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Russia has been pushing for the inclusion of Syrian Kurdish parties, particularly the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), in negotiations aimed at ending the...

Saudi rift with Qatar exposes growing division in the anti-Iran alliance

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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Caliph – Documentary by Al-Jazeera

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Forced Unity or Forced Separation Doesn’t Work, President Barzani on Kurdistan...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani discussed Kurdish independence, the fate of areas outside the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) administration and Erbil-Baghdad...

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...

Destroying Mosul’s Great Mosque: Islamic State’s symbolic war to the end

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...

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...

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

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said Wednesday that Kurdish forces would not withdraw from lands they reclaimed from ISIS before...

Turkey’s constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country

Turkey's constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country Simon P. Watmough, European University Institute; Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, Université de Strasbourg; David Tittensor, Deakin...

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