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Kurdish parties clash in southeast Turkey ahead of elections, two dead

Two members of Islamist and pro-Kurdish Free Cause Party (Huda-Par) were killed Friday in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province in an altercation …

Democratic Party

The Israeli drug company Oramed Pharmaceuticals has taken another step closer to the world’s first insulin pill when it announced this week that it …


Fortress Europe Shouldn’t Point Its Guns at Libya


Proposed plans for an EU military intervention to stop people smugglers in Libya aren't just cruel -- they're dangerous.

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Press Conference to highlight the on-going death sentences

Press Conference to highlight the on-going death sentences, and flagrant ignorance of the Rule of Law in Egypt, hosted by Arab Organisation for Human …

United Kingdom

Morocco: Africa's Great Stabilizer

America can help achieve its goals in Africa by tapping into the Moroccan government's heavy presence and long-standing experience.On May 14, the …


IED attack kills senior police officer in Egypt's North Sinai - IHS Jane's 360

Key Facts Name: Synomosia Pyrinon tis Fotias (SPF) or Fire Conspiracy Cells. Aliases: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire; CCF; Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei; …


ISIS Claims Deadly Car Bombings at Baghdad Hotels

BAGHDAD — Car bombings struck two luxury hotels in Baghdad around midnight Thursday, amid the busy social swirl of the start of the weekend here.

In total, 14 people were killed and 25 wounded, security official said. The bombings took place in the parking lots of the hotels, highlighting the …


Hoarding Banned Soviet Art in Uzbekistan

And the "discourse of danger" in Tajikistan, recommended reads.


KRG president has no tie with Mosul’s fall: official

Shwan Taha told al-Yaum al-Samen that that Barzani has told a recent meeting of the Iraqi Kurdish leaders that he would never answer questions to …


Repression and legislation in Egypt

Egypt has been struggling for democracy for some time now. Despite how some observers of Egyptian politics and society mark January 25th 2011 as a …


Theological Questions

According to the Times of India, in Syria and Iraq the ISIS Warriors (Sunnis) quiz captured Muslims to find out if they are the hated Shias with 4 …

Middle East

Meet Your Caliph: An In-Depth Interview

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is a complicated man. He steps into the interview room sipping a Caramel Javiva from Peet’s™. “Starbucks isn’t even trying …


Editorial cartoons from The Daily Star

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Obama, Anti-Semitism and Iran

In a long and searching interview with President Obama that appeared in the Atlantic over the weekend, Jeffrey Goldberg asked President Obama whether …

Middle East

MURAT YETKİN - Lone wolf syndrome in Turkish foreign policy

MURAT YETKİN > Lone wolf syndrome in Turkish foreign policy

Do you know why Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to slam the New York Times …


29-May-15: Wary eyes on Hezbollah's Cyprus and Southern Lebanon battlefields

Reuters (via Lebanon's Daily Star) says today that some 400 boxes - two tons, 67,000 packages - of ammonium nitrate stashed away in the basement of a …


Erdoğan deserves our respect!


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan renewed focus on his treatment of the press by cancelling an award of honorary citizenship for former New York

Islamic State (ISIS)

YUSUF KANLI - The mother of Turkey’s “tutelage” tradition

YUSUF KANLI > The mother of Turkey’s “tutelage” tradition

It was the mother of republican Turkey’s many bad habits. It was 55 years ago this week when …

Constitutional Courts

Group: Iranian, North Korean Officials Worked on Nuclear Warhead

A North Korean delegation that traveled to Iran in April for secret meetings about nuclear technology spent much of its time working with an Iranian …

North Korea

Principles of responding to Jew-hatred

A large amount of intellectual energy can be expended on trying to expose the roots of Jew-hatred. For example, there is the argument that it is …

Hunter S. Thompson

Turkey comes to the rescue

A crude ‘justice’

The response to, and the circumstances surrounding, the ISIS takeover of Iraq’s Anbar has been curious, if not provocative.

Using Popular Mobilization …

Middle East

Americans and Europeans are afraid of democracy in Turkey

The editorial board of the New York Times, a newspaper based in the so-called country of liberties, the U.S., published an article titled "Dark …

Column One: Barack Obama’s anti-Semitism test

Last week, Obama went to significant lengths to answer the question about his feelings toward Israel and the Jewish people once and for all.


Beyond the Middle East: The Rohingya Genocide

“Nope, nope, nope,” was Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s answer to the question whether his country will take in any of the nearly 8,000 …


Can Erdogan Stay at the Helm?

Turkey's next parliamentary vote is set for June 7, and if predictions hold, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will continue a run of


That Failed Philadelphia "Islamic Jew-Hatred" Bus Ad

[N.B.: The Inquirer titled this "SEPTA Ad Campaign a Spectacular Failure"]

Did a controversial, austere, black-and-white advertisement that ran for one …


How Anti-Israel Incitement Backfires

For several months now, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Jordan have been strongly condemning visits by Jewish groups and individuals to the Temple …

Middle East