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Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Lefteris Pitarakis and Sarah El Deeb

October 9, 2019

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish...

Tensions rise between leaders in Tehran, Washington

Tensions rise between leaders in Tehran, Washington

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 3, 2019

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise as the White House announced that it will send an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East, and President Donald Trump tweeted about “the official end of Iran” if the two countries were to go to war. The Trump administration has said — thoug...

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

May 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials...

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in massive protests on Dec. 28 against the Iranian regime that lasted all the way into last week. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called for two separate U.N. emergency sessions to discuss the situation. The demonstrations occurred across Iran, and...

Many Westerners pack bags, leave to join ISIS

Many Westerners pack bags, leave to join ISIS

Jackson Danbeck

October 5, 2014

As ISIS expanded its territory over Iraq and Syria, many Westerners from outside the region have left their homes to fight for the Jihadist group. Their reasons for joining differ, from helping the suffering, trying to become closer to Islam, or finding brotherhood and community. Yet they all have on...

ISIS: Threat or theocracy?

ISIS: Threat or theocracy?

Xan Mandell

September 28, 2014

Chances are, if you’ve been following the news recently, you’re under the impression that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) poses a direct and imminent threat to the United States, and you’re not alone. Read More »...

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

Congress approves arming of Syrian rebels

Kevin Gross

September 21, 2014

Measure marks increasing US re-involvment in Middle East With the escalating reign of chaos conducted by extremist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — Congress approved a measure on Sept. 18 to arm and train other rebel groups in Syria to combat ISIS,...

Middle Eastern entrepreneurship program launched

Brenden Moore

May 19, 2014

DePaul University announced last week the formation of a center for Middle Eastern entrepreneurship to be housed within the Driehaus College of Business. The center, to be called the Sheikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, will attempt to foster entrepreneurship through exchange...

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