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The quest for independence is intrinsic to Kurdish identity. However, not all Kurds envision a unified Kurdistan that would span the Kurdish regions …Kurdistan
Honest Reporting: Dr. Jonathan Spyer Makes Sense of the Middle East
With the rise of the so-called Islamic State, multiple groups fighting …Terrorism
ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ > No Kurdish votes for AKP, no peace bid for you!
One of the most famous and funniest episodes of the cult U.S. sitcom “Seinfeld” is …Jerry Seinfeld
The talks between Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) …Republican People's Party
At his press conference on July 14 defending the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement [JCPOA] with Iran, US President Barack Obama made the …Cold War
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July 29, 2015 4:19 pm
More Americans want Congress to vote down the Iran nuclear deal than to approve it, according to two new …Iran
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian sheikh who is considered Sunni Islam's preeminent scholar and religious arbiter, says that he no longer supports the …Middle East
The Indian government welcomed news of the Iran deal. A former Indian national security advisor described the accord reached as the “best deal …South Asia
More than 300 Scottish soldiers have been making the most of a Welsh training area in preparation for a mission to Kabul.
Soldiers of 2nd Battalion …United Kingdom
Not so fast, everyone.
One of the big unanswered questions regarding the historic nuclear deal between a US-led group of countries and Iran had to do with the status of a side agreement reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Tehran.
On July 14, hours before the nuclear agreement …Iran Nuclear Negotiations
A court on Wednesday handed down jail terms of up to 20 years after a trial of 32 people charged with running one of Belgium's largest jihadist …Belgium
With Congress set to vote on the recently-signed deal with Iran over its nuclear program, the Obama administration has enlisted the help of several …
The $8 billion project is expected to increase canal revenues and expand trade between Asia and Europe, an opportunity to boost the suffering …Egypt
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan giving a press conference in Turkish occupied Nicosia, Cyprus, on July 20. Photo: European Pressphoto …Turkey
The majority of the Turkish population would prefer that the areas immediately adjacent to its Syrian border were controlled by the pro-Kurdish …Middle East
Wednesday July 29, 2015 05:58 by IMEMC News & Agencies
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in Gaza, today, called for a wide demonstration in the …
The United Nations special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that he had invited a range of Syrians to participate in what he described as preparatory, separate discussions on how to restart peace talks after more than four years of war.
In a briefing to the United Nations Security Council, the special …Syrian Civil War
As the Obama administration desperately tries to sell the Iran deal to a skeptical Senate, including Democrats, U.S. officials are being accused of …Israel
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry works on his notes prior to testifying before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington July 29, 2015.
John Kerry has spent the better part of the past 20 months working towards the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, a stretch that included some of the …Middle East
Senate hearing highlights growing skepticism over wisdom of nuclear deal
You could almost see the U.S. and Iran drawing slowly closer to war Wednesday, as dubious lawmakers, including a pair of Republican senators seeking their party’s presidential nomination, grilled top Obama Administration …Foreign Policy
About two weeks into last year's conflict in Gaza, Palestinian photographer Jehad Saftawi began to tire of venturing into the city every day to take …Middle East
President Obama gave a strikingly important speech on Sunday, one in which he seemed to apply the lessons of America's struggle with racism and …Democrats
By Hadi Dawood
Karwan Jamal Tahir – KRG Representative to the U.K.
The Iraqi constitution was drafted and ratified in 2005 under the strong influence …Middle East
Israeli center-left leaders' adoption of rhetoric to appeal to the right instead of crafting credible policy alternatives indicates that they have …Elections
SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ > Turkey’s operations focused more on PKK than ISIL
Turkey’s three-year-long Kurdish peace process ended last week, as Turkish …Middle East
Opinion: Lebanon’s Ills Summed Up by Garbage
I remember from my youth the popular Lebanese saying, “Everything in Lebanon is ‘zift’ [asphalt] except …Lebanon
Right after I posted my last article on Amnesty's latest report based on its executive summary, the actual Amnesty report about the fighting in Rafah …Amnesty
Turkey’s deal to allow the United States to fly missions out of Incirlik should be the beginning of greater engagement and support from NATO.