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Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?
376 days, 3 hours, 9 min ago
Does a nuclear-armed Iran pose a threat to the world?
379 days, 4 hours, 37 min ago
Turkey, Syria and the Kurds: A third party joins the fray
380 days, 24 hours, 47 min ago
Syria Islamists reject new opposition bloc, Rebel groups in Aleppo denounce what they call conspiratorial project, and say they seek to establish Islamic state
385 days, 14 hours, 11 min ago
Redrawing the Middle East map: Iran, Syria and the new Cold War
-- What originally brought Syria and Iran together was not the Shia sect, but Iraq - the common enemy both hated and feared ...
390 days, 4 hours, 8 min ago
Internet freedoms put in stranglehold in UAE
-- Lawmakers in the Arab Emirates have introduced jail terms for all those who incite public protests and insult the state and its rulers online. The Persian Gulf countries are tightening internet laws, fearing Arab Spring-style uprisings. ...
391 days, 23 hours, 24 min ago
Mali and al-Qaeda: Can the jihadists be stopped?
394 days, 14 hours, 4 min ago
Iran Seeks to Exploit Shia Grievances in Saudi Arabia
395 days, 3 hours, 26 min ago
Bahrain strips Shiite activists of citizenship amid unrest
398 days, 7 hours, 3 min ago
Saudi Arabia Positions Itself For Larger Afghan Role
-- After staying out of the public eye for much of the past decade, Saudi Arabia's engagement in Afghanistan is becoming increasingly visible. ...
399 days, 2 hours, 42 min ago
Obama special advisor held secret meetings with Iranians, a process ultimately designed to reestablish full U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran, including a reopening of embassies
399 days, 5 hours, 31 min ago
Muslim extremism spreads down east Africa coastline
400 days, 2 hours, 10 min ago
Lebanon-Syria Border Towns Ravaged by Sectarianism
-- The Lebanese-Syrian border crackles with Sunni-Shiite tension as a result of the war in Syria, writes Saada Oulwa. ...
404 days, 4 hours, 13 min ago
Iraqi Shiites brace for violence amid Syria fears
-- Iraqi Shiites increasingly fear the Muslim sect and its holy sites could be targeted in neighboring Syria as the civil war there takes on increasingly sectarian overtones, and Iranian-backed militants are girding for violence in both countries, according to Shiite leaders and government officials. ...
411 days, 3 hours, 26 min ago
Spy Arrests Raise Turkish-Iran Tensions
-- Bilateral relations have soured as countries support opposing sides in Syrian conflict ...
413 days, 7 hours, 31 min ago
Egyptian revolutionaries and democrats should resist the Muslim Brotherhood's authoritarian
414 days, 16 hours, 23 min ago
Bekaa Salafi Leader: Wishing to Build Bridges
419 days, 18 hours, 1 min ago
Hezbollah role in Syria grows more evident
423 days, 23 hours, 23 min ago
Egypt's radical preachers enjoying freedom of airwaves, When Islamic scholar Zaghloul el-Naggar recommended the consumption of camel urine, describing it as an Islamic remedy for incurable diseases on a television
424 days, 19 hours, 49 min ago
Who Will the Tribes Back in Syria Civil War? Tribes dominate the rich agricultural belt that is now a huge prize in the battle for Syria. Can they affect the tide of battle?
425 days, 22 hours, 27 min ago