Simon A. Waldman is a lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at King's College London.
Syrian FM: New Aleppo cease-fire possible (AP)
UN: ISIS killed 232 people who refused to comply with orders near Mosul on Wednesday (Reuters)
Eilat airport reopens after flooding caused it to shut down earlier in day (Haaretz)
Syrian rebels bombard Aleppo airbase before offensive (Reuters)
Palestinians spray-paint swastikas on unmanned IDF post in the West Bank (Haaretz)
Rebel shelling kills children at school in west Aleppo (Reuters)
Settler leader resigns from post following sexual harassment allegations (Haaretz)
Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels fire missile toward Mecca (AP)
Eilat airport shuttered following floods (Haartez)
Mike Pence's campaign plane slides off runway upon landing at LaGuardia Airport, no injuries (AP)
Trump Hollywood star smasher arrested (DPA)
Putin says Russia has no option but to clear Aleppo of militants (Reuters)
Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart (AP)
Russia's Putin dismisses idea that Moscow is trying to influence U.S. elections (Reuters)
France says Syria or Russia responsible for strike on school in Syria's Idlib (Reuters)
Simon A. Waldman
It’s said that the Kurdish attachment to Kirkuk is comparable to the Jewish longing for Jerusalem. What kind of future would a future Kurdish state - caught between Islamists and an angry Baghdad - face?with Sofia Barbarani 9 comments
- In Iraq, Sunnis, Shi'ites and Kurds wonder: Is this the beginning of the end?
- Iraqi crisis is unexpected prize for Kurds
- Israel, U.S. import disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan
- Israel, Kurdish fighters destroyed Iran nuclear facility, email released by WikiLeaks claims
- Why Palestinians yes, Kurds no?
- Turkey's close encounters of the Kurd kind
- LIVE UPDATES: Israel searches for teens kidnapped in West Bank, day 5
- Disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan pipeline set for Israel
- Kurds re-discover their old ally Israel
- Iraq militants seize border post on Iraq-Syria frontier
- U.S. relatives of kidnapped Israeli teen throw support to family
- Netanyahu calls for Kurdish independence from Iraq
- Historic reconciliation or election ploy in Turkey?
- There's no excuse for kidnapping teenagers
- Meet the Christian soldiers fighting for their lives against ISIS
- The Kurds are at demographic war with ISIS in Kirkuk
When only pro-Erdogan demonstrations are given official backing and dissenters are greeted by tear gas – then there's no meaning to the right to protest in Turkey.with Emre Caliskan 0 comments
- As Turkey protests resume, Erdogan stirs up opposition even within his own party
- Near Istanbul soccer pitch where teams do battle, protesters clash with police
- How to defuse the situation at Taksim Square
- With one voice they yelled: Erdogan Resign!
- If it happened in Turkey, could it happen in Israel?
- Istanbul feels like a carnival, but the protests are violent in Turkey's provinces