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Jabhat Fateh al-Sham: A Breakaway Faction of Islamic State

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham: A Breakaway Faction of Islamic State

 By Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, Islamic State and al-Nusra Front (currently Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, JFS) were a single organization that chose the banner of “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Although the current al-Nusra Front is led by Abu Mohammad al-Julani but he was appointed […]

Why Europe is Being Targeted by the Islamic State?

Why Europe is Being Targeted by the Islamic State?

 Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in August 2011 to June 2014, when the Islamic State overran Mosul and Anbar in Iraq, an informal pact had existed between the Western powers, their regional allies and the Sunni Arab militants of the Middle East against the Shi’a resistance axis. […]

Trump Picks Oil Baron as Secretary of State

Trump Picks Oil Baron as Secretary of State

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to arguably the most important position in his Cabinet — secretary of state. While Tillerson has no experience in public office, his nomination has drawn the ire of environmentalists for his company’s actions on climate change while even members of Trump’s own party are uneasy with the pick due to the CEO’s ties to Russia.

State Terrorists are Still Rational Actors

State Terrorists are Still Rational Actors

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today The broadly-accepted distinction between governmental and anti-governmental terrorism has been blurred in the ongoing different war which continues between the US-led state actors and the non-state actors, popularly called the Islamic militants or terrorists. We need a realistic approach to determine the question of rational and irrational actors in […]

Trump Will Take the World to the ‘State of Nature’

Trump Will Take the World to the ‘State of Nature’

By Sajjad Shaukat Trump whose political character is an amalgamation of the traits of Louis XVI, the king of France, Prince Metternich, the Austro-Hungarian emperor, Rasputin, Russian spiritualist, Germany’s rulers William II (Kaiser) and Adolf Hitler will take the world to the ‘state of nature’ when there was a war of “all against all”, if […]

Islamic State expanding its activities into Libya, Afghanistan, Europe – Russian UN envoy

Islamic State expanding its activities into Libya, Afghanistan, Europe – Russian UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS, May 7. /TASS/. Islamic State, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, is uncontrollably expanding its zone of activity into Libya, Afghanistan and Europe, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitally Churkin said on Friday at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Iraq. According to the Russian diplomat, increased […]

Obama Calls Erdogan Liar Over Turkey’s Police State Crackdown

Obama Calls Erdogan Liar Over Turkey’s Police State Crackdown

Brutal Turkish Dictator Says Offended by US Counterpart Remarks on Press Freedom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it is saddening that US President Barack Obama made comments in his “absence” about freedom of press in Turkey. “I am saddened that these kinds of comments have been made in my absence,” the Turkish president said […]

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