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What was Israel’s PM up to in Moscow?

Andrew Korybko | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting with President Putin last week was very significant. The “Israeli” premier traveled to Moscow to meet with...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

Gulf crisis continues to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran

James M Dorsey | Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey’s military offensive...

Who is capable of preventing nuclear war before Olympics?

Sophie Mangal | A petition appealing to the DPRK’s (Democratic People’ Republic of Korea) authorities to stop testing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during the...

Malala and Mahira the most popular Pakistanis on Wikipedia in 2017

News Desk | Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was the most searched for Pakistani on Wikipedia in 2017. Malala accumulated a total of 2.5 million...

Dozens killed as fierce fighting in northwest Syria continues

AFP | Intense fighting killed dozens of people on the edge of the last Syrian province entirely outside government control as aid workers completed a...

Syrians survive war but battle against harsh winter

AFP | Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria's battle-ravaged Raqa with her five children, but she lost her seven-year-old son to the biting...

What happened to the foreign fighters that flew to join ISIS?

AFP | An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in...

New trends suggest resurgence in Syrian economy

Sophie Mangal | It is widely assumed that the current state of the Syrian economy is very strongly tied to sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment, and poverty....

Who is really interested in the solution of the Syrian conflict?

 Anna Jaunger | Speaking at a UN Security Council briefing several days ago, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock stressed that...

Will the U.S. withdraw its troops from Syria after ISIS is...

Sophie Mangal | According to Washington Post, the U.S. hopes to prolong its military presence in Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas in the north of...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

Russia-U.S. deadlock over Syrian chemical weapons inquiry continues

Reuters | Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons...

‘Jihad against love’ in India?

Jawad Falak | In a major development in the sensational Hadiya case, the Supreme Court of India directed yesterday that Hadiya shall be produced before...

Will ultra-conservatives accept the change in Saudi politics?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words...

Time to get rid of crooks

Haider Mehdi | At a recent seminar in Toronto, organized by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) I heard a talk by Dr....

Division within Palestinian resistant movements

M K Bhadrakumar | The Hamas and Fatah, the two mainstream Palestinian movements, are making yet another attempt at political reconciliation. Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah...

The “South Yemenis” are trying to repeat the Kurdish scenario

Andrew Korybko | A South Yemeni separatist leader vowed to hold an independence referendum in the near future. The former governor of Aden Aidaroos al-Zubaidi...

Western media’s propaganda war against Syria: Part of the “plan”?

Hussain Akram | The year 2011 saw the beginning of what Western media immediately described as a revolution against a 'mad dictator inflicting suffering upon...

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...

Is the Syrian war finally coming to an end?

News Analysis | Syria’s army has broken years-long Islamic State siege on the government enclave of Deir ez-Zor. ISIS has already lost more than half of...

Xiamen Declaration Review: What’s In It, What’s Not, And Why

Andrew Korybko | Xiamen Declaration that emerged from this week’s BRICS Summit in China is important both for what it includes, but also what it doesn’t. There...

Iranian-Syrian World Cup qualifier ripples far beyond the pitch

James M. Dorsey | A nail-biting Iranian-Syrian World Cup qualifier has sent political ripples far beyond the Azadi Stadium’s soccer pitch in Tehran. In a boost...

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...

Restoration of peaceful life in Syria

Sophie Mangal | According to the statements of local authorities, Zabadani resort town in Damascus province, which is located 25 kilometers from the Syrian capital,...

Russia-Turkey-Iran triangle gains traction

M K Bhadrakumar |  The geopolitics of the Middle East is witnessing a tectonic shift with the emergence of a Turkish-Iranian axis that would have seemed...

Trump presidency is like a rudderless ship after Bannon’s exit

M. K. Bhadrakumar | An imminent departure of the White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon had been talked about for weeks, even months. But when Bannon’s...

The Damascus-Beijing bond: An emerging alliance

News Analysis | The Syrian quagmire is attracting the attention of many players in the game. The conflict has further exacerbated crises in the volatile...

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