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The civil war in Yemen will soon hit its 1,000-day milestone. Since clashes between the warring factions began three years ago, the interests and concerns for the United States in the Gulf nation have been building and changing, creating an increasingly complicated web through which policymakers and war planners now need to traverse. America’s security interests…

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Syrian army and its allies entered Islamic State’s last main stronghold in the country, the city of al-Mayadeen in Deir el-Zor province. The latest advances confined jihadists and rebels to less than 10 per cent of Syrian territory, according to Russian media. Damascus repeatedly expressed its optimism over winning the war – but what happens after?…

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Donald Trump’s Middle Eastern tour lived up to his entrepreneur, celebrity persona —packed with action and marked by plenty of hystorical and symbolic firsts — kickstarting the trip in Saudi Arabia and being the first sitting U.S. president to pay a visit to the Western Wall, in the heart of disputed city of Jerusalem. Turning…