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  • Sham U.S. ‘concern’

    American officials periodically speak of their “concern” over events in Iraq and Syria, whether the horrific human toll in lives, or the threats to regional...

  • Gaza dying slow death

    As the current truce between Gaza and Israel is set to expire Monday at midnight, it appears that any long-term cease-fire is as unachievable as ever, and...

  • Leading by example

    A lot of countries have recently been reiterating just how committed they are to combating terrorism, be it at home or abroad, but few have taken as many...

  • Selective outrage

    The international community appears to be stepping up to the developing crisis in northern Iraq, one which the U.N. warned Wednesday had the potential to...

  • Flunked the test

    The ongoing tug-of-war between Lebanon’s education minister and its teachers union would never stand up in a classroom.

  • Only unity can save Iraq

    Iraq’s new President Fouad Massoum has taken the courageous step of passing over divisive Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a bid to see a new, inclusive...

  • A victory for coexistence

    The election of a new grand mufti for Lebanon Sunday signaled a resounding defeat for parties that have spent several years trying to sow division in the...

  • Return boosts moderation

    Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s surprise return to Lebanon comes at a turbulent juncture in the country and the region.

  • Remove the blockade

    Now in its eighth year, the medieval blockade of Gaza appears to have only just caught U.S. President Barack Obama’s attention.

  • Support for the state

    Saudi Arabia has issued a powerful, two-pronged signal of its stance on the security crisis gripping the Lebanese town of Arsal: the need to confront...

  • Rising above the fray

    Politicians in Lebanon have overwhelmingly come out in support of the Army as it works to contain an extremely dangerous situation in the town of Arsal.

  • Support for Army is key

    If the ongoing standoff in the Bekaa Valley town of Arsal proves anything, it is that time is of the essence.

  • Dump your differences

    The dramatic events in the Lebanese town of Arsal over the weekend require an all-out effort by national leaders to contain the repercussions and move forward.

  • Stern call for action

    The king of Saudi Arabia issued an impassioned plea Friday to confront all those who are seeking to hijack Islam through extremism, coupling it with a stern...

  • The U.S. is not neutral

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated Thursday that he would not pull troops out of Gaza until Hamas’ tunnel network was completely destroyed,...

  • License to kill in Gaza

    The U.S. and the EU have taken firm action against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, with sanctions that are designed to inflict pain on...

  • Cease-fire is not enough

    Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip has generated around-the-clock media coverage of the death and destruction being meted out to Palestinians, as...

  • Nothing left to lose

    Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip has dominated the headlines for much of the month, focusing attention on the appalling conditions in the densely...

  • Russia blind to Gaza

    In recent years, pundits have been fond of talking up Russia’s return to the geopolitical arena, based on its growing political and economic clout.

  • Unbridled ambition

    Michel Aoun’s presidential election campaign continues unabated, while Lebanon’s executive and legislative branches of government continue to pay the price.

  • Arab world ostriches

    The Palestinian issue has long been called the central issue in the Arab world, but the relative lack of popular anger amid the ongoing Israeli onslaught...

  • Eradicating a civilization

    The Iraqi city of Mosul has been emptied of its Christian community in only a matter of days, in one of the most alarming developments in recent memory in...

  • Threshhold for murder

    The Shejaiya massacre in Gaza Sunday coincided with a striking level of popular anger at Israel around the world, as efforts to broker a cease-fire pick up...

  • Murder with impunity

    Israel has been successful at portraying its actions in the Gaza strip as a war against the Hamas movement; the simple fact is that it is a war against...

  • Siege-fire in Gaza

    The diplomatic wrangling over a cease-fire in Gaza looks set to continue, amid a flurry of meetings, telephone contacts and media statements by officials and...


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