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America’s Kurdish Allies Are Surrounded … By US-Equipped Armies

Neighbors show off military strength along Iraqi Kurdistan's borders Neither Iraq, Iran nor Turkey are happy that Iraqi’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region went ahead with its referendum on independence last month. They responded by threatening economic sanctions, along with other punitive measures, and flexing their military muscles by conducting exercises on

Assad victorious in Syria war, Israel defence minister claims

Israel's defence minister has said Syria's six-year war is coming to an end and one victor has clearly emerged - Bashar al-Assad. Controversial Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news site Walla! that the regime was clearly victorious over the rebels, in a war that has cost half-a-million lives. "Assad has emerged victorious in the battle. Suddenly,

‘Assad Victorious in Syria War,’ Israel Defence Minister Claims

Controversial Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news site Walla! that the regime was clearly victorious over the rebels, in a war that has cost half-a-million lives. “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle. Suddenly, everyone wants to get closer to Assad,” he said. “I see that there is now a long

Growing Use of Turkish Military Stokes Fears of Foreign Policy Shift

  By Dorian Jones   Turkey's armed forces chief, General Hulusi Akar, is in Tehran for talks with Iran's political and military leadership, including President Hassan Rouhani. His visit precedes President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit, scheduled for Wednesday, and comes as analysts suggest the use and threat of and military force are

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