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World war 3 is coming…

World war 3 is coming…

The prospect of a global conflict – World War III if you like – appears somewhat unthinkable. Since the Second World War, there has been no major war between the great powers. The original post-war European project was based around peace, social justice and harmony. The unravelling of this project, accompanied by rising nationalism, is […]

Iraq unleashes mass destruction, death and displacement on Mosul

Iraq unleashes mass destruction, death and displacement on Mosul

Intensive bombardment and air raids by the Iraqi authorities and their foreign backers has led to mass civilian fatalities, the extensive destruction of infrastructure and hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the ongoing battle between the Iraqi regime and Daesh extremists in Mosul. The Iraqi immigration ministry announced that the number of refugees and internally […]

Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria

Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria

The top generals from Turkey, US and Russia have met to discuss developments in Syria and Iraq to prevent ” the risk of a conflict” during their fight against ISIL. Hulusi Akar, Turkish chief of staff; Joseph Dunford, US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff; and Valery Gerasimov, Russian chief of general staff, met […]

Fall of Mosul won’t spell end of ISIS, Iraq may split apart – Kurd leader

Fall of Mosul won’t spell end of ISIS, Iraq may split apart – Kurd leader

The much-awaited fall of Mosul will not result in ISIS’ defeat in Iraq, which is likely to split like Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and other states torn by political or ethnic rifts, the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan said in an interview with Italian media. Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region since 2005, told La Stampa […]

Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State ‘martyrs’

Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State ‘martyrs’

“Don’t be sad and don’t wear the black clothes (of mourning). I asked to get married and you did not marry me off. So, by God, I will marry the 72 virgins in paradise.” They were schoolboy Alaa Abd al-Akeedi’s parting words before he set off from the compound to end his life in a […]

Iraqi sinkhole mass grave for 4,000 ISIS victims – report

Iraqi sinkhole mass grave for 4,000 ISIS victims – report

The bodies of some 4,000 Islamic State victims have been buried in the Khasfa sinkhole in Iraq’s desert, making it the country’s largest mass grave, according to locals, police, and activists, as cited by The Telegraph. The sinkhole is located near the Baghdad-Mosul highway, only eight kilometers from Mosul, the daily reports. Witnesses and police, […]

Government troops advance on Al Maamun neighbourhood, a day after deadly ISIL rocket strikes on soldiers near airport

Government troops advance on Al Maamun neighbourhood, a day after deadly ISIL rocket strikes on soldiers near airport

Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in the western part of Mosul for the first time since the launch of an offensive to retake the city from ISIL last year. Sami al-Aridhi, a lieutenant-general in Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), said on Friday that the army was fighting for Al Maamun, a small neighbourhood on […]

Multi-millionaire Tony Blair sells fool’s gold to despots around the world

Multi-millionaire Tony Blair sells fool’s gold to despots around the world

The breathtaking financial rise of Tony Blair can only be matched by his equally spectacular downfall into the sordid gutter of sleazy politics at home and abroad. However, the former Middle East Peace Envoy could have achieved neither financial peak nor political trough without the help of his despotic Arab friends who rule in a […]

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan, accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilising the region. […]

Islamic State targets medical school recruits in Sudan

Islamic State targets medical school recruits in Sudan

More than 20 British medical students at a Sudan university have abandoned their studies and joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The students, mostly children of medical professionals from the U.K., appear to be among the largest group collectively recruited by ISIS, according to an investigative report by Britain’s Sunday Times. The recruits, including […]

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