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.
Yemenis walk on the debris at a wedding hall which was reportedly hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the capital Sanaa, on July 10, 2015, a few hours before a humanitarian pause was to take effect. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
July 12, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military campaign to restore power to former President Abdurabu Mansour Hadi has caused massive collateral damage, making Yemeni citizens the "unworthy victims" of this proxy war.
The Central Bank of Syria began circulating the country's new 1,000-pound note, with one major change. (AFP/File)
July 08, 2015 - 13:38 GMT
The Central Bank of Syria began circulating the country's new 1,000-pound note, with one major change.
A Palestinian protester peeks from behind a wall during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank on July 3, 2015. (AFP/Jafar Ashitiyeh)
July 06, 2015 - 08:10 GMT
The Gaza Strip has been void of hope and jobs a year on from Operation Protective Edge, forcing Palestinian youth to risk their lives and run to Israel to find economic opportunity.
Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units wave their guns in the town of Baiji north of Tikrit, as they fight alongside Iraqi forces agains tDaesh to try to retake the strategic northern Iraqi town for a second time, on July 2, 2015. Baghdad regained control of Baiji. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
July 05, 2015 - 07:38 GMT
Daesh remains in control of approximately 40 percent of Iraqi territory, including vast oil fields.