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  • Syrian refugees in Iraq
    The forgotten wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq
    There is a terrifying enemy threatening civilians in war-torn Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. This is another foe besides the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Syrian regime or ISIS. It's a silent menace that may yet be the most powerful.It is hunger....
  • Boko Haram
    On religious violence
    Some human beings are violent. Some are religious. Some are one or the other. Some are both. Some are neither.The world is full of people who are just plain violent. That’s how they are, usually from some bad mix of nature and nurture....
  • U.S Special Forces are limited in their interception of ISIL forces due the absence of legal security agreement.
    Can the United States Legally Engage ISIL? Will US Forces Return to Iraq?
    Why are US Special Forces having difficulty operating against ISIL?United States special forces have since time and memorial operated in the most harsh and unimaginable theaters and under diverse circumstances. Since the days of the inception and...
  • Anti terrorism raid
    Anti terrorism raid in Belgium turns deadly
    An anti terrorism raid in the eastern Belgian town of Verviers on Thursday, turned deadly after a shootout between police and suspected ISIS directed terrorists near a train station. At least two suspected gunmen are dead and one other person is...
  • UNHCR calls for greater aid for Syrian refugees
    UN refugee chief calls for increased aid for Syrian refugees
    On Wednesday in Amman, Jordan United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres called for greater economic aid in 2015 for Syrian families displaced from their homes and living as refugees in neighboring counties due to the...
  • Malala Yousafzai accepts nobel peace prize
    Women in 2014: Notable struggles and triumphs
    Looking back at an eventful year, both positive gains and devastating losses took place on the battlefield for women’s rights. Women strive internationally to obtain equality under the law and diminish violence and discrimination. Small...
  • ISIS was at Ferguson protests
    The most important news story of 2014
    Arguably the most important story of 2014 is that of ISIS (also known as ISIL or Islamic State) and the US international policy. It is a story that has unfolded throughout the year, with implications affecting the globe. It reflects the Obama...
  • WFP provides food aid in South Sudan
    Roundup of funding shortages for UN hunger relief
    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the lead agency fighting hunger, requires voluntary donations for its aid missions. Without these contributions they cannot feed the hungry in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and many other countries in need...
  • Kobani, Syria airstrike
    US kills ISIS leaders
    The United States announced last night that several high-ranking ISIS leaders were killed in airstrikes in Iraq. The attacks took place over the last several weeks and are known to have killed three of the top-ranking members of the terrorist...
  • WFP needs funds to feed Syria in 2015
    WFP asks world to support Syrian war victims
    The coming new year tragically sees no end in sight to the war in Syria. This means that hunger will continue as well, threatening the lives of millions. Children will be at risk from severe malnutrition.Food production has been destroyed in the...
  • Plumber truck in Syria with militants shooting aircraft guns makes problems for U.S. company!
    Plumber's truck in Syria photo: Texas company threatened for truck seen in war
    When a plumber’s truck ended up in Syria and a photo of of the pickup was posted on an Islamic militant group’s Twitter feed, this caused the company quite the problem. With the name of the U.S. plumbing company and phone number...
  • Truck
    Texas plumber's old pickup truck ends up in Syria, mounted with terrorist guns
    The question is how much cash did Syrianterroristspay for that clunker, and how did it end up in their hands to begin with?Mark Oberholtzer, owner ofMark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, Texas, would love to know.The truck, which once belonged to him...
  • Syrian rebels
    Obama-Boehner 'cromnibus' gives half-billion to equip ISIS-linked Syrian rebels
    As part of the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" bill passed by the House, five billion dollars will be set aside for anti-ISIS efforts, including $1.6 billion for training "moderate" rebel forces in Syria and an extra half-billion is...
  • ‘Red Lines’: Syria from activists’ eyes
    ‘Red Lines’: Syria from activists’ eyes
    It’s easy to want change, to talk about change, but acting on it is another story. The new documentary ‘Red Lines’ by directors Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs follows two passionate activists, Razan Shalab al-Sham and Mouaz...
  • World responds to plight of Syrian refugees
    World rallying to feed Syrian war refugees
    Syrian war refugees faced devastating news earlier this month. Low funding meant the UN World Food Programme (WFP) had to cut their rations.The international community took decisive action and more than US $80 million has been raised in response....