Sovereign wealth funds: Investment vehicles or political operators?

The $6.85 billion acquisition in 2006 of Peninsular & Oriental (P&O) Steam Navigation Company, a storied British shipping and logistics company, by Dubai's state-owned DP World,...

VIDEO: Last comedian of Aleppo visits front-lines in Hama to check...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) - A famous American jihadist who was once a comedian but now provides public relations support to moderate Islamist armed...
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Mattis says Turkey warned Pentagon before attacking US-backed Kurds

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave advance notice that it was planning to launch an attack on US-allied Kurdish militias in Syria,...

Video tour of recently captured Abu Dhuhour Military Airport

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport this past weekend after launching another big assault...

Turkey carries out heavy airstrikes in Syria’s Afrin (video)

The Turkish Air Force released aerial footage, Sunday, of what they report is a missile strikes in Syria's Afrin region, which Turkish authorities claim...

PM Abadi: Iraqi Kurdish oil exports should be under Baghdad contol

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (01:05 PM) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on the country's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to place back all control over...

Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining ISIS

An Iraqi court on Sunday death sentenced a German citizen of Arab descent for joining the Daesh terror group, the Reuters news agency reported,...

US not coordinating with Iraq issue of Syrian border force creation...

The US-led coalition, fighting the Daesh terror group, has not yet addressed Iraq’s Defense Ministry to coordinate the issue of establishing a new border...

Saudi-backed forces pay heavy price in latest Al-Bayda offensive

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 P.M.) - The Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists attempted to infiltrate the Houthi defenses in the Thi-Na'eem area of the Al-Bayda Governorate, Saturday,...

Graphic: Dozens of Saudi-led mercenaries killed after Houthi rebels obliterate entire...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) - Dozens of Saudi-backed mercenaries have met a gruesome end in western Yemen after Houthi rebels ambushed their convoy, destroying...

Breaking: Houthi forces fire short-range missile at Saudi military camp

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) - The Houthi forces fired a short-range ballistic missile towards a Saudi military camp in the Najran Region near the...

Jordan’s king: East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestine

Jordanian King Abdullah II has stated that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be only solved by a two-state decision, the Reuters news agency reported. According to...

Graphic: Dozens of Saudi-led mercenaries killed after Houthi rebels obliterate entire...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) - Dozens of Saudi-backed mercenaries have met a gruesome end in western Yemen after Houthi rebels ambushed their convoy, destroying...

Israel apologizes for killing 2 journalists by security guard last July...

The killing of two journalists by the Israeli security guard last July has led to the closure of the country's embassy. Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad...

Egypt’s Sisi announces candidacy for next presidential election

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 P.M.) - The Egyptian President 'Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi officially announced his candidacy for Egypt's upcoming presidential election. “What was accomplished, although great,...

Tunisia: Violence erupts as police attempt to disperse protest against price...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 A.M.) - Protesters set tyres alight while police fired tear gas as they tried to disperse those taking part in nationwide...

ISIS terrorists ruthlessly execute Egyptian citizen for ‘cooperating’ with security forces

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) - The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) continued to terrorize the people of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula this week, executing a man...

Part of S-400 shipment to China damaged by storm

Part of the equipment included in the first shipment of the S-400 air defense missile systems, which was sent to China under the 2014...

China accuses US warship of entering territorial waters, violating sovereignty

The South China Sea area is a disputed region claimed by Brunei, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam, as it is believed that...

Cross-border incident between India and Pakistan kills at least four

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:20 AM) - Cross-border conflict between India and Pakistan has continued for the third day in a row, reportedly resulting in casualties...