Anchal Vohra is a Beirut based Middle East journalist. She does TV for Deutsche Welle in Germany and NDTV in India. She writes for Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, New Statesman and Berlin Policy Journal among others.
The neutrality law in eight German states indicates a structural bias against hijab-wearing women and the structural discrimination scuttles their efforts to find suitable jobs.
Experts argue that Washington is likely to end up hurting its own policies if it does not intervene and stop its allies in northern Syria from a resource grab.
Top EU sources told TRT World the differences between Bashar al Assad and the armed opposition over the nature of the constitutional committee have been narrowed down.
While Washington is not averse to Moscow’s presence in Lebanon, it certainly draws the line at defence.
Many Syrians feel the Arab leaders have let them down as they prioritise countering Iran by strengthening ties with the US and befriending Israel.
Putting curbs on Hezbollah and also questioning its presence in the Lebanese parliament and cabinet will be top of the list on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first visit to the country.
Perhaps a metaphor for Lebanon’s complex cultural mosaic, the fighter is married to a Christian woman, has fought in Syria for several years but says that what he and all other Shia men really want is jobs, healthcare and a decent education.
Many detainees from Syrian prisons run by General Jamil Hassan, the chief of the country's air force intelligence directorate, have a glimmer of hope that the Assad-aide might be held accountable for allegedly torturing them.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri was reluctant to include a Hezbollah-friendly Sunni in the government as it would signal a loss of his authority over the Sunnis, but he eventually yielded.
Ahmad, a 14-year-old shoeshine boy, was found dead two weeks ago. He was running from police who wanted to question him for a theft. Now activists want answers to shed light on the mystery surrounding the circumstances of his death.
Sandwiched between Syria and Jordan, eight children died at the refugee camp in the last month alone, as a result of both the Assad regime and Jordanian government sealing the border, blocking medical and food supplies.
At the recent Arab League summit in Lebanon, the signs of Syria's reinclusion were clear.
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