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UAE: Qatar regime ran cell to recruit Al Qaida milita to fight in Syria

ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has reported a jihad cell sponsored by neighboring Qatar. Officials said the UAE identified and targeted

Kuwait emir orders drafting of strategy to contain Islamist subterfuge

ABU DHABI — Kuwait, faced with rising Islamist unrest, has drafted a counter-insurgency strategy. Officials said the military and National Guard have coordinated

Rogue general has formed powerful military in Libya with Gulf funding

Rogue general has formed powerful military in Libya with Gulf funding

CAIRO — A rogue general has succeeded in reshaping Libya’s military. Libyan sources said Maj. Gen. Khalifa Hafter has amassed a force of


BACKGROUNDER

Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing Cuba as his first stop on a 6-day visit to Latin America.