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A Hariri-led government may be Lebanon’s last chance

  • Saad Hariri speaks at a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon, October 29, 2019. (Reuters) Lebanon’s political impasse, triggered by the Aug. 4 Beirut port explosion that forced Prime Minister Hassan Diab to resign, is not ending soon, despite the fact France has kept its initiative...
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A price to be paid for the new Trump ‘doctrine’

  • US President Donald Trump attends a Christmas Eve church service at the National Cathedral in Washington, US December 24, 2018. (Reuters) US foreign policy in the post-Second World War world was founded on a number of principles, mainly the defense of West European allies and other demo...
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A tale of two elections for Abbas and Netanyahu

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File photo/AFP) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to dissolve the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) last month is enigmatic at best. Not that the PLC’s legal term had ...
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After 30 years, US needs to let regional leaders take over

  • The US has carried out a series of retaliatory airstrikes against pro-Iranian militias in Iraq and Syria in response to the fatal drone attack that killed three of its soldiers and injured more than 30 at a base in northeastern Jordan last week. Announcing the strikes, President Joe Biden said ...
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After Mosul: Al-Abadi’s biggest test is yet to come

  • It was over a month ago that Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi announced that the battle to recapture Mosul was entering its final stages. But seven months after the operation began, Iraqi troops are yet to take control of the heart of the heavily populated western sector of the city. Daesh ...
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Al-Aqsa closure marks a dangerous precedent

  • The Israeli occupation authorities’ closure of the Noble Sanctuary, which includes Islam’s third-holiest mosque, to Muslim worshippers this week has become the latest flashpoint in the already tense relations between Jordan and Israel. The shutdown, the first since 1969, came in the wake of a...
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Al-Bashir’s three-decade rule faces its gravest threat

  • President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir. (AP Photo) It is a month since spontaneous popular anti-government protests broke out throughout Sudan, and on Sunday professional unions representing teachers and pharmacists joined what has become an almost daily denunciation of Omar Al-Bashir...
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Al-Kadhimi must steer Iraq away from US-Iran tensions

  • Iraq’s President Barham Salih, left, and newly appointed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, right, in Baghdad, Iraq, April 9, 2020. (Reuters) Even before Iraq was hit by the coronavirus pandemic, party squabbling and mass protests had paralyzed the country’s political establ...
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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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Al-Sadr’s gambit must succeed if Iraq is to have bright future

  • Of all the Iraqi religious scholars turned politicians, Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr is the most controversial, bold and charismatic. He comes from a family that has stood up to oppressive regimes on nationalistic grounds. At 47, he is still young and relatively inexperienced. Once an ally of ...
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