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

Russia warns U.S. to not ‘look for excuses to start a new conflict’ after report claims Iran Killed 600 U.S. soldiers

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Moscow expressed skepticism toward Washington’s recent allegations that Iran was behind the deaths over 600 U.S. troops in Iraq and warned against launching any new wars in the Middle East. During a Tuesday press briefing at the State Department, Brian … Read More

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian government vowed to take back the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized in war. Trump’s … Read More

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria summit

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Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the so-called ‘Baghouz pocket’ Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the … Read More

‘Get out of Syria,’ Iran tells U.S.

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Senior Iranian figures said on Wednesday that Syria was a top foreign policy priority and American troops should withdraw, as planned by U.S. President Donald Trump. “Whether they want to or not, the Americans must leave Syria,” … Read More

Pompeo says US has helped foster cooperation between Israel and Arab states

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‘We have set the conditions in the Middle East where these countries are now working together across multiple fronts,’ top US diplomat tells Fox News US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is interviewed by Fox News on January 3, 2019. … Read More

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