As the Syrian War ends, Will the Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance Hold?

While Russia’s objectives in Syria may at times be conflated with those of Iran’s and Syria’s, that may not always be the case.

As the Syrian War ends, Will the Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance Hold?

These past weeks have witnessed a lot of tensions running high, with Israel and Iran reportedly facing off near the Golan Heights. Israel has launched several airstrikes on “Iranian bases” across Syria, while Damascus (IRGC allegedly) responded with missile fire against IDF positions. In the aftermath of these hit and run attacks, Syrian president

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Campaign of Repression Against Women’s Rights Activists Rips Mask from Saudi “Reform” Agenda

While the lifting of the women’s driving ban should have been a cause for celebrating the women’s rights activists in the kingdom, authorities instead saw fit to engage in a spree of repression by arresting at least 10 activists while attacking them in the media as “traitors” and “Embassies’ Clients.”

Campaign of Repression Against Women’s Rights Activists Rips Mask from Saudi “Reform” Agenda

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA -- Saudi Arabia’s ongoing crackdown on women’s rights advocates, on the eve of its June 24 lifting of the ban on women drivers, is meant to prove one thing: only one man will be allowed behind the steering wheel to reform and social progress in the ultra-conservative Saudi kingdom, and that man is Crown Prince Mohammed bin

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Saudi Attempts to Sow Seeds of Sectarianism in Yemen Are Backfiring

Day and night, Yemenis in rebel-held areas are bombarded with polarizing sermons, radio ads reminiscent of the vitriol that fueled the 1994 Rwandan massacre, and leaflet drops that routinely rain down messages of disunity like confetti commandments hurled from an angry, vengeful God.

Saudi Attempts to Sow Seeds of Sectarianism in Yemen Are Backfiring

SANA’A, YEMEN -- A  phalanx of flickering video cameras frames the portly Saudi Imam in a shimmering half-light, as he exhorts a brigade of Sunni Muslim mercenaries from the East African nation of Sudan to prepare for battle with rebels from Yemen’s Shia sect known as Houthis. The (Saudi)

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Thanks to Israel, F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets Get First Taste of Combat

An Israeli military official said Israel was the first regime in the world to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets in attack mode, claiming that the fighter jets have been twice used in the Middle East.

Thanks to Israel, F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets Get First Taste of Combat

There is a running joke that while the US is the world's biggest maker and exporter of weapons, no other country uses military equipment and weapons as much as Israel. And, when it comes to state-of-the-art fighter jets, this is now officially the case: an Israeli military official said Israel was the first regime in the world to have used

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Washington Holds a Gun to North Korea’s Head

The prospects for peace diplomacy between the US and North Korea took a sudden hit after President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary threat to Kim Jong Un.

Washington Holds a Gun to North Korea’s Head

The prospects for peace diplomacy between the US and North Korea took a sudden hit after President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary threat to Kim Jong Un. It was in effect a death threat. Trump 

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China Holds Unusual Military Drills in South China Sea, US-China Trade War on Hold

“We have seen these same reports and China’s continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serves to raise tensions and destabilize the region,” a spokesman for the Pentagon Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan said.

China Holds Unusual Military Drills in South China Sea, US-China Trade War on Hold

On May 21, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang stated that the landing of the Chinese Air Force’s H-6K strategic bombers in the islands of the South China Sea had been a part of usual military drills: "The

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With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

When other excuses collapse to the honest lens of public transparency, the Hamas card is predictably played with almost sneering contempt for the world’s ability to pierce half-truths.

With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

For days, now, the Israeli rewrite has been well underway, working overtime, to convince the world seven weeks of carnage in Palestine, more particularly Gaza, did not happen. Or, if it did, Israel’s 

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