June 2016



The Battle for Fallujah, Iraq

 Iraq’s armed forces pressed on with their offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State on Tuesday, June 21dislodging the militants from two eastern districts and pushing them back into a handful of…




Tehran drags Moscow deeper into Syria

By Ali Hashem For Iran, the ongoing war in Syria is no longer a matter of regional security. The conflict now has direct effects and implications for Iran’s national security. This perspective is clear in the daily statements coming from…




Tension prevails at Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Kabul, Hundreds of trucks are clogging the roads leading to the normally bustling Torkham crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan as officials from both countries remain at odds over the construction of a gate on the…