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Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid?

Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid?

By James L. Gelvin | (The Conversation) | - - In the past, Saudi Arabia depended upon its enormous oil wealth and the United States for its security. It used the former…
Syrian Army Seizes De Facto ISIL Capital

Syrian Army Seizes De Facto ISIL Capital

TeleSur | - - The Syrian Arab Army has reportedly taken over the [so-called] Islamic State group's de facto capital of Al-Mayadeen. The Syrian Arab Army, SAA, has achieved full control over…
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Painting of the Day: “The Lovers” (Iran, 1630)

Riza-yi `Abbasi (d. 1635) | ( Metropolitan Museum) | - - The Lovers Artist: Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi (Persian, ca. 1565–1635) Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630 Geography: Attributed to Iran, Isfahan…