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Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a […]

Young Middle East men ‘as conservative as elders’, study suggests

Young Middle East men ‘as conservative as elders’, study suggests

Media captionThe patriarchy works for a “very small” minority in the Middle East, Shereen El Feki tells BBC World TV At least a quarter of men in the Arab region support equality for women in some areas but most still believe a woman’s primary role is at home, a survey suggests. Interviews in Egypt, Lebanon, […]

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas officials say the new document does not replace the group’s 1988 charter The Palestinian militant group Hamas has published a new policy document – the first since its founding charter. It declares for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising […]

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are several camps for refugees and displaced people along Syria’s border with Iraq More than 30 civilians and Kurdish-led fighters have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants near Syria’s north-eastern border with Iraq. They targeted a makeshift camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees at […]

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a […]

Young Middle East men ‘as conservative as elders’, study suggests

Young Middle East men ‘as conservative as elders’, study suggests

Media captionThe patriarchy works for a “very small” minority in the Middle East, Shereen El Feki tells BBC World TV At least a quarter of men in the Arab region support equality for women in some areas but most still believe a woman’s primary role is at home, a survey suggests. Interviews in Egypt, Lebanon, […]

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas officials say the new document does not replace the group’s 1988 charter The Palestinian militant group Hamas has published a new policy document – the first since its founding charter. It declares for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising […]

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are several camps for refugees and displaced people along Syria’s border with Iraq More than 30 civilians and Kurdish-led fighters have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants near Syria’s north-eastern border with Iraq. They targeted a makeshift camp for displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees at […]

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas officials say the new document does not replace the group’s 1988 charter The Palestinian militant group Hamas has published a new policy document – the first since its founding charter. It declares for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising […]

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

New Hamas policy document ‘aims to soften image’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hamas officials say the new document does not replace the group’s 1988 charter The Palestinian militant group Hamas has published a new policy document – the first since its founding charter. It declares for the first time a willingness to accept an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, without recognising […]