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In my entire career, I've never seen a worse week of international violence

It’s been a week from hell.

In 15 years of covering conflict around the world, I can’t recall another seven-day period when there were as many acts of war and terrorism, in as many places, as we’ve seen this week. 563 more words

Syria conflict: Isis marches further into Syria tipping the balance of power in the civil war

Isis fighters have captured much of eastern Syria in the past few days while international attention has been focused on the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Using tanks and artillery seized in Iraq, it has taken almost all of oil-rich Deir Ezzor province and is battling to crush the resistance of the Syrian Kurds. 21 more words

Middle East

Kurdish Celebrations in Hasakah

After Kurdish forces took full control of Hasakah city, Asayish forces held a parade in the city while residents welcome them.

*** Below are some videos from Hasakah:


10 Things To Remember About Syrian Poetry

To celebrate the launch of the Critical Muslim‘s Syria issue, editor Robin Yassin-Kassab has made a list of “10 things to remember about Syria… 1,088 more words


Islamic State orders total cover-up for women

In this July 29, 2014 photo, militants parade in Beiji, some 250 kilometers north of the capital, Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

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U.S. Food for Peace helps Syrian war victims

The Food for Peace program of the United States is coming to the aid of starving Syrians. Around US $ 185 million in funding is being… 30 more words

Global Hunger