By Johnlee Varghese
A 24- year old Saudi man,who was part of the most brutal of the terror groups- Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), currently fighting the Assad forces, has revealed that the Syrian war is not a revolution but a fight among various muslim factions, who are killing innocent people.
WASHINGTON -- The brutal war in Syria could grind on for a decade as Iran and Russia prop up President Bashar Assad's regime and jihadist groups flood the battlefield, experts warned Thursday.
By Alissa J. Rubin
PARIS -- For the French archaeologists Pierre Leriche, 73, and Jean-Claude Margueron, nearly 80, who both spent decades uncovering Syria's rich past, it is almost too painful to look at its grim present.
By Sebnem Arsu
ISTANBUL -- Just hours after the prime minister of Turkey threatened to shut down Facebook and YouTube, the country's president voiced reassurance on Friday that reversing course on civil liberties was "out of the question.
By Afrah Shawqi
Baghdad -- Campaigning for the Iraqi parliamentary elections, scheduled for April 30, will begin in just a few days.
By Serpil Cevikcan
The March 5 incident that resulted in martyrdom of gendarmerie Sgt. Musa Somay close to the Iraqi border near the village of Ortasu in Sirnak province has set off alarm bells for those concerned with keeping the solution process intact.
BEIRUT (AP) -- Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria's eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.
By Kendall M. Stempel
(Reuters) -- A Turkish court ordered the release of former general Ilker Basbug from a life sentence on Friday, adding to uncertainty over the fate of court cases trying coup plots against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
By Salah Nasrawi
Iraq's Shia-led government has drafted a family law for the country's Shia majority that feminist activists and rights groups say will impose an Iranian-style theocracy, violate women's rights and sow further divisions in a nation that is already sharply split on sectarian lines.