Turkish soldiers killed by Syrian air strikes: Military

In first such incident on Syrian territory, three dead and 10 wounded in attack near northern city of Al Bab. The Turkish military says...

Lebanon’s tourism sector suffers with lack of Gulf tourists

The road was empty. Dried leaves danced on vacant sidewalks, their rustling clearly audible as they rolled on the ground. Gazing upon the scene...

Tensions flare between Hezbollah, Gulf states

The undeclared war between some Arab Gulf countries and Lebanon's Hezbollah is on again, as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Oct. 31 sentenced seven people to prison...

Why Egypt’s Sisi welcomes Trump win

Egyptians received news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election with mixed reactions, ranging from celebration to disappointment and even outright despair. While...

What Netanyahu wants from Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has actively and discretely begun preparing for his first meeting with the next US president. He is counting the...

Will state of Palestine be Obama’s legacy?

A veteran Palestinian thinker and legal expert believes that US President Barack Obama should use his remaining months in the White House to ensure...

Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall amid White House skepticism

As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed...

Can we trust the Saudis to stick to the OPEC Deal?

As Saudi Arabia leads the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in developing a six-month freeze deal, investors and industry officials should consider one key...

Are Libyans abandoning democracy in search of stability?

It has been nearly five years since Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyan rebels near his hometown of Sirte...

A Roar at a Funeral, and Yemen’s War Is Altered

SANA, Yemen — Large speakers played verses from the Quran as hundreds of mourners filed through the fanciest reception hall in Sana, the capital,...

Has JASTA Pushed Saudi Arabia And Israel Closer?

In an Oct. 3 meeting, the Saudi Cabinet said that the United States passing the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) — which...

Israel’s Defense Minister Offers Palestinians Big Stick, Tiny Carrots

The Cabinet decision to approve a small number of building permits for Palestinians residing in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank reminds...