Presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday blasted the White House’s approach to combating ISIS, calling on President Obama to “unleash the military” to battle the Middle East militants. “A strategy would be how do we mobilize support for the remnants of the Syrian Free Army, and it might require combat troops to inspire an international […]
Dawn Chatty | (OpenDemocracy) | – – “As the war is prolonged, families are exhausting their savings. Without a massive re-thinking of how aid is delivered and distributed, refugees in the region…
Following the November attacks in Paris, the compassion previously seen in the U.S regarding the drama of thousands of Syrian refugees marching across Europe was replaced overnight by a xenophobic attitude and terrorist hysteria. This...Show More Summary
A new spat emerged between the Israeli government and Washington over Jewish settlements on Tuesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time in more than a year. As Kerry set aside his goal of a long-sought peace accord to make way for more modest hopes […]
Authorities say Mohamed Abrini was seen with fugitive Salah Abdeslam and drove the Renault Clio that was used in the attacks
The North Atlantic Council is due to convene after Turkey shoots down a Russian military jet near Syria.
Rights group's claims, based on interviews with refugees, rejected by Turkish officials who say borders are open.
Turkey says the plane ignored repeated warnings, but Moscow denies that
Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. “The Ministry of Defense would like to stress that the plane was over the Syrian […]
Kerry added that such a move should not deter opposition groups trying to topple the Syrian government.
Two Palestinians, including a teen girl, and an Israeli man die in alleged attacks in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina's presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often-combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who, along with her late husband, dominated the country's political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract. With 98% of the vote counted from Sunday's...
Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday after promising business-friendly reforms to spur investment in the struggling economy. Macri’s supporters swarmed to the Obelisk in the...Show More Summary
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday explained his rationale for asking Russian tourists to leave Turkey, and it is ominous. He anticipates that…
Since January this year, ISIL has claimed more than 50 attacks in several countries killing almost 1,000 civilians.
An eventual break-up of the Arab world into sectarian splinters is a self-fulfilling prophesy.
A significant number of young people face mental health problems. It might be bullying at school or at work, or sometimes difficulties encountered by discrimination. Often it is depression, depression they find it difficult to cope with on their own. Many face problems with their physical appearance, finding it difficult or impossible to conform to […]
Surviving crew member of Russian fighter jet downed by Turkey says no warnings were given before the plane was attacked.
Unrelenting violence continues with Palestinian man killed after being shot in the head by Israeli forces.
The US intelligence failure on ISIL is raising serious questions in the Middle East.