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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. The meeting will focus on technical and logistical details t...
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Gantz-Abbas meeting changes nothing for Palestinians

  • If anyone is familiar with the law of diminishing returns, it must be Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The peace process that he had embraced since the early 1990s is no more, and in the past decade not a single round of diplomatic talks have been held with Israel. So when Israeli Defense M...
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Jordan ruler’s Moscow visit raises hopes of an end to Syrian crisis

  • Jordan’s King Abdullah is intensifying his diplomatic efforts to end the political stalemate in neighboring Syria by seeking to put together a task force to engage the Syrian regime in a bid to change its behavior. A month after he became the first Arab leader to meet with President Joe Biden a...
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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. Even as it withdrew its forces from the country that it had occupied for two decades, the US mishandled and miscalculated as it had done for yea...
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Climate change is the region’s ultimate enemy

  • For decades scientists have warned governments about the catastrophic effects of global warming — caused by greenhouse gas emissions — on climate change and called for drastic measures to reduce man-made CO2 emissions as the only way to prevent worldwide environmental disaster. But since the s...
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Israel-Iran naval showdown could get out of hand

  • Since 2019, Israel and Iran have been engaged in a clandestine maritime showdown that has left commercial tankers belonging to the two countries damaged but not crippled. Iran had resorted to this tactic in retaliation to alleged Israeli strikes, including cyberattacks, on its nuclear facilitie...
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The challenges staring Al-Kadhimi in the face

  • Beyond the traditional photo-ops and the carefully chosen remarks praising the strategic relationship between the US and Iraq, it is what President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi talked about behind closed doors at the White House on Monday that will really matter. At stake is ...
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Tampering with Al-Aqsa status a catastrophe waiting to happen

  • It took Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett less than 24 hours to backtrack on a highly controversial and dangerous statement, in which he defended Jewish freedom of worship at what Israelis call the Temple Mount — the site of the Noble Sanctuary, with Al-Aqsa Mosque at its center, which is ...
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Netanyahu’s exit opens new doors for Jordan, Israel

  • Jordan and Israel are hoping to reset ties after years of strained relations under former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A month after a new coalition government was formed in Israel, ending 12 years of Netanyahu rule, the two sides took a number of initiatives to normalize relatio...
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Palestinians need help fighting ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem

  • The threat of forced evictions of Palestinian residents in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem has not subsided, as Israel’s Supreme Court considers its final ruling. The high-profile case has drawn international attention thanks to social media influencers and the courageous stand...
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