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Lebanon’s Syrian refugees hope to return home Refugees |
Lebanon’s Syrian refugees hope to return home

86% of Syrian refugees long to return to their homeland, according to a recent UN survey.

Lebanese raise alarm over border infiltration Security |
Lebanese raise alarm over border infiltration

Now that ISIS has been defeated in Syria, concerns are mounting in Lebanon over the potential infiltration of extremists fleeing the scene.

ISIS, al-Qaeda clash again in Yemen's al-Bayda Terrorism |
ISIS, al-Qaeda clash again in Yemen's al-Bayda

The two extremist groups continue to battle for dominance in al-Humaydah district, with ISIS retaking territory captured by al-Qaeda.

Shabwa elite forces push to secure 2 districts Security |
Shabwa elite forces push to secure 2 districts

'Operation White Mountains' aims to secure Shabwa province's Merkhah As-Sufla and Nisab districts from al-Qaeda elements.

ISIS loses its territory but remains a threat: Iraqi experts Security |
ISIS loses its territory but remains a threat: Iraqi experts

The group’s loss of the Syrian town of al-Baghouz is a 'violent shock' to ISIS elements, but the group's terror threat remains in Syria, Iraq and beyond.

Jordan plan supports comprehensive response to Syria crisis in 2019 Refugees |
Jordan plan supports comprehensive response to Syria crisis in 2019

The $2.4 billion Jordan Response Platform funds programmes that build resilience within Syrian refugee and Jordanian host communities.

US Navy supports regional maritime security Security |
US Navy supports regional maritime security

US naval forces provide support to partner nations to ensure the security of maritime transportation in the Gulf.

Al-Qaeda, ISIS clash in Yemen's al-Qayfa Terrorism |
Al-Qaeda, ISIS clash in Yemen's al-Qayfa

The two groups have been vying for influence in al-Bayda province, especially after the losses AQAP has suffered in other Yemeni provinces.

Hizbullah feels pressure of sanctions: analysts Politics |
Hizbullah feels pressure of sanctions: analysts

The Lebanese militia is under increasing financial strain as a result of international sanctions and its designation as a terrorist group.

Oman allows US military to use sea, air ports Security |
Oman allows US military to use sea, air ports

The two allies have signed a 'framework agreement' to bolster Omani-US military relations that will allow US forces to use Omani port facilities.

US deploys F-15C Eagles to support ISIS fight Security |
US deploys F-15C Eagles to support ISIS fight

The fighter jets will boost combat operations in the international coalition's battle against ISIS as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Iran funnels lethal aid to Syria, destabilising region Terrorism |
Iran funnels lethal aid to Syria, destabilising region

By supplying weapons to its proxies and affiliates in Syria and the Middle East, the IRGC has been undermining regional security, experts say.

Muslim nations call for measures against Islamophobia after New Zealand attack Religion |
Muslim nations call for measures against Islamophobia after New Zealand attack

The Organisation of Islamic Co-operation has called for 'genuine, comprehensive and systematic measures' to address Islamophobia.

Deployments boost security in Yemen's Shabwa, Abyan Security |
Deployments boost security in Yemen's Shabwa, Abyan

Shabwa Elite Forces have boosted their numbers in Merkhah As-Sufla, while Security Belt Forces have done the same in Abyan's al-Mahfad.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon face challenges in accessing education Education |
Syrian refugees in Lebanon face challenges in accessing education

More than 150,000 school-age Syrian refugee children are out of school as Lebanese public schools cannot accommodate them.

Iran supplies Houthis with suicide drones: study Security |
Iran supplies Houthis with suicide drones: study

Abaad Centre for Strategic Studies director Abdulsalam Mohammed discusses the report's findings in an exclusive interview with Al-Mashareq.

Iranian experts train Houthis to target Red Sea ships: Yemeni army Security |
Iranian experts train Houthis to target Red Sea ships: Yemeni army

Iran's actions represent a threat to international shipping lanes and commerce, army spokesman Abdo Abdullah Majali said.

Al-Rukban residents refute Russia, Syrian regime rumours Media |
Al-Rukban residents refute Russia, Syrian regime rumours

Camp officials, residents and activists dismiss anti-coalition rumours propagated by Russia and the Syrian regime as 'patently false'.

Arab coalition airdrops support Hajur tribes Security |
Arab coalition airdrops support Hajur tribes

Airdrops have delivered weapons, food and medical supplies to tribes besieged by the Houthis in the Hajjah province district of Hajur.

Ban on bearing arms boosts Shabwa security Security |
Ban on bearing arms boosts Shabwa security

A campaign to ban weapon-carrying rolled out last August in the provincial capital of Ataq has ushered in an era of improved security.

