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The view from penthouse 8802 on the 88th floor of the Princess Tower in Dubai.

I lived at the top of the second-tallest apartment building in the world for less than $1,400 a month, and I felt like royalty

Taller than the Empire State Building and barely half the median New York City rent — living in Dubai's Princess Tower felt like a fantasy.
Al-Baghdadi in an undated picture released by the US Department of Defense.

How the US military can take on terrorism threats in Iraq and Syria without staying there forever

US forces swooped in on ISIS' leader last month, but they don't need to be based there to do that, writes Defense Priorities senior fellow Enea Gjoza.

Qatar Airways CEO claims Singapore copied Doha airport: ‘Without having to go to anybody’s Jewel, you can sustain yourself in the jewel of my co...

"We had individuals from that country, I will not name it, who took that and did it (themselves)," he reportedly said.
Former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaks in a video released in April 2019,

How Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose from a radical religious scholar to the brutal leader of the most powerful terrorist group in the world

The self-declared caliph of the Islamic State, Al-Baghdadi was instrumental in building one of the most potent terrorist groups in history.
President Donald J. Trump is joined by Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, left; Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, and Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, Deputy Director for Special Operations on the Joint Staff, at right, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in the Situation Room of the White House monitoring developments as U.S. Special Operations forces close in on notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria with a mission to kill or capture the terrorist.

The CIA got key information for the raid on al-Baghdadi’s ISIS compound after a wife of the leader and a courier were arrested

The agency worked with Iraqi and Kurdish intelligence officials to narrow down the leader's exact location and place local spies.

Trump says he’s bringing US troops home from ‘endless wars,’ but he’s actually building up forces in the Middle East

In recent months, Trump has deployed approximately 14,000 additional troops to the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran.
President Donald Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the UN General Assembly in New York City in September 2017.

Trump thought Turkey was bluffing and would never actually invade Syria, report says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was surprised by how quickly President Donald Trump withdrew US troops from northern Syria, Axios reported.

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on September 16, 2019.

Trump boasts the US is ‘very high on ammunition’ while discussing prospect of war with Iran after Saudi oil field attacks

Trump said it's "looking" as though Iran is responsible for the Saudi oil field attack but said he doesn't "want war with anybody."
A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017.

A US strike on Iran would be disastrous for the region — and likely for the US

The US is accusing Iran of attacks on a key Saudi oil facility. Experts warn a US strike on Iran would be counterproductive — even dangerous.