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Reality Check: No Sarin gas used by Assad in Syria?

It was a stunning announcement, stunning because of what was said and maybe equally as stunning because it was honest. Secretary of Defense James Mattis...

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...

Is Europe pursuing an independent foreign policy direction?

French President, Emmanuel Macron, recently departed from his campaign proposals on the Syrian War by saying that "My lines are clear: Firstly, a complete fight...

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...

ISIS eyes-out new territories in south Syria with little hint of...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) - The last several months has witnessed an exceptional increase in the amount violence between a key Islamic State affiliate...

Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions focus economic thinking

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President Hasan Rouhani's repeated...

Kidnapping and ant-Shiite rhetoric stirs Malaysian debate about Saudi-inspired ultra-conservatism

Allegedly kidnapped, forty-three-year old Malaysian activist Amri Che Mat, a foreign exchange trader and mountain climber, has not been heard of since he went missing...

Kurdish forces win their first real victory against ISIS in eastern...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:55 A.M.) - Following what now appears to now be their forth of final seizure of the town of Gharanij from Islamic...

Politicizing Education: Israel and Myanmar set worrisome precedent

Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome...

Whither Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘moderate’ Islam?

Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises questions about the scope of...
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