Nour Samaha


Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via video link during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in an attack in Syria, Beirut, Lebanon, May 11, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Aziz Taher)

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Are Hezbollah, Israel heading for a third war?

Friday, May. 12, 2017 | Nour Samaha, Contributor

As talk of a third war breaking out between Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel is increasing, some analysts say it is highly unlikely given the costs both sides would have to bear.

Help comes with dangerous strings for Syrian Druze town

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Nour Samaha, Contributor

The Golan Heights town of Hadar has been suffering essentially siege conditions throughout the Syrian war, surrounded by the warring factions and unfriendly neighbors and manipulated by aid from both the regime and Israel.

How these Syrians went from opposition fighters to pro-regime militiamen

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017 | Nour Samaha, Contributor

Some former members of the Free Syrian Army in southern Syria formed their own group that fights alongside the Syrian regime.

Residents of Syria's Deir ez-Zor fear IS massacre

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Nour Samaha, Contributor

As it loses ground in Mosul, the Islamic State is more determined than ever to gain ground in Deir ez-Zor, and its takeover could spell disaster for the civilians who have remained in the area.

Internally displaced Syrians find shelter, but few friends, in Latakia

Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016 | Nour Samaha, Contributor

Internally displaced Syrians share their journey from Idlib province, where they suffered under the opposition's siege, to Latakia, where they found refuge but also hostility.

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Nour Samaha is a freelance journalist based in Beirut. She has been covering the region, with a specific focus on Lebanon, Syria and Israel/Palestine, since 2006. She predominantly writes on political, security and humanitarian issues. On Twitter: @nour_samaha

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