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Israel strikes Syrian tanks in retaliation over stray mortars

24 June, 2017

Security was amped up in the border region between Syria and Israel on Saturday, after a number of "errant" mortars landed in an open area without causing injury.

#WeDemandQatar - the internet trolls Saudi demands

24 June, 2017

The rationale behind Saudi's demands are hard to comprehend, let-alone quantify. Twitter caught on, and could not resist taking a jab.

Report: CIA boss' secret talks with Syrian spy chief

24 June, 2017

New report reveals how CIA chief Mike Pompeo's effort to secure an American hostage collapsed after Washington accused Damascus of carrying out chemical attacks.

Thousand rally for Al-Quds Day in Iran

23 June, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in an annual show of solidarity with Palestinians, marking Al-Quds Day with chants against Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.

US-led Syria strikes killed nearly 500 civilians in month

23 June, 2017

US-led coalition airstrikes on two Syrian provinces targeting extremists have killed almost 500 civilians over the past month, more than double a previous 30-day toll.

US to 'disarm Kurdish YPG' after Islamic State defeat

23 June, 2017

The US has told Turkey that it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the Islamic State group is defeated, Turkish defence sources said.

Ambitious bin Salman will face trial by fire

23 June, 2017

Comment: Both at home and abroad the challenges facing bin Salman will be huge. It is unlikely he will succeed where more experienced hands did not, writes Barak Barfi.

Turkey, Russia to deploy forces in Syria's Idlib

23 June, 2017

Turkish and Russian forces will be deployed in Syria’s Idlib region as part of a 'de-escalation' agreement brokered by Russia, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said on Thursday.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

23 June, 2017

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

What will Macron's mandate mean for the Middle East?

23 June, 2017

Analysis: Macron has made an impressive start, winning an overwhelming majority in parliament. What might his presidency have in store for French Arabs, and France's foreign policy? asks Bachar El-Halabi

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