Israeli Official Denies Reports of Deal With Russia on Pulling Iran Out of Syria

A senior Israeli official denied Saturday reports that Israel and Russia have reached a deal to see Iranian forces pulled out of southern Syria. “In talks this week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with U.

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Yazidis Who Saw Genocide Still Insecure in Iraq’s Sinjar Region

On Friday, Yazidis in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq said they saw a US army column in their area. Photos of the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)-style vehicles quickly spread on social media as locals and supporters suggested it was part of larger US move to counter Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias and establish influence over the nearby s

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Pentagon Warns Syria Against Attacking Kurdish-led Forces

(AFP) — The Pentagon on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not to carry out an offensive against Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States that control the country’s north-east.

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Islam’s Impact on the West’s Identity

What role if any did Islam play in shaping Europe’s identity, both in the past and the present? Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington, DC, and author of the new book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity, claims that Islam had a largely positive impact on Europe’s identity (including by invoking t

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Assyrian MP From Iran Delivers Opening Speech At Conference in Berlin

Yonathan Betkolia (R), the Assyrian representative in Iran’s parliament and general secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. ( Abdulmesih BarAbraham/AINA)AINA (Berlin) — Yonathan Betkolia, the Assyrian representative in Iran’s parliament and general secretary of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, delivered the opening speech on Wednesday at the

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Egyptian Police Arrest Nine Copts to Pressure Priest to Drop Charges Against Muslim Suspects

Egyptian police have arrested nine Copts in an apparent attempt to persuade a priest to drop charges against a mob involved in vandalizing a church and other properties belonging to Christians.

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Iraq’s Interior Ministry Tightens Ramadan Restrictions

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Interior Ministry of Iraq’s Central Government issued a statement May 24, 2018 saying that it was “taking legal measures against people publicly breaking their Fast (during the day time) and referring them to the judiciary.

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