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By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 11,2019
At a time when Hamas and Israel are engaged in indirect negotiations to set up a long-term truce that would include prisoners’ exchange and an easing of the economic blockade on Gaza Strip, a pro-Israel US evangelical Christian group called FriendShips has started building a fiel
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 04,2019
The line between total chaos and a semblance of a political process has been blurred following Sunday’s acceptance by the Iraqi parliament of prime minister Adel Abdel Mahdi’s resignation.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 26,2019
One cannot but feel a sense of glee watching the dramatic fall from grace of Israel’s longest serving Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust last week.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 19,2019
A government decision to ration petrol and hike its prices has triggered mass protests across Iran over the weekend in what appeared to be a spontaneous erruption against dire economic conditions.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 12,2019
From Lebanon to Iraq, angry protests continue unabated against the ruling class, and they have one thing in common: The rage against rampant corruption.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 05,2019
Anti-government protests reached a critical climax this weekend in Iraq and Lebanon, and on Monday they marked a fresh drive in popular uprisings that have rattled the ruling political classes for weeks in both countries and beyond.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 29,2019
Anti-government protests have returned to Iraq less than a month after demonstrations broke out across the country, and again unarmed civilians were targeted.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 22,2019
Lebanon’s political mosaic is crumbling, and the long-standing taboos are now fair game for millions of Lebanese of all sects who have taken to the streets demanding the “overthrow” of the president, the government and the lawmakers.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 15,2019
Less than a week after Turkish troops and Syrian allies moved into northern Syria, much of what pundits predicted would happen had already come true.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 08,2019
Even as protests in Baghdad and southern provinces appear to have subsided for now, the fact is that Iraq finds itself in the eye of a political storm that threatens to bring down the one-year-old government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

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