Topic: Sami Moubayed
The Obama Nobel Peace Prize is seen as inappropriate by many Arabs, who are angry about the surge of US troops into Afghanistan and a stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
12/10/2009 12:00 am
Saudi Arabia, a close US ally, has switched from a policy of isolation toward engagement. Some hope the warming could bolster US Middle East peace efforts.
10/07/2009 01:00 am
In a push for progress, three heavy hitters from the administration – Mitchell, Gates, and Jones – visited the region this week.
07/29/2009 01:00 am
US envoy Mitchell was in Egypt Thursday, and arrives in Damascus Friday. Syrians hope for a new rapprochement under an Obama administration.
06/11/2009 01:00 am
Syrian diplomats say Damascus is serious about making peace, and hope Washington will lean on Israel's new government.
03/31/2009 01:00 am
It's about Iran, Iraq, and Israel. The two foes planned to meet in Riyadh Wednesday to solidify Arab unity amid regional volatility.
03/12/2009 01:00 am
Israeli forces struck two United Nations schools in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people, as international call for an immediate cease-fire grew.
01/07/2009 12:00 am
Syria is the prime suspect in former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination. But many say an international tribunal could cause it to turn away from engaging with the West and Israel.
12/05/2008 12:00 am
The weekend bombing that killed at least 17 people was the worst of its kind since Syria's battle with the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1970s and 80s.
09/29/2008 01:00 am
Damascus is seeking an arms deal with Moscow, a move that would bolster its position in the Middle East.
08/28/2008 01:00 am
The famous Lebanese singer traveled to Syria last week to appear in a six-day run beginning Monday at the Damascus Opera House.
01/28/2008 12:00 am
The Arab League's secretary-general flies into Beirut this week in an effort to end the country's presidential stalemate.
01/08/2008 12:00 am