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In parched Damascus, selling water becomes mafia-run business

Plain clothed agents of Syria’s mukhabarat, or intelligence…
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Damascus goes dry as Syria’s grim water wars intensify

Days before Christmas, Damascus went dry due to an aerial attack…
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Hamas powerless as ISIS gains ground in Palestine

A 28-year old Palestinian from an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem…
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem (R) meeting with Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan

Heading East via BRICS

Ten years ago, the Syr­ian government began implementing a Head­ing…
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‘Reconciliation’ part of Syria’s post-war education system

At the United Nations’ Middle East headquar­ters in Beirut…
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Why ISIS and Baghdadi will survive losing Mosul, Raqqa

When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi stood in the pulpit of a mosque in…
Courtesy: Human RightsWatch an aerial view of Nahrawan, south of Kirkuk before and after the Kurdish militia attacks. Between September 2014 and May 2016, Human Rights Watch said Kurdish militias had attacked and uprooted residents of 20 towns and destroyed 62 villages in northern Iraq.

Kirkuk, Mosul and the ever-changing demographics of Iraq

While receiving world acclaim for their role in the fight…
The Saudi jihadi commanding the battles of Aleppo.

Contenders of the Muslim Caliphate in Syria

Abdullah al-Muhaysini is challenging well-established Syrian…
Abu Mohammad al-Jolani re-branding Al-Nusra, as broadcasted on the Doha-based al-Jazeera TV.

Re-branding Jabhat al-Nusra

  When US secretary of State James Baker invited Palestinian…
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his wife Saja al-Duleimi.

Meet the First Lady of ISIS

Tracking information about Abu Bakr al-Al Baghdadi’s multiple…