Russia tries to get economic jump on West

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Russia and Iran are moving past their historically rocky relationship with a new signal from Moscow that Tehran would be welcome in its Eurasian Economic Union, more…

ISIS poised to butcher more Palestinians

by F. Michael Maloof --   WASHINGTON – Residents of the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, Ain el-Hilweh, are terrified they will be the next victism of ISIS after the slaughter at more…

Iran nuke agreement could backfire on Russia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The nuclear framework agreement's easing of sanctions against Iran could pose problems for Moscow – one of the principle negotiators – with the consequent lowering of more…

Saudi bombing strengthens al-Qaida in Yemen

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The jihadist group Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is benefitting from the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's bombing of the Iranian-backed al-Houthi rebels in northern Yemen, according to more…

The fatal hole in Obama's nuke deal with Iran

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The nuclear "framework agreement" worked out between Iran and the Western powers has drawn a broad range of reactions, from celebration by the White House to more…

ISIS attack in Syrian capital stuns residents

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The ISIS attack on the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus has shocked residents who thought they were relatively safe, under the protection of government forces. more…

Iran: Saudi Arabia 'endanGering
entire Middle East'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A senior Iranian official has warned Saudi Arabia that it is endangering the entire Middle East with its U.S.-supported aerial bombardment of Iranian-backed al-Houthi positions in more…