Iraq’s Troubles and the Iran-North Korea Threat

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Iraq April 28 to meet with Prime Minister al-Abadi as a show of support for Abadi’s government amid internal turmoil. Abadi is a Shi’ite Muslim who tried to introduce a slate of new ministers to parliament, but he was met by opponents lobbing water bottles and chanting for his removal. […]

Turkey Re-Elects Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Turkey’s presidential election was celebrated by terrorist organization Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Erdogan’s ruling Sunni Islamist party, AKP, is known for arresting journalists, targeting Jews and women, and fighting the Kurds. Although theJune 7th vote was against him, he was able to overturn it and keep his parliamentary majority. The new vote […]

Bombs Kill, Wound Hundreds at Peace Rally in Turkey

Two suicide bombers killed at least 97 people and injured 250 others during a peace rally in the city’s center of Ankara, Turkey’s capitol. A pro-Kurdish demonstration was the target of the twin explosions. Hundreds of people had gathered to protest against violence between Turkish authorities and the Kurdish militant group, the PKK. No group has […]

Trouble in Turkey

Two female shooters attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday. One was detained, the other is being sought by authorities. No one was hurt. In another attack, at least six Turkish security officials were killed at the Syrian border by ISIS and the PKK, a Kurdish militant group. Hundreds of Syrian refugees are waiting at […]