By Ahmed Shiwesh
At least 28 militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed during clashes with the Kurdish forces in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah, military sources reported on Saturday. ISIS militants had attacked Kurdish headquarters near Mount Abdulaziz in Hasakah countryside on Friday.
By Heather Murdock
(VOA) -- "Tell Barack Obama, tell Russia, tell Iran that too many people are dying every day," said Hani, a first grade teacher from Syria, as he awaited entry to a refugee camp in Croatia in late September. "Too many people." Over the following week, aerial bombardments by the U.S.
The Turkish government made an agreement with the US to partner in the fight against ISIS. But it seems Ankara is using that as a cover-up to escalate its fight against Kurdish guerillas in Turkey, says Firat Demir, associate professor from the University of Oklahoma.
By Mustafa al-Kadhimi
US-Iraqi relations have failed to develop into a strong and deep strategic partnership following the 2003 US-led invasion despite the crucial role the United States played in setting up the new political system and the Strategic Framework Agreement signed by the two countries in 2008.
(Reuters) -- Iraq's most powerful cleric called for a global war against IS on Friday, a day after the prime minister said he would welcome Russian air strikes against the group on Iraqi soil.
The gunman who shot dead a police staffer was a 15-year-old who had visited Parramatta Mosque on his way to commit murder.
By Greg Moran
The former president of the Neighborhood Market Association, who has made a national name as an advocate for Chaldeans seeking asylum in the U.S., is being sued by association members who allege he received $248,000 in improper payments. In a lawsuit filed Sept.
By Elliott Abrams
The Yom Kippur liturgy, just followed in synagogues around the world, repeats several times references to God as one who rescues captives. The central daily Jewish prayer as well refers to God who "supports the fallen, heals the sick, sets captives free.
Following reports of aggressive incidents in German refugee shelters, authorities are looking for ways to calm the situation. Suggestions include separate housing for Muslim and Christian asylum-seekers.