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New rebel strategy to win Syrian War: report fake ISIS advances

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) - As pro-government forces continue to roll back the Islamic State frontier in eastern Syria and as it becomes more...

How private corporations will benefit from Kurdish independence

The Kurdistan region of Iraq, rich with oil resources, has been a bargaining chip for large oil corporations in recent years. Companies have flooded...
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Even with Syria’s Al-Omar oil fields, Kurdish forces lose 150 times...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) - For Syrian War observers, the capture of the Al-Omar oil fields by Kurdish militias might appear to be a...

8,000 to 11,000 ISIS militants still present across Syria – estimates

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) - Despite the great territorial defeats suffered by ISIS over the course of 2017 which led to the virtual destruction...
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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...

Betting on the wrong horse? US and Iranian hardliners spin anti-government...

In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what they wish for. Not...
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Playing US sanctions: China walks a fine line in Iran

Chinese businessman Sheng Kuan Li didn’t worry about sanctions when he decided in 2010 to invest $200 million in a steel mill in Iran...

Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked...
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Syrian forces encounter a dying jihadist army in northeast Hama

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Although not the most fantastic or headline-grabbing operation currently being undertaken by Syrian pro-government forces in comparison to their...

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...
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