This frame grab from video released July 22, 2017, and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Hezbollah fighters advancing up a hill in an area on the Lebanon-Syria border.
Paving illegal smuggling routes, say some observers, allows Iranian-backed militia to expand illicit trade revenue
Sirwan Kajjo
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:32
Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, testifies before a Senate Appropriations State,…
Further withdrawals need to depend on conditions on the ground, James Stavridis says  
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 07:44
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Leaders of Iraq’s ethnic and religious components call for justice as more evidence surfaces against Iran-backed group in the killing of a prominent analyst
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Wed, 07/08/2020 - 21:46
Kashmiri journalists hold placards during a protest against a new media policy that was announced last month in Srinagar,…
New guidelines on government control of media accreditation, advertising in Jammu and Kashmir will lead to greater self-censorship, region’s journalists say 
Niala Mohammad
Wed, 07/08/2020 - 20:04
FILE PHOTO: Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita poses for a picture during the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott,
Local officials in central Mali are calling on the government to deploy additional troops to the restive region following attacks that killed at least 30 civilians
Sirwan Kajjo
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 20:00
Security forces stand guard at the assassination scene of Hisham al-Hashimi, in Zeyouneh area, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July, 7,…
Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, had received threats from Iran-backed militias
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 19:09
Afghans Concerned About Proxy War Amid Reports of Russian Support of Insurgents
Afghan government declined to comment on reported Russia bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan
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Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:21
Turkish Airstrikes in North Iraq Leave Civilian Casualties
Recent Turkish drone strike hit a convenience store in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, leaving women and children wounded
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:08
A screengrab of a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.
At first in denial, more groups are now trying to use the pandemic to their advantage
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:53
FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is pictured at the prime minister's office in Baghdad
Pro-Iran Shiite militias, nominally part of Iraq’s security system, call country’s premier a 'monster' who works for the Americans and vow to defy his orders
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 22:02
In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019, photo, Kimberly Gwen Polman, a Canadian national, reads a letter at camp Roj in Syria. Polman…
Human Rights Watch said in a new report that Canadian authorities have not repatriated any of the estimated 47 Canadians held in overcrowded camps in northeast Syria
Sirwan Kajjo
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:10
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev walks to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA…
A blogger’s incarceration in Uzbekistan for allegedly spreading extremist content has angered rights activists, with some accusing the government of using counterextremism laws to quell political dissent 
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 23:13
FILE - Rebels from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group are seen near buses, outside the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, Idlib province, Syria, July 18, 2018.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has begun targeting rival jihadist groups in the northwestern Syrian province
Sirwan Kajjo
Sun, 06/28/2020 - 19:30
Members of the self-proclaimed eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) special forces gather in the city of Benghazi, on their way…
A United Nations envoy says it is time for the US to take a more active diplomatic role in Libya, describing the country as important to US national security
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Sat, 06/27/2020 - 01:09
US: Islamic State Behind Attacks on Mothers, Newborns in Afghanistan
Health officials trying to recruit doctors and nurses from other hospitals to make up for loss of Medecins Sans Frontieres
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:11