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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...

Saudi Arabia: The Coming Crisis in the Kingdom

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, in recent months, tightened their blockade on the war ravaged country of Yemen. The justification for this tightening...

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...

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...

Pundits need to rethink the world now more than ever.

Fifty years ago the New York Review of Books published an essay by the prolific intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky, titled the “Responsibility of Intellectuals.”...

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...

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s religious moderation unlikely to change Asian realities

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be seeking to revert his kingdom to an unspecified form of moderate Islam but erasing the impact...

US-backed forces wanted ISIS to conquer Deir Ezzor, so did opposition...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) - In one day it will be three months since Syrian pro-government forces, led by the Syrian Arab Army and...

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...

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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