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…

U.S.-Iran nuke deal prompts
Arabs to create own force

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – With the Obama administration holding out for a nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi-led air strikes by 10 coalition members against Iranian-backed al-Houthi targets in neighboring Yemen more…

U.S. strategy in Yemen stressing out Saudis

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As Yemen becomes the new proxy battleground between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, the United States finds itself in a position of helping both sides more…

Yemeni crisis takes
unexpected Cold War turn

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The looming civil war in Yemen has taken an unexpected Cold War turn as the Iranian-backed Houthis have ousted the U.S.-backed Sunni government of President Abed more…

Iraqis accuse U.S. of helping ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The U.S.-led coalition against Saddam Hussein a decade ago spent hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives. Now, in a new twist, Iraqi parliamentarians more…