1. Islamic State carrying out ‘genocide’ – US
    The United States declared that the Islamic State group’s slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shiites in Iraq and Syria amounts to a genocide and vowed to halt it.
  2. Islamic State claims five Russian troops killed near Syria’s Palmyra
    The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed the killing of five Russian troops in fighting near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
  3. Iraq’s Shiite cleric draws thousands to the streets of Baghdad to push for government reforms
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an influential Iraqi Shiite cleric took to Baghdad streets on Friday following his demands for government reforms, pushing through security checkpoints and surging over a bridge on the Tigris River to set up a sit-in outside the Green Zone, the heavily secured government compound.
  4. What is Harakat al-Sabireen and why is Hamas trying to block their expansion?
    RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Many questions are circulating in Gaza about Al-Sabireen Movement for Supporting Palestine – HESN (Movement of Those Who Endure with Patience), whose activities and slogans have been increasing in the Gaza Strip.
  5. Daesh wouldn’t exist if US hadn’t created terrorist group: Analyst
    The Daesh (ISIL) terrorist organization would not exist and commit atrocities around the world if the United States had not created the group, according to an American author and radio host.
  6. Putin declares victory in Syria
    THE effective work of our military created the conditions for the start of the peace process,” Putin said.
  7. Zarif, Lavrov Confer on Syrian Situation
    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov the latest developments in Syria, including the ongoing talks in Geneva and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.
  8. Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam arrested in Belgium
    Belgian police have reportedly arrested Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in the November 13, 2015 attacks in France.
  9. The World According to ISIS
    ISIS will endure as long as the factors and circumstances that have fueled its rise remain in place in Iraq and Syria and beyond.
  10. 2 More Children Die After Iraq Chemical Attack
    Kirkuk, Iraq: Two more children have died of wounds sustained in a suspected jihadist chemical attack last week in Iraq, a local official said Friday, raising the death toll to three.