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Posted: 05-05-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Syria is clearly in a state of internal crisis. Facebook-organized protests were quickly stamped out in early February, but by mid-March, a faceless opposition had emerged from the flashpoint city of Daraa in Syria’s largely conservative Sunni southwest. From Daraa, demonstrations spread to the Kurdish northeast, the coastal Latakia area, urban Sunni strongholds in Hama and Homs and to Aleppo and the suburbs of Damascus. Feeling overwhelmed, the regime experimented with rhetoric on reforms while relying on much more familiar iron-fist methods in cracking down, arresting hund
Posted: September 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. strategic conception must evolve away from seeing these conflicts as distinct theaters into seeing them as different aspects of the same theater: the Black Sea.
Posted: August 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Writing in the New York Times, a week before a NATO summit in Wales, Kerry urged "a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition of nations."
Posted: August 30, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers had been trapped at two posts in Syria, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila.
Posted: August 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives. One in every eight Syrians has fled across the border, a million more than a year ago."
Posted: August 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Obama's comment during a White House news conference before a meeting of national security advisers about how to proceed against Islamic State drew criticism.
Posted: August 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Challenges include intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria's air defenses and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.N.-mandated human rights investigators said Wednesday that they believed the Syrian government dropped the chemical agent chlorine on civilian areas
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The U.N. report is based on 480 interviews and documentary evidence gathered by its team, which is trying to build a case for future criminal prosecution.
Posted: August 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The reported initiative by Qatar coincides with an effort by the Gulf state to rebut accusations that it supports the most anti-Western militant armed groups in Iraq and Syria.
Posted: August 26, 2014
SYRIA. "The cooperation has already begun and the United States is giving Damascus information via Baghdad and Moscow," one source close to the issue said on condition of anonymity.
Posted: August 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The U.S. hasn't decided whether to attack Islamic State targets inside Syria and won't ask President Bashar al-Assad for permission if it does, a White House spokesman said.
Posted: August 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Is it time to stop thinking about stabilizing Syria and Iraq and start thinking of a new dynamic outside of the artificial states that no longer function? To do this, we need to go back to Lebanon, the first state that disintegrated and the first place where clans took control of their own destiny.
Posted: August 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said a ruthless campaign of "ethnic and religious cleansing" by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq amounted to a crime against humanity.
Posted: August 25, 2014
SYRIA. The Syrian government is ready to cooperate with international and regional efforts to fight terror but efforts must be coordinated with it, the Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem said.
Posted: August 25, 2014
SYRIA. IS stormed the Tabaqa air base in Raqqa province after battles that began last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said. The government moved its aircraft to other bases, it said.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. strategic conception must evolve away from seeing these conflicts as distinct theaters into seeing them as different aspects of the same theater: the Black Sea.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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