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Blast at Egypt mosque kills more than 230 people 

Reuters | Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down fleeing worshippers in...

Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

James M Dorsey | It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That...

US airstrikes are killing more civilians than terrorists

Steven Feldstein | When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into an aggressive new...

Writing “Israel” In Quotation Marks Is A Peaceful Form Of Pro-Semitic...

Andrew Korybko | The political entity that’s recognized by most of the world’s states as “Israel” was founded under very controversial circumstances related to the...

Al-Britani: My friend-turned ISIS recruit in Raqqa

Murtaza Shibli | “Raqqa will never be the same”, claims Abu Adam Al-Britani in a 72-minute long tape that was issued late last month. He...

What did the US-led Coalition decide: Defeat Islamic State or Raqqa?

Sophie Mangal | The ancient mud brick walls circling Raqqa’s deserted old city are almost the only structure still intact. Inside, shops and homes spill...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

Is the Syrian war finally coming to an end?

News Analysis | Syria’s army has broken years-long Islamic State siege on the government enclave of Deir ez-Zor. ISIS has already lost more than half of...

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

Should anyone believe U.S. State Department promises on Syria?

Sophie Mangal | On August 18, during a regular briefing, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department Heather Nauert stated that the United States doesn’t intend...

Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi Arabia engages with Iraqi...

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to...

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...

Exclusive Interview : Pakistan an integral part of the Afghan solution;...

The Trump administration is in its seventh month into power, and despite a small troop increase, has yet to announce a clear policy for...

“Mosul is liberated”

News Analysis | The fighting is all but over in Mosul. As Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul to declare victory and call for unity, civilians on...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

Escalation of Gulf crisis: were negotiated solutions an illusion?

James M. Dorsey | The Gulf crisis that pits Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar is set to escalate with Doha certain to ignore...

Politics, not religion, is the source of Sunni-Shiite conflict

Nauman Sadiq l Lately, it has become a habit of Orientalist apologists of Western imperialism to offer reductive historical and theological explanations of Sunni-Shi’a conflict...

Ideological foundations and organizational structure of Islamic State

Nauman Sadiq | The fight against the much-dreaded ISIS is on with varying degrees of resolving and success.It becomes important to trace the ideological antecedents...

Destruction of Al-Nuri mosque and the death of history

News Analysis | Members of the militant Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

Will the fall of Mosul make Iraq safer?

News Analysis | Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on18 June, in yet another assault they hope will be the...

Afghanistan: From Soviet occupation to American ‘Liberation’

Nauman Sadiq | During the election campaign of 2008, before he was elected president, Barack Obama had made an artificial distinction between the “just war”...

“The US created ISIS” says Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

News Analysis | Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has stated that America is the cause of instability in the region and its fight again...

US intrusion in Syria: Killing government forces in the name of...

Daniel McAdams | The United States has carried out strikes against the Syrian forces. Two such strikes were carried out last week as the Syrian...

Gulf crisis: Is Saudi Arabia the only bad guy here?

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-led campaign to force Qatar to halt its support for Islamists and militants is little else than a...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

Threats to regional peace: The implications of a disrupted Afghanistan

Abdul Rahim | Due to its geostrategic location in the region, Afghanistan occupies a unique place in global and regional politics. The future of Asia,...

Neutrality not an option: Pakistan to choose between Qatar or Saudi...

News Analysis | Pakistan will not cut off ties with Qatar in wake of the decision of the GCC countries to sever diplomatic relations with...

Extension of the amnesty law: Syrian hopes of a ‘new’ life...

Sophie Mangal | The number of the Syrian refugees from the territories controlled by the Islamic State has increased at the checkpoints located in the...

British election campaign continues despite deadly London attacks

Andy Bruce and Kate Holton | London - After a deadly militant attack on London Bridge, British Prime Minister Theresa May resumes campaigning on Monday...

Is this the end of the road for Ghani’s so-called National...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | There are no takers so far for the estimation that the Haqqani network carried out the massive blast that hit Kabul’s...

Dastardly terror in Afghanistan: Is a new war about to begin?

Imtiaz Gul | No words are enough to condemn the dastardly truck bombing in Kabul that took at least 80 lives and left hundreds wounded,...

Philippines President says he will support his soldiers even if they...

News Analysis | The firebrand Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte is in the headlines since he imposed Martial Law in the entire Mindanao on May 23...

Israel’s Air Strikes on Syria are Unacceptable: Russia

The Kremlin strongly criticized Israeli air strikes on targets inside Syria on Thursday, saying Israel and other countries should avoid any action that heightened...

Turkish airstrikes in Syria: Has the US lost another Middle-Eastern ally?

Mehmet Ersoy | Turkey, which keeps targeting the U.S. allies, is up to pretend that it has taken one of the leading roles in the...

EU’s Impending doom: Frexit under Far-right ‘Le Pen’

Sidra Khan | It would be convenient to state here that if it’s one thing the French know how to do well; it’s building a...

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