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Finally, the Syrian civil war has been a proxy war with the West and Saudi Arabia and its gulf allies supporting the opposition. While that aid will certainly decline as a result of donor fatigue and logistical problems, it will probably not end. As a result, the opposition will not surrender from sheer exhaustion.

A marble bull's head made 2,400 years ago for a Phoenician temple and looted during Lebanon's civil war arrived in Beirut on Friday after American officials found it in the United States and sent it home. The object - along with two partial statues that the United States is also returning - will be displayed in ...
A chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say. People in the Eastern Ghouta region, which is under daily bombardment, reported a smell of gas after a missile strike, the BBC has learned. Health workers said six ...
The gulf crisis which began in summer 2016 saw the Middle East divided between a power bloc opposed to Qatar which included Saudi, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt, and supporters of Doha, which include Turkey and Iran. Emad Hussien, editor in chief of Sudan's Alshorooq newspaper, said: "Khartoum is ...
Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman explains why he professed the benefits of watching Golf Channel post 9/11. He also reveals the sentiments towards golf in the Middle East. PlaylistTrending. War zone golf: Friedman talks playing golf in the Middle EastJan 12, 2018 · Lang loves playing with celebs ...

HUMANS bear the brunt of war. But other creatures get caught in the crossfire. During Mozambique's bloody civil war from 1977 to 1992, giraffe and elephant herds in the Gorongosa national park shrank by more than 90%. Between 1983 and 1995, while the Lord's Resistance Army terrorised Uganda, topi ...
Qatari foreign ministry spokeswoman HE Lulwah al-Khater said the measures taken by the quartet amount to an "economic war". She stressed that while Qatar hopes the issues can be resolved through diplomatic channels and dialogue, all efforts will be made to ensure that people adversely affected by ...
Israeli raids and air strikes have recently increased deep into the Syrian territories. According to Israeli media and research centres reports, these attacks target Iranian weapons before parts of them are transferred to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The reports state that the missiles are particularly advanced and ...
For many the war in Yemen has become a story of numbers. At least 10,000 people killed, two million displaced from their homes, and millions more on the brink of famine. Now, 1,000 days since the start of the conflict, Houthi rebels say they launched a ballistic missile targeting a royal palace in the Saudi ...
A viral propaganda video depicting a Saudi Arabian invasion of Iran has dominated social media in the Middle East in recent days as the proxy war between the two rival nations has continued to play out across the region to devastating effect. The animated video, titled "Saudi Strike Force," has been ...
Baghdad -- As Iraq emerges from more than three years of war with the Islamic State group, battling an extremist "mentality" will be the key to peaceful coexistence among the country's religious and ethnic groups, the top Chaldean Catholic Church official tells The Associated Press. Patriarch Louis ...
Yemen has now been embroiled in its bloody civil war since March 2015, and 19 December marks the 1000th day of the conflict. Over 5,000 civilians, more than 20 per cent of them children, are estimated to have been killed in the fighting, while almost 50,000 people are believed to have been injured.
U.S. air strikes aimed at countering extremist organizations in Africa and the Middle East more than doubled under President Donald Trump, according to a new report. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism released its annual report, which showed that strikes under Trump have dramatically ...
But if you had told me in late 2016 that almost a year into the Trump era the caliphate would be all-but-beaten without something far worse happening in the Middle East, I would have been surprised and gratified. So very provisionally, credit belongs where it's due -- to our soldiers and diplomats, yes, but to ...
U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley presented journalists Thursday with what she called "indisputable" evidence that a missile fired last month at Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels was supplied by Iran, thus proving Iran was in violation of international law and a threat to the region. Her findings, however ...
To explain what Russia is up to in the Middle East, Trenin first criticizes the Cold War "prism" that is favored by Russia critics such as American consultant Molly McKew, who has argued, "We won the last Cold war. We will win the next one too." As Trenin cautions, this viewpoint creates misleading ...

