Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday he would stand for re-election in May at the head
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A series of urban uprisings in Iran that began on Dec. 28 in its second-largest city shocked the country’s Islamic regime
Following through on a long-desired promise to have a country of their own Kurds in the Kurdistan
Al Qaida’s dull Osama-lectures in Arabic never had the pizazz of IS’s sleek magazines and certainly not the charisma of their reality-tv snuff films. Their gruesome short films are filmically excellent.
Only a fool would predict, so here goes: Lebanon’s war lasted 15 years, but Syria’s will last longer because the foreign backers are in it for the long haul: for global, not regional, victory.
The ever increasing crackdown on freedom of the press in the strategically important country of Turkey that could have devastating results for the democratic world
Turkish democracy at risk during its continued fight against Kurdish groups after peace talks
Dangerous times in Iraq compounded by Prime Minister al-Abadi’s ever declining political support
Conflict and regional discord has brought unprecedented numbers of Kurdish lobbyists to Washington
Unsettled political feuds complicating multiple regional crisis leaving Iraqi Kurdistan drifting