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By Osama Al Sharif - May 11,2021
Almost three years ago president Donald Trump took the illegal and unilateral step of recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s united capital. By doing so he and his top aides said the US had taken Jerusalem off the negotiations table.
By Osama Al Sharif - May 04,2021
A senior US delegation will visit the region this week, almost four months since President Joe Biden was sworn in as president. This will be the first high-level diplomatic contact between the US administration and regional officials.
By Osama Al Sharif - Apr 28,2021
Jordanians are being warned to expect critical water shortages this summer largely due to a poor rainy season, which only reached 60 per cent of the average annual rainfall.
By Osama Al Sharif - Apr 20,2021
The United States is finally leaving Afghanistan 20 years after it invaded that country in a bid to destroy Al Qaeda, and its host the Taliban, to avenge the victims of 9/11.
By Osama Al Sharif - Apr 13,2021
Whether it was a cyberattack or a deliberately planned explosion that caused a serious power blackout at Iran’s underground Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday, it was most likely carried out by Israel.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 30,2021
The signing this week in Tehran of a 25-year comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement between China and Iran is a major breakthrough for the two countries and will have long-term effects on the geopolitical balance of the Gulf and the region as a whole.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 23,2021
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip edged closer towards the legislative elections, the first in 15 years, as the central election committee began receiving applications for registration of lists contesting the 132-seat legislature in the May 22 poll.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 17,2021
Last week’s showdown between Jordan and Israel over the obstruction of a previously agreed on visit by HRH Crown Prince Hussein to Al Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem to mark a Muslim holy occasion and Amman’s retaliation by scuttling a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netan
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 09,2021
US officials were quick to oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s decision to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories since 2014.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 02,2021
Seven months after the horrific explosion that destroyed Beirut port and large parts of the capital, little progress has been made in uncovering the facts and bringing the culprits to justice.

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