But the conflict, which is seen as a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, could also affect the entire region, the professor warned. He said: "But also those at a broader regional level, so there's a great deal of uncertainty that's really blowing across the Middle East right now." Saudi Arabia and its allies ...
Israel occupied the area in the 1967 Middle East war and regards the entire city as its indivisible capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem. According to the 1993 Israel-Palestinian peace accord, the city's final status is meant to be discussed in later peace talks. Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem ...
A recent missile attack against the Saudi capital may not have been intercepted by American-made missiles after all. New analysis of last month's attack on Riyadh's international airport shows that the warhead may have evaded missile defenses. The report highlights the complexity of missile defense--a ...
The death of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a Saudi-led coalition's fight against Houthi ... Joost Hiltermann, International Crisis Group's Middle East programme director, said the breakdown of the Houthi-Saleh alliance will "increase ...
"It will be a war crime if the Israeli government forcefully displaces our village." The Israeli authorities have long viewed Susiya as an illegal encampment but the demolition order, announced by the Israeli State Attorney's Office on 22 November, has also been condemned by a group of US senators ...
The news from Iraq is once again spun as good. "A Democratic Surprise in the Middle East," appears as a feature article in the Nov. 18 Wall Street Journal. Any of Iraq's cities, liberated now from ISIS, then from Saddam, then from al Qaeda in Iraq, is still a revolving door for the violence of war, irrespective of ...
"The night was tough in Sanaa," Robert Mardini, Middle East regional director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), wrote on twitter. "Massive urban clashes with heavy artillery & airstrikes. Yemenis stuck in their homes, too scared to go out. Reduced access to water, health care, food ...
These days, uprisings should be studied with a cold eye and there's a fine little exhibition on in Paris about the 1917 Russian Revolution which casts a dark reflection on the Arab "awakening" we've all been observing in the Middle East. It's an extraordinary display from the "revolution which changed the ...
Tel Aviv - Israel's alleged attack of an Iranian outpost in Syria on Saturday (Dec 2) could kick off a new confrontation between Tel Aviv and Teheran. It also indicates that tensions between Israel and Russia are on the rise. The Syrians' almost seven year-old civil war may be nearing its end, but that does ...
What is clear is that it means that after three years of war against ISIS alongside seventy partner nations, the United States is going through a transition in the Middle East. This will include continued training of the Iraqi security forces, of which 124,000 have already been trained by the coalition, according ...
The question of a preemptive war in the Middle East seems to be on the table again. The president says that Iran is "the chief sponsor of terrorism," and links this to Iranian development of ballistic missiles. A former State Department official says that the Trump administration is obsessed with Iran, and that ...
The confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran is taking place across a swath of the Middle East in which, over the last decade, states have partially ceased to function -- Iraq and Lebanon -- or collapsed completely, as in the case of Syria and Yemen. A war over the ruins has taken place in each country ...
The International Criminal Court has criticised Libya for failing to hand over three Libyan war crime suspects, including Qaddafi's son Saif ...
A new "costs of war" report published by Brown University's Watson Institute shows the actual costs incurred by the U.S. as part of its global ...
Jane Rose Kasmir holds a flower up to soldiers during an anti-Vietnam War demonstration outside the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 1967.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of conducting acts of "direct military aggression" and accused Lebanon of "declaring war" on Riyadh by ...
Final Islamic State defeat brings Syria's war to key crossroads ... director of the Center for Middle East studies at the University of Oklahoma, ...
Does Donald Trump want a new Middle East war, pitting Saudi Arabia against Iran in a conflict that could lay waste to the world's oil region and ...
The first time that I taught the Middle East to my high-school students, I expected questions on terrorism and the war in Iraq. My students knew ...
Of greater immediate consequence is Russia's campaign to take over America's dominant role in the Middle East. It's a multipronged military ...
We pay for war or diplomacy, it's just the latter costs less ... The Middle East, in particular, needs a break from war and to be able to breathe ...
America's traditional allies in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia, the ... This proxy war has led to a rift between Tehran and Riyadh not just ...
But if our victory in the war against ISIS leaves Iran in the catbird seat in ... Sunday's editorial in The Washington Post, "The Next Mideast wars," ...
Of greater immediate consequence is Russia's campaign to take over America's dominant role in the Middle East. It's a multipronged military ...
The consequences of US disengagement from the Middle East ... and Moscow signaled that it sees an approaching end to the war in Syria.
In the Middle East he should have been on the front foot: the US is justifiably celebrating military victories against the Islamic State group, ...
Look for Tehran to emerge dominant in post-IS Middle East ... The Saudi-Iranian proxy war in Yemen has settled into a version of World War ...
After ISIL the world needs to take a pause. The Middle East, in particular, needs a break from war and to be able to breathe again for a while and ...
After 4,500 U.S. dead, scores of thousands wounded and a trillion dollars sunk, our 15-year war in Iraq could end with a Shiite-dominated ...
Twice last week, mortar rounds or rockets launched from Syria hit areas of the Golan that Israel has held since the 1967 Middle East war, ...
The Middle East and North Africa region accounts for more ... million are refugees outside of Syria--around half of Syria's pre-war population.
Ghouta-baby.jpg Acutely malnourished Samar Dofdaa was taken to a clinic by her parents in besieged East Ghouta on Saturday. She died the ...
Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed by Islamic State militants in a central Syrian town before it was retaken by the Syrian Army on ...


 

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