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Why does media deny religion role in ISIS but castigate “Buddhist terror”?

Why does media deny religion role in ISIS but castigate “Buddhist terror”? - Seth Frantzman

Covering the war in Ukraine, Donbass conflict 2017

Seth Frantzman - 2017-09-09 23:50
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN In early August I went to Ukraine to cover the Donbas conflict, which is stretching towards its fourth year. Ukraine is in some ways at the […] ...

Moscow: ISIS ‘minister of war’ killed in Russian airstrike

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of ISIS group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the v ...

Russia Will Play Important Role in Revival of KRG’s Economy: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
ERBIL — Now that the Islamic State (IS) cannot pose a direct threat to the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is putting the utmost efforts into reviving and reforming its economy. The initiatives, led by KRG Prime Minister Nechirv ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

ISIS snipers murder 3 people in one family

ANHA - 2017-09-02 21:37
RAQQA – A family trying to escape from ISIS gangs in the Mirur neighborhood west of Raqqa and wanting to reach the areas under the control of SDF fighters were targeted by ISIS gangs. As a result of being targeted by ISIS snipers, three people lost their ...

Peshmerga Will Have Effective Role in Hawija Operation: Townsend

BAS News - 2017-09-01 10:02
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will have an "effective" role in the imminent operation to free the town of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS), stated the commander of the US-led coalition against the IS. Addressing reports on Thursday, Lt. Gen. ...

Israel also has its Charlottesvilles

Seth Frantzman - 2017-08-17 17:08
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Some Israelis, especially Americans who immigrated to Israel, enjoy posting on social media about their shock and anger over events in Charlottesville. They are disgusted by […] ...