Saudi Arabia & GCC

OPEC oil production falls as Saudi Arabia slashes output

AFP | Global oil cartel OPEC said Tuesday it sharply reduced crude oil production last month, after heavyweight Saudia Arabia slashed output and exports fell...

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Turkey

The battle for leadership of the Muslim world: Turkey plants its...

Dr. James M Dorsey | When Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay and foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu became this weekend the first high-level foreign government delegation to...

Iran

Insurgencies in Iran, driven by poverty and discrimination

Fatemeh Aman | The Iranian government has long accused some of its neighboring states of using terrorism and insurgency to destabilize the country. There may...

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Syria & Middle East

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Russia, Turkey, Iran hail US Syria withdrawal

AFP | The leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran hailed the planned US withdrawal from Syria as they met for talks Thursday on how to...
families

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

AFP | The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees...
jihadists

French jihadists in Syria may be allowed home, Paris says

AFP | France on Tuesday opened the door to repatriating more than a hundred jihadists being held in Syria, in a marked change in stance...

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