Osama Al-Sharif

Osama Al-Sharif is a journalist and political commentator based in Amman.
Twitter: @plato010

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Political corruption, pro-Iran militias in Iraqi voters’ sights

Iraq will head to the polls on Sunday for early legislative elections, the fifth in the past 20 years. The poll comes two years after mass protests brought down the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi, but not before security forces and paramilitary groups killed more than 600 protesters.

October 06, 2021

Three UN speeches, three different takes on Palestine

Every year, and for many decades, at the UN General Assembly’s September meetings, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Palestinian question are tackled in speeches by concerned world leaders.

September 28, 2021

Four-way energy meeting in Amman is a diplomatic victory for Syria

In a rare diplomatic breakthrough for Damascus, a senior Syrian official will visit Amman on Wednesday to take part in a four-way meeting for energy ministers that will also include the host, Jordan, in addition to Lebanon and Egypt.

September 07, 2021

US Afghan debacle sends a troubling message to regional allies

The dramatic fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban will go down in history as the most spectacular military and political debacle for the US in decades.

August 17, 2021