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Syria turns its guns on new rebel city

Syria turns its guns on new rebel city

Syrian artillery on Sunday pounded the rebel city of Rastan, killing seven civilians, monitors said as the Red Cross delivered aid to refugees from the battered Homs quarter of Baba Amr but remained barred from the district itself. For a […]


Syrian forces overrun Baba Amr as rebels retreat

Syrian forces overrun Baba Amr as rebels retreat

Syrian forces have overrun the Baba Amr district of the powderkeg city of Homs following a rebel retreat, potentially marking a turning point in President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to crush an increasingly armed uprising. As rebel fighters pulled back on […]


Syria ignores Arab peace plan, pounds Homs

Syria ignores Arab peace plan, pounds Homs

Syria ignored a new Arab initiative to end the bloodshed, with its troops pounding the protest hub of Homs on Monday as Russia said a ceasefire is needed before peacekeepers can be deployed. The pan-Arab bloc agreed on Sunday to […]


‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs

‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs

Britain’s armed forces, strained by steep cuts in defence spending, would struggle to mount another military operation on the scale of the Libya intervention, MPs said on Wednesday. The British government would face “significantly greater challenges” if it launched a […]


Amidst Regional Changes, Middle East Arms Bazaar Remains Open

Amidst Regional Changes, Middle East Arms Bazaar Remains Open

While the news coming out of the Middle East over the past year has focused upon the percolations of restless societies, two aspects remain consistent amidst the region’s sea of political unrest: strong levels of investment in security forces and […]


Russia Says UN Resolution on Syria Risks Civil War

Russia Says UN Resolution on Syria Risks Civil War

Russia is warning that a Western and Arab effort to push the U.N. Security Council into adopting a resolution on Syria will put that nation on a path to civil war. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said Tuesday the […]


The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

Saudi Arabia and Iran have often behaved as serious rivals for influence in the Middle East and especially the Gulf area since at least Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War. While both nations define themselves as Islamic, […]


British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British and French ships joined a US carrier group in a six-strong flotilla of warships which passed through the sensitive Strait of Hormuz, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said. The ministry said a Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, was part of […]


NATO not even thinking of Syria operation: top general

NATO not even thinking of Syria operation: top general

NATO is not planning or even “thinking” of intervening in Syria, the alliance’s most senior officer said Thursday, days after a top Russian official said such plans were in the making. “There is no planning and we are not thinking […]


 
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