Waleed Nasreldeen

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Analyst: Assad's Qusair victory won't lead to war's end

Syrian forces retook the town on the Lebanese border after a three-week offensive with help from hundreds of fighters from Hezbollah.<p>Forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad may have retaken the strategic border town of Qusair, but the civil war that has left large swaths of the country in …

Russia's Putin torpedoes G8 efforts to oust Assad

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Russia’s Vladimir Putin derailed Barack Obama’s efforts to win backing for the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a G8 summit on Tuesday, warning the West that arms supplied to the rebels could be used for attacks on European soil.<p>After two days …

Why Iran Can't Reform

So a "moderate" has won the Iranian presidential election. He’s a moderate who advertises himself as a sly defender of Tehran’s nuclear aspirations. …

The Struggle for Power in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH — With the reign of King Abdullah in its twilight, Saudi Arabia has become consumed with speculation about the future of the ruling al-Saud …

5 Arab Spring Opportunities For Israel

The Arab Spring was initially embraced with much enthusiasm and hope in the West. In Israel, however, it has been generally perceived as a threat to …