On Saturday, the Turkish President, Recip Tayyip Erdogan, is scheduled to begin a four-day visit to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman, who recently acceded to the throne following the passing of King Abdullah.
On November 29, 1981, I was sitting in my office at the U.S. embassy in Damascus when I heard a loud explosion not too far away. I had arrived and taken up my duties as deputy chief of the U.S. mission only a few weeks earlier.
The Islamic State has continued its campaign of violence and intimidation by executing 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. By doing so, IS has dragged yet another country into a growing and increasingly dangerous conflict.
Following the overthrow of the government and the house arrest of the country’s president, Yemen’s Houthi militants are having to come to terms with the costs of increasing isolation and depleted financial resources.
The killing of three university students in North Carolina has brought on accusations of double standards against the U.S. media and politicians for ignoring what many in the region consider an Islamophic act and a hate crime.
This weekend, we watched in horror as ISIL-linked extremists in Libya beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians. Two weeks ago, people across the world were repulsed by the killing of the Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh. This brutal act revealed ISIL's bankrupt ideology of death and destruction.
The White House has made it clear that it does not approve of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to the U.S Congress early next month. Coming in the midst of ongoing high-level negotiations between the United States and Iran, Mr. Netanyahu’s visit to the U.S.
Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels have successfully achieved their long-held goal while the Arab World was sleeping. Under the pretence of seeking a more inclusive government, they have taken control of the country, including its capital Sana’a.
President Barack Obama has made the successful conclusions of Iranian nuclear negotiations one of the centerpieces of his foreign policy. Judging from the reaction of most observers in the region, few share President Obama’s determination to reach an agreement at all costs.
The gruesome execution by fire of a Jordanian pilot has shocked the world, especially his own country. King Abdullah has promised swift retribution against the perpetrators, the Islamic State militants.