Topic: Gulf Research Center
Against a backdrop of steady military gains for the opposition forces, Bashar Assad's government proposed a meeting. Critics call it a tactic to keep western arms out of opposition hands.
While concerns over the potential use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government increase, a conventional weapon does lethal damage in a Damascus suburb.
Eleven protesters in the British embassy attack were released last night. Britain is rallying Europe to clamp down hard on Iran.
12/01/2011 09:11 am
Some are pointing fingers at Iran, which has threatened to close off the strategic Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for sanctions, for denting a Japanese oil tanker this week. Some 40 percent of the world's oil shipments pass through the strait.
07/30/2010 09:35 am
With followers of anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr saying they support neither Nouri al-Maliki nor Iyad Allawi, the top two vote-getters continue to jostle for allies to form a coalition that will lead Iraq.
04/07/2010 03:06 pm
The decision in Dubai to ban Israeli dual citizens is part of a calculated campaign to provoke and pressure Israel following the Hamas assassination in January.
03/02/2010 10:24 am
The Hamas assassination in Dubai and accusations from police there that a vast and coordinated team of hit men was involved has been embarrassing for a country that relies on a safe atmosphere to lure tourists and businessmen. But analysts say Dubai is getting some things right.
02/25/2010 03:29 pm
Dubai added 15 more suspects to its ongoing investigation into a Hamas assassination on Wednesday. There are now 26 suspects in what Dubai claims was a Mossad hit and most of them remain at large.
02/24/2010 12:06 pm
In the Dubai assassination, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has summoned European ambassadors in an effort to pressure Europe to take action against Israel over its alleged killing of a Hamas commander last month.
02/22/2010 12:00 pm
A cease-fire between the Yemen government and Houthi rebels aims to end a six-year conflict and refocus efforts on fighting Al Qaeda's growing presence.
02/12/2010 08:31 am