Putin (L)  paying attention to Saudi King (AFP File Photo)
President Vladimir Putin's trip to Saudi Arabia yesterday, which was his first since 2007, is illustrative of Russia's ascendancy in a volatile Middle East. Moreover, the visit underscored the extent to which Moscow and Riyadh's
The Kurdish-controlled but mainly Arab border town of Tal Abyad is one of the areas that have taken the brunt of the Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, now in its third day (AFP)
The Turkish military’s operation rolling into north eastern Syria is a manifestation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s need to shift attention from the growing chaos within his Justice and Development Party (AKP). Following the
Lebanese protests (AFP File Folder)
I still retain wonderful memories of Lebanon as it once was. Dubbed ‘the Switzerland of the Middle East’ during the early 1970s, it was the most glamorous and exhilarating country in the region attracting visitors

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