The Syrian airforce wouldn’t have targeted invading Turkish troops without Russian approval. Erdoğan would end up the loser if he retaliates.
Riyadh has been courting the new president in the hope of luring him away from Hizbullah, while re-embracing Hariri as their principalprotégé.
Israel’s bid to ban the prayer call has nothing to do with ‘noise pollution’, and the PA’s inability to do anything about it will further fuel public anger against it.
It is a matter of time before the regime retakes the city. Efforts to reach a political settlement with the ‘moderate’ opposition can be expected to follow
Barzani hopes to use the battle for Mosul as leverage to declare Iraqi Kurdish independence. That would be a recipe for an even worse conflict.
The ‘bribe’ which Sarkozy obtained from the former Libyan leader — before getting rid of him – may yet prove to be his comeuppance
Even Iran’s worst enemies think the US president-elect’s pledge to cancel the nuclear deal is wrong-headed.
The Syrian regime and its allies are preparing for a decisive military and political victory in Aleppo
Asad and Sisi look set to be the biggest regional beneficiaries of a Trump presidency; losers include the Syrian opposition and Saudi Arabia
Donald Trump defeated the ruling American establishment and its preferred and spoilt representative, Hillary Clinton and the mighty media empires and effectively demonstrated that public opinion polls are bogus and lack credibility.