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By Osama Al Sharif - Sep 03,2019
Hamas, which has been in control of the Gaza Strip since carrying out a bloody coup against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2007, is facing a new challenge, not from Israel or Fateh, but from Salafist jihadists belonging to Daesh.
By Osama Al Sharif - Aug 27,2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is risking taking his country to war on multiple fronts, as Tel Aviv was quick to acknowledge that it had carried out an air strike against an Iranian position south of Damascus late on Saturday.
By Osama Al Sharif - Aug 20,2019
There is no precedence to what President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had done last week. A sitting US president calls on Israel, a close ally, to bar two Muslim congresswomen from entering the country, and the Israeli premier caves in.
By Osama Al Sharif - Aug 06,2019
Five months after the last Daesh stronghold in Syria was overrun by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), there are worrying signs that fighters belonging to the now-defunct, self-proclaimed caliphate are regrouping.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 30,2019
President Mahmoud Abbas detonated a political bombshell last Thursday, but barely anyone noticed. The 84-year-old Palestinian leader announced that he was suspending all agreements with Israel, adding that a committee will be formed to carry out that decision.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 23,2019
The security situation in the Arabian Gulf is spiralling out of control following Iran’s seizure on Friday of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, ordering it to change course into Iranian waters and impounding it at Bandar Abbas Port.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 16,2019
President Donald Trump is likely to take the advice of top military aides and impose economic sanctions against Turkey, which announced earlier this weekend that it has received the first shipment of the controversial S-400 air defence system from Russia.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 09,2019
Almost four months since the dramatic toppling of General Omar Al Bashir’s 30-year autocratic rule of Sudan, the military and a coalition of the country’s opposition announced earlier this week that they had finally reached a power-sharing deal.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 02,2019
Now that the US-sponsored Bahrain workshop is over with hardly any result, a sense of relief can be felt in Jordan; one of the parties, aside from the Palestinians, that showed no enthusiasm for the much-hyped peace plan that the White House was putting together for the last two
By Osama Al Sharif - Jun 25,2019
Reading through the document, which the White House has released few days before the convening of the Bahrain workshop, one would think that its authors are living in a parallel universe, where peace in the Middle East has already been achieved, and that all that is needed now is



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