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100,000 Kurds Flee Kirkuk

Iraqi armed forces have seized the city of Kirkuk, and reportedly 100,000 Kurds are now fleeing the region out of fear of persecution. This all follows an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan in September, which overwhelmingly… Keep Reading

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Kenya bans street protests over election confrontation

Kenya outlawed opposition protests in its three largest cities on Thursday, just two days after presidential challenger Raila Odinga decided to withdraw from the country’s upcoming election. That presidential election was scheduled to take place… Keep Reading

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Jared Kushner’s Middle East tour hits Egypt, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel [LC] President Trump’s advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in an effort to try to restart stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Kushner’s visit, part… Keep Reading

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The Dangers of Ignoring Strategic Intelligence

[This article was originally published on Eeben Barlow’s Military and Security Blog on September 20th, 2016.  It is reprinted here in its entirety with permission of the author. Images and video have been added by… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 12 – June 20: Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition – Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. | [MISC]: State adds Indonesian group to Specially Designated Global Terrorist list: The US Department of State… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 4 – June 13: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. | [MISC]: Attack in Iran Terror Strikes Iran, Lima Charlie News Iran’s Response to Islamic State Terrorism, Lima Charlie… Keep Reading

Ramadan of Violence

Amidst the call for peace during the holiest month of Islam, Ramadan, the Islamic State has called upon its followers to commit heinous acts of indiscriminate terror. During the initial days of Ramadan, which began… Keep Reading

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Egyptian authorities block 21 news websites

This Wednesday Egyptian authorities banned 21 news websites including Al Jazeera and Huffington Post Arabic. According to the State news agency, MENA, the websites were blocked inside Egypt “for having content that supports terrorism and extremism as well… Keep Reading

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