Iraq

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Long-form Journalism

In Afghanistan, the U.S. and Pakistan Fight a Conflict of Interests

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>The ravages of a seemingly endless war have kept the United States mired in South Asia for over 16 years. In August, U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a new solution to the intractable conflict in Afghanistan. The new strategy would focus not …

Pakistan

Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after IS defeat

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the Islamic State group lost control over its last …

Middle East

Ignoring Washington’s Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior

In one of the most glaring, power-serving omissions in some time, CBS News’ 60 Minutes (11/19/17) took a deep dive into the humanitarian crisis in …

Middle East

Mom held captive by Taliban says she was raped, beaten for trying to protect kids

A Pennsylvania woman kidnapped by Taliban-linked militants and held captive for five years says she was beaten and raped while trying to protect her …

Al-Qaeda

German police detain suspected IS members in anti-terror raids

Several suspected IS members have been detained by German authorities in anti-terror raids across the country. Refugees reportedly tipped off …

News

Preventing an ISIS resurgence

US coalition shifts Iraq operations as last terrorists cleared out<p>US Col. Ryan Dillon remembers visiting Mosul soon after the Grand al-Nuri Mosque …

World News

Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

It’s remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the …

Middle East

Ancient Cave Art Depicts Oldest Evidence of Dogs Wearing Leashes

A new analysis of ancient rock art demonstrates that humans hunted with dogs on the Arabian Peninsula over 8,000 years ago—and it looks like those …

Science

Listen: Should Youtube censor ‘controversial’ videos?

On the heels of his presentation at the international Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser discusses the importance of engaging technology and viral networks in disrupting the global Islamist establishment.<p>Should YouTube censor videos by Islamic extremists like Anwar al-Awlaki, the …

Anwar al-Awlaki

Drone strike ‘kills four Qaeda suspects’ in Yemen

Author: AFPMon, 2017-11-20 23:14ID: 1511213423876456800ADEN: A drone strike killed four suspected Al-Qaeda fighters in central Yemen on Monday, a …

Middle East

O’Neill: Brooklyn College should embrace cops, not ‘push them away’

Police Commissioner James O’Neill on Monday ripped Brooklyn College for trying to keep cops off their campus by restricting officers who have to …

New York City

Yemenis 'trapped in hell' as war escalates

With help from the United States and the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia’s blockade and airstrikes on Yemen have created the world’s worst humanitarian …

Middle East

Iraq fires new salvo in political row with Kurds

Iraq’s top court on Monday declared the Kurdish north’s independence referendum in September to be unconstitutional, firing a new salvo in the …

Middle East

Political Turmoil in Iraq’s Dawa Party ahead of Next Year's Elections

Iraq’s Islamic Dawa Party will run in the upcoming legislative elections with two different electoral lists, said informed sources.<p>The first will be …

Middle East

Exclusive: Lawmakers call on Trump administration to outlaw Muslim Brotherhood with new strategy

Lawmakers behind a House bill aimed at designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization have prepared a draft letter calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to designate the group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The draft letter was signed by some two dozen congressmen and was …

U.S. Politics

Exploiting Western Political and Economic Advantages in the Competition With Russia

It is a mistake to view the current struggle between Russia and the Western allies primarily as a military competition. Certainly, in view of the …

Russia

The Boston Islamic Seminary Is Training the Next Generation of Extremists

<b>A rogues gallery of Islamic extremists teaching tomorrow's chaplains and imams (clockwise from top left): Yahia Abdul Rahman, Suheil Laher, Amr</b> …

Middle East

The Future of Terrorism

Terrorism has long been a threat in the western world. Terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and Islamic State have evolved beyond suicide bombers to cause …

Al-Qaeda

Kurds, Warning of Hostilities in Iraq, Appeal for a U.S. Envoy

WASHINGTON—The Iraqi Kurdish government has asked the U.S. to appoint a special envoy to mediate a deepening and potentially dangerous dispute between the central government in Baghdad and the semiautonomous Kurdish region, a top Kurdish official said Monday.<p>Falah Mustafa Bakir, the head of foreign …

World News

How to Avoid an ISIS 2.0 in Iraq

<b>By Michael O'Hanlon and Sara Allawi</b><p>With Mosul and other key cities now liberated from the horrible scourge of ISIS, Iraq stands at a crucial …

Al-Qaeda

35 Years with the CIA: Enemies, adversaries and threats to freedom

Over 35 years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency hired me to become a case officer. I just retired after returning from the last of nearly a dozen …

Tiananmen Square

Iraqi federal court annuls Kurdish independence referendum

The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas, the …

News (China)

Millions in Yemen threatened by aid blockade, campaigners say

Millions of Yemenis face the risk of death as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged …

Middle East

Is US using the YPG in Syria or vice versa?

Remember the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Aug. 17, when an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber drove into a crowd of …

Turkey

Millions in Yemen face death due to Saudi blockade: WFP

Stephen Anderson, the head of the World Food Program, on Monday described as "heartbreaking" the fact that millions in Yemen depend on sustained …

Middle East

At Upcoming WTO Meet, India and Other Developing Countries to Try and Keep Focus on Doha Agenda

Developed countries want to include new issues like e-commerce, investment facilitation and government procurement in the discussion.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> …

India

‘I Want This for George’

Iraq, a family dynasty and George H.W. Bush’s secret pain over his son’s complicated legacy.<p>On December 23, 1990, President George H.W. Bush slept restlessly. The extended Bush family had gathered at Camp David for the holidays as they did every year of his presidency, boosting his spirits, but …

Politics

Report: Obama deliberately mislead America on Al Qaeda in 2012 to help his chances of re-election

The Obama administration deliberately downplayed the strength and sophistication of Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election to help his chances of winning re-election, an expert terrorism journalist has revealed.<p>Woah, what happened?<p>Rukmini Callimachi, one of the leading terrorism reporters in …

Conservative View

ANALYSIS: Following the Defeat of ISIS, Syria Now on the Verge of a Much Larger Conflict

As the Iran- and Russia-backed pro-Assad coalition is fighting the Islamic State group in its last Syrian stronghold — Al-Bukamal, on the border with …

Conservative View