Voters here say they are disillusioned, as they try to rebuild with whatever money they can scrape together
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After 15 years of violence following the US invasion, finding cause for optimism can be a fool’s errand
British street artist Banksy is now showing solidarity with imprisoned Turkish-Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan
The ruling Kurdish Party, the PYD, has set up a democratic federation made of local governments
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday he would stand for re-election in May at the head
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 region of Iraq and Syria have finally been able to place votes for independence.
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