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Displaced Turkmen Worry How To Survive As Frigid Temperatures Set In Across Syria

Syria Deeply | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.23.2016 | World

As frigid temperatures set in across northern Syria, displaced Turkmen worry about how they will manage to survive. Although Turkey has trucked in pre...

Saving Christianity in Iraq

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion
Luay Al Khatteeb

The White House warned last week that the situation in Iraq risks becoming a "humanitarian catastrophe." The dilemma of persecuted minorities in the region must now surely override any debate over using military power to defeat ISIL.

A Field Guide to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISOL)

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In early August, ISIS forces attacked the Lebanese Syrian refugee border town of Arsal, provoking a major fire-fight with the Lebanese Army. Apparently, one of ISIS's major military commanders -- Imad Ahmad Jomaa -- had been apprehended inside the refugee camp (holding hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees) likely on a recruiting mission to create a fifth column of ISIS operatives inside Lebanon.

The Mongol Rally: Entering Turkmenistan for Dummies

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Before disembarking, the first mate announced that the doctor would like to inspect all the Americans. There were 8 of us, too many for the doctor to be bothered with.

Turkmen President Opens Cancer Clinic By Performing Its First Operation

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The President of Turkmenistan took a hands-on approach as he opened a cancer clinic in the capital Ashgabat - he performed the first operation himself...

Afghanistan: Could Britain be Losing its Appetite for War?

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cedric Perrier

Defense is clearly at the sharp end of the Government's ongoing budget cuts. Yet British coffers alone may not be the only reason Brown is willing to stand firm.