• As Conflict in Idlib Escalates, Turkey's Balancing Act Is Tested
    Umut Korkut, Tarik Basbugoglu Security, Middle East What happens next? The recent turn of events in Idlib, an opposition stronghold in north-western Syria undergoing bombardment by the Syrian military, has put Turkey in a difficult position. Since... Topics: Turkey, Military
  • Israeli Jets Fire at Islamic Jihad Targets in Gaza and Damascus
    Israel's military says its warplanes struck Islamic Jihad targets in Palestinian-ruled Gaza and near Damascus in Syria after a barrage of rocket fire into Israel from Gaza Sunday.Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks. The group... Topics: Gaza Strip, Palestine, Israel, Military
  • Syria Stands As A Mega-Embarrassment For America
    Syria Stands As A Mega-Embarrassment For America Authored by Bruce Wilds via Advancing Time blog, For a long time, America has tried to ignore and distance itself from its role in making Syria the disaster it is today. Syria stands as...
  • Syrian capital rocked by explosions as Israel hits targets
    Israel struck multiple targets near the Syrian capital late Sunday, killing two members of a Palestinian militant faction and triggering anti-aircraft fire from the country’s air defenses that shook Damascus Topics: Israel
  • Syrian Air Defence Repels Airstrikes in Southern Damascus - Videos
    On Sunday, local media reported that the Syrian air defence was responding to a batch of "hostile targets" coming from the Israeli-controlled Syrian Golan Heights. Syrian air defence troops earlier received orders to defend the country's airspace... Topics: World Videos






  • Trouble in Tripoli: Why Europe Must Respond to the Ambitions of Libyan Warlord Khalifa Haftar
    Karim Mezran, Dario Cristiani Security, Middle East There could be a political solution to the Libyan crisis but only after a military solution on the ground has been achieved. Every time there is a European conference on Libya, the dominant... Topics: Tripoli, Military
  • Europe Faces a Big Migration Challenge
    Mike Watson Security, Europe As Lybian migrants successfully reach Europe, the backlash from their arrival is destabilizing European politics, and the EU lacks the ability to solve this problem without Libya's help While the international press...
  • How Barack Obama's Good 'Intentions' Destroyed Libya
    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, The observation that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions is especially true with respect to foreign military interventions. It is well past time for the architects of such debacles to accept... Topics: Barack Obama, Military
  • GNA Offers US Right to Build Libya Base to Contain Russia – Report
    Libya, which was thrust into a violent, nine-year-long civil war in the aftermath of a militia uprising backed by NATO airstrikes in 2011, has returned to the forefront of international attention in recent weeks as major powers increase support for... Topics: Russia, Nato
  • At Least 16 Turkish Servicemen Die in Clashes in Libya's Tripoli - Reports
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sixteen members of the Turkish armed forces and more than 100 Syrian mercenaries have died fighting in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Sunday, citing sources in the Libyan National Army... Topics: Tripoli, Russia, Moscow