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By Editorial - Sep 24,2017
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas emerged from his meeting with US President Donald Trump, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting last week in New York, rather optimistic, saying that the US president’s commitment to the issue might help Palestinians and Israelis
By Editorial - Sep 23,2017
The estimated price tag for the reconstruction of Syria after seven years of destructive war was put by some experts at a staggering $900 billion figure.The war has led to the displacement of roughly 5 million people.
By Editorial - Sep 21,2017
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq appears determined to go ahead with the projected referendum for independence from Iraq on September 25, a move that irks Baghdad — and not only, for, Turkey does not want its restive Kurdish population to go down that road either, and neither does Sy
By Editorial - Sep 20,2017
At a forum on UN reforms, held a day before the UN General Assembly annual meeting that started Tuesday, US President Donald Trump urged the international organisation to cut its bloated bureaucracy, to focus on people more and to “not be beholden to ways of the past which were n
By Editorial - Sep 19,2017
Some good news came on Sunday from the Palestinian front: of a move towards reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority, ruling the West Bank, and the Islamic movement Hamas, in charge of beleaguered Gaza.The split between the two started 10 years ago, in 2007, when Hamas, w
By Editorial - Sep 18,2017
The Tunisian government took, most recently, the decision, controversial to many, to lift the ban on Tunisian women marrying non-Muslim men, in a move the president of the country said gave them “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”.Tunisia has been considered one of the most prog
By Editorial - Sep 18,2017
The upcoming UN General Assembly regular session, which starts on September 20, is an annual occasion for nations to voice their concerns and fears, as well as their vision for the future.The agenda of this year’s UN session is literally inundated with regional and internati
By Editorial - Sep 16,2017
The situation of the Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar is alarming; some 300,000 have sought refuge in Bangladesh since August and many died trying to escape what at least one report calls systematic violation of human rights which falls within a defined framework of genocide.An estimat
By Editorial - Sep 14,2017
In an interview with Jordan News Agency, Petra, Wednesday, His Majesty King Abdullah outlined the major achievements and challenges the Kingdom has been facing, stressing the need for the country to work hard to support itself and not to rely on outside help.The King highlighted
By Editorial - Sep 13,2017
On Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new sanctions resolution against North Korea, which carried out its sixth nuclear test on September 3, building on UN Security Council Resolution 2371 adopted in August in response to the country’s tests of an intercontinen



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