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Aleppo and the international farce

  • What is happening in Syria is a real international farce, especially the crimes that are being committed in Aleppo and in the surrounding areas. The UN, US and the West are witnesses to this farce.While Assad’s regime continues to besiege Aleppo with the support of Russia, US Secretary of State...
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Ghannouchi’s stand on Hezbollah terrorism

  • In an attempt to justify the statements he made after the Gulf states and the Council of Arab Interior Ministers classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Rachid Ghannouchi said that his party cannot absolutely declare Hezbollah’s activities as “terrorist”. The leader of the Tunisian...
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Sectarian terrorism in Iraq

  • Since the emergence of the terrorist Islamic State (IS), we have repeatedly heard one statement at any and every meeting between Arab and western officials, particularly US officials: “The two sides agreed on the need for coordination in the fight against IS,” or something along these lines. This...
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Will Assad step down?

  • Do Arab ministers really think that their call for Bashar Assad to step down and for Kofi Annan’s mission to ensure a “transfer of power” in Syria will reach the ears of Assad or Moscow? Or is it that the Arabs have decided to issue this call based on some Russian signals, most...
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Questions about the Kingdom

  • An official source from the Saudi Foreign Ministry spoke with condemnation and inquired about the motives behind the commissioner of the Russian Foreign Ministry (Konstantin Dolgov’s) recent statement, regarding human rights in Saudi Arabia, which the Kingdom considered to be "blatant...
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Annan...and his teacher Assad

  • IT is clear that the Syrian revolution has embroiled Kofi Annan — along with his initiatives and plan — in Syrian affairs. It is as if Annan today is trying to steal Walid Muallam’s job, for what he is doing to save Assad is far more tangible than anything that Muallem is...
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The people in the stands are watching

  • WHEN I first began as a journalist, a veteran in the field told me that when ideologues, vocal mobs, Islamists or liberals applaud you, this can be a dangerous sign. In fact, it is often better to be met with sweeping attacks from these groups, because our region is not used to objective opinions...
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Kofi Annan is a failure

  • Throughout the duration of UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan’s mission in Syria, we, and others like us, have said that his mission has failed, and that in order to protect the lives of the Syrians, Annan must declare so himself. In this regard, I wrote repeatedly stressing that Annan...
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Syria: Is Iraq the first country to defect?

  • The latest statement issued by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari from Cairo about the Assad regime, in which he described it as a totalitarian regime, means that Iraq has practically become the first country to defect from supporting Assad, even if this was just in the media....
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The Geneva summit failed, what’s next for Syria?

  • One cannot find fault with those who are saying that the Geneva summit has failed, despite everything that this summit issued, particularly as the wording of the statement is so vague that it allows each party to interpret it as they see fit, whether we are talking about the Americans, Russians...
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