Stories by Rania Khalek

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Posted on: Sep 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run PMF in droves, and see a new war on the horizon.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Before the Golan Brigade was targeted for destruction by Israel and Al Qaeda, it was allied with them.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Feminist scholar Valentine Moghadam discusses Western liberal delusions around Islamism, guerrilla movements and the Arab Spring.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Syrian capital city is battered by Western sanctions and filled with the internally displaced.

Posted on: May 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

American wars of regime change in Iraq, Libya and Syria contributed to the growth of Al Qaeda and ISIS.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2017, Source: FAIR

If media outlets were quick to grant legitimacy to rebel accusations, they ignored or downplayed rebel atrocities.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Emails reveal that a popular source for mainstream Western media is a U.K.-backed propaganda outlet.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2016, Source: Electronic Intifada

This isn’t the first time Clinton has shamelessly attacked dead Palestinians for political gain.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2015, Source: Storify

"We live in an age when evil men have to be killed by good people," Newt Gingrich tweeted.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2015, Source: Electronic Intifada

The infamous Prime Minister is getting remixed.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2015, Source: The Electronic Intafada

Since its secession in 2011, South Sudan has descended into civil war between opposing political factions.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From chemical agents to deafening sonic blasters, these weapons are at the cutting edge of crowd control.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: Storify

Criticism of Chris Kyle whips #TCOT trolls into a racist, death fantasizing frenzy.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With millions in federal grants, local officials are preparing to crack down on dissent.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Virtual charter schools are educating kids on computer screens, instead of in classrooms.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act has had a chilling effect on activists scared to participate in what should be constitutionally protected activity.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Over 4,000 citizens were detained or deported in 2010 alone.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An alarming series of incidents offers some insight into how casual police have become about deploying "less lethal" weapons.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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