Uighur “Jihadis” Role In Syria War

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE – By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* — On 21 April 2016, China’s Special Envoy on Syrian crisis Chai Cho Yan visited Damascus and met with the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid al-Moallem, and the head of the Syrian government’s delegation to the Geneva talks, Bashar al-Jaafari. Al-Jaafari stated that “the presence …

Desperate journeys: Persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan

Facing discrimination and a lack of opportunity, ethnic Hazara are among those landing on the Greek island of Lesbos. At least 16 people drowned and dozens went missing last week after overcrowded boats sank [Kevin Kusmez/Al Jazeera]  THE LEVANT NEWS — Lesbos, Greece – The smuggler camp where Milad was waiting is ideally situated as …

Taliban claims responsibility for suicide attack in Kabul

The Levant News — Twin suicide bombings were reported in Kabul on Monday evening near the Afghan parliament and the Russian Embassy. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosions took place on Darul-Aman Road and are believed to have targeted the home of Naeem Baloch, former Helmand governor and ex-head of the Afghan …

Pakistan arrests local ISIS commander

Reuters – Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group(ISIS) in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in South Asia are concerned about the rise of the jihadist group in a …