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Mosul residents fear cold and hunger of winter siege

 Reuters International

DEC 3, 2016 –

A member of Iraqi security forces stands guard during an operation against Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, December 3, 2016. 436 more words

Arab World

Jordan’s history as refugee host entitles it to be peacemaker, senator says

By Rula Samain – Dec 01,2016 – JORDAN TIMES

AMMAN — Peacemaking should be at the heart of the mindset working to counter the spread of violence in the Middle East and the world, participants said at a conference that concluded on Thursday. 241 more words

Arab World

The year globalism burst

The year globalism burst

Author: Pål Steigan, steigan.no

Historical turning points are often difficult to perceive when they actually happen. Usually we’re able to see them more clearly in retrospect. 2,164 more words

Politics

Peter's Cross

I feel like a Peter and I see a John.

I see him reclining at Jesus’ bosom,

and I want to ask, “Lord, what about this man?” 151 more words

ISIS EXECUTED THREE CIVILIANS IN RAQQA ACCUSED OF SPYING

Daesh militants have recently executed three young men in their Syria’s stronghold of Raqqa on charges of spying for the US-led coalition. 54 more words

Syria

MILITANTS MOVING HEAVY FIGHTING EQUIPMENT FROM IRAQ TO SYRIA

ISIS started to relocate their heavy military equipment from the towns of Al Qa’im, Rawah and Anah in Iraq’s Anbar province in bound to the Syrian desert city of Raqqa. 11 more words

Syria