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Israel says struck 25 more Hamas targets after rocket and mortar...

AFP | Israel said Wednesday it had struck 25 more Hamas "military targets" in air raids in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket...

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: president

AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to...

Palestinian congress to convene as Abbas seeks to strengthen hand

AFP | The parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organisation convenes for the first time in decades Monday, as aging President Mahmud Abbas seeks to strengthen...

Trump now terms Qatar as “Ally against Terroism”

News Analysis | Following the rift between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2017, President of the United States of America Donald...

Is Middle East witnessing an end of civil wars and sectarian...

James M. Dorsey | Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and...

Why Israel is flexing muscles at Hezbollah

M K Bhadrakumar | The Israeli armed forces began on Tuesday a massive fortnight-long military exercise, billed as the biggest in the past 19 years, simulating a war...

Modi revisits Iran ties

M K Bhadrakumar | The decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to depute the minister of transport Nitin Gadkari to represent India at the inaugural...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...

The Gulf crisis: A coming out of small states

James M. Dorsey| Buried in the Gulf crisis are two major developments likely to shape future international relations as well as power dynamics in the...

Gulf crisis: can its resolution reshape the future of international relations?

James M. Dorsey | The five-week-old Gulf crisis raises questions about the fundaments of international relations, the definition of national security, and the ability of...

All the UAE’s men: Gulf crisis opens door to power shift...

James M. Dorsey | With attention in the Middle East focused on the Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates is elsewhere seeking to reshape the...

The Ummah : The fresh Princes of Bel Arabia and Muhammad...

Haider Mehdi | King Salman, by elevating his son, the 31 years Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, as Crown Prince, may actually have signed MBS’s...

Iran sits pretty as the Qatar crisis continues to loom

News Analysis | The Qatar saga continues to frustrate peaceniks. For many, this rift between Arab countries is Iran’s hit. As the crisis remains unresolved,...

Pressure from global players: Will the Gulf crisis be resolved through...

James M. Dorsey | A two-week-old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight against...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

Saudi-UAE campaign against Qatar: Muslim nations forced to choose sides

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi and UAE-driven campaign to isolate Qatar and, by extension, Iran puts non-Muslim Arab states in a bind and tests...

US’ plan to destabilize Iran: “Dark Prince” appointed as head of...

James M. Dorsey | The Trump administration, this week, appeared to take a potential step closer to backing efforts plotted by Saudi Arabia and the...

Hamas’s accepts Palestines 1967 borders: How will Israel now react?

This week, Hamas succeeded in making itself a major news headline. The group finally had long been under pressure to update its 1988 founding...

What is Qatar’s Strategic Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East?

Zaheer Munir | Qatar’s Strategic Relevance in the Contemporary Middle East Qatar emerged as the regional power broker in 2006 with Israel’s war in Lebanon which...

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