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By Michael Jansen - Jul 28,2021
The Lebanese parliament concluded consultations on Monday on the appointment of ex-Premier Najib Mikati to head a fully-fledged government to tackle the country's economic collapse, while Tunisians celebrated the dismissal by President Kais Saied of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi
By Michael Jansen - Jul 14,2021
The UN Security Council's unanimous decision to extend the organisation's use of the Bab Al Hawa crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border by six months, with another six-month extension if approved by the secretary general, has renewed a lifeline for the hapless civilians living in
By Michael Jansen - Jul 07,2021
Most of the foreign takfiri fighters held in Syria's containment camps and living in the country's north-western Idlib province are spurned by their home countries and their wives and hapless children are rejected for repatriation.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 30,2021
Last Thursday should have been a bad day for Israel.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 23,2021
The landslide election of Ebrahim Raisi as 8th president of Iran could be a turning point for the Islamic Republic.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 16,2021
Israel’s “change government”, which brought down 15-year Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, will struggle to be an instrument of change because its eight diverse components disagree on how to handle core issues.  On Palestine, this government will almost certainly continue N
By Michael Jansen - Jun 09,2021
In his struggle to remain Israeli prime minister, Benyamin Netanyahu is following the destructive policies his friend and ally Donald Trump has adopted to reclaim the presidency in the US. Both are narcissistic, opportunistic, ruthlessly authoritarian men, eager to exploit e
By Michael Jansen - Jun 02,2021
The Biden administration’s procrastination over the US return to the 2015 deal with Iran, which limits its nuclear programme in exchange for lifting sanctions, has needlessly complicated the European Union’s effort to bring both Washington and Tehran into full compliance.  &
By Michael Jansen - May 26,2021
Once again the international community is faced with the problem of rebuilding Gaza after an 11-day bout of bombings and rocket exchanges which have left 248 Palestinians dead,1,900 wounded, and reduced to rubble the strip’s infrastructure and commercial and residential buildings
By Michael Jansen - May 19,2021
Israel’s demolition of a 12-storey tower block in Gaza, housing the US Associated Press(AP) news agency and Qatar’s Al Jazeera, forced the Biden administration to call for, at least  some restraint  in the aerial bombardment that has targeted other multistorey buildings

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