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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...

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...
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PSA: Update your WhatsApp NOW!

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday warned users to upgrade the application to plug a security hole reported by Financial Times, that allowed for the injection...

Parallels between Turkish soccer and general elections could prove uncanny

With electoral upsets having become the norm, the latest upheaval that last week swept aside the long-standing president of Fenerbahce SC, the political crown...
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Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because...

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...
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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...

Trading Jerusalem for Iran

US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict backed by...
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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...

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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