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Hezbollah’s Qassem: No Syria solution until after US elections
Cousin of Saudi Ambassador Killed Fighting for ISIS in Iraq
Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult
Syria regime threatens besieged Damascus town with “total war”
The Latest: Top Turkish official: no deal with Syrian Kurds
Largest Syrian Christian City in Danger As Jihadist Rebels Enter Neighboring Town
Yemen: The Message From Iran Is Clear
Ready To Hit ISIS In Libya
Moscow and Tehran: Russia done launching Syrian airstrikes from Iran
US military distances itself from Saudi-led war in Yemen

  Headlines
Hezbollah’s Qassem: No Syria solution until after US elections
Sep 7 2016 12:50PM

BEIRUT – The deputy leader of Hezbollah has voiced his doubts over a near-term solution to the conflict in Syria, saying diplomatic efforts prior to the US presidential elections would be “partial and limited.” “Ther...
Cousin of Saudi Ambassador Killed Fighting for ISIS in Iraq
Sep 6 2016 8:58AM

Baghdad -- The cousin of the Saudi Ambassador to Iraq, Thamer Al-Subhan, was reportedly killed while fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) against the Iraqi Army two weeks ago. According to Iraqi j...
Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult
Sep 6 2016 8:54AM

By Roberta Rampton and Manuel Mogato U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled his first meeting with Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the blunt-spoken Duterte described him as a "son of a bitch", ...
Syria regime threatens besieged Damascus town with “total war”
Aug 31 2016 3:38PM

BEIRUT – The Syrian regime has reportedly threatened to launch a “total war” on Moadamiyat al-Sham if the besieged Damascus suburb does not submit to its terms, days after a deal was reached to evacuate residents and fig...
The Latest: Top Turkish official: no deal with Syrian Kurds
Aug 31 2016 3:36PM

The spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies that Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire with Syrian Kurdish forces, saying it was "out of the question" for Ankara to reach any agreement with a group it con...
Largest Syrian Christian City in Danger As Jihadist Rebels Enter Neighboring Town
Aug 30 2016 10:48AM

Mhardeh, Hama -- The jihadist rebels of Jund Al-Aqsa (Al-Qaeda franchise) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched a large-scale offensive on Monday to capture the strategic city of Mhardeh in the northwestern countryside...
Yemen: The Message From Iran Is Clear
Aug 29 2016 3:06PM

the two year old civil war is currently stalemated with most of the conflict taking place in the media. The latest (last week) peace proposal was, as usual, accepted by the government but rejected by the rebels because t...
Ready To Hit ISIS In Libya
Aug 29 2016 3:00PM

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 11, 2016) A Sailor signals an AV-8B Harrier pilot assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) to stop aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 11, 2016. The 22nd MEU,...
Moscow and Tehran: Russia done launching Syrian airstrikes from Iran
Aug 23 2016 11:17AM

Moscow, Russia (CNN)For now, Russia is done using an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes against targets in Syria, Russia's defense ministry and Iran's official state news agency reported Monday. On Monday, Iranian ...
  Analysis
Turkey's Unconvincing Narrative is Its Own Worst Enemy
Sep 7 2016 12:55PM

When he rose to power and launched "pro-democracy" reforms in the first few years of his governance [fake reforms, this columnist has persistently argued since] then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a golden oppor...
Is Turkey Falling Into Its Own Syrian Trap?
Sep 3 2016 9:16AM

The sentiment in Turkey is that, with "Operation Euphrates Shield," the country has made a thunderous return to the Middle East. But in a topography where nobody knows who is fighting who and what will tomorrow's allianc...
Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy
Aug 27 2016 10:22AM

PARIS — France's top court has ruled that banning burkini swimsuits violates people's fundamental rights, setting a legal precedent after a swimsuit crackdown that elicited shock and anger in other countries. The Associa...




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