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*Syria draws on strategic wheat reserves for bread programme. ABU DHABI/ LONDON, March 30- Weeks after Syria said it had no need for wheat imports, the government plans to import 150,000 tonnes and has introduced ways to conserve grain stocks in signs of the growing strain on food supplies from conflict in the country. Before the war, Syria kept annual strategic...
BEIRUT, March 15- Syria's air force carried out air strikes on Sunday on Douma city, an insurgent stronghold northeast of Damascus, with 18 people killed and at least 100 wounded including children and other civilians, the Britain- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Overnight, Syria's military killed dozens of combatants in southern Syria linked to...
The US needs to stop tiptoeing around religious sensitivity when it comes to terrorist acts in the name of Islam, says David Phillips.
ISIS operations in Libya are making headlines and inciting pronouncements from European officials, but the size of its reach is unclear.
While seeking authorization for the use of force against ISIS, Obama stressed he was not asking for another ground war in the region.
Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.
If the US is serious about defeating ISIS, it needs to arm the Kurds—or this is going to wind up in US boots on the ground, says David Phillips.
FireEye have released a report about a hacking operation that breached the Syrian opposition's data through the use of fake female identities. Richard Turner, EMEA vice=-president of FireEye, explains further.
We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.
The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.
Draining the swamp that gives rise to extremism and terrorism is a generational endeavor. The West's policies warrant review, says David Phillips.
The U.S. government tightened sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the devastating cyberattacks against Sony.
DUBAI, Jan 1- Falling world oil prices will hurt countries across the Middle East unless Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, takes action to reverse the slump, Iran's deputy foreign minister told Reuters. Oil prices closed on Wednesday at a 5-1/ 2 year low, registering their second-biggest ever annual decline after OPEC oil exporters, led by Saudi...
U.S. officials heralded the oil revenue-sharing agreement in Iraq but they should not rush to judgment. Here's why.
BEIRUT/ CAIRO, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it was willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting talks next year to end its civil war but the Western-backed opposition dismissed the initiative. Syrian state television quoted a source at the foreign ministry saying: " Syria is ready to participate in preliminary...
BEIRUT/ CAIRO, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it is willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting peace talks next year to end its civil war. Syrian state television quoted a source at the foreign ministry saying " Syria is ready to participate in preliminary consultations in Moscow in order to meet the aspirations of Syrians...
BEIRUT, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it is willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting peace talks next year to end its civil war. "Syria is ready to participate in preliminary consultations in Moscow in order to meet the aspirations of Syrians to find a way out of crisis," state television said, quoting a source at the Syrian...
The next thing that needs to happen in Iraq is liberating Mosul, says David Phillips. Here's how local leaders envision it.
"I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said of Sony's decision.
The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.