Many thought the splitting of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, was a public relations move, but recent revelation suggest it was an acrimonious divorce.
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Ousted Yemeni President Killed, Trump Administration Considers Moving Embassy in Israel, Turkish Officials Go on Trial
Ali Abdullah Saleh finally found his end, the Trump administration’s partners are driving a hard bargain with the Palestinians, and Erdogan implicated in sanctions trial.
Washington's narrow focus on the Haqqani Network in Pakistan is missing the forest for the trees.
Attack in Egypt, U.S. and Turkey Spar over Trial and Arming Kurds, Saudi Arabia Tempers Its Power Play
Islamic State militants kill hundreds at an Egyptian mosque, U.S. policy in eastern Syria in flux amid spat with Turkey, and the state of Saudi Arabia’s shake-up.
In light of the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Nov. 20 identification of those connected to the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps printing of counterfeit Yemeni money, there are two actors worth paying attention to: Iran and the EU.
Saudi Arabia's ambitious economic reforms are losing out to the regime's efforts to secure its influence at home and abroad.
The kingdom's crown prince is putting the country's politcal elite on notice.