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Youth driving opposition to Iraqi corruption

  • Iraqi security forces chase anti-government protesters in Baghdad. (AP Photo) Even as protests in Baghdad and the southern provinces appear to have subsided for now, the fact is that Iraq finds itself in the eye of a political storm that threatens to bring down the one-year-old g...
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Young Jordanians show they will not accept normalization with Israel

  • More than 25 years after the signing of the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty, the vast majority of Jordanians remain adamantly hostile to their neighbor to the west. And while a new generation was born during this so-called era of peace, the rejection of any form of normalization of relations wi...
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Yes, Daesh is beaten, but religious extremism is not

  • Time is running out fast for Daesh, the terrorist group that first appeared in late 2013 and within months was able to claim vast swaths of Iraqi and Syrian territories on which it proclaimed its so-called caliphate....
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World needs a plan to prevent post-virus economic chaos

  • An almost deserted waterfront at Deira, on Dubai Creek, as the fallout from COVID-19 severely restricts business in the Middle East. (Reuters) As the world battles the alarming spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through lockdowns, calls for self-isolation and even by im...
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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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Will extremist movement’s death certificate be signed in 2018?

  • The year 2017 will be looked upon as setting a crucial milestone in the long and costly war against extremists, and in particular the self-proclaimed caliphate of Daesh. In the past few weeks, there have been a number of celebratory events marking the defeat of this brutal cult. Iraqi Prime...
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Why Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ will ultimately fail

  • Jared Kushner being interviewed on ‘Axios on HBO’. (Supplied) In Samuel Beckett’s absurdist 20th century play “Waiting for Godot,” the characters are made to wait in vain for a protagonist who never arrives. There are poignant similarities between Jared Kushner’s secretive p...
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Why the West should not interfere in Iran protests

  • Mass protests across Iran, now close to entering their third week, show no sign of abating, even though the government is using force in an attempt to crush them. With few independent journalists inside the country and with no internet link, it is difficult to know exactly what is happening. Bu...
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Why replacing the US as a peace broker will not work

  • Despite worldwide sympathy for the Palestinians in the wake of the unilateral US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reaction to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ declaration that Washington has disqualified itself as an honest broker and is no longer accepted as a peace mediator has...
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Why Palestinians are already frustrated with Trump’s ‘peace plan’

  • The countdown has begun for the unveiling of US President Donald Trump’s promised “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians, one that aims to close the chapter on the decades-old conflict. For the Palestinians, initial signs point to a dismal start....
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