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Idlib awaits war’s final showdown

The once sleepy city of Idlib, perched in the Syrian northwest,…
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Kurdistan searches for a new leader

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani…
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Ottoman ghosts still Damascus

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could hardly hold back his…
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The drums are beating for a third Lebanon war

Ever since its creation in the spring of 1948, the state of Israel…
06 Feb 2006, Damascus, Syria --- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) welcomes Iraqi radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Damascus February 6, 2006.    --- Image by © SANA/Reuters/Corbis

Sadr's U-turn on Syria

In mid-2012, prominent Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada Al Sadr visited…
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Syria eyes a Hamas split

In January, the two main Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas,…
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Damascus goes dry as Syria’s grim water wars intensify

Days before Christmas, Damascus went dry due to an aerial attack…
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Hamas powerless as ISIS gains ground in Palestine

A 28-year old Palestinian from an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem…
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Guterres faces Herculean task of rescuing UN

When the United Nations’ first sec­retary-general, Trygve…
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Sleepwalking toward federalism

Just a few years ago, any talk of a multi-state solution for…