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The US withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • The US is finally leaving Afghanistan, 20 years after it invaded in a bid to destroy Al-Qaeda and its host the Taliban to avenge the victims of 9/11. President Joe Biden last week set the symbolic date of Sept. 11, 2021, as the deadline for American troops to pull out of the country, which has ...
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Israel sends message to Biden with Iran attack

  • Whether it was a cyberattack or a deliberately planned explosion that caused a serious power outage at Iran’s underground Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday, it was most likely carried out by Israel. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed Tel Aviv for the sabotage and vowed to “take...
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Jordanians need to unite in this moment of crisis

  • Jordanians have been shocked by this week’s revelations concerning Prince Hamzah bin Hussein and an alleged conspiracy to destabilize the kingdom. The government, in a press conference on Sunday, said an investigation is ongoing and that it will be open and transparent. This is an important mes...
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Iran-China accord ushers in major geopolitical shift

  • The 25-year comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement between China and Iran, which was signed in Tehran on Saturday, is a major breakthrough for the two countries and will have long-term effects on the geopolitical balance of the Gulf and the region as a whole. After five years of negotiat...
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Uncertainty hangs over long-awaited Palestinian elections

  • Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday edged closer to the May 22 legislative elections — the first in 15 years — as the Central Elections Committee began receiving applications for the registration of lists contesting the 132-seat legislature. The Palestinian factions last we...
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Netanyahu takes ties with Jordan to the brink

  • Last week’s showdown between Jordan and Israel over the obstruction of a previously agreed visit by Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah to Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem to mark a Muslim holy occasion, and Amman’s retaliation by scuttling a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net...
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America’s hypocritical opposition to ICC war crimes probe

  • US officials were quick to oppose the decision made last week by International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories since 2014. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US “firmly opposes and i...
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Specter of partition looms over Lebanon

  • Seven months after the horrific explosion that destroyed Beirut port and large parts of the Lebanese capital, little progress has been made in uncovering the facts and bringing the culprits to justice. The port explosion has become a symbol for Lebanon’s quick descent into anarchy and political...
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America’s Middle East ties must go beyond security

  • Joe Biden on Friday outlined the foundations of his foreign policy in his first appearance on the world stage since becoming US president. While effectively rolling back years of Donald Trump’s isolationist approach to critical global challenges, he declared that America is back as a global lea...
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Biden cannot afford to ignore the Syrian crisis

  • US President Joe Biden and his top foreign policy team are yet to unveil a policy on the decade-old Syrian crisis. So far, the State Department under Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reiterated its commitment to implementing tough economic sanctions under the Caesar Act, while the Pentagon...
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