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Years after IS, Syrian Kurds rebuild Kobane alone

AFP | After giving up on getting help from Syrian Kurdish authorities, Ahmed Saleh relied on relatives abroad to repair his home in Kobane after...

Xi Jinping and Putin meet as US tensions brings them closer

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping treated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday as the neighbouring giants forge closer ties in...

Netanyahu warns Germany: Stop Iran or expect more refugees

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Germany that it could see many more Syrian refugees if Berlin fails to adopt a...

Pompeo warns Russia: stay out of US ‘domestic matters’

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the first time on Wednesday and warned...

Syria to head UN’s body for disarmament, an ironical twist

News Analysis | In a paradox, Syria has been appointed as the head of the United Nations-backed disarmament body as the result of the rotation...

US-Turkey agree ‘roadmap’ on Kurd-held Manbij in Syria

AFP | Turkish and US officials on Friday agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became...

Syrian Kurd traders suffer from twin tax systems

AFP | Many Kurds in Syria may dream of self-rule, but for business owners in the semi-autonomous region in the country's north, it now comes...

US to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

More IS fighters leave Damascus district

AFP | The second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the...

ISIS and Al-Qaeda: The Muslim Jihadist Organizations or the Covert Projects...

Merwah Qureshi | Terrorism has engulfed the whole globe but it has played havoc in the Muslim world. The world has known famous and notorious...

Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in ‘little Syria’

AFP | Some call it "little Syria" since it is impossible to walk down the main shopping streets in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep...

Uncategorized Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

M K Bhadrakumar | After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on...

Iran’s Syria intervention gets cinematic treatment

AFP | While Iran's presence in Syria raises global fears of an all-out conflict with Israel, one cinematic version of its intervention has been a...

Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches

James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s bitter rivalry with Iran has spilled onto Asian soccer pitches with the newly created South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF)reflecting the...

“We will always fight those who seek Azadi,” Indian Army Chief...

News Analysis | The Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, in a message to the Kashmiri youth, has said that Azadi is not possible,...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

Imran Abbas to act as Syrian-Turk Spy in his first Hollywood...

News Desk | Pakistan's famous actor Imran Abbas has signed a British feature film titled 'Trojan Horse'. Imran’s first project in Hollywood, where he is...

ISIS through the years

AFP | The Islamic State group launched a blistering offensive in 2014, capturing nearly a third of Iraq's territory before it was driven out at...

Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP | Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

Syrian government forces announce Yarmouk camp evacuation agreement

News Analysis | The Syrian government has reached an evacuation deal with fighters from Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to leave the Yarmouk refugee camp in...

Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | Subtle shifts in Chinese energy imports suggest that China may be able to exert influence in the Middle East in alternative...

Netanyahu shows documents relating to Iran Nuclear ambitions; Tehran brushes off...

News Analysis | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, unveiled a database of files which he claimed to have been containing crucial information about...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks

AFP | The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey were set to hold talks on Syria Saturday in the wake of an alleged chemical...

Israel warns of attack if Russia air defences used in Syria

AFP | Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defence systems in Syria if they were used...

The Price of US Global Dominance – Numerous Human Losses

Firas Samuri | The United States of America considers military presence around the world as one of the key tools for ensuring national interests. The...

Syrian imbroglio

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | For the last seven years, the people of Syria have been victim of civil war. The Syrian ruling elite seems...

Chemical inspectors launch probe in Syria while Putin warns of impending...

AFP | The world's chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented...

Iran strongly condemns attack on Syria by US and allies

CGTN | Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the US, the UK and France for launching airstrikes against Syria. "This invasion is a clear...

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