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Gazan's Death Abroad Shines Light on Middle-Class Exodus

Gazan's Death Abroad Shines Light on Middle-Class Exodus

With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had a life many in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip would envy, but he still felt trapped. Fed up with the heavy-handed rule of Hamas, al-Sultan braved a treacherous journey in hopes of starting a new life in the West

To Set up 'Safe Zone,' US Wades into Muddled Syria Politics

To Set up 'Safe Zone,' US Wades into Muddled Syria Politics

US flags fluttered on the back of coalition armored vehicles as they whizzed past tiny hamlets in northeastern Syria.

Exclusive - Russia Exerting Greater Influence in Easing Lebanese-Israeli Tensions

Israel’s latest actions in confronting or stoking regional tensions appear to be related in one way or another with Russia’s attempts to bolster its presence in the Middle East.

Israel's Shadow War with Iran Bursts into the Open

Israel's Shadow War with Iran Bursts into the Open

The long shadow war between Israel and Iran has burst into the open in recent days, with Israel allegedly striking Iran-linked targets as far away as Iraq and crash-landing two drones in Hezbollah-dominated southern Beirut. These incidents, along with an air raid in Syria that Israel says thwarte

Sudanese Face Daunting Challenges on Path to Democracy

Sudanese Face Daunting Challenges on Path to Democracy

For the first time in three decades, Sudan has charted a path out of military rule following the formation of a power-sharing government by the pro-democracy movement and the generals who overthrew longtime president Omar al-Bashir. But the fragile transition will be tested as leaders confront a

Algerian Economy Creaks at the Seams after Six Months of Turmoil

Algerian Economy Creaks at the Seams after Six Months of Turmoil

On the face of it, Algeria’s state-dominated economy has weathered six months of turmoil well, with flightloads of public sector workers heading abroad for holidays even as protesters who ousted the veteran president in April now target his allies. But business, and leisure, as usual for the Nort

Exclusive – Will New US Sanctions Target Hezbollah’s Top Lebanese Allies?

Exclusive – Will New US Sanctions Target Hezbollah’s Top Lebanese Allies?

“I am not the one who decides US sanctions against Hezbollah. The US administration is clear in how to handle this issue.” This is how Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri responded to all criticism against his recent visit to the United States.

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