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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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