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November 15, 2017

A camp for internally displaced people at Ain Issa on Oct. 21, 2017 (AFP)
06:00 GMT
As ISIS is pushed out of Deir Ezzor, local groups must lead the provision of public services and be given political representation. Failure to do this could lead to a new nationalist movement, writes local activist Karam Alhamad.
ISIS fighters fled from Raqqa across Syria and Turkey (AFP)
15:17 GMT
Pressure is mounting on the U.S. to condemn a deal which allowed scores of ISIS troops to flee Raqqa and left many questioning whether the White House is truly committed to defeating the terror group.

November 13, 2017

An injured person being treated in Sulaimaniyah Hospital in Iraq after the earthquake (AFP)
07:33 GMT
An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked northern Iraq and Iran, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday evening.
"If the government takes Boukamal, they will show that they can control this area and can push back U.S. proxies" (AFP)
06:00 GMT
The Syrian government is trying to capture the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. If it’s successful, it would be positioned for both a military and economic boost as it moves to secure a section of its frontier with Iraq, according to Fabrice Balanche of the Hoover Institution.

November 9, 2017

A Saudi-led bombing campaign has left thousands dead in Yemen (AFP)
12:15 GMT
A number of Western governments are claiming to respect human rights but at the same time selling arms to oppressive regimes.

November 8, 2017

They argue the new face-covering law takes direct aim at Muslims who wear a niqab or burqa (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT
A Canadian Muslim group and a civil liberties association on Tuesday filed a challenge to a law in Quebec province that forbids face-covering by those who wish to access or provide public services.