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By Osama Al Sharif - Aug 28,2018
It is not difficult to understand the US administration’s decision last week to block $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) when one looks at the move as yet another piece in a master plan that is becoming clearer every day.
By Osama Al Sharif - Aug 07,2018
By most accounts, the Syrian civil war is slowly winding down and its final chapter is already being written.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 31,2018
In war and peace, the beleaguered Gaza Strip features as a hot trigger for both. The US and Israel are trying to change the status quo in the strip that came about after Hamas became its de facto ruler following a coup against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2007.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 24,2018
More than two months after Iraqis headed to the polls to elect a new parliament and as Muqtada Al Sadr, whose reformist-nationalist bloc emerged as the biggest winner, was busy hammering together a coalition that represents all Iraqis and promising to put the country on a new tra
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 17,2018
Israel is about to adopt one of the most controversial laws in its history, possibly more contentious than its declaration of independence 70 years ago at the expense of the Palestinians.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 11,2018
Russia did not win the prized World Cup trophy this year, but its squad was so close to reaching the semifinals last Saturday that millions of Russians celebrated this historic feat.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jul 03,2018
The joint Syrian-Russian offensive in southern Syria, which began more than two weeks ago, may be ending sooner than later as more rebel groups fighting under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) embrace reconciliation deals negotiated through Russia.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jun 26,2018
As of last Sunday, the one-year-old trilateral agreement to impose a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria no longer stood. Russian jets joined Syrian army ground and air forces in pounding rebel-held strongholds in Daraa and Sweida governorates.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jun 19,2018
All eyes will be on Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, the White House special envoy to the Middle East, as they embark on a five-state visit at the end of this week.
By Osama Al Sharif - Jun 12,2018
The four-way summit in Mecca on Sunday, called for by Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and attended by His Majesty King Abdullah, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, has underlined Riyadh’s commitment t



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