No president, a trash crisis, two million refugees and ties with Hezbollah, is it just a question of time until Lebanon is overwhelmed by its political paralysis? This week on Conflict Zone is Lebanese FM Gebran Bassil.
A man "fueled by an ideology of hatred" has been charged with attempting a major attack on a US synagogue. The suspect is said to have been inspired by the Pittsburgh synagogue attack in October in which 11 people died.
The Global Terrorism Index 2018 showed the decline was most pronounced in Iraq and Syria. Islamic State tops the list of deadliest terror groups, but far-right extremism is also on the rise.
Held captive for 40 months in Syria, journalist Jumpei Yasuda has been castigated by Japanese media after returning home. He says he will not apologize for doing his job. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
In much of the Middle East, journalists' work is systematically hindered. The situation has enormous consequences for these societies at large: The free expression of political thought is impossible for most people.
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