Tag Archives: #Syria

The time is not ripe for a “deal of the century”

Ahead of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, speech at the Washington Institute, in which he will discuss the Trump administration’s Middle East peace effort, here is my piece on why Kushner plan is doomed to fail. The … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab Return

  By the end of 2018, the Syrian–Arab relations witnessed a new beginning. The UAE announced the re-opening of its embassy in Damascus, while Bahrain said its diplomatic mission in Syria had been operating “without interruption.” Other sources also expect … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 52-2018 ( Dec 24-31)

Top Headlines Three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide have been killed after a roadside bombhit a bus near the Giza pyramids in Egypt Egypt’s Mubarak testifies in the trial of his ousted successor Cairo military court confirms journalist … Continue reading

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How Did Iran Win in Syria?

  Photo via Reuters   It is over – the Syrian revolution has ended. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took full control of the province of Deraa, the birthplace of the 2011 protests. Now Assad has regained control … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 18-2018 (Apr 30- May 6)

Top Headlines Egypt wants to speed up negotiations on Ethiopian Dam Nile dam won’t harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader US Congress withholds aid to Egypt Egypt’s FM said that sending Arab troops to Egypt is a possibility, but ministry … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 16- 2018 ( April 16-22)

Top Headlines Egypt to decline any request by US to send troops to Syria Egypt regrets lack of response from Ethiopia and Sudan to invitation to discuss dam on Friday, says FM Shoukry Sudan complains to UN over Egypt holding … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Joshua Landis on Syria

As news has emerged that Russia is helping Syrian Kurdish YPG forces to establish a military base in northern, and despite a Russian denial, I find this post by Joshua Landis important to read. Many may disagree with him; still … Continue reading

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Assad, Isis, and Turkey

Portraits of Putin, Assad, Khamenei and Nasrallah in Aleppo -via Twitter In a TV interview on a Syrian state TV channel, Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khaled Abboud alluded that the government has been redirecting the Islamic State (Isis)’s attacks, … Continue reading

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Syria: The New Arab Nakba

  Syrian pro-government forces walking in the ancient Umayyad mosque in Aleppo Photo via Daily Mail, AFP/ Getty Images   A day after Assad’s Syrian Government declared it had regained full control of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Hezbollah leader … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 47 ( Nov21-27)

Top Headlines  An Egyptian court revokes the death sentence of Egypt’s ex-president Morsi Egypt’s Sisi expresses support for Syrian military Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria The US State Department removed Egypt from its travel warning list Egypt and … Continue reading

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