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Egypt Trades Islands for Saudi Support

Alex Ingber
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified a treaty this weekend handing over its sovereignty of two small Gulf islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi...

Al-Quds Protesters Show Support for Terrorists in London

Alex Ingber
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of London on Sunday, marching for the annual al-Quds Day. The protest, held on the last Friday...

India’s Navy Chief Visits Israel

Alex Ingber
India’s Navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba’s, began a five-day trip to Israel earlier this week, meeting with his Israeli counterparts, Israel Defense Forces Chief...

Two Arrested for Assaulting Kurdish Protesters in DC

Madison Jackson
U.S. marshals arrested two Turkish men who live in the United States on Wednesday morning. Sinan Narin of Virginia and Eyup Yildirim of New...

Coalition Forces See First Success in Raqqa

Alex Ingber
Kurdish and Arab fighters belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized multiple districts inside Raqqa’s city limits over the weekend, as they...

IS Storms Iranian Parliament

Madison Jackson
Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament in Tehran and across town at Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum claimed the lives of at least 12 people and...

Gays Caned Under Sharia Law in Aceh

Michael Johnson
Two gay men in Indonesia's Aceh province received 83 lashes earlier this week after being convicted of “homosexual acts.” While human rights groups denounced...

Putin and Trump Talk Syrian Safe Zone

Michael Johnson
President Donald Trump expressed his continuing support for civilian “safe zones” during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, according to...

9/11 Families File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

Michael Johnson
Attorneys representing victims of al-Qaeda’s Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and their families filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday, March 20, 2017 seeking...

Many Questions About Arrow Missile Shootdown (Updated)

Stephen Bryen
Israel has shot down a Syrian missile heading for Israeli territory using its advanced Arrow anti-ballistic missile system.  The remains of the Syrian missile, and some...

Avoiding Hezbollah Trap in Any Third Lebanese War

Eric Rozenman
If war erupts again between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, what pitfall should Israelis and the West avoid? A “naïve” view that the roles...

‘Fake News’ is One Thing, Counter-Factual News Quite Another

Eric Rozenman
  Accusations of fake news keep making headlines, as they have since last fall’s elections. Less attention has been given a parallel problem that too...

Moscow Apologizes for Bombing Turkish Soldiers

Michael Johnson
Russian warplanes bombed a Turkish army unit operating in Syria on Thursday morning, killing three Turkish soldiers. Eleven others were injured, according to a...

Syrian Democratic Council Envisions Federal, Non-Sectarian State; Wary of Turkey and Iran

Eric Rozenman
The Syria that emerges after civil war should be a federal state not based on ethnic or religious differences. So said Ilham Ehmed, co-president...

Greek Court Ruling Protects Turkish Soldiers

Michael Johnson
Greece’s highest court ruled Thursday that Athens would not extradite a group of Turkish soldiers who fled to the European nation in the wake...

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