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Saudi rift with Qatar exposes growing division in the anti-Iran alliance Mohammed Nuruzzaman, Gulf University for Science and Technology This is the worst diplomatic crisis in...

ISIS attacks in Tehran could plunge the Middle East into greater...

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Kurdish president: We have deal with US and Baghdad to keep...

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Iraqi forces control New Mosul, Face Stiff Resistance Entering Old City

Plumes of smoke rise into the sky of western Mosul on Tuesday as Iraqi forces, supported by the US-led international coalition against ISIS have...

Do Alawis Want to Fully Become Shia Offshoot?

(Latakia, Syrian Regime) Ghadir* admits that he didn’t pray before he started attending the Shia Ar-Rasul al-Aazam compound in Latakia. While there has been a...

The Iraqi Women Daring to Show their Real Faces

More than 10,000 civilians have fled Islamic State group-held Mosul and made their way to refugee camps spread across northern Iraq. Aid groups are gearing...

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Destroying Mosul's Great Mosque: Islamic State's symbolic war to the end Benjamin Isakhan, Deakin University and Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona, Deakin University On June 29 2014...

Thousands hold Kurdistan independence referendum rallies #Kurdistan

Thousands of people in the city of Zakho in the northwest of the Kurdistan Region and President Masoud Barzani attended a rally in favor...

Is Salafism leading to Radical Islam?

By Z. Fareen Parvez, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing the “war on terror.” From his...

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