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Gulf nations declare Lebanon’s Hizballah a ‘terrorist’ group

Gulf monarchies on Wednesday declared Lebanon’s Hizballah a “terrorist” group, in the latest regional move against the Shia organisation fighting in support of Syria’s regime. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council “decided to consider the militias (of Hizballah) a terrorist organisation”, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani said in a statement. …

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Obama’s Zig-Zag Path to NATO Boots in Syria

As Secretary of State John Kerry seriously pursues a Russian-American-United Nations administered cease-fire and humanitarian relief effort as the first concrete step towards implementing the Geneva agreement, the Pentagon is preparing for an eventual NATO intervention in Syria to defeat the Islamic State. This seemingly paradoxical approach to the …

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