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The Iraqi army, Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerge have been making slow pushes against Daesh positions in northern Iraq since the extremist group's offensive last summer. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 08:01 GMT
After several failed attempts to retake swaths of northern Iraq from Daesh over the last several months, Iraqi Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga are forming a wary alliance to retake Kirkuk.
Experts say Morsi could face the death penalty in his upcoming trial this Tuesday in the latest of a series of harsh sentences handed down to Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
A man sits outside a demolished building in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2015 - 09:11 GMT
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
A bronze statue of slain prime minister Rafiq Hariri overlooks the site where he was killed in a massive blast in downtown Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 13, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
Robert Fisk brings to light how one unsuspecting journalist has taken the heat for the Hariri case, which has drowned in the inefficiencies of the international criminal courts.
Armenian Christian Catholic Iraqis sing during a mass for Easter Sunday celebrations at Umm al-Nour Church on April 5, 2015 in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
April 12, 2015 - 09:07 GMT
Why is Easter a movable feast while Christmas is fixed? Sherry El Gergawi explains.
Men stand in an alleyway of demolished buildings in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 08, 2015 - 09:22 GMT
Yarmouk residents have no time for normalcy, between the Syrian regime's barrel bombing and Daesh beheadings.
Worshipers gather for an Easter service, mourning the country's worst ever massacres, the killing of almost 150 people in an attack on a university by Somalia's Shebaab Islamists on April 2, in the northeastern town of Garissa. (AFP/File)
April 06, 2015 - 08:09 GMT
Following al-Shabaab's deadly attack at Garissa University in Kenya, one must ask why extremists target places of education?
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the conflict's death toll exceeds 220,000, but understanding how and why people are still dying can offer important insight into where the war is headed next. (AFP/File)
April 01, 2015 - 14:09 GMT
Now in its fifth year of conflict, Syria's landscape is unrecognizable and its death toll barely fathomable. But keeping track of who dies and how is more important than ever before.
Officials wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 13:17 GMT
Will disagreements on enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions delay a final agreement among P5+1 countries regarding Iran's nuclear program?
Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R), Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, and members of his delegation attend a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 26, 2015, ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
March 30, 2015 - 09:10 GMT
As Riyadh positions itself to become the regions police force, we must ask ourselves what good has come of Saudi Arabia positioning itself as a major political broker in the past?
Flames and smoke billow from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 07:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen will not lead to a decisive victory; rather, it will only exacerbate the Sunni-Shia rift that plagues the Gulf.