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Syrian government urges citizens to return to the country after victory...

Sophie Mangal | Speaking at a press conference in the Armenian capital Yerevan, a deputy of the Syrian parliament, Zhirayr Reisyan, said recently that the...

US plan to (re)occupy Iraq faces resistance

M K Bhadrakumar | The US’s longstanding project to push for an independent Kurdistan in the oil-rich regions of northern Iraq and Syria in the...

Ideological foundations and organizational structure of Islamic State

Nauman Sadiq | The fight against the much-dreaded ISIS is on with varying degrees of resolving and success.It becomes important to trace the ideological antecedents...

The three-way tug of war in Syria: Who are the important...

Nauman Sadiq | In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: the Syrian...

Why is the US attacking the Syrians who are fighting ISIS?

Dr. Ron Paul | Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The US military twice attacked...

Extension of the amnesty law: Syrian hopes of a ‘new’ life...

Sophie Mangal | The number of the Syrian refugees from the territories controlled by the Islamic State has increased at the checkpoints located in the...

US-Saudi arms deal: Is this setting the stage for a Saudi-Iranian...

Manzar Qureshi | Amid pomp and grandeur, President Donald Trump delivered his much awaited “speech on Islam” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After praising...

G7 sides with Russia: Unexpected setback to the US?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The G7 was meant to be an insipid forum that unfailingly followed the US diktat, but the worm is apparently turning....

Syria: What Have the Flames of War Left Behind in Aleppo!

Sophie Mangal | Anyone who has ever been to Syria has shared memories of ubiquitous olive groves and orange gardens, diligently cultivated by local farmers....

Is a Russian and Turkish Alliance reshaping the world politics?

Mehmet Ozalp | The end of the Aleppo crisis and Syrian ceasefire has produced an unlikely alliance. The relationship between Russia, Turkey and Syria is...

Astana talks: Will Saudi Arabia really allow peace in Syria?

Sophie Mangal | The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir stated that the Syrian peace talks in Astana would lead to a ceasefire in the country,...

Qatar backtracks on labor rights: Rise of illiberal world order?

James M. Dorsey | A recent Qatari decision has led to it backtracking on the minimal improvements the country was making in terms of employment...

Obama’s take on Key Issues facing the U.S. at the End...

President Obama has spent 8 long years in the White House (2009-2016). He has the dubious honor of having been the longest wartime US...

Moscow has the world’s attention. For Putin, that’s a win.

MOSCOW — President Vladi­mir Putin is winning. For now. The Russian leader is winning because the post-Cold War order he has railed against has been thrown into...

Humanitarian crisis in Syria expected to worsen in 2017: War Child...

The world held its breath as a ceasefire to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from war-torn Aleppo briefly raised hopes for an end to...

Outraged By What’s Happening In Syria? Here’s What You Can Do

The Syrian crisis has claimed nearly 500,000 lives and forced more than 11 million people to flee their homes. Damascus is committing war crimes...

Russia Says Aleppo Combat Has Ceased; Residents Disagree

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russian officials said Thursday that the Syrian Army had stopped combat operations in the divided city of Aleppo in order to...

Aleppo at risk of becoming ‘one giant graveyard’

A United Nations official speaking at an emergency meeting Wednesday warned that the besieged parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo are at immediate risk of...

Russia Tells Rebels To Withdraw From Aleppo

Russia and the Syrian army have told anti-government rebels in Aleppo to leave by tomorrow evening, signalling an extended moratorium on air strikes in...

Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall...

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...

Vladimir Putin cancels Paris visit amid Syria row

Kremlin accuses France of seeking to humiliate Russian leader after Élysée planned to downgrade his trip. ladimir Putin has cancelled a visit to Paris after...

Vladimir Putin snubs France after Syria war crimes comments

Tensions have been rumbling between the two leaders since the weekend, when Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending Syrian regime...

Kerry Opens a New Diplomatic Push for a Cease-Fire in Aleppo

Secretary of State John Kerry will mount a fresh effort on Saturday to pursue a cease-fire for the besieged city of Aleppo by meeting...

Putin Snubs France and Cancels his Visit

In an interesting twist of events the Russian President, Vladimir Putin cancelled his forthcoming visit to France, which was due on the October 19th....

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