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Human Rights Watch has slammed Lebanon for failing to protect women from human rights abuses and not making progress on women's rights.

Lebanese security forces have assaulted more than 20 journalists and media workers covering the protests in Beirut this month alone.

Lebanon's women journalists being harassed for reporting the truth

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanon's women journalists being harassed for reporting the truth

In-depth: The well-connected citizens of protest hit Lebanon have been turning to alternative news sources online amid distrust in mainstream media. But there's a catch, writes Gaia Caramazza.

Was Jordan involved in recent Syrian rebel-IS border battle?

The New Arab

Was Jordan involved in recent Syrian rebel-IS border battle?

A group of Syrian rebels crossed over from Jordan and stormed an Islamic State group town on Saturday. It took place just days after Jordanian ...

Syrian rebels, and their clandestine war against IS

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels, and their clandestine war against IS

Feature: A small band of Syrian resistance fighters are carrying out secret guerrilla operations in IS strongholds. Its members and activists ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon: Woman detained after making rape allegation against military

Analysis: The Lebanese military must reveal the location of a woman detained after accusing military intelligence service officers of raping and torturing her, Human Rights Watch has said.

Layal Haddad

Al Jazeera hides the real face of al-Nusra Front

Comment: Al Jazeera's interview with the Nusra leader highlighted sectarian views towards Syria's minorities, says Layal ...

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Haftar's appointment as army chief likely a divisive move

Khalifa Haftar has been appointed as army chief by Libya's internationally-recognised government, in a move that is likely to deepen further ...

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