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Kurdish struggle a key factor in Syria and beyond

For almost a century, the Kurds-one of the world's largest ethnic groups without its own state-have been deceived and double-crossed, their language and culture suppressed, their villages burned and bombed, and their people scattered; now they are major players in the Middle East.

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Turkey: Uprising’s currents run deep

Issues that fueled the May and June protests are hardly a laughing matter, and they are not about to quietly disappear.

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Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.

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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

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Israel assassinates Hamas military commander

Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Key steps for a just and lasting Middle East peace

The most volatile tinderbox area of the world where the danger of war exists is the Middle East.

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Bahrain struggle continues amid regional tensions

Dissidents continue to organize protests against the government of Bahrain, a Persian Gulf kingdom known for its large scale oil production.

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Iranian people confront regime plus war threat

The political opposition is completely barred from the election. Almost all political groupings of democratic orientation have called for a boycott of the sham.

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U.S. ally Qatar propped up by exploited immigrant workers

Qatar is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, yet the majority of its population are immigrant workers who are harshly exploited with few rights.

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