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Outgunned by Turkey and feeling betrayed by President Trump, where do Syria’s Kurds go from here?
The Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and they will continue operations against the Islamic State from there.
President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria has refocused Israelis on what they want most from the U.S. – for it to remain active in the region.
As Turkey tries to ride out an economic crisis, the incursion into Syria to fight Kurdish “terrorists” is already facing unanticipated costs.
In Tunisia’s presidential runoff, the issues are political reform and battling corrupt elites. It’s anti-establishment populism, without xenophobia.
A weeklong display of rage over persistent unemployment and corruption in Iraq left at least 165 people dead and more than 6,000 wounded.
Turkey says it wants Syrian Kurds – U.S. allies – out of the Syrian border area. The U.S. no longer stands in the way. What's the local impact?
Major U.S. policy shift: Syrian Kurdish fighters accuse Washington of failing to abide by its commitments to its key allies in the fight against ISIS.
Iraq's prime minister announced a 17-point plan Saturday to appease the protesters, including paying out unemployment benefits. Will it work?
The Tunisian freedom fighters who delivered democracy cannot rest on their laurels in the current elections. The people want jobs, too.
Cafes are Tunisia’s “great equalizer” – both a crossroads and a haven where all, even the unemployed, can afford a seat and a cup of coffee.
It's now easier to get a Turkish passport when buying a home in the country. This increasingly draws Iranian buyers who want to avoid U.S. sanctions.
What happens when primary and secondary school are the focus of aid for refugees, but not college? Syrian students search for ways to keep learning.
Houthi rebels released several hundred prisoners Monday. The country has been in civil war since 2014 when the rebels overran the capital.
To confront an advancing Taliban, the next Afghan president will need to be seen as legitimate. Voter turnout and the appearance of fairness are key.
Internal Taliban messaging raises serious questions about whether the negotiations about a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan can be successful.
Syria’s U.N. envoy called the agreement to establish a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria “a door opener” to U.N.-supervised elections.
Multilateralism may be out of vogue, but after the refinery attack the Saudis are contemplating the downside of an overreliance on individual allies.
Israel's Arab parties reluctantly broke with tradition and backed a candidate for prime minster, former Israeli military chief Benny Gantz.
The Saudi oil fields strike claimed by Shiite Houthis is best understood as part of a conflict with Iran involving actors across the region.
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