Day: October 29, 2014

The Tunisian election result isn’t simply a victory for secularism over Islamism

Guardian: A self-styled, secular, modernist party called Nidaa Tounes won against the Islamist Ennahda party in the Tunisian election this week. For many, the subsequent headline – “Secularist party wins Tunisia elections” – will seem more impressive than the fact Tunisia just completed its second genuinely competitive, peaceful elections since […]

Germany: Germans Kurds Join Fight against ISIS

Bound for Syria: German Kurds Join Fight against Islamic State By Jörg Diehl and Fidelius Schmid DPA Kurds in Düsseldorf, Germany, demonstrate against Islamic State and show their support for besieged Kobani. Young Kurds from Germany are joining PKK’s fight against Islamic State in Syria. Security officials are concerned that tensions […]

Isis attack on Idlib: Assad’s army leaders ‘slaughtered’ as jihadists nearly take Syrian provincial capital

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Syria almost lost its second city to the jihadists of Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra last night when hundreds of fighters stormed into the provincial capital, Idlib, captured the newly installed governor’s office and began beheading Syrian army officers. By the time government troops recaptured the […]