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IS Jihadists stone Syria woman to death for ‘adultery’

Middle East online — NGO reports Islamic State has carried out its first sentence of death by stoning against woman in Tabaqa, accusing her of adultery. BEIRUT – Jihadists in…

Syria conflict exclusive: Western aid going to help territory held by Isis militants

Western governments are sending millions of pounds of aid to areas held by the radical Islamic group Isis in northern Syria, The Independent can reveal. The aid, which is paid…

What the West Can Do If It’s Really Serious About Middle East Peace

by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal A member of the Hashemite Royal Family working to address issues such as regional integration, inter-faith dialogues, water, energy and the human environment…

Jordan ‘cool to Syria rebel training plan’ US sources say kingdom reluctant to host expanded programme proposed by President Obama for fear of violent retaliation.

Jordan, where the US Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction programme, US officials say.…

Caliphornia dreamin’

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declares himself leader of all Muslims—who don’t buy it A FEW details looked out of place: the watch on the speaker’s right wrist, a fan whirring behind…

The myth of the caliphate and the Islamic State

by Afzal Ashraf ALJAZEERA Afzal Ashraf is a Consultant fellow at Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI) and served in the UK Armed Forces. He was…

IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS : Swiss launch enquiry after Syrian stillbirth tragedy

Swiss border guards have been accused of failing to help a pregnant Syrian migrant sent back to Italy who later lost her child, according to Swiss public television SRF. The…

ISIS to FIFA: Cancel the World Cup or We’ll Bomb It

Before the winner of the Brazil World Cup has even been decided, the 2022 event is facing fresh threats. And this time, it’s not down to construction delays or street…

Muslim leaders reject Baghdadi’s caliphate Prominent Muslim leaders rebuke the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, calling it ‘void’ and ‘deviant’.

Muslim scholars and movements from across the Sunni Islamic spectrum have rejected the caliphate declared by the Islamic State group, with the fighters receiving scathing criticism from both mainstream religious…

ISIS expels thousands in east Syria

Summary The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria has expelled more than 30,000 people from their homes in the eastern Syrian town of Shheil, a monitoring group said Sunday.…

IS’ ‘Caliph’ Injured In Iraqi Airstrike; Flees To Syria

on July 5, 2014 Terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the first caliph of so-called ‘Islamic State’ founded by outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), has been injured in…

A Chechen in Syria, the rising star of ISIS

Bassem Mroue| Associated Press DAILY STAR LEBANON BEIRUT: A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS that has overrun…

The principle of survival defines the Middle East

SUMMARY: by Rami G. Khouri, The Daily Star, Lebanon There is no single thread that explains the turbulent Middle East today, no single map being redrawn, no one dominant force…

Isis announces Islamic caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria

Islamist militants have declared an Islamic “caliphate” in an area straddling Iraq and Syria, trumpeting the declaration in several videos. One slick video, mostly in English, features a bearded fighter with an AK-47 on his back,…

Syrian ‘moderates’ aren’t so moderate in Iraq

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Well, God bless Barack Obama – he’s found some “moderate” rebels in Syria. Enough to supply them with weapons and training worth $500m. Congress wants…

The Khalifa Of Islam Is The Cure For The ISIS Crisis

Source: The Daily Caller By Qasim Rashid: Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA We’ve all heard the old adage – those who don’t learn from the lessons of history are doomed to…

Mideastern stability requires a new security consensus

June 19, 2014 12:11 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively…

Iraq crisis needs a proper response from this region

One of the facts exposed by recent events in Iraq is that the Gulf states have no strategy for addressing the troubles pulsing dangerously through that country beyond “wait and…

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