Middle East

Multiple Syrian targets being fired on from Turkey.

U.S., Russia, Iran Battle ISIS to Build Bases in Syria

Three of the leading international powers involved in Syria’s war—the U.S., Russia and Iran—are looking to expand and fortify their military presence in the country by building and upgrading foreign bases, with some already in the works. U.S. Special Forces has been involved in Syria for years and the U.S. appears to be broadening the […]

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Trump’s ISIS War Set to Double Obama’s Civilian Deaths

The U.S.-led coalition’s campaign against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) under President Donald Trump is on track to cause double the civilian casualties than the operations of his predecessor Barack Obama, according to new analysis. Monitoring group Airwars, in a new figures provided to The Daily Beast, estimated that the coalition has killed over […]


PA leader warns Israel over Al-Aqsa

Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday blasted Israel over the recent goings on in Jerusalem. He said that Israel, as the “occupying power”, is responsible for the current escalation in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to comments carried by the Wafa news agency. Hamdallah warned of the “grave consequences” of Israel”s recent […]

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US Sanctions Iranians Even After Recertifying Nuclear Deal

The U.S. slapped sanctions Tuesday on 18 Iranian individuals and groups it accused of supporting Tehran’s ballistic missile program and weapons deals, a day after it again certified that Iran is complying with the 2015 international accord on its nuclear development program. “The United States remains deeply concerned about Iran’s malign activities across the Middle […]


Turkey dismisses thousands of police and civil servants

Turkey’s government has issued a new executive decree under the ongoing state of emergency imposed after last year’s failed coup, dismissing more than 7,000 police, civil servants and academics. A total of 7,563 people — including police — have been dismissed in the latest purge, the Anadolu news agency reported. Turkish authorities also stripped 342 […]