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Even with Syria’s Al-Omar oil fields, Kurdish forces lose 150 times...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) - For Syrian War observers, the capture of the Al-Omar oil fields by Kurdish militias might appear to be a...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely to spark violence,...
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Reckless rebel offensive against Syrian Army allows ISIS to escape from...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) - A reckless and ill-sighted militant offensive carried out against the Syrian Arab Army on Wednesday (February 7) can be...

Russia is in Syria to stay, the West will just have...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) - The past couple of months have seen sharp increase in the activity of Russian airpower in Syria – particularly...
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Gulf crisis escalates as major corporations are forced to take sides

The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar is escalating in discreet but no less worrisome ways that effect major...

Exclusive: ISIS to launch major offensives in Libya and Egypt very...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – Reports by both intelligence authorities from various countries and pro-ISIS social media sources all point towards the imminent advent...
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US hypocrisy on airstrikes and dead children demonstrated in Raqqa (Graphic...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 P.M.) - The ISIS-linked Amaq media group has released a short clip showing the aftermath of recent strikes carried out by...

Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions

Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s...
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Betting on the wrong horse? US and Iranian hardliners spin anti-government...

In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what they wish for. Not...

US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?

Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the...
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