Sheikh Al-Bouti Dies By the Means He Promoted


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Assad-supporting cleric meets the same bloody fate he prescribed for infidels and blasphemers.

Syrian Civil War Won’t End Even if Assad Falls


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Diplomats can continue issuing statements about how Assad should step down, but the Syrian Civil War was never really about Assad, it was an Islamic Holy War with Syria’s Sunnis and Shiites acting as proxy armies for Shiite Iran and Sunni Turkey.

The New Egyptian-Iranian Axis?


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A dangerous prospect for the West.

The Road to Damascus


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Racing toward the end of the Syrian Civil War — when the real killing will begin.

Middle East Burning


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The real war is much bigger than Gaza.

Morsi Visits the Mullahs


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The first visit to the Islamic Republic by an Egyptian president since 1979.

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The Many Conflicts of Syria


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The U.S. administration has a coherent policy for none of them.

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The Growing Iran-Turkey Rivalry


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The vacuum left by America’s withdrawal from Iraq brings out an old power struggle.

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Wave of Attacks Hasten Fracture of Iraq


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Violence ahead of key summit indicates slow spiral back into the abyss of sectarian violence.

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Al-Qaeda Throws Lot in with Syrian Rebels


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Conflict pits the Assad regime, Iran and Hezbollah against the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda and Arab states.

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