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- Encircled and alone, Lebanese village braces for Syrian assault
- Why Israel may need to rethink its assumptions on Palestinian unity (+video)
- Tilt towards military unbalances Egypt's ultra-conservative Salafists (+video)
- Europe keeps wary eye on jihadists traveling to fight in Syria
- Arab entrepreneurs face digital divide in Israel's start-up tech scene
- Cease-fires bring patchy peace to Damascus neighborhoods
- Four sons killed fighting for Assad, but mother's loyalty to regime endures
- Behind Qatar's bet on the Muslim Brotherhood
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In Aswan, inter-tribal and ethnic tensions run high. Dozens died last week in two days of clashes while the Egyptian police focused on breaking up a local Islamist demonstration.
Neither President Assad nor his father ever had an electoral challenger – until this year. But any opposition candidate is likely to be a strawman put up to give the vote legitimacy.
Libya's parliament ousted the previous prime minister in March. Abdullah al-Thani said he would stay on as interim prime minister until a replacement is found.
As the first elections loom since the US left four years ago, Iraq struggles to avoid splitting apart amid escalating violence and political paralysis.
The school uses the Syrian curriculum so that if and when the conflict ends, displaced children can easily resume their education in Syria.
Many pieces looted amid the 2003 invasion have been recovered, and the museum repaired. While tough challenges remain, the staff is optimistic they will soon throw the doors open to the public.
The director of the documentary, shot in the besieged Syrian city between 2011 and 2013, had to line up backup crew and cast in case anyone was killed.
Extremist Jewish settlers attacked a nearby IDF encampment after several mobile homes in a settlement outpost were demolished. Israeli security officials called for harsh measures.
Turkey has prospered under the controversial prime minister. But his modernization agenda has also fueled opposition to his rule and exposed his autocratic style.
The battle for the last major rebel-held town in Qalamoun looms after a five-month campaign. A regime victory would afford it uninterrupted control of southwestern Syria.