Articles Tagged with syria

Renewed Relations: Saudi Arabia To Reopen Iraqi Embassy

Saudi King Abdullah Hospitalized

After 25 years of stalled political relations, things appear to be looking up between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, as the Saudis make plans to open an embassy in Iraq for the first time in 25 years. According to Today, a delegation from Saudi Arabia is planning to travel to Baghdad in the next week with… Read more »

Islamic State Responsible for Nearly 2,000 Deaths As Attempts To Govern Fail


While the caliphate they’ve constructed crumbles around them, the Islamic State continues a campaign of bloodshed that has reached close to 2,000 lives in the past six months. According to Reuters, the Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 civilians in the second half of 2014. A British-based monitoring group has verified the number of… Read more »

ISIS: Gitmo Detainees Returning To The Battlefield


ISIS ranks reportedly increased by about 30 after former Gitmo detainees traveling to Syria to join the Islamic State. Approximately 620 Guantanamo detainees have been released in the last three years, approximately 180 of the suspected radical Islamic militants have reportedly found their way back to the battlefield in the Middle East. Some of the… Read more »

Kobani: ISIS Flags Being Raised In Syrian City


Kobani appears to be about to fall to ISIS and Kurds are trapped in the Syrian city, which has been under siege for about three weeks. The United Nations (UN) is warning of pending massacres and “humanitarian tragedies” if the Islamic State militants capture the Turkish border town. Kurds from around northern Syria have reportedly… Read more »

School Teacher Turned ISIS Militant Shares Her Story


A Syrian woman went from being a school teacher to a member of the all-female ISIS brigade of fighters. During an interview with CNN the women, who called herself Khadija (not her real name), detailed her journey both to and ultimately away from the Islamic State. Khadija, 25, stated during the interview that she became… Read more »