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LONDON, July 24- GlaxoSmithKline faces new allegations of corruption, this time in Syria, where the drugmaker and its distributor have been accused of paying bribes to secure business, according to a whistleblower's email reviewed by Reuters.
Iraq said ISIS seized a stash of uranium. These are scare tactics aimed at getting the U.S. to take action, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.
ISIS has a legitimate grievance but the wrong tactics, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
If the Obama administration wants Iran's cooperation on Iraq, it needs to know what Iran wants, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
The militant group's raids have not provided the group with hundreds of millions of dollars, as has been reported.
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jeddah on Friday to discuss the crises in Iraq and Syria with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and meet Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba, who has close ties to the kingdom.
Iraqi Kurdistan needs Turkey’s political and security support to emerge as an independent state, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
Priceless pieces of history have become one of the four most common commodities to be trafficked by smugglers. NBC News reports.
"This is going to burn for a long time," said Kenneth Pollack, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and a former CIA Iraq military analyst.
Iraq is on the verge of collapse—and working with Iran is a "flawed strategy," says former White House foreign-affairs adviser David L. Phillips.
*Higher oil prices due to Iraq could even benefit Gulf. Markets' reaction to the insurgency in Iraq suggest they may finally have succeeded. At the very least, the turmoil in Iraq looks set to widen the Sunni-Shi'ite divide which has poisoned politics across the region.
Here's how ISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq, is believed to have amassed $2 billion in assets. The Guardian reports.
Peter Sluglett, Visiting Research Professor, Middle East Institute at NUS, explains how the violence in Iraq was prompted by Syria's civil war.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has argued it is "bizarre" to blame the current crisis in Iraq on the war of 2003.
NBC News' chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reports the ISIS, an off-shoot al Qaeda, is marching on Baghdad and the Iraqi government is powerless to stop them.
Here's what Obama's critics get wrong — and the risk they pose for the next president, says Harvard Professor Joseph Nye.
Jim Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why the recent presidential election in Syria does not constitute a real election.
DAMASCUS, June 3- Syrians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to deliver an overwhelming victory for President Bashar al-Assad but which his opponents have dismissed as a charade in the midst of Syria's devastating civil war. Assad, looking relaxed and wearing a dark blue suit and light blue tie, voted at a central Damascus polling station with his wife Asma.
BEIRUT, June 1-- It was not so long ago that Bashar al-Assad's enemies thought he was finished.
*Turkey had initially banked on quick end to Assad rule. ANKARA, May 27- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's certain victory in an election next month, derided internationally as a charade, leaves Turkey facing a bitter truth- its assumption of his quick demise was a costly miscalculation.