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May 21, 2015 11:42 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Palmyra, a world heritage site, is in danger of being bulldozed by ISIS who just captured the city. Continue reading →
Apr 10, 2015 12:06 PM ET
Saudi Arabia and Iran are currently engaged in a "proxy war" in Yemen, with both sides recruiting allies to gain influence in the region. Conflict between the two countries is nothing new. Why are they at odds?
Mar 30, 2015 09:40 AM ET
Pakistan is the only predominantly Muslim country to possess nuclear weapons technology, and it has become a relevant player in international politics. Just how much power does it wield?
Mar 16, 2015 10:53 AM ET
On March 7, Boko Haram's leader, through an audio message, announced the group's intention to join with the Islamic State. What do they hope to gain from such an alliance?
Mar 10, 2015 11:05 AM ET
Recent reports have estimated that more than 20,000 foreign fighters have joined ISIS' reign of terror in the Middle East. Who are these people, where do they come from, and why are they joining an evil fighting force?
Feb 23, 2015 08:49 AM ET
With mass executions a routine part of its murderous rampage in the Middle East, is it even possible to overstate the power currently being wielded by the Islamic State?
Feb 13, 2015 10:28 AM ET
Jordan's King Abdullah II has promised a relentless and punishing campaign against ISIS militants attempting to destabilize his country and the Middle East. Can Jordan win the fight against ISIS?
Feb 4, 2015 11:35 AM ET
With the recent passing of King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia looks now to his successor, King Salman. What challenges does the new monarch face? Trace explains.
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