At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011, according to a UN report.
Donald Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of the country’s large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
Melania Trump told the 200 female employees that she is trying to find balance between her role of first lady and mother.
Some doubt whether Trump, who has never held elective office before becoming president is ready for a smooth presidential debut abroad.
The election TV debates have shown the candidates to be out of touch and none of them seem able to articulate a programme to remedy the structure and perpetuation of social inequality.
Only a few medical facilities are still functioning and two-thirds of the population are without access to safe drinking water, the UN has said.
“This election is a real confrontation between a real Islamic Republic and a ceremonial one,” said Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi.
Trump’s expected support of Palestinian “self-determination” suggests that he is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Nemr Abou Nassar fears making a joke about ISIS in the US as people wince, while in the middle east if he doesn’t joke when people die, he can never joke.
The new rules are similar to measures introduced by UK and US, but do not include the same bans on electronic devices in the cabins of passenger flights.
A year ago on March 22 ISIS suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, four months after bombings and shootings in Paris that killed 130 people.
The US Department of Homeland Security said passengers travelling from a specific list of airports could not bring into the main cabin devices larger than a mobile phone.
The ban will affect ten airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the conflicts in the Middle East.
Through ‘The Queue’, a dystopian novel, Basma Abdel Aziz provides an incisive look into the functioning of dictatorships.
Gulf countries have a history of using migrants’ rights as a tool in their geopolitical strategy.
By taking centre stage at the Astana conference with Turkey as its ally and asserting itself in the Syrian civil war by organising a ceasefire, Russia has re-established itself as a global power of consequence.
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US Muslim and Latino advocates have joined forces in opposing changes to immigration rules by President Donald Trump.
Rights advocates have slammed Trump’s move to suspend the entry of refugees and immigrants from Muslim majority countries, calling the move Islamophobic.
Stepping behind the White House podium for the last time, Obama’s seemed to be addressing an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Friday.
In the US, the teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music and literature is seldom discussed.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
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Looking back on the life of the Cuban communist and revolutionary and the astonishing impact he had on not just Cuba or Latin America but the whole world.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.
Syrian writer and activist Yassin al-Haj Saleh voices his criticism of an international consensus that has come to see the Syrian conflict in Bashar al-Assad’s terms – as a fight against terrorism.
Vijay Prashad’s The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution provides a helpful interpretation of the processes that have led to the current state of the Arab world, but hazards little about the future prospects for the region.
Women’s participation in the Syrian conflict is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, said that Obama had no plans to pursue a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative before leaving office.
Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams.
Children make for one-third of the country’s fighters and are continuously subjected to life-threatening human rights abuses.
Many of the MENA countries have the needed pre-conditions to accelerate future economic growth – natural and human resources, strong state institutions, low inequality – provided that ethnic, religious and sectarian conflicts end and peace prevails.
The West is not the part of the world most threatened by ISIS. Countries in the Middle East will have to keep their own house in order – with less corruption, a better distribution of income and fair policing.
As the geographical area under ISIS control shrinks, it is encouraging its supporters to carry out “lone wolf” attacks.
‘Useless’ bomb detectors are being used by security personnel throughout the Middle East, serving no real purpose other than being a symbolic deterrent.
Black market arms dealers thrive following the Ukraine crisis. The weapons are possibly being shipped to the Middle East.
Since a failed coup on July 15, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) founded by President Tayyip Erdogan has gained the upper hand in its battle with clandestine networks in the military, judiciary and bureaucracy loyal to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
No group has claimed the attacks but it has been estimated as an attack by ISIS which is known to carry out such attacks against Shi’ite muslims.
State-level efforts to address one of the root causes of the Arab Spring, youth unemployment, are at best a mixed bag and, at worst, represent a return to a pre-Arab Spring status quo.