Despite assurances from Trump that ISIL is defeated, US raids against group in eastern Syria have intensified recently.
Correspondence obtained by Al Jazeera and The Intercept paints a bleak picture of life in ISIL-held parts of Iraq.
Nearly three years since the start of the uprising, rebels and Assad’s forces remain locked in conflict.
The author, citing recent remarks about Persians, bemoans the fact that racism is alive and well in diplomacy.
Bucking the trend in the rest of the world, Canada’s immigrants are settling very nicely in this easygoing country.