By Metin Gurcan
Recently, more than 1,000 IS militants and sympathizers have been detained in Turkey in various police operations. The pro-government media have been jubilantly celebrating this wave of detentions as a major victory against the Islamic State (IS).
By Eric Czarnik
A strong motivation to write flew into Weam Namou's mind one day when she was at the U.K.'s Heathrow Airport in the 1990s. As an Iraqi-American woman, that desire came from an urge to tell her perspective of her culture and homeland. "I entered a bookstore and found a rack of novels," she said.
By Joe Friesen
In the years since Iraq's descent into sectarian chaos, two of Ray Siger's relatives were kidnapped. One was rescued with a ransom; the other, taken at gunpoint after his high school graduation, simply vanished.
By Nina Shea
Unlike Muslims, who can conform and wait out ISIS until the day it is defeated, Christians, along with "polytheist" Yizidis, can don veils and give up cigarettes and alcohol, but, as non-Muslims, their very presence is an intolerable offense to the year-old "caliphate.
By Charles Krauthammer
Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam's by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East.
By Stoyan Zaimov
An Assyrian Christian woman who was kidnapped but recently released by the Islamic State terror group has revealed the jihadists stormed her home and forced her to trample on an image of Jesus Christ at gunpoint. "They stormed in the door, their faces not covered.
By Kristina Wong
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced Friday a defense "capacity building package" for Iraq.
When US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- The recent wave of stifling heat and a lack of electricity has led to the deaths of at least 52 children in refugee camps in less than a week, a Baghdad official said on Friday.