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Revelation: Erdogan learns that saying mean things only makes you enemies

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be learning that even in the complex and inherently paranoid environment of...

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...

Gulf crisis creates opportunity for asian nations

The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular...

Map: ISIS empire shrinks by 70 percent in Syria since start...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) - Since the beginning of 2017, the Islamic State's empire in Syria has shrunk by about 70 percent. Most of...

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...

Nationwide map and review of Syria – August 28, 2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) - The month of August has been interesting insofar as the stunning advances of pro-government forces in western and central...

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...

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...

Chinese extradition request puts crackdown on Uyghurs in the spotlight

A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world's most intrusive...

Xinjiang: China ignores lessons from the past

A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and...
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