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Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Hints Of More Aggressive Options On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

ISTANBUL -- Ever since President Barack Obama expressed "enormous frustration" over the situation in Syria at a press conference last week, a number o...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Rebels' New Plan To Beat Assad

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of battlefield setbacks and the deaths of prominent commanders, a group of Syria's most prominent rebel factions sought to r...

Joshua Hersh

Kerry Seeks Saudi Arabia Reconciliation On Middle East Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- When Secretary of State John Kerry started his ongoing Middle East tour with a quick stop in Egypt over the weekend, he made a point of sing...

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

If you believe in the cycles of history, the Obama administration's Syrian policy should seem eerily cyclic.

Israel And Saudis Find Common Cause As Obama Hesitates On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

By Jeffrey Heller and Angus McDowall JERUSALEM/RIYADH, Sept 2 (Reuters) - If President Barack Obama has disappointed S...

Christina Wilkie

Saudi Arabia Backs Syria Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal called on the international community Sunday to take action against the regime of Syrian ...

Saudis Back Strikes On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, Egyptian position) CAIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia told fellow Arab League states on Sunday that opposing interna...

Saudis Using Economic Pressure To Get Russia To Stop Backing Assad

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

AMMAN/DOHA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has offered Russia economic incentives including a major arms deal and a pledge not to challenge Russian ...

Saudi Arabia To Deport Hezbollah Supporters

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — In the latest sign of the fissures growing in the Arab world over the Syrian civil war, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Beirut has announc...

Cleric At Mecca's Grand Mosque Calls For Support Of Syrian Rebels By 'All Means'

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion

By Sami Aboudi DUBAI, June 14 (Reuters) - A senior cleric in Islam's holy city Mecca exhorted followers on Friday to support Syrian re...

Is Saudi Arabia Really Counter Revolutionary?

Foreign Policy | F. Gregory Gause | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

Would the monarchs of the Holy Alliance have supported a democratic uprising anywhere in Europe in 1820? Would Prince Metternich have backed nationali...

Saudi Arabia -- The New York Times and All the News Not Fit to Print

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.29.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

If the Wikileaks cables can be reported by Al Jazeera what exactly is the NYTimes' hesitancy to inform its readership about this aspect of Saudi malevolence unless it has an agenda we do not understand?