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Reckless rebel offensive against Syrian Army allows ISIS to escape from...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) - A reckless and ill-sighted militant offensive carried out against the Syrian Arab Army on Wednesday (February 7) can be...

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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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...

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...
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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...

Trump continues a self-destructive U.S. policy in Syria

On June 18, 2017, the Trump administration made a grave mistake in downing a Syrian jet south of Tabqah, which follows a string of...
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Kurdish forces blame Assad government for their failure to defeat ISIS...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) - Following repeated failures by Coalition-backed Kurdish forces to defeat ISIS on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in...

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...
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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...

Rebel ‘Response to Tyranny’ operations room only succeeds in oppressing itself...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) - Joining onside of a counter-offensive led by hardline jihadist factions (all of them linked to Al-Qaeda) against Syrian government...
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