A disaster in Syria as Russia and Turkey clash

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2020 Could See A Renewed Refugee Crisis In Europe

A desperate scramble from Syria’s Idlib province has begun. Pouring from the last rebel stronghold as state troops advance, the region’s weary populace face a perilous journey. The road north is their only real hope—but strafed daily by machine gun … Read More

Why Iraq is at the center of the dispute between Iran and the United States

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Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday. (Khalid Mohammed/AP) Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated throughout 2019, but on New Year’s Eve these tensions were illustrated by a dramatic new … Read More

Middle East Disaster: Nuclear War Between Russia and Israel Is Possible

Middle East Disaster: Nuclear War Between Russia and Israel Is Possible Although unlikely. Key point: Were the Israelis and Russians to come to blows, or if Moscow were to seriously threaten military force against Israel, could the United States risk … Read More

Erdogan warns Europe of new migration crisis

Bombardments by the Assad regime have led millions of Syrians to flee their home country (Photo: Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail) Turkey cannot handle “another refugee wave” from Syria, the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Sunday (22 December). Talking at an … Read More

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

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Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

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In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a joint press conference in … Read More

‘Iran building military front against Israel’

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Iranian diplomat says Iran is working to establish a military front against Israel along with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Iran navy wargames – Reuters Iranian diplomat Amir Al-Moussawi reports of a plan to create an “axis of … Read More

BREAKING: Iran threatens to seize British ships after Royal Marines capture oil tanker

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IRAN has threatened to seize British ships in response to the Royal Marines boarding a supertanker which was transporting illegal oil past Gibraltar. Iranian military commanders warned it will be their “duty” to respond in kind following the dramatic swoop yesterday on … Read More

Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis

Getty Images Al-Buwayda is a quiet, dusty town on the road from Irbid in northern Jordan to Mafraq. It was here that the wave of Syrian refugees who fled fighting crested in 2015. The population of the area doubled from 95,000 to … Read More

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