Female Kurdish Fighters Are A Big Problem For ISIS Extremists

Adam Chandler The Wire BusinessInsider.com 8/18/2014

…Last week, we mentioned the growing role of the PKK, the Kurdish Workers’ Party, in the fighting. Despite being designated a terrorist group by the United States for waging a decades-long battle against Turkey, the group has become a formidable opponent in the battle against ISIS. Helping to lead […]

Iraqi Yazidis stranded on isolated mountaintop begin to die of thirst

Loveday Morris The Washington Post 8/5/2014

BAGHDAD — Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.

Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped […]

Was race hate murder victim killed by her own family?

Daughter and husband linked to slaying of Iraq-born mother beaten to death by tire iron in California home

Authorities examing suspicious text message sent to daughter, 17 Threatening note that read ‘Go back to your own country’ previously dismissed as a prank

The Daily Mail [UK] 5 April 2012

A California hate crime murder that […]

Iraq’s Sunni Vice President flees to Qatar; Shiite Prime Minister Al-Maliki demands he be returned

Walid Shoebat Shoebat.com 4/2/2012

Syria is not the only place where the Sunni / Shiite divide is heating up. It’s also manifesting itself at the highest levels of government in Shiite-controlled Iraq. Last December, it was learned that an arrest warrant had been issued for Iraq’s Sunni Vice President – Tariq al-Hashemi – who fled […]