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State Dept: US Engaged With Iraqi, Kurdish Authorities to De-escalate Tensions in Kirkuk

The United States is engaging with Iraqi and Kurdish authorities to resolve the conflict situation in Kirkuk, a State Department official told The Globe Post on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...

Final Assault on Syria’s Raqqa Begins After Some ISIS Fighters Evacuated

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces launched a final assault to capture the remaining Islamic State-held areas of Raqqa on Sunday after some ISIS fighters were evacuated from the city overnight and others surrendered to...
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Catalonia Riddled With Tension, Uncertainty Amid Independence Turmoil

When 47-year-old photographer Mertxe Alarcon went to her parent’s home in Tarragona to celebrate her father’s 78th birthday last week, all hell broke loose when they touched the subject of independence. “I took him loads...
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Saudi Arabia’s Global Assertiveness – a Sign of American Decline?

King Salman of Saudi Arabia recently concluded the first-ever official visit of a head of state of his country to Russia. Decades ago, at the height of the Cold War and the oil kingdom’s...

Kurdistan Representative: Int’l Community Should Help De-escalate Tensions Over Kirkuk

The international community should help de-escalate tensions between Baghdad and Erbil over Kirkuk as the region is hovering on the brink of war, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in the U.S. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman...
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Over Thousand Rohingya Children Arrive in Bangladesh Alone

More than a thousand Rohingya children who fled violence in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh traveled alone and are currently at risk in refugee camps, Disasters Emergency Committee, an umbrella group of UK charities, said in...
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A Marriage of Convenience: Surprising Popularity of Trump on Arab Social Media

Donald Trump? He’s more popular than Barack Obama within the Arab world online, primarily due to his hostile rhetoric against Iran. Moreover, and not surprisingly, The Donald is as polarizing as ever. These are some...
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Stranded in Indonesia, Refugees are Losing Hope for Resettlement

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Kamal Hussein Arakani, a Rohingya refugee who has lived in Indonesia for 7 years, says he surrendered to God about his unclear future. "I do not work, just sit in the refugee camp," Mr....
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Trump Won’t Recertify Iran’s Compliance with the Nuclear Deal

The White House said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump will not certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, putting the future of the multilateral agreement in the...
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Peaceful Ways To End Korean Tensions

According to a recent testimony by Gen. Raymond A Thomas III, U.S. Special Operations Commander, nuclear-armed North Korea poses one of the five most potent threats to the U.S. national security. Gen. Thomas' assessment reflects...