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Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

by Farah Najjar & Linah Alsaafin : It remains unclear whether the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait will have any positive effect on the ongoing fractures between Qatar and a number…

How did Yemen’s Houthi-Saleh alliance collapse?

How did Yemen’s Houthi-Saleh alliance collapse?

by Faisal Edroos : Yemen’s former president, who once said that governing the Arabian Peninsula country was like “dancing on the heads of snakes”, has turned his back on his rebel…

Yemen’s Saleh ready to ‘turn page’ if Saudi lifts siege

Yemen’s Saleh ready to ‘turn page’ if Saudi lifts siege

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he is open to talks with a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels, in what the fighters called “a coup” against their fragile alliance with the ousted president.…

Israeli missiles hit army base near Damascus: Reports

Israeli missiles hit army base near Damascus: Reports

Israeli missiles attacked a military position near Damascus overnight and Syria’s air defence system thwarted them, Syrian state television said on Saturday. The “blatant assault” led to material losses at…

Sisi criticised over ‘brute force’ strategy in Sinai

Sisi criticised over ‘brute force’ strategy in Sinai

by Farah Najjar : Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi gave his security forces a three-month deadline to restore “security and stability” to the country’s northern Sinai province, but experts say his strategy has…

Syria: 80 people killed in just over 24 hours

Syria: 80 people killed in just over 24 hours

At least 80 people have been killed in just over 24 hours in suspected Russian and Syrian government shelling in the eastern and southern parts of Syria. The majority of those…

Hariri: Hezbollah’s regional positions ‘unacceptable’

Hariri: Hezbollah’s regional positions ‘unacceptable’

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has warned Hezbollah against interfering in regional conflicts, saying he postponed his resignation to discuss ways to disassociate Lebanon from wars in neighbouring countries. Speaking during a…

Iran to widen missile range ‘if threatened by Europe

Iran to widen missile range ‘if threatened by Europe

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that Tehran has so far purposely limited the range of its missiles to 2,000 kilometres, but that it would increase the range…

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold ‘Syrian congress’

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to hold ‘Syrian congress’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his Iranian and Turkish counterparts have supported a proposal to hold a “Syrian people’s congress” that will bring together government and opposition figures. The Russian leader…

The UK government’s silence on Myanmar is shameful

The UK government’s silence on Myanmar is shameful

by Lloyd Russell Moyle : A decade ago, the military government in Myanmar cracked down on peaceful protests for economic and political reform, killing an estimated 100 monks and triggering a wave of international diplomatic activity to curb the…