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US troops wrap a chain around the status of Saddam Hussein before pulling it down. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 08:59 GMT
Iraq was considered a country with promise in the Middle East after the Israeli military crushed Egypt and Syria.
Women clap their hands and shout slogans during an anti-war demonstration on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
August 03, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The US was at first triumphant about securing the use of an Turkish airbase to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria. But as violence erupts between Turkey and the Kurds, is it possible Obama made a diplomatic disaster?
Israeli men take part in a demonstration on August 2, 2015 in Tel Aviv against the death of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, the toddler who was burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists. (AFP/Jack Guez)
August 02, 2015 - 09:03 GMT
The recent murder of an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler by Israeli extremists proves Jewish terrorism must be addressed, as it threatens to undermine security and democracy in Israel.
Palestinians return to what is left of their homes and businesses following the Israeli military offensive in Rafah on 1-4 August 2014. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of “carnage” in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday.
PKK fighters stand at a checkpoint during a military operation against Daesh in the Iraqi town of Makhmur, August 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2015 - 07:43 GMT
The Kurdish population has been constantly overlooked throughout history. When Turkey announced targeting the PKK as well as Daesh this week with new airstrikes, it's not anything new.
One Caliph to bind them all? The comparison between The Lord of the Rings and Daesh is uncanny. (AFP/File)
July 26, 2015 - 09:10 GMT
It might seem far off, but a perfect analogy of Daesh could be the famous Lord of the Rings series and what's more, these books could hold the answer in how to stop the militant group.
Tensions with the ethnic minority continue to rise. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
July 23, 2015 - 08:50 GMT
Tensions with the ethnic minority continue to rise as the war with Daesh rages on.
Using the Muslim sect to describe the actions of activists in Bahrain is problematic. (AFP/File)
July 21, 2015 - 08:22 GMT
The word "Shia" is almost used as an insult these days. Take Bahrain as an example. It's dangerous to label protesters as "Shia activists", because it undermines the progress of the opposition movement.
Both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have been praised for their roles in the historic deal. (AFP/File)
July 19, 2015 - 09:45 GMT
Following the historic nuclear deal, not only will the Iranian economy be helped with the lifting of sanctions, the region will witness more stability amidst current turmoil.
The US and Iran have led parallel fights against the extremists in Iraq. (AFP/File)
July 16, 2015 - 13:54 GMT
The US and Iran have led parallel fights against the extremists in Iraq.
A young Syrian woman begs for money on the streets of Lebanon's capital Beirut, July 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
July 14, 2015 - 07:27 GMT
Seeing heads lined up on the streets of Raqqa became the norm for many residents of the Daesh stronghold who luckily managed to escape to Lebanon. Not exactly a distant memory, but these refugees are trying to rebuild their lives and experiences, but, it isn't easy.