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More coordinated European response is beginning to take shape, says joint IOM-UNHCR statement
The “Islamic State” has lost 14 percent of the territory it held at the start of the year, suggesting the group may have overstretched. The Syrian Kurds have increased territory under their control by 186 percent.
Ankara admits “lack of communication” with Baghdad over troop deployment
It is a political statement, but building coalitions takes time, say political analysts
Turkey committed a ‘hostile act’ by deploying troops to northern Iraq, according to the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. Turkey claims it just reinforced an existing training camp for local volunteers
Baghdad says the entry of a battalion of Turkish troops is a violation of its sovereignty. Iraq’s foreign ministry has described the activity as “an incursion” and demanded the immediate withdrawal of Turkish forces
Everyone is talking about the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe; everyone apart from the League of Arab States that is. To date it has had little to say on the topic and, as far as I can tell, has no plan to help alleviate the problem. Why have there not been any emergency summits announced? Where …
Russia may soon bolster the Syrian army by deploying ground troops, allowing Moscow to expand its influence on the developments in the Syrian war. Western states are doing less and less to resist Russian policies.
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I came across a curious news item the other day on Reuters about an industrial development project in Saudi Arabia, and it rang a few bells. The plan is to build a “new industrial city in the south of the al-Ahsa district in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province”, a project helmed by the state-owned oil company …
Turkish fighter jets have hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria – for the first time as part of the US-led coalition. Turkey took on a more active role in the fight against IS in July, ending months of indecisiveness
Turkish officials have said they are now ready to fully participate in US-led coalition strikes against the “Islamic State” group. The Pentagon said joint strikes may begin within day
The UN Security Council has discussed violence against gays committed by the “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq during an informal meeting Monday. The debate was the first of its kind to focus solely on gay rights
The senior deputy to the leader of ‘Islamic State’ has died in Iraq. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was in charge of logistics for the terrorists, and the White House said his death thus constituted a serious blow to IS
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader and the self-proclaimed caliph of the “Islamic State” (IS), was created in the Iraqi prison-like Camp Bucca under the American occupation. The deep humiliation felt by him and the rest of the 18% Sunni population of Iraq, after the exhaustive de-Baathifiction process, disbanding of the 300,000-strong Saddam’s Sunni army, and imprisoning many Sunni leaders, the occupying power flared up hatred and revenge among the group that …