Erdogan accused them of behaving like “terrorists” for staging an action opposing his military campaign in Syria
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The ruling Kurdish Party, the PYD, has set up a democratic federation made of local governments
The Instagram post by an outspoken, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist triggered a new debate
Governments around the world are increasingly shutting down internet access in an attempt to silence dissent
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.
Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari’s “Vulnerability Series” portrays world leaders as refugees
The allegation Qatar supports terror is rich coming from the Saudis who for decades have been promoting and subsidizing Wahhabism, the sharp end of fundamentalism which is intellectual architecture for ISIS.
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.
Hundreds protested in New York City against war in response to the airstrikes ordered by President Donald Trump on a Syrian airbase. Protests took place at Trump Towers and in Union Square.