Category: Arab World
Chased out of their homes, hiding in mountains and fleeing across the border, Iraq’s ancient Yazidi minority is facing the wrath of the cutthroat terrorists of the Islamic State group (formerly known
Alan Hart argues that jihadism cannot be defeated militarily but can be contained and eradicated if the US changes its foreign policy and Muslims reinterpreted the Quran to suit the modern age.
On 14 August Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step aside as Iraqi prime minister, clearing the way for Haydar al-Abadi, the deputy speaker of parliament, to form a government. A divisive figure from
The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al-Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
In the Middle East, the battle between the Sunnis and Shi’is (also spelt Shiites) has been going on for quite some time. With one and a half billion Muslims in the world,