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Saudi Arabia is stumbling

Its first stumble was a strategic decision last fall to undermine competitors by upping oil production and, thus, lowering the price.


French communist leader speaks on Paris attacks

"Faced with these attacks, let us stand together for freedom, equality, fraternity and peace."


Turkey's election turmoil will have global impact

As Turkey gears up for one of the most important elections in its recent history, the country appears to be coming apart at the seams.



Mass uprising is shaking up Iraq

Iraq has witnessed a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Tahrir Square.


U.S.-Turkey deal: disaster in the making

The agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to cooperate against the Islamic State in Syria brings to mind a description of "crackpot realists."


Dark plots in the Middle East?

A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider war in the Middle East.


Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday.


Yemen war redraws Middle East fault lines

Yemen, the small country tucked into the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, is shattering old alliances and spurring new ones.


Dangerous game: Yemen and the Congress of Reaction

The civil war in Yemen is a long-running conflict over access to political power and resources, not religion, or any attempt by Iran to spread its influence.


Iran and U.S. cooperating on ISIS fight? Not as far-fetched as it seems

Iraqi President Fuad Masum was asked whether it was U.S. airstrikes, with Iraqi fighters and Iranian militiamen, that helped liberate the town of Amerli. He confirmed that it was.

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