The reconquest of Aleppo is a significant victory for the Syrian regime over the armed opposition which has now been confined to a few pockets in the east of the city. But this victory is drenched in the bitter taste of defeat.
Zainab takes a journey back home to Iraq to explore how life has changed under ISIS occupation and the U.S led invasion. She meets an Iraqi Mother named Um Hanadi – who leads a brigade of men fighting ISIS.
The operation would tighten the noose around Islamic State’s Iraq stronghold but could inflame sectarian tension in the mainly Sunni region.
Ashura, the tenth day of the month of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. A time of rejoicing and deliverance, yet a time of grief and sorrow. From both the Sunni and Shi'a traditions, this day holds very significant to many.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized Saudi Arabia over how it runs the hajj after a crush last year killed hundreds of pilgrims.
According to Reuters correspondent Ned Parker, for example, the US has let "Shi'a militias" "run amok" in Sunni towns. But there is a fundamental problem with this representation.
ISTANBUL -- Turkey's strategy of supporting the Salafi factions in Syria, and its huge public relations machinery that praised the fighters, normalized Salafism in the eyes of many ordinary, pious Sunni Turks.