Saudi Arabia: No. 1 Arms Purchaser

There is no question about it: The economic power of Saudi Arabia will be a factor for the next American administration to cope with. The United States Congressional Research Service recently ranked Saudi Arabia, the...

Saudis Will Not Help in Iraq Attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- America's closest ally in the Persian Gulf -- Saudi Arabia -- also could be its toughest challenge in building support for a military attack on Iraq. Saudi resistance, spelled...

Getting rid of Bashar Assad won’t end Syria’s civil war

http://www.meforum.org/3501/bashar-assad-syria-civil-war To hear Obama administration officials talk about the Syrian civil war, you'd think it all hinges on the fate of one man. According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Syrian President Bashar Assad "calculated...

Russia Expects Mild U.S. ReactionTo Iran Deal

MOSCOW -- Russia expects a mild U.S. response to what could be a $1.5 billion arms deal between Moscow and Iran. Russian officials and analysts said the Bush administration does not want to divert...

Red Crescent donates cash for food supplies in Gaza

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/palestinian-territories/red-crescent-donates-cash-for-food-supplies-in-gaza-1.1029757 Gaza The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority (UAERCA) has generously contributed around Dh3 million ($817,000) for food for the poorest refugees in Gaza. Over the last five years, the UAERCA offered Dh18.4 million in...

HIZBULLAH DEPLOYS CLUSTER BOMBS

Hizbullah has acquired and deployed Chinese-origin cluster bombs. The New York-based Human Rights Watch asserted that Hizbullah acquired cluster munitions and fired them during the 34-day war with Israel, which ended on August 14. The...

Getting rid of Bashar Assad won’t end Syria’s civil war

http://www.meforum.org/3501/bashar-assad-syria-civil-war To hear Obama administration officials talk about the Syrian civil war, you'd think it all hinges on the fate of one man. According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Syrian President Bashar Assad "calculated...

Obama’s Fight With Israel: This Time It’s Serious

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/obamas-fight-with-israel-99964.html America and Israel are in uncharted waters. Just eight months since President Barack Obama visited Israel on the first foreign trip of his second term in an attempt to patch things up with Prime...