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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,...

Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’

Prominent US constitutional lawyer and scholar Alan M. Dershowitz raised eyebrows when he described Qatar as "the Israel of the Gulf states." Known for his hard-line pro-Israel...

No spirit of liberty – The Salisbury case, Corbyn and the...

Originally posted at Media Lens. Fifteen years ago this month, the US-led 'Shock and Awe' offensive began against Iraq, supposedly to disarm the country of...

New rebel strategy to win Syrian conflict: Build a wall around...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) - Following a series big territorial losses and military defeats across the provinces of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo at the...

Syrian Army lures Al-Qaeda into unwinnable battle in northeast Hama

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:55 P.M.) - Jihadist-led militants in northeast Hama find themselves locked into a battle with Syrian pro-government forces which they have virtually...

Nationwide map of Syria (September 5, 2017), Deir Ezzor siege lifted

Click here to see a HD version of this map. BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) - The month of September has started off well for the...

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...

Israel adopts abandoned Saudi sectarian logic

Amid ever closer cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Israel’s military appears to be adopting the kind of sectarian anti-Shiite rhetoric that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed...

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...

Kurdish forces blame Assad government for their failure to defeat ISIS...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) - Following repeated failures by Coalition-backed Kurdish forces to defeat ISIS on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in...
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