Moaz Ahmed

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Iran sanctions deal explained in 60 seconds

The untangling of the world's most complex regime of sanctions starts now but what will it mean for Iran and the wider world?<p>BBC News explains what the sanctions deal means, in 60 seconds.<p><i>Video journalist: Jeremy Howell</i>

Britain says it is wrong to rely on allies to tackle Islamic State | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - It is wrong for Britain to rely on allies to protect it from Islamic State militants, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said, calling on lawmakers to consider the case for extending air strikes to Syria from Iraq.<p>Britain's Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon delivers a speech at …

Kremlin officials admit Russia initially lied about its aims in Syria

And Russian officials have admitted that Moscow's intervention in Syria is focused on bolstering Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with the end goal of giving the outside world a choice between Assad or ISIS, Bloomberg Business reports.<p>Moscow's intervention, which has consisted of significant arms …

Top China paper says U.S., Russia playing Cold War game in Syria | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top newspaper on Tuesday accused both the United States and Russia of replaying their Cold War rivalry by engaging in military action in Syria, saying they needed to realize that era is over and should instead push for peace talks.<p>Rebel fighters carry their weapons as …

Russia's desperate Syria gambit actually shows how badly Putin is losing

Four Republican presidential candidates are on record supporting a US no-fly zone over Syria to protect anti-Assad "rebels" from Russia's air campaign in support of Assad's government, Hezbollah and Iran. This view is shared by former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary …

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Here's what Russian intervention in Syria means for oil

Notably, many of the geopolitical players directly and indirectly involved in the Syria conflict also happen to be the world's leading oil producers.<p>Accordingly, it's worth considering what Russia's intervention in the Syrian civil war means for energy producers and for global oil prices.<p>In a …

Checkmate: Obama's Syrian Disaster

Sukhoi Su-25 fighters landing at Basel al-Assad air base in Latakia, September 2015<p>The Syrian Civil War is entering a third and potentially very dangerous phase in its continuing evolution. It began as a purely domestic crisis, became steadily internationalized as other countries intervened, and it …

Angela Merkel is facing her biggest political challenge in a decade

That might sound like a surprise to many people.<p>She's spent years as Europe's uncontested power broker, with a seemingly unassailable position in German politics — leading the centre-right Christian Democrats for 15 years, and leading her nation for 10.<p>Recently, she's being praised around the world …

Putin isn't humiliating Obama in Syria. He's doing the U.S. a favor.

If you want to get a sense of how neoconservatives express despair, you could do worse than read the Twitter feeds of Max Boot of The Council on …