MbS: The New Saddam Of Arabia?

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As Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) has terrorized his opponents at home and abroad, fear has spread within the Saudi kingdom. Has he become the new Saddam of Arabia? As Iraq’s Saddam Hussein did in the 1980s, MbS is cementing his … Read More

Assad’s Suffering Syria Seeks Reconciliation with the Arab World

While many Arab leaders would have loved to oust Assad and hand Iran a major strategic setback, many are now of the mindset that the Syrian dictator isn’t going anywhere. For the Syrian people, the last eight years have been … Read More

Iran should be top of UN Security Council’s agenda

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Iran’s state-owned Persian news outlets have put significant emphasis on the recent announcement by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley that President Donald Trump is planning to chair a meeting on Iran in late September. The meeting to discuss the Islamic … Read More

Pro-ISIS outlets vow unleashing biological warfare on West

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FILE PHOTO © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters Despite crushing defeats in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State’s propaganda outlets urged lone-wolf attackers to unleash biological warfare on the West, including dissemination of viruses from feces and droppings of rats. A propaganda … Read More

Islamic State makes a worrying comeback, just seven months after Baghdad declared ‘final victory’

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Small-scale attacks in remote areas raise fears of a new cycle of insurgency. The Islamic State is creeping back into parts of central Iraq just seven months after the government declared victory in the war against the group, embarking on … Read More

U.S. close to releasing Mideast peace proposal that Palestinian leadership may immediately reject

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is visiting Arab capitals and Israel to describe elements of the administration’s vision and seek help in drawing Palestinian leadership to the table. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) The Trump administration is close … Read More

Iraqi militias threaten US and Israel

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Fighters from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Kata’ib Hizbolla, part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), at one of the front lines in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Two Iraqi Shiite groups have threatened the US and Israel … Read More

Iran will regret lack of co-operation with Turkey over northern Iraq

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Iran may come to regret its lack of co-operation with Turkey over military moves Turkey is making in northern Iran aimed at the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), wrote Burhanettin Duran, director of a pro-government Turkish think-tank, in the Sabah newspaper on … Read More

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