US envoy confesses they are creating a new Afghanistan for Moscow in Syria

James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria and defeating the Islamic State, has made quite a frank confession of how he sees his...

Prisoner swap between Israel & Hamas: Can we expect peace in Middle East?

Long-stalled negotiations on a prisoner exchange between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas could be given fresh impetus by the coronavirus pandemic and the...

US expects Russian cooperation over Syria

A US envoy voiced guarded optimism Thursday at renewing cooperation with Russia to seek an end to Syria's brutal civil war, assessing that Moscow...

PM IK’s call heard at UN: $4.7 billion aid urged to confront coronavirus hit states incl. Pakistan

The United Nations (UN) on Thursday issued a new call for $4.7 billion aid in funding to "protect millions of lives and stem the...

Not the first catastrophe! Syrian refugees using war resilience against COVID-19

It is not the first catastrophe they have faced. But while today's global pandemic bears no resemblance to Syria's almost decade-long civil war, some...

US Annoyed as Iran Becomes a Potential Ally of Gulf Nations

It is early days, but first indications are that the global pandemic is entrenching long-drawn Middle Eastern geopolitical, political, ethnic, and sectarian battle lines...

Syria bleeds: Israeli airstrikes kills three civilians including a child

Israeli airstrikes near the Syrian capital early Monday killed three civilians, state media said. "Three civilians were martyred and four others wounded, including a child,...

Syria attacked: Some Israeli missiles downed, others kill 9

Israeli air strikes late Monday in the area of the central Syrian city of Palmyra killed nine fighters loyal to the Iran-backed Damascus regime,...

How will COVID-19 shape the world politics?

During the Cold War, the two antagonists – the USA and former Soviet Union - in their bid to safeguard the vital western and...

Thanks to Corona, Yemen sees peace: UN Envoy

The UN special envoy for Yemen said Thursday that "very good progress" was being made towards a ceasefire in the country, although military activities...

COVID-19 could prompt one of the worst disasters so far in war-torn Syria

As Europe and the United States struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, experts warn that disaster looms in war-torn Syria, where hospitals are unable...

Saudi vs US? Oil price war hurt US more than Russia

A decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers like Russia to temporarily end a price war and cut production,...