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US special envoy’s mission impossible to restore Iran nuclear deal

  • Robert Malley, the US special envoy on Iran, may well be on a wild goose chase as he tours the region for the second time in the space of a few weeks, seeking to consult with regional allies on the prospects of bringing Iran, as well as the US, back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action —...
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Al-Kadhimi’s next steps will determine the future of Iraq

  • The daring attempt on the life of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi early on Sunday at his residence in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone should not come as a surprise. As Al-Kadhimi himself said a few hours later, the culprits are known. For weeks, following the announcement of the ...
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Israelis damn themselves by labeling human rights groups as terrorists

  • In a normal country, and in normal times, the decision to designate certain nongovernmental organizations as terror groups would be accompanied by damning evidence, revelations from official inquiries and corroborating proof from multiple, credible foreign sources. But Israel is not a normal c...
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Sudan coup conjures ghosts of bloody past

  • It was a marriage of inconvenience to begin with, and the only surprise is that it lasted as long as it did. On Monday, the people of Sudan woke to find that the military had seized power, arresting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and members of his Cabinet, as well as a civilian member of the So...
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Much-needed breakthrough on Syria could be imminent

  • The opposing sides in the Syrian conflict are this week co-chairing a meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva, after having agreed to begin the drafting process of a new basic law for the country. Following a pause of nine months, the committee — comprising representatives of t...
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Jordan’s bid to revive political landscape may have come too late

  • Three months after it was formed, Jordan’s Royal Committee on Modernizing the Political System delivered its recommendations to King Abdullah last week. The 92-member committee, comprising public figures representing various political, social and economic streams, was given the task of submitti...
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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. Angry Ira...
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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. Until recently, the dividing line was quite clear: A majority of countries supported a negotiated settle...
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Jordan, Egypt and Israel offer hope on Palestinian conflict

  • The post-Netanyahu era is heralding a state of rapprochement between Israel on the one hand and Jordan and Egypt on the other. It could also bring some badly needed benefits for the ailing Palestinian Authority. Since he managed to form a broad coalition government in June, Prime Minister Nafta...
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World leaders to discuss crucial issues at UN General Assembly

  • The 76th UN General Assembly’s high-level debate is scheduled to run from Sept. 21-27 but, unlike last year, when all the gatherings were held virtually, at least 80 leaders are expected to attend in person, along with their delegations, despite a US request that the debate be mostly virtual. T...
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