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By Editorial - Mar 20,2014
Some hope was pinned on Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ very recent visit to the White House for talks with President Barack Obama. It was hoped that the talks would contribute to moving forward the stalled peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis, but the outcome w
By Editorial - Mar 19,2014
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour’s persuasive speech at the special session of the Lower House of Parliament on the killing of Judge Raed Zuaiter must have swayed many deputies from among those who had threatened to cast a vote of no-confidence in his government if their dema
By Editorial - Mar 18,2014
The “deep regret” expressed by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the killing of Judge Raed Zuaiter last week takes part of the sting out of the murder controversy, but not all. The two Israeli leaders called His Majesty King Ab
By Editorial - Mar 17,2014
As expected, the greater majority of people in Crimea voted for unification with the Russian Federation in Sunday’s referendum. Russian-speaking citizens in the Crimean peninsula constitute a thin majority of the entire population, and they naturally voted in favour of joi
By Editorial - Mar 16,2014
The meeting “Legal Media Dialogue” held at the Dead Sea over the past two days may be an occasion to test the resolve of all stakeholders to improve freedom of the press in the country. The various lawmakers, journalists and legal experts who attended the event sugge
By Editorial - Mar 15,2014
At a press conference held after he submitted his report to the UN Security Council on Syria, UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said that a bid by Syrian President Bashar Assad to run for another term in office would be a hindrance to any peace talks. Brahimi made clear that
By Editorial - Mar 13,2014
As the standoff between the West and Russia continues over Crimea, the Moscow-backed referendum on the “annexation” of the Black Sea peninsula looms on the horizon.  The referendum, scheduled to take place on March 16, could seal not only the relations between t
By Editorial - Mar 12,2014
The recent release of a group of nuns from the Syrian Christian town of Maalula who were held captive for nearly three months came after agonising negotiations sponsored by Qatar between Syrian authorities and the Nusra Front that kept them as hostages.  The trade-off resul
By Editorial - Mar 11,2014
Irrespective of how Israel spins this one, irrespective of what the Israeli investigation into the killing of Jordanian judge Raed Zuaiter by Israeli guards at the King Hussein Bridge border crossing reveals, there are some incontrovertible facts that all have come to know. For
By Editorial - Mar 10,2014
The convening of the Higher Steering Committee on the Syrian Refugees under the auspices of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour suggests that the plight of the Syrian refugees may be a prolonged situation that will last for years. This clearly necessitates long-term planning, a strat



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