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Yazidi Iraqi Children Recount their Escape from Islamic State

Yazidi Iraqi Children Recount their Escape from Islamic State

Two Yazidi Iraqi children, ages 12 and 14, recount the horrors that they suffered from Islamic State during their time in captivity.

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Syrian couple under Islamic State rule aspires to flee to Turkey

Syrian couple under Islamic State rule aspires to flee to Turkey

A Syrian human rights group reported on the struggles faced by a young couple living under Islamic State rule in Raqqa. The two of them are thinking of getting married and fleeing to Turkey.

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ISIS suicide bomber threatens to massacre Shiites

ISIS suicide bomber threatens to massacre Shiites

A recent video that was translated into English by MEMRI highlights the sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shias in Iraq.

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Kurdish Human Rights Activist Wants Iran to Pay for Its Crimes

Kurdish Human Rights Activist Wants Iran to Pay for Its Crimes

Kurdish human rights activist Keywan Faramarzi raised awareness about human rights abuses experienced by Iranian Kurds and called on the international community to take action to change the situation.

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Former EU MP blames U.S. policy for Iraq’s sectarian problems

Former EU MP blames U.S. policy for Iraq’s sectarian problems

A former EU MP calls upon the U.S. to decrease sectarian tensions in Iraq by working to curb Iranian influence in the region.

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Twenty-seven Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran

Twenty-seven Kurdish political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran

Sectarian tensions between Kurds and Persians in the Islamic Republic of Iran continue to be ignited.

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Is the Hashemite Monarchy a good partner in the war against Islamic State?

Is the Hashemite Monarchy a good partner in the war against Islamic State?

The Hashemites claim to be part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, but evidence has emerged showing that the regime is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, who supports Islamic State.

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Palestinian Incitement behind Synagogue Terror Attack

Palestinian Incitement behind Synagogue Terror Attack

In the wake of five Israeli citizens being murdered in a brutal terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, the Palestinian Authority leadership and media continue to call for violence against Israeli civilians.

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Palestinian Authority Forbids Peace with Israel

Palestinian Authority Forbids Peace with Israel

Abu Mazen’s Adviser on Religious and Islamic Affairs stressed that it is not only against Hamas ideology but also that of the Palestinian Authority to sign any peace agreement with Israel.

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The Plight of Homosexuals in Egypt

The Plight of Homosexuals in Egypt

Eight Egyptian men were sentenced to three years in prison plus three years on probation for allegedly attending Egypt’s first same-sex wedding. The harsh sentence was condoned by Egyptian TV host Tamer Amin and the Egyptian Minister for Religious Endowment. Despite the high hopes that existed in the wake of the Arab Spring, the plight of homosexuals in Egypt and the Arab world has deteriorated.

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ANALYSIS: Palestinian Authority Incitement behind Jerusalem Unrest

ANALYSIS: Palestinian Authority Incitement behind Jerusalem Unrest

As the level of Palestinian incitement calling for violence against Jews in Jerusalem increases, two terror attacks were implemented, Palestinian riots within the Holy City intensify, and Fatah called for a day of rage. The prospects for a Palestinian-Israeli peace seem more distant than ever.

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Kurdish Leader Stresses America Is Supporting Terrorists in Syria

Kurdish Leader Stresses America Is Supporting Terrorists in Syria

Syrian Kurdish Leader Sherkoh Abbas calls on the U.S. to stop supporting the PYD and the Islamists in Syria. He rejects the replacement of one dictator for another and emphasized that the U.S. needs to stand behind those that support democracy and human rights within the country.

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Moderate Muslims Speak Out against Terrorism

Moderate Muslims Speak Out against Terrorism

ISIS has killed more Muslims than Westerners. Even though the Western media has not covered them extensively, there are Muslims speaking out and fighting against ISIS. The West should do more to support them in their struggle.

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Are the Iranians the New Sultans of the Middle East?

Are the Iranians the New Sultans of the Middle East?

With Al Houthi rebels overtaking Sanaa, a former advisor to Iranian President Khatami has declared that Iran is the new sultan of the Middle East. Iran has supported the Al Houthi rebels taking over Yemen, believing it will expand their sphere of influence at the expense of Saudi Arabia.

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Fatah Building Rockets To Use in the Next War

Fatah Building Rockets To Use in the Next War

Palestinian Media Watch reported that a journalist for RT TV was brought to a rocket production facility in Gaza where Fatah’s military wing, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was building rockets supposedly to use in the next war against the “Zionist enemy.”

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About the Author

Rachel Avraham
Rachel Avraham

Rachel Avraham is an independent journalist based in Israel, who publishes in a variety of media outlets throughout the world. She is the author of "Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab media." Avraham has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben-Gurion University and a BA in Government and Politics with minors in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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