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  • King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 10:37 AM ET

    SOCHI, Russia— President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation. Putin hailed Bahrain as Russia's "important partner in the Gulf and the entire Middle East" at the start of the talks Monday in the Russian president's residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Putin presented Bahraini King...

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, Jan 31- At least 60 people were killed, including 25 Shi'ite fighters, and dozens wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in a district of Damascus where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties were expected to rise from the suicide attacks in Sayeda Zeinaba,...

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, Jan 31- At least 60 people were killed, including 25 Shi'ite fighters, and dozens wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in a district of Damascus where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties were expected to rise from the suicide attacks in Sayeda Zeinaba,...

  • AMMAN/ BEIRUT, Jan 31- At least 45 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Damascus, where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, the interior ministry said. The explosions occurred as representatives of Syria's government and its divided opposition began convening in Geneva for the...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 31- At least thirty people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday when two suicide bombers blew them themselves up in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Damascus, where Syria's holiest Shi'ite shrine is located, the interior ministry said. The explosions occurred as representatives of Syria's government and its divided opposition began convening in...

  • Want to defeat ISIS? Follow this trail: ex-CIA Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 12:58 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    This Islamic State money-making trade is a key to understanding—and defeating—the terrorist group, says former CIA analyst Yaya J. Fanusie.

  • Here's why China is so fond of Iran Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 | 5:32 PM ET
    Here's why China is so fond of Iran

    Chinese foreign policy in the Middle East is titled towards Iran to counter Saudi Arabia's ties with the U.S., explains James Dorsey, senior fellow at RSIS.

  • Fight against Isis is a common issue: Lykketoft Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 3:45 AM ET
    Fight against Isis is a common issue: Lykketoft

    Mogens Lykketoft , president of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, says differences need to be put aside in order to contain the threat of Isis.

  • John Kerry: The world is safer thanks to Iran deal Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 10:13 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Secretary of State John Kerry says reaching that deal allows the U.S. to tackle other priorities, including Syria.

  • No evidence Turkey wants to fight ISIS: Iraq PM Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 8:15 AM ET
    Haider Al-Abadi on set in Davos, Switzerland with Hadley Gamble.

    As the Middle East grapples to contain the Islamic State, the Iraqi prime minister has cast doubt on Turkey's willingness to combat the terrorist group.

  • ISIS slashes fighters' salaries Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    ISIS slashes fighters' salaries

    Islamic State has allegedly reduced its fighters' salaries by as much as 50 percent.

  • Iran must fix its act: Al-Faisal Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM ET
    Iran must fix its act: Al-Faisal

    Turki Al-Faisal, former director of Saudi Arabia's intelligence service, says Iran must remove its troops from the Arab world and discusses his country's future.

  • World at risk from refugee crisis: WEF Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 4:02 AM ET
    A Syrian refugee cries while disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 20, 2015.

    Large-scale involuntary migration is the most likely and serious problem facing the world in the next year and a half, according to a flagship report.

  • Commodities behind 2016’s big political risks Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    The slump in oil prices is frightening stock traders, but the impact on geopolitical stability may prove to be more alarming this year.

  • Kilduff: Time for an oil-industry bailout? Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 10:53 AM ET
    John Kilduff

    US oil and gas producers are getting squeezed. Maybe it's time for the government to pump some money into the industry, says John Kilduff

  • Saudis signal backing for Syria talks despite Iran row Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 12:07 AM ET
    Iranian protesters in Tehran hold pictures of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a Jan. 4, 2016, demonstration against his execution by Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia signalled on Tuesday that the breach in its relations with Iran would not affect talks on Syria, scheduled in Geneva this month.

  • Iran got away with murder for 30 years: Saudi Min Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 1:53 PM ET

    The Saudi foreign minister insists the cleric executed at the weekend was a terrorist and tells CNBC that "Iranians have got away with murder."

  • ISIS video shows killing of five 'UK spies' Sunday, 3 Jan 2016 | 9:24 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    ISIS militants have released a video purporting to show the killing of five men they claim were spying for Britain, the Financial Times reports.

  • Syrian troops enter rebel-held southern town: Army Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    Rebel fighters aim their weapons as they demonstrate their skills during a military display as part of a graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria July 12, 2015. The newly graduated rebel fighters, who went through military training, will join the the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion.

    Syrian troops fought their way into a rebel-held town in Deraa on Wednesday in an assault apparently supported by Russian aerial bombing

  • SYRIAN STATE MEDIA CONFIRMS TOP REBEL LEADER ALLOUSH AND OTHER JAYSH AL ISLAM FIGURES TARGETED IN AERIAL RAID IN EAST DAMASCUS SUBURBS.