Syria's state broadcaster paints a very rosy picture of day-to-day life in the country - and seems to have even deceived itself with it. How else to explain its staggeringly ill-conceived #SummerInSyria campaign?
"Islamic State" fighters are assaulting Kurdish forces holding the Syrian city of Kobani, a monitoring group has said. The Islamist militia reportedly launched the attack with a suicide bombing near the Turkish border. (25.06.2015)
Welthungerhilfe's mission is actually the long-term fight against world hunger, but the Syrian crisis has led the NGO to rethink that mission. It says the situation there is a humanitarian catastrophe. (23.06.2015)
Doctors and patients in Egypt turn to Facebook to expose the horrific conditions of government-run hospitals by anonymously sharing pictures. Warning: some of the content is graphic. (21.06.2015)
A new social media campaign has been launched to raise the plight of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. It's hoped the movement will "open people's eyes," says the movement's leader Nathan Newman. (01.06.2015)
Russia used its veto twice in 24 hours to deny a new mandate to the UN team looking into chemical weapon attacks in Syria. Moscow said it would not extend the mandate of the probe without fixing its "fundamental flaws."
Lebanon's Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia, after dismissing the claims he was held against his will via a tweet directed at German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. Riyadh said it was recalling its ambassador to Germany.
After his shock resignation and trip to Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri will travel to France with his family, French officials have said. President Macron had invited him for to stay for a few days.
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