Iran dam construction reduces Iraq water supply Economy |
Iran dam construction reduces Iraq water supply

Iran has been constructing dams that restrict the flow of water to Iraq and have deprived Iraqis of critical water resources, experts say.

Artists paint murals of hopes and fears in war-torn Yemen Society |
Artists paint murals of hopes and fears in war-torn Yemen

Young artists who participated in an open-air exhibition in Sanaa painted murals that reflect the impact of the war on their society.

Gulf states consolidate security via joint drills Security |
Gulf states consolidate security via joint drills

Maintaining Gulf security entails a unified military approach centred on confronting threats collectively, experts say.

Arab leaders, religious authorities condemn New Zealand attack Terrorism |
Arab leaders, religious authorities condemn New Zealand attack

Political and religious leaders across the region and world have denounced the attack, which killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

US forces in Kuwait enhance capacity with new equipment Security |
US forces in Kuwait enhance capacity with new equipment

The new set of equipment allows US forces to be a in better position to support regional armies in the case of an emergency or attack.

Oman maintains neutral position on Yemen Security |
Oman maintains neutral position on Yemen

The sultanate has been at pains to remain neutral in Yemen's conflict and would not stand to gain from supporting either party, experts say.

New IRGC leadership lacks military experience, analysts say Analysis |
New IRGC leadership lacks military experience, analysts say

As veterans of the Iran-Iraq war make way for the next generation of officers, the military backbone of the IRGC is softening, observers say.

'Cedre' projects aim to create jobs for Lebanese, Syrian refugees Economy |
'Cedre' projects aim to create jobs for Lebanese, Syrian refugees

The nearly 250 projects endorsed by the conference will provide thousands of jobs to Lebanese youth and employ refugees as well.

Al-Qaeda attacks Security Belt Forces in Abyan Terrorism |
Al-Qaeda attacks Security Belt Forces in Abyan

A mortar was fired on a meeting attended by local and Security Belt Forces commanders at a camp in al-Mahfad district.

UAE, Saudi Arabia distribute winter aid in Lebanon Refugees |
UAE, Saudi Arabia distribute winter aid in Lebanon

The Gulf states have stepped in to deliver humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees following a shortfall in international support.

46 extremists killed in Sinai clashes: Egypt army Security |
46 extremists killed in Sinai clashes: Egypt army

The clashes in north and central Sinai also led to the arrest of around 100 suspects and the destruction of dozens of terror hideouts.

'Human fraternity' document promotes interfaith dialogue Religion |
'Human fraternity' document promotes interfaith dialogue

The UAE, where the document was signed last month, has launched the Zayed Global Fund for Co-existence as part of its efforts to achieve the principles of fraternity and tolerance.

Yemen urges UN to intervene in Hajur district Human Rights |
Yemen urges UN to intervene in Hajur district

Yemen's Ministry of Human Rights has declared the Hajjah province district of Hajur a disaster area, and has urged the UN to intervene.

Joint drills strengthen regional stability: Arab experts Security |
Joint drills strengthen regional stability: Arab experts

Joint exercises affirm US commitment to its partners and allies in the Middle East and help ward off any potential threat, military officials say.

Lebanon welcomes British ban of Hizbullah Society |
Lebanon welcomes British ban of Hizbullah

Lebanese politicians say the British parliament's decision is entirely appropriate and will help their country restore its sovereignty.

Economic crisis pushes Iranian regime to the brink Economy |
Economic crisis pushes Iranian regime to the brink

As Iran grapples with a burgeoning economic crisis, its people are taking to the streets to demand that the regime focus on domestic woes.

ISIS elements reveal true nature in east Syria Terrorism |
ISIS elements reveal true nature in east Syria

The group's fighters and emirs have not hesitated to use civilians as human shields, and have used them as bargaining chips to obtain food.

Al-Qaeda in Yemen forced to lower its profile Terrorism |
Al-Qaeda in Yemen forced to lower its profile

The group has been weakened by the loss of some territory it once controlled in the southern provinces and is facing financial difficulties.

Yemen's Shabwa forces vow to rout al-Qaeda Security |
Yemen's Shabwa forces vow to rout al-Qaeda

Shabwa Elite Forces killed dozens of al-Qaeda elements and arrested dozens more, with survivors fleeing towards Marib and al-Bayda.

US offers up to $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden Terrorism |
US offers up to $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden

His location is unknown, but many speculate he is near the Afghan-Pakistani border.

Cash-for-work programme empowers Yemenis in Abyan Economy |
Cash-for-work programme empowers Yemenis in Abyan

The programme will provide job opportunities and aid to vulnerable communities in Zinjibar and Khanfar districts, and help curb recruitment into the ranks of extremist groups.

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