The European Union Needs to Prepare for the Next Wave of Migrants

A volunteer helps a young boy following a sea rescue operation near the Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 27. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES In 2015, at the start of the wave of migrants who hit European shores over the next … Read More

Thousands of Daesh (ISIS) detainees in Syria a ‘ticking time-bomb’

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Around 10,000 Daesh detainees and their families in nearby camps in northeastern Syria present a big security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, even though the US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia was fully capable of keeping them secure, … Read More

Opinion For Turkey, All Kurds Are Terrorists

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Turkey’s hatred of the Kurds means we have been shut out of international efforts to find a political resolution to the conflict in Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August … Read More

Iranian militias in Iraq seek to shift Middle East features

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The militias have been accused of committing war crimes, which were motivated by sectarian revenge – Photo by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain CAIRO – 18 February 2019: The Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) has revealed plans to relocate most … Read More

Israel might expand covert war against Iran beyond Syria in coming year

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A reduction has noted in weapons shipments, funds to Iran’s Syria project. Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks overlooking the border between Israel and Syria. (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS) With Iran continuing to entrench itself throughout the Middle East, … Read More

Egypt’s SISI: Military Cooperation with Israel at Unprecedented levels

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Egypt invites Hamas leaders for more truce talks Egyptian general apologizes to Israel for stray bullets hitting Nitzana Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in New York . (photo credit: AVI OHAYON – GPO)Military … Read More

Iran-Israel Conflict Escalates in Shadow of Syrian Civil War

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel on Monday appeared to have escalated its shadow war in Syria against Iran, with a predawn airstrike against a military base that coordinates Iranian-backed militias, killing four Iranian military advisers. The dead included a colonel who … Read More

Trump Freezes Funds for Syrian Recovery, Signaling Pullback

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Order to State Department to hold off on spending jibes with president’s call for an early exit. Syrian children and youths watching a U.S. armored-vehicle convoy pass last year on a road to Raqqa, Syria. PHOTO: HUSSEIN MALLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump … Read More

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Kabul

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  The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the simultaneous attack on an Afghanistan news agency and a Shiite cultural center in Kabul that left at least 35 dead and 56 wounded. The terror group said in a statement through its … Read More

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