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By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 21,2017
The withdrawal last week of a UN agency report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state will not change the stark findings and harsh conclusions that two distinguished researchers had reached.The report, titled “Israeli practices towards the Palestinian people and the question
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 14,2017
Nowhere is the conflict in agendas over Syria more evident than in the northern city of Manbij.In recent days, it has become a magnet for a multinational military build-up that includes major players — most are at odds with each other — today in the Syrian arena.The city of 70,00
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 07,2017
If polls are to be trusted — especially after missing their target in the US presidential elections and the Brexit vote last year — the party of the most controversial politician in the Netherlands is projected to win most seats in the March 15 parliamentary elections.Geert Wilde
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 28,2017
Jordan’s efforts to pacify Syria’s southern front by striking a truce between moderate rebel groups and Syrian government forces in the Daraa governorate appear to have been scuttled, following a sudden flare up of violence that started two weeks ago.Amman wants to secure souther
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 21,2017
As he managed to stretch his control over most of eastern Libya, including the oil fields, after ridding Benghazi of the Islamist jihadist threat, Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar is now looking to capitalise on his gains in a bid to have the final say on the future of his country.H
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



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