By Tariq Basharat
Islamic State (IS) consists of bad people who do bad things to achieve bad aims. However, they exist and whether we like it or not, they must be dealt with. Dealing with them is exactly what the Kurds are doing, and they are doing a wonderful job.
By Seán D. Naylor
The United States is being forced to rely on its regional partners to provide intelligence on the Islamic State in Iraq, and particularly Syria, according to a former CIA deputy director. For U.S.
By Ahmed Shiwesh, Ivana Abdul Halim
Qamishli, Syria -- Subsequent to a major offensive by the radical group of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) on the city of Hasakah, northeastern Syria, some 1300 Christian families have been displaced from the city, the Assyrian Network for Human Rights reported on Monday.
By Monica Cantilero
Christians have been suffering from "systemic persecution" in the Middle East even before the Islamic State made its presence felt, said an author of a book on Christian persecution. George J.
By Andrew Doran
Telskuf, Iraq (CNN) -- Safaa Elias Jajo, a Chaldean man in his 40s, stands in the wreckage of a home in Telskuf in Iraq's Nineveh province. The home served as ISIS headquarters in this area until a U.S.-led coalition airstrike leveled it last year.
By Bill Neely and Cheryll Simpson
BAGHDAD -- The director of National Museum of Iraq has revealed that he wept after learning that ISIS had destroyed relics chronicling his country's history. "They're just statues," Haider Oraibi told NBC News. "But for us, they're living things. We came from them, we are part of them.
(Reuters) -- More than four years into Syria's war, the country is ever more divided into a patchwork of areas controlled by the government or armed groups including Islamist insurgents, Kurdish militia, the ultra-hardline Islamic State, and rebels who profess a more moderate vision for Syria.
By Thomas Seibert
ISTANBUL -- Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning a military intervention into northern Syria to prevent Syrian Kurds from forming their own state there, despite concerns among his own generals and possible criticism from Washington and other NATO allies, according to reports in both...
By Chris Hannas
(VOA) -- Monday marks one year since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State group, declared what he called an Islamic "caliphate" stretching across eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq, now one of the deadliest areas on Earth and the focus of an international effort to combat...