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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...

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...

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...

Saudi effort to isolate Iran internationally produces results

Saudi efforts to isolate Iran internationally are producing results in North Africa and Central Asia. Authorities and religious leaders in Tajikistan and Algeria have...

ISIS begins mass retreat from Syria, Iraq to Egypt, rest of...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) - Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are beginning to withdraw in great numbers from Syria and Iraq to...

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...

Tackling sunni muslim ultra-conservatism: A Pakistani-US collision in the making

A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from house arrest of...

China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East

The Middle East has a knack for sucking external powers into its conflicts. China’s ventures into the region have shown how difficult it is to...

How regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and...

Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey's military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the...

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,...
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