Category: Middle East

Middle East, is a region that roughly encompasses a majority of Western Asia (excluding the Caucasus) and Egypt. The term is used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. The largest ethnic group in the Middle East are Arabs,[1] with Turks, Turkomans, Persians, Kurds, Azeris, Copts, Jews, Assyrians, Maronites, Circassians, Somalis, Armenians, Druze and numerous additional minor ethnic groups forming other significant populations.

ISIS survives largely because Turkey allows it to: The Evidence

The Kurds of northern Syria, together with the Kurds of Turkey and Iraq, have been at war with ISIS since the latter rose up and declared their so-called caliphate. It was the Syrian Kurds and their Kurdish comrades in Turkey who helped rescue the Yezidis, after they had fled the ISIS onslaught to take refuge in the Sinjar mountains. It was the Syrian Kurds and their comrades in Turkey who liberated the city of Kobani from ISIS.

a memo from Lebanon: Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

Some blamed news coverage for the perception that Beirut is still an active war zone. They cited headlines — including, briefly, a Times one that was soon changed to be more precise — that refer to the predominantly Shiite neighborhood where the bombing took place as a “stronghold” of the militia and political party Hezbollah. — The New York Times


»Sidoqoftë, fjalori zyrtar i presidentit amerikan Barak Obama, që dikur SHISIL-it i referohej si organizatë terroriste, tashmë gjithnjë e më shumë ai i referohet vetëm si Shteti Islamik. Ky është një fakt që ShBA mund të bën edhe befasi të mëdha: ta njoh Shtetin Islamik si shtet!« Vedat Xhymshiti

Should we negotiate with ‘terrorists’ or not?

»So the first problem starts with the terminology and the definition of terrorism as idea and action as well. ‘Terrorism’ or ‘terrorists’ are labels used to define the government perspective on ‘war on terror’ more than it is used to describe actions or ideas of the movements that are violent and do such actions that are considered terrorist« Abit Hoxha, for THE Frontliner