Trump’s secretary of State nominee says fighting ‘radical Islam’ top priority
Mark Habeeb - 15/01/2017
Including Muslim Brotherhood in this list suggests that Tillerson would advocate for designating that group a terrorist organisation.
Terror shooting shakes Turkey, more attacks feared
Constanze Letsch - 08/01/2017
Critics point to hasty purges of police force, noting loss of manpower left Turkey vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
Russia, regional powers determining Syria’s future
Mamoon Alabbasi - 25/12/2016
December 19th assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey appears to have weakened Ankara’s negotiating position.
After Aleppo, Syria’s rebels prepare for all-out war in north
James Bruce - 18/12/2016
With war shifting towards Idlib, geopolitical consequences could be game-changing, with Iran making significant gains.
ISIS is defeated in Sirte but Libya’s problems remain
Lamine Ghanmi - 11/12/2016
Defeat of ISIS is good news for countries in region, especially Tunisia, which suffered from infiltration by ISIS fighters across its border.
Aleppo’s agony intensifies as world looks away
Ed Blanche - 04/12/2016
Inside rubble-filled, body-strewn streets of eastern Aleppo, conditions are worsening as regime forces advance.
Russia escalates offensive in Aleppo, scores killed
Ed Blanche - 27/11/2016
Signs are that long-running battle for Aleppo is now in its final phase.
After false start, ceasefire takes effect in Yemen
Mohammed Alkhereiji - 20/11/2016
Ceasefire could be extended, coalition says, if Houthis adhere to it and allow passage of aid to areas held by militia.
Trump victory heralds US Mideast policy shake-up
Thomas Seibert - 13/11/2016
US and Middle East are entering new era with US President-elect Donald Trump expected to shake up key policy positions.
Donald Trump’s victory ‘turned politics on its head’
Mark Habeeb - 13/11/2016
Trump victory shocks the GCC
Mohammed Alkhereiji - 13/11/2016
In Egypt, elation at Trump’s win
‘Unpredictable’ Trump could seek a Syria deal with Putin
Nicholas Blanford - 13/11/2016
Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground
Yeganeh Torbati - 13/11/2016