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By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 18,2018
The decision this week by Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, without relocating the embassy at this stage, is a political stunt aimed at pleasing the country’s Jewish voters and lobby rather than serving the broader national
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 11,2018
Political analysts like to make predictions. This is, after all, what they are expected to do. This commentator is no exception. As we bid farewell to 2018, a year of disappointments for many, and hope for some, we look at 2019 with less optimism, as most pundits will agree.
By Osama Al Sharif - Dec 04,2018
Last week’s 11th round of the Astana process has failed to launch a political process aimed at ending the seven-year Syrian crisis.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 27,2018
The Middle East could be one of the regions that is worst affected by climate change as mounting evidence underlines what is now an undisputed scientific fact. In recent years, acute weather conditions have been observed in the Arabian Gulf, Iraq, the Levant and north Africa.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 20,2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was able to save his right-wing ruling coalition by the skin of his teeth following a tumultuous week that saw a breakout of violence in Gaza, a tense truce resulting in the resignation of Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman in protest.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 13,2018
If, as it is said, politics is a blood sport, then it has just got ten bloodier in the wake of last week’s US congressional midterm elections. It was a half victory, half defeat for both parties.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 06,2018
The coming days, even hours, will be crucial in determining the fate of Gaza Strip; either a continuation of the current impasse between Israel and Hamas; thus exacerbating what the UN calls an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis”, or a breakthrough that promises to deliver a part
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 31,2018
The four-way summit that was held in Istanbul on Saturday on Syria was extraordinary in more than one way.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 23,2018
There is a national sense of relief, pride and euphoria following His Majesty King Abdullah’s historic decision Sunday to terminate two annexes in the Jordan-Israel peace treaty relating to Israel’s use of Jordanian lands.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 16,2018
Iraq’s prime minister-designate, Adel Abdul Mahdi has his work cut out for him. He is a consensus choice for one of the most difficult jobs in the region and, indeed, the world.



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