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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...

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s Achilles Heel: Misreading tea leaves in Washington

Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far faltering effort to...
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The Middle East: It will only get worse

As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s frontal assault on the kingdom’s elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy war is...

Saudi moderation: How far will Crown Prince Mohammed go?

In his effort to improve Saudi Arabia’s badly tarnished image and project the kingdom as embracing an unidentified form of moderate Islam, Saudi Crown...
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Saudi Arabia: The Coming Crisis in the Kingdom

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, in recent months, tightened their blockade on the war ravaged country of Yemen. The justification for this tightening...

Assad loses 2,000 tanks since Syrian War started, still has thousands...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) - The latest hype to be spread around by opposition sources to ease humiliation suffered by East Ghouta rebels is...
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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating the answer is an...

Rebel offensive in east Idlib reveals new strategy and tactics used...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) - A slow and sporadic but nonetheless ongoing offensive against the Syrian Arab Army in the eastern countryside of Idlib...
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Understanding how the ISIS insurgency in Syria’s eastern desert works and...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) - Since the beginning of 2018, lingering Islamic State forces in Syria's eastern desert region have reminded the Syrian Army...

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...
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