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What next for Syria's Kurds?

What next for Syria's Kurds?

Syria's Kurds have established an autonomous region during seven years of civil war, but the abrupt decision by their US ally to withdraw has thrown their political future into doubt. Kurdish-led forces control a large swathe of the country's north and northeast, some of it seized from...

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Syria Faces Brittle Future, Dominated by Russia and Iran

Syria Faces Brittle Future, Dominated by Russia and Iran

Turkey is threatening to invade Syria to eradicate Kurdish fighters. Syrian forces are rolling toward territory the Americans will soon abandon. Israel is bombing Iran-backed militias deep inside Syria. And Russia could soon move to crush the last vestige of the Syrian anti-government...

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Gulf states rush to normalize Israel ties: Analysts

Gulf states rush to normalize Israel ties: Analysts

A flurry of visits by senior Israeli officials to Arab Gulf states reflects a rush by Gulf countries to “befriend” with Israel, analysts believe.  “The peace rail link between Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf countries is an economic normalization at the expense of...

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Israel’s Gaza op failed to achieve objectives: Analysts

Israel’s Gaza op failed to achieve objectives: Analysts

Gaza-based political experts say Israel’s brazen incursion into Gaza on Sunday was meant to "disrupt and confuse" Palestinian resistance groups, especially Hamas, which has governed the strip since 2007. According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, at least seven Palestinians, including a...

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