Monthly Archives: March 2014


Converging Interests May Lead to Cooperation Between Israel and Gulf States

United States

Russia’s foreign minister said Secretary of State Kerry recently confirmed to him personally that the US is still opposed to providing antiaircraft weapons to rebels fighting the Assad regime in Syria. A Senate Intelligence Committee report disputed the CIA’s contention that “enhanced interrogation techniques” provided key information in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.


Iraq: Arrests rise as government attempts to block insurgents’ access to Baghdad


Regime forces recaptured a strategic hilltop in Latakia during fighting with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front, and Syria’s information minister accused Turkey of helping foreign fighters enter the province. An observer group claimed that over 1,000 fighters have been killed in Latakia since March 21. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic […]


Turkish border province punishes Erdogan on Syria in polls


The army dismantled a car bomb in Wadi Hmayyed near Arsal. Unknown perpetrators blew up a large building under construction in Akkar, reviving sectarian tensions. Warrants were issued for 200 suspects linked to violence and crime in Tripoli; among those sought are militia leaders in both the Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen and the Sunni […]