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[ANALYSIS] Is Duterte ready to handle a looming Middle East crisis?

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:38 PM

The attack on two cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 poses a grave problem for President Duterte, as the country risks getting entangled in a larger power play that could result in a major regional conflict

UAE pounds Yemen rebels after coalition's deadliest day

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The strike hit an arms depot triggering huge explosions that the exiled Yemeni government said also killed 5 Bahraini coalition troops

A handout image made available by the United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on September 5, 2015, shows Emiratis carrying the body of Abdullah Ali Hassan Al Hammadi, an Emirati armed forces' soldier who was killed the previous day in Yemen's eastern province of Marib. The UAE said 45 of its soldiers fighting rebels in Yemen were killed in an arms depot blast, while five border guards from Bahrain died in the deadliest day yet for the Saudi-led coalition. AFP PHOTO / HO / WAM

Israel offers to help Arab nations over Iraq crisis

Jun 26, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Israel could provide effective and reliable assistance to moderate Arab states who are dealing with extremists Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says

An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP