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Iraqi pro-government militiamen hold a position on a road after liberating a town from Daesh north of Baghdad on June 2, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
June 03, 2015 - 08:33 GMT
With Iraq's various ethnic groups fighting for their own interests, Iraq stands no chance in the battle against Daesh.
A picture taken from the Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani Castle (or Palmyra cytadel) on top of a hill overlooking the ancient city on April 12, 2006 shows a general view of the Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old metropolis and an Unesco world heritage site located 215 kilometres northeast of Damascus. (AFP/Jonathan Klein)
June 01, 2015 - 08:32 GMT
Robert Fisk discusses the method of Daesh's madness when it comes to destroying ancient culture and history.
One female soldier claims the Daesh targets women on and off the battle field. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2015 - 07:54 GMT
The YPJ Kurdish women’s militia takes on Daesh in the northern Syrian city of Ras al Ayn.
Since the caliphate was established last year, Daesh has conducted numerous terrorist attacks around the world. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 11:57 GMT
With the one-year anniversary of Daesh's so-called caliphate approaches, experts expect an increase in attacks around the world.
Syrian rebels move through the town of Jisr al-Shughur, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 09:52 GMT
On Friday, dramatic clashes took place between Syrian troops and rebels in the town of Jisr al-Shughur's National Hospital. Rumors began to circulate of victories and fails, but what really happened?
A Rohingya girl from Myanmar holds her younger sibling at a newly set up confinement area at Bayeun, Aceh province on May 21, 2015 after more than 400 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued by Indonesian fishermen off the waters of the province on May 20. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)
May 21, 2015 - 12:10 GMT
While Burma's Rohingya Muslims are lost at sea, pushed out of Burma in an apparent genocide, Aung San Suu Kyi remains silent on the issue.
Syrians stand in rubble after their neighborhood was bombed by Bashar al-Assad's army in Ain Tarma, east of Damascus, May 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 20, 2015 - 10:55 GMT
Rumors circulated for years that Bashar al-Assad was emptying Sunni areas and replacing them with Shia or Alawite supporters. Will the UN take notice?
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) walks after the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II at Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2015. (AFP/Alexander Zemlianchenko)
May 18, 2015 - 10:42 GMT
Dissenters resort to humor to criticize Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's crackdown on democratic practices.
US President Barack Obama welcomes the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah to the White House in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015. Obama is hosting leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to allay their fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran and to discuss regional security issues. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
May 14, 2015 - 08:28 GMT
As the United State's Arab allies prepare to convene for meetings at Camp David this week, one must wonder how the American President will play the new Arab world order.
A man walks past a portrait of slain Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri on the ninth anniversary of his death on Feb. 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
May 13, 2015 - 08:29 GMT
Robert Fisk provides an in-depth analysis of those who could potentially be involved with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's death, pointing a finger specifically at Syria's Bashar al-Assad.
Saudi King Salman meets with US President Barack Obama at the Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
May 12, 2015 - 10:18 GMT
Manifestations of Saudi and Israeli unhappiness with US policy toward Iran have not brought about any major changes in its strategy.