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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops and militia battled on Wednesday to repel an Islamic State attack on the city of Hasaka in the northeast, and a Kurdish official said the government forces may not be able to hold off the jihadists.
Hasaka city is divided into zones run separately by the government …International Relations
ALMATY (Reuters) - Tajikistan has issued an international arrest warrant for the commander of its elite police force who joined Islamic State, prosecutors said on Wednesday, accusing him of treason.
Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, the U.S.-trained head of the Central Asian state's police force known as …Religion
Something unusual has begun in the Washington-New York corridor. Journalists and policy analysts have begun a critical public discussion about …Political History
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent decision to change the date commemorating the conquest of Istanbul from May 29 to May 30 seems to fall into a pattern …Istanbul
BEIRUT – The Kurdish People’s Protection Units militia (YPG) fighting ISIS in northern Syria has flatly denied mounting accusations it has been …Kurdistan
Sisi’s intervention in internal Wafd dispute raises questions - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Author: Walaa Hussein Posted June 1, 2015
CAIRO — The Egyptian public and the country’s politicians have many questions concerning the significance of …Interventions
The Kurdish vote is at the heart of Turkey's upcoming June 7 parliamentary election. Only a short time ago, this would have been unthinkable. The …Voting
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Wednesday called a decision by British students to boycott Israel anti-Semitism and vowed to fight back against …Boycotts
Author: Akiva Eldar Posted June 1, 2015
The May 20 meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and EU High Commissioner for Foreign and …Middle East
HASAKA, Syria - Islamic state fighters have launched a heavy attack on the majority Kurdish city of Hasaka in northeast Syria, according to local …Islamic State (ISIS)
02-Jun-15: The obvious, petty lies that keep European money flowing into the hands of the PA's terrorists
The Mahmoud Abbas PA has been engaging in a clever little trick since last year to hide its practice of taking foreign aid and using it to fund a …Middle East
By: Heshmat Alavi
Since the outbreak of war in Yemen and takeover of Houthis, the Iranian regime denied meddling in the internal affairs of Yemen. But …Middle East
Former Imam Of Mecca's Grand Mosque: There Is No Escaping Reform To Bring Islam Back To Its Path Of Tolerance
In a February 22, 2015 article in the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh, Sheikh 'Adel Al-Kalbani, the former imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, attacked the …
Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photo: Israeli Prime …Canadian Politics
BEIRUT – A top pro-Assad daily in Lebanon has reported that Iran has deployed troops into northwest Syria in preparation for a counterattack in Idlib.
CAIRO: An Egyptian rights activist says security officials at Cairoairport have prevented him from traveling to Germany where he was to speak before …Egypt
BEIRUT,— Activists and Syrian state media say that militants from the Islamic State group (IS) have launched a major attack on the predominantly …Islamic State (ISIS)
I experienced two incidents last week and I want to tell you about them without giving an evaluation or judgment on either of them.A beautiful and …Hijab
Deputy Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Asghar Zarean made the remarks Tuesday on the sidelines of visiting tour of directors and faculty …Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Twenty years ago the internationally recognised representatives of the Palestinian people signed an agreement according to which land west of the …Middle East
By Laman Sadigova
Apple will renew its supplies to Azerbaijan.
As the company officials reported, the resumption of supplies of smartphones, tablets, …
NEW YORK — A global campaign to call attention to the long and unjust imprisonment of seven Iranian Baha'i leaders spawned a worldwide outcry this …
Distress Signals By Hizbullah Leader Nasrallah And Pro-Hizbullah Media Reflect Growing Sense Of Existential Danger, Crisis Of Confidence Between Hizbullah And Its Supporters
Recent statements by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah regarding the existential danger faced by his organization and the …
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Russia’s gas discount for Turkey, the supplies of Iraqi gas to the country and others are among …Turkey
Israel has lodged a formal protest with Bern over Swiss funding for an exhibit by extreme leftist NGO "Breaking the Silence," officials said …
A recent "Nakba" story, published in Palestine News Network, includes this factoid:
Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are …Middle East
Congregants at a Ra'anana synagogue were shocked to discover the scrawling - in blood - of swastikas and crosses on mezuzahs.