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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
By Osama Al Sharif - Jun 05,2018
Jordan is going through a political crisis, one that has been simmering for some time.
By Osama Al Sharif - May 30,2018
Time is running out for the EU to salvage the Iran nuclear deal following this month’s decision by US President Donald Trump to unilaterally pull his country out of the 2015 agreement.
By Osama Al Sharif - May 22,2018
The last few weeks have not been kind to Tehran: President Donald Trump carried out his campaign promise and took his country out of the international agreement to restrain Iran’s nuclear programme, demanding that a new deal be negotiated.
By Osama Al Sharif - May 15,2018
In many ways, this week’s Iraqi legislative elections were extraordinary, signalling a slow but determined departure from the ethnosectarian schisms that had fractured the Iraqi society since the 2003 US invasion.
By Osama Al Sharif - May 08,2018
Last week’s convening of the 23rd ordinary session of the Palestine National Council (PNC) in Ramallah was all about one man: Mahmoud Abbas.
By Osama Al Sharif - Apr 24,2018
A string of Russian statements on the future of Syria have reverberated across the region amidst rising tensions between Moscow and Washington following last week’s trilateral strikes against Syrian targets.

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