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Nassib border with Jordan opens on Oct. 10

Syria’s Nassib border crossing with Jordan will reopen on October 10, said