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US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say there have been about 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan in the past three weeks, as the U.S. 171 more words

Middle East

Lavrov: ISIS leaders remain in close contact with Ankara..ceasefire deal offered

https://www.rt.com/news/332026-turkey-talks-isis-lavrov/

The leaders of Islamic State maintain a constant liaison with the Turkish government, working out a new approach to the war in Syria as the Russian Air Force cuts off traditional smuggling routes, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. 339 more words

World News

LD – Mar/Apr ’16 – Promoting democracy in Middle East

This is also being listed as FX, due to the topic area and the Friedman article.

My first post on this topic had an article about Tunisia; how does the following article affect the message of the previous one? 233 more words

FX

The Islamic State Will Survive America's Military Onslaught

Is the Islamic State in decline or on the rise?

The U.S.-led air coalition in Syria and Iraq has put the Islamic State on the defensive over the past year, helping allies reclaim conquered territory and cutting into the terrorist group’s oil profits with precision strikes on refineries and trucks. 1,905 more words

Middle East

The land of responsible gun nuts: How rifle-loving Canada avoids U.S. levels of gun violence

After the United States, Canada is one of the largest owners of private guns in the developed world. There’s about 31 guns for every 100 people, putting Canada in 12th place worldwide — and only three guns short of the rate of firearm ownership in war-torn Iraq. 148 more words

News

Canada to help prevent anti-refugee backlash in Lebanon, Jordan, International Development Minister says

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister John McCallum has long warned about a possible backlash if Canadians feel Syrian refugees are jumping to the front of the queue for health care, housing and other social services. 380 more words

News

In the chaos of the Middle East, the world must stand behind the Kurds

It is one year since the lifting of the Siege of Kobanî. Many of us can recall harrowing images of the black flags of Isis flying threateningly from the surrounding hills, of car bombs being driven into the city’s defences, and of heroic citizens defending their houses and families from the despotic invaders intent on killing them. 28 more words

Middle East