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By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 14,2017
Even before revealing details of how the safe zones in Syria will work, US President Donald Trump’s vague proposal, made soon after his inauguration, is creating confusion, questions and even doubts on most sides.Reportedly, the US president had discussed his idea with Saudi, UAE
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 07,2017
The message from Washington to Iran is simple and direct: there is a new sheriff in town and he means business!President Donald Trump did not mince words when he told Fox News this weekend that he believed Iran was a terrorist state and that it was playing with fire.A day later,
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 31,2017
Some good news is finally coming out of Iraq, with Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi announcing last week the full liberation of the eastern bank of the besieged city of Mosul, the country’s second largest urban centre and the main base of Daesh militants.It was not an easy gain for
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 24,2017
Those who had hoped that the proposed peace talks on Syria, which opened in the Kazakh capital on Monday, would stumble at the last minute may feel miffed.They include a desperate Damascus regime, its main backer Iran and a number of hard-line rebel groups.The two-day talks, co-s
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 17,2017
Throughout its tragic and tumultuous history, spanning nearly a century (beginning roughly with the 1917 Balfour Declaration), the Palestinian national cause has never seen a more surreal and bizarre period as the one it finds itself ensnared in today.One can describe the plight
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 10,2017
The Obama presidency is in its waning days and the United States — as well as the rest of the world — is bracing itself for the unknown under a man who has befuddled his allies even before his foes.Donald Trump will take over a sharply divided country and will immediately be face
By Osama Al Sharif - Jan 03,2017
Between now and the convening of the Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, in mid-January anything could happen that could derail the historic ceasefire agreement reached by Russia and Turkey and embraced by most opposition groups in rebel-held areas and the Damascus r
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 27,2016
Despite the unusually heavy death toll, especially among the security personnel, that resulted from confrontations with terrorists, over two days, in the southern governorate of Karak last week, Jordanians demonstrated resilience, solidarity and defiance. Ten people, includi
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 20,2016
To the victor go the spoils.
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 13,2016
Europe has a big problem as an increasing number of Europeans adopt a cause that ostensibly centres on nationalism and rejects immigration, but hides a deep-seated fear of Muslims and Islam.The problem has been festering for decades, but in recent years it has surfaced, giving on

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