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Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) military police members demonstrate with their flags and others bearing the portrait of Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Kurdish town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern part of Hassakah province on February 24, 2018, denouncing the Turkish military operation against YPG forces …

Experts: ‘Sure Bet’ Kurds Are Talking to Assad Following U.S. ‘Uncertainty’ in Support

WASHINGTON, DC — The American military’s refusal to support the Kurds in their fight against Turkey in northern Syria’s Afrin region is likely to push them to join the Iranian- and Russian-backed Bashar al-Assad coalition, according to an analyst who recently traveled to the Middle East as part of a United States military delegation and a former U.S. ambassador.

Fighters from a coalition of Islamist forces arrive to the town of Ariha on May 28, 2015 in the Syrian city of Idlib, the second provincial capital to fall from government control. The capture is a blow to the Syrian regime and raises the prospect that the city will become …

Study: Al-Qaeda Makes Tens of Millions from Drug Smuggling Linked to Colombia’s FARC

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch — considered the “wealthiest” — likely generates tens of millions of dollars annually through drug trafficking linked to violent Latin American cartels like the leftist terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and other criminal activities, reveals the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank.

US Navy guards escort a detainee through Camp Delta, June 10, 2008. REUTERS/DOD/1ST LT. SARAH CLEVELAND

Reports: Obama to Liberate Up to 24 Prisoners from Guantánamo

The Obama administration is secretly preparing to transfer up to 24 prisoners out of the U.S. military detention center Guantánamo Bay in Cuba by the end of the summer, the Guardian and Fox News report, citing unnamed sources.

Technicians work at a uranium processing site in Isfahan 340 km (211 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. France, Britain and Germany are considering letting Iran keep nuclear technology that could be used to make bombs, an apparent move towards a compromise with Tehran, diplomats said …

Royce: Obama ‘Whitewashing’ Iran Deal Revelations

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) is blasting the Obama administration for “whitewashing” information on a potentially nuclear Iran because the revelations could damage the controversial Iran deal.