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By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 12,2019
From Lebanon to Iraq, angry protests continue unabated against the ruling class, and they have one thing in common: The rage against rampant corruption.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 05,2019
Anti-government protests reached a critical climax this weekend in Iraq and Lebanon, and on Monday they marked a fresh drive in popular uprisings that have rattled the ruling political classes for weeks in both countries and beyond.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 29,2019
Anti-government protests have returned to Iraq less than a month after demonstrations broke out across the country, and again unarmed civilians were targeted.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 22,2019
Lebanon’s political mosaic is crumbling, and the long-standing taboos are now fair game for millions of Lebanese of all sects who have taken to the streets demanding the “overthrow” of the president, the government and the lawmakers.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 15,2019
Less than a week after Turkish troops and Syrian allies moved into northern Syria, much of what pundits predicted would happen had already come true.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 08,2019
Even as protests in Baghdad and southern provinces appear to have subsided for now, the fact is that Iraq finds itself in the eye of a political storm that threatens to bring down the one-year-old government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 01,2019
It took almost two years of arduous negotiations to agree on the formation of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, which was formally announced by UN Secretary General António Guterres last week.
By Osama Al Sharif - Sep 17,2019
The collapse of talks between the US and the Taliban, following President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a controversial summit at Camp David few days before the anniversary of 9/11, will trigger more violence in the war-torn country ahead of crucial presidential elections in Afg
By Osama Al Sharif - Sep 10,2019
More than a year after President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the multi-lateral nuclear deal with Iran, his policy of putting “maximum pressure” on Tehran, mainly through tough economic sanctions, appears to be leading nowhere.
By Osama Al Sharif - Sep 03,2019
Hamas, which has been in control of the Gaza Strip since carrying out a bloody coup against the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2007, is facing a new challenge, not from Israel or Fateh, but from Salafist jihadists belonging to Daesh.

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