strategy is proposing the formation of a national agency to address this concern.

Yemenis call on authorities to wage war on ISIS

Terrorism |

Yemenis call on authorities to wage war on ISIS

Yemeni officials and activists have called on the government and armed forces to launch a war on ISIS to purge the country of its presence.

Yemeni forces arrest 2 al-Qaeda elements behind foiled bomb attack

Security |

Yemeni forces arrest 2 al-Qaeda elements behind foiled bomb attack

Militants had planted an improvised explosive device and placed the al-Qaeda flag next to it in the town of Shibam in Hadramaut province.

Beirut hosts Arab Economic and Social Development Summit

Refugees |

Beirut hosts Arab Economic and Social Development Summit

Arab states urged the international community to 'redouble collective efforts' to support host countries and help Syrian refugees return.

Maronites meet in Bkerki to defend Taif Accord

Politics |

Maronites meet in Bkerki to defend Taif Accord

Maronite leaders met to discuss Hizbullah's rumoured plans to upend Lebanon's power-sharing agreement by pushing a tripartite formula.

US-Gulf military partnership blocks Iranian ambitions

Security |

US-Gulf military partnership blocks Iranian ambitions

Gulf Co-operation Council states have taken several steps towards enhancing security partnerships among member states and the US.

Iran-backed Houthis suspend work of civil society organisations

Security |

Iran-backed Houthis suspend work of civil society organisations

The militia has restricted the operation of civil society organisations in a move that contravenes Yemen's constitution, experts say.

Shabwa elite forces deploy in Habban district

Security |

Shabwa elite forces deploy in Habban district

The deployment aims to prevent al-Qaeda elements from evading the security crackdown conducted by Security Belt Forces in Abyan.

Hizbullah conceals Syria fatalities from public

Terrorism |

Hizbullah conceals Syria fatalities from public

The Lebanese militia has encouraged the families of fighters slain in Syria to keep quiet about their deaths, a source close to the group reveals.

Syrian refugees brave another winter storm in Lebanon

Society |

Syrian refugees brave another winter storm in Lebanon

After snowstorm Norma battered Lebanon last week, Syrian refugees braced themselves for a second storm that brought with it strong winds and snowfall.

Jordan plan for Syrian refugees fell short in 2018

Refugees |

Jordan plan for Syrian refugees fell short in 2018

The kingdom did not receive the full amount of funding it asked for last year to help it bear the burden of hosting Syrian refugees.

Yemen, Arab coalition forces target al-Qaeda in Abyan

Security |

Yemen, Arab coalition forces target al-Qaeda in Abyan

A co-ordinated air and ground attack was launched on al-Qaeda positions in Abyan province, killing dozens of the group's elements.

Yemen dangerous for journalists in 2018: report

Media |

Yemen dangerous for journalists in 2018: report

Of the 144 violations documented by the Media Freedoms Observatory in Yemen last year, 84 were committed by the Iran-backed Houthis.

Syrian refugees sink deeper into debt: UN study

Refugees |

Syrian refugees sink deeper into debt: UN study

A new study shows 88% of Syrian refugee families residing in Lebanon are living in debt and have resorted to 'negative coping strategies'.

Upcycling project transforms lives in Sidon

Refugees |

Upcycling project transforms lives in Sidon

The Azm al-Shabab project has been helping Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals create objects of beauty and utility from waste materials.

Yemen army foils al-Qaeda attack in al-Mukalla

Security |

Yemen army foils al-Qaeda attack in al-Mukalla

2nd Military District engineering units dismantled several improvised explosive devices planted near the central prison in the Hadramaut provincial capital.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hit by winter storm

Refugees |

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hit by winter storm

Heavy snowfall, rainfall and flooding have battered Syrian refugee camps in north-eastern Lebanon, further displacing many camp residents.

Iran-backed Houthis continue to use banned mines, officials say

Terrorism |

Iran-backed Houthis continue to use banned mines, officials say

Facilities for the manufacture of land and sea mines have been found in areas along the coast liberated from the Houthis, an official says.

Yemenis decry ISIS execution of 4 youths in al-Bayda

Terrorism |

Yemenis decry ISIS execution of 4 youths in al-Bayda

Masked gunmen shot four young men at close range at an undisclosed location in the central province of al-Bayda, sparking public outrage.

Tahrir al-Sham's expansion in northern Syria sparks public anger

Protests |

Tahrir al-Sham's expansion in northern Syria sparks public anger

Residents of northern Syria have voiced their disapproval of the extremist alliance, which has been expanding its presence into new areas.

Yemeni forces crack down on al-Qaeda in Hadramaut, Abyan

Terrorism |

Yemeni forces crack down on al-Qaeda in Hadramaut, Abyan

Security forces busted an al-Qaeda cell in Hadramaut Tuesday and uncovered a weapons cache in Abyan.

Houthis 'unrivaled in committing human rights abuses': official

Human Rights |

Houthis 'unrivaled in committing human rights abuses': official

The Houthis' planting of mines and recruitment of child soldiers were unparalleled in 2018, an official with the national human rights committee said.

UN appeals for record $4 billion to help Yemeni people

Health |

UN appeals for record $4 billion to help Yemeni people

The Yemen 2019 appeal, the UN's largest such appeal for a country to date, comes at a time when the WFP is accusing the Houthis of diverting humanitarian aid.

Egypt's al-Sisi inaugurates Coptic cathedral

Religion |

Egypt's al-Sisi inaugurates Coptic cathedral

The Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ in Egypt's new administrative capital opened amid heavy security on Coptic Christmas Eve.

Shabwa elite forces raid terror hideouts in the province

Security |

Shabwa elite forces raid terror hideouts in the province

The UAE-trained forces mounted successful raids Thursday and Friday against terror hideouts and homes.

EU ups contribution to Lebanon's health sector

Health |

EU ups contribution to Lebanon's health sector

The EU is increasing its contribution to a $196 million investment package to strengthen Lebanon's health sector and help prevent diseases.

US, Combined Maritime Forces maintain regional security

Security |

US, Combined Maritime Forces maintain regional security

The joint forces represent a bulwark against illegal smuggling and piracy operations carried out by the IRGC and criminal groups, experts tell Al-Mashareq.

WFP slams Houthis' misuse of Yemen food aid

Crime & Justice |

WFP slams Houthis' misuse of Yemen food aid

Many residents of areas controlled by the Iran-backed militia have not been receiving food aid, while others have only received partial rations.

Emirati Red Crescent helps to stabilise Yemen

Society |

Emirati Red Crescent helps to stabilise Yemen

The Red Crescent has rehabilitated infrastructure and is helping to provide basic services in areas liberated from the Houthis.

Syrian refugees weigh the possibility of return

Refugees |

Syrian refugees weigh the possibility of return

Now that the border between Jordan and Syria has been reopened, Syrian refugees are contemplating whether it is safe to return.

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