Afghanistan Tackles The Islamic State

By Vijay Prashad, Counter Punch. -

On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of [...]

Trump Drives US Deeper Into Middle East War Quagmire

By Medea Benjamin, -

By Medea Benjamin for the Guardian. Donald Trump loudly criticized President Obama’s air campaign against Islamic State as “too gentle” and called for a reassessment of battlefield rules designed [...]

How US Fueled The Rise Of The Islamic State

By Seumas Milne, -

By Seumas Milne for The Guardian - The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in [...]

Iraqis Unite To Help Those Displaced By The Islamic State

By Sheren Khalel, -

ERBIL, Iraq — Iraq is in the midst of a refugee crisis. With Islamic State militants having taken over swathes of the Levant and establishing a caliphate from Raqqa, Syria, through to Mosul, [...]