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By re-focusing on Syria, Washington could find Iraq’s remedy

By re-focusing on Syria, Washington could find Iraq’s remedy

What should Washington do in Iraq? Secretary of State John Kerry is touring the region to figure that out. In Jeddah, he is expected to discuss the situation with the Saudi leadership. He will probably face the same response that General David Petraeus got from King Abdullah in 2008...

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Analyst: Iraq faces Iran's Project, U.S. Droop

Analyst: Iraq faces Iran's Project, U.S. Droop

(By Faris al-Rfai; Translation by Dani Murad) Amid the recent accelerated events in Iraq, political analyst Abed Al Rahman Matar confirmed to Zaman Al Wasl, that after the sweeping invasion of the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to...

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With ISIS advancements, nearby Jordan must be concerned, analysts say

With ISIS advancements, nearby Jordan must be concerned, analysts say

By Raed Omari | Al Arabiya News, Amman| With Iraq's major cities falling like dominoes to militants under the black banners of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and with al-Qaeda's affiliate turning from a "virtual" to a "real" state, nearby Jordan has to be...

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Analysis: Attacks show emboldened militants

Analysis: Attacks show emboldened militants

CAIRO (AP) — It has been a week of stunning advances by Islamic militants across a belt from Iraq to Pakistan. In Iraq, jihadi fighters rampaged through the country's second-largest city and swept farther south in their drive to establish an extremist enclave stretching into Syria....

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Barrel bombs risk becoming answer to insurgency

Barrel bombs risk becoming answer to insurgency

In desperate efforts to gain ground on battlefields, frustrated governments in the Mideast and Africa are using barrel bombs against their enemies, launching the cheap, quickly manufactured weapons as a crude counter to roadside blasts and suicide explosions that insurgents have...

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Loved-up? North Korea, Syria swap praise and adulation

Loved-up? North Korea, Syria swap praise and adulation

( By Mohanad Hage Ali | Al Arabiya News)- A North Korean delegation met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to improve relations recently, just days before the presidential elections. Assad stressed that the relations between the two countries “stem from the common...

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U.S. mulls ‘war on Syria terror’ approach

U.S. mulls ‘war on Syria terror’ approach

BEIRUT: This week’s resounding re-election of Syrian President Bashar Assad cements a new phase in the war raging in his country, one that sees Washington struggling to formulate an approach based on fighting terror as other options stall, experts say. Ironically, the...

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Analysis: Euphrates River, repercussions of 'disaster' and proposed solutions

Analysis: Euphrates River, repercussions of 'disaster' and proposed solutions

(Writing by Farsi al-Rifai- Translation by Dani Murad) (Eqtsad)- A water crisis in the horizon, as Euphrates water has been witnessing an unprecedented deterioration in the last few months, especially after the Turks cut off the river’s flow from...

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Jordan’s Syria position unchanged despite diplomatic escalation

Jordan’s Syria position unchanged despite diplomatic escalation

By Raed Omari    Jordan’s expulsion of the Syrian ambassador does not signal a dramatic change in the kingdom’s position on Syria, experts say. Jordan on Monday declared Bahjat Suleiman persona non grata and ordered him to leave within 24 hours, citing...

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Assad's staying power leaves Turkey frustrated and exposed

Assad's staying power leaves Turkey frustrated and exposed

(Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's certain victory in an election next month, derided internationally as a charade, leaves Turkey facing a bitter truth - its assumption of his quick demise was a costly miscalculation. With al Qaeda-linked armed groups controlling...

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Egypt's Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists

Egypt's Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists

 As the Egyptian state presses its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the man expected to become president has deployed a new weapon in the battle with the Islamists: his own vision of Islam. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who deposed the Brotherhood's...

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Analysis: How Syria's Assad seized momentum in war

Analysis: How Syria's Assad seized momentum in war

BEIRUT (AP) — Two years ago, it seemed almost inevitable that Syrian President Bashar Assad would be toppled. Despite a fierce military crackdown, people were still taking to the streets in exuberant anti-government protests and rebels were pressing their fight deeper into the...

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Report: West fears Iran is supplying chlorine bombs to Syria

Report: West fears Iran is supplying chlorine bombs to Syria

Western security officials are reportedly investigating allegations that Iran supplied Chinese-made bombs filled with chlorine gas to the Syrian armed forces. The Telegraph reported that the allegations were made after satellite images emerged of a Syrian supply flight at...

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Syria struggling to fill food import needs

Syria struggling to fill food import needs

By Reuters | London - War-torn Syria is struggling to buy food commodities in the quantities it needs, despite repeatedly issuing tenders for hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sugar, rice and wheat, trade sources say. The sources, who have knowledge of the country’s...

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International experts debate Syria war crimes

International experts debate Syria war crimes

France took the first steps this month toward proposing a Security Council resolution that would refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, amid fears that Russia may well veto such a resolution. Experts interviewed by Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj this...

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Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes...

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Bandar Resigns as Head of Saudi Intelligence

Bandar Resigns as Head of Saudi Intelligence

Earlier today, Saudi Arabia announced that controversial prince Bandar bin Sultan had resigned as intelligence chief. According to the official Saudi Press Agency story, the unexpected royal decree stated that Bandar had been "relieved...from his post at his request" and replaced...

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Jihadist attack on Latakia raises fear of deeper sectarian warfare

Jihadist attack on Latakia raises fear of deeper sectarian warfare

Predictably, as soon as the battle for the strategic Qalamoun area in the mountainous regions between Syria and Lebanon drew to a close — with the regime gaining the upper hand — fresh fronts opened in this seemingly endless civil war. Their location, however, was quite...

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