NATO to expand role in Iraq

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is today preparing to bolster its role in the Middle East. Defense Ministers of member states are expected to approve plans to expand the…

Turkey defies US over Russian S-400s

Turkey will not reverse its acquisition of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, and intends to take ‘reciprocal steps’ after assessing sanctions imposed by the United States over the deal, declared…

Egypt battles ISIS in Sinai

Egypt’s military reported that 15 of its service members had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed. The…

ISIS renews violence in Iraq

A funeral was held in Iraq’s Islamic holy city of Najaf for a member of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), who was among nine others killed in an attack by…