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By Michael Jansen - Oct 17,2018
Al Qaeda's Hayaat Tahrir Al Sham and affiliated factions ignored Monday's deadline to pull their fighters out of the U-shaped buffer zone around Syria's Idlib province.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 10,2018
It once was said the United States was the "indispensable country" as it used to provide military muscle and funds where and when needed. This role has eroded over the past few decades and is no longer true in the age of Trump.
By Michael Jansen - Oct 03,2018
US President Donald Trump branded Iran as the world's "leading sponsor of terrorism", which is sowing "chaos, death and destruction" across the globe during his address to a sceptical UN General Assembly.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 26,2018
Russia is playing contradictory games in Syria and could come a cropper if Moscow misjudges a move or timing. Russia insists it is trying to put war-torn Syria back together again.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 19,2018
As the Saudis and Emiratis stepped up military action on rebel Houthi forces in and around the irreplaceable port of Hodeida in Yemen, UN envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Sanaa for talks with Houthi leaders on resuming peace talks and the UN humanitarian agency announced a "medi
By Michael Jansen - Sep 12,2018
Five months after US President Donald Trump announced he wanted to pull US troops out of Syria, the volatile man in the White House changed his mind.
By Michael Jansen - Sep 05,2018
Last Saturday, three ex-presidents, law makers, soldiers and select members of the public attended the funeral service in Washington for senator John McCain, who was lionised for fighting in a war the US lost and most citizens want to forget and for playing the maverick during hi
By Michael Jansen - Aug 30,2018
During his election campaign Republican candidate Donald Trump called foreign aid a waste of US tax dollars and pledged to spend on domestic rather than foreign development.He declared the US should halt funding "countries that hate us" without thinking why countries might “hate”
By Michael Jansen - Aug 15,2018
At least 18 people were injured when the Israeli air force struck the Said Al Meshal Cultural Centre in the Rimal neighbourhood of Gaza a week ago.
By Michael Jansen - Aug 08,2018
US President Donald Trump's "deal of the century" is certain to turn the Arabs against his administration if publicly presented. The only country in this region that could possibly accept the "deal" is Israel.

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