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Syria: ISIS tightens grip on Raqqa

Syria: ISIS tightens grip on Raqqa

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has stepped up efforts to prevent Syrians in territory under its control from voting in Thursday’s presidential election, activists said on Saturday, as the Syrian government...
Opinion: The Scourge of Sectarianism

Opinion: The Scourge of Sectarianism

The results of the Iraqi elections did not come as a surprise to me, not do I believe they would have surprised any shrewd observer of the Iraqi political scene. The regional project that these results betray is clear to see, and Iraq’s politicians are playing the...