On the Atlantic Council’s website, former Syrian diplomat Bassam Barabandi discusses the Assad regime’s strategy of manipulation and distraction to fend off international intervention in the civil war. He concludes:
Writing in Foreign Policy, David Kenner knocks backs reports that the jihadist Islamic State ordered all women and girls in the Iraqi city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation.
Iran has detained The Washington Post correspondent in Tehran, Jason Rezaian (pictured); Rezaian’s wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two freelance journalists. US officials and the Post confirmed the detentions on Thursday.
The Supreme Leader found a new way on Thursday to condemn the mass protests after the disputed 2009 Presidential election — he linked the Islamic Republic’s fight against “sedition” to
LATEST: 1st Post-Resolution UN Aid Crosses Border Into Syria Further confirmation on Thursday that an effective non-aggression arrangement between the jihadist Islamic State and the Assad regime has been broken,
Two Palestinians have been killed and more than 150 injured, as protests surged in the West Bank, supporting Gazans in the 16-day war with Israel. The men were killed by
Gaza’s death toll passed 800 on Thursday in the 16-day war with Israel, as the Israelis killed at least 15 people in a United Nations shelter. Meanwhile, in escalating protests
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Palestinian NGOs have issued a written statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council condemning “Israel’s unlawful targeting of civilians, civilian objects, and civilian property” in Gaza. The NGOs, which include
“Mr. Obama, spend one night with us in Shifa hospital, it would change history.” In a striking letter dated July 19, describing the horror and trauma in Gaza’s Shifa hospital,