politics. middle east

Op-ed: Lebanon’s Former Foreign Affairs Minister on Fighting Terrorism

Super powers must exert serious efforts to stop terrorists BY Adnan Mansour On September 17, the U.S.-led coalition carried out a series of airstrikes on the barracks of the Syrian army, killing 62 soldiers and injuring nearly 100. Washington acknowledged the strike in eastern Syria’s Deir Al Zour province, saying it was a “mistake” and

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China Eyes Deeper Military Ties with Afghanistan

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, April 21 – China wants to have deeper military ties with Afghanistan, including counter-terrorism intelligence cooperation and joint drills, a senior Chinese officer told a visiting Afghan envoy. China is working with Pakistan and the United States to broker peace talks to end a Taliban insurgency that has raged for 15

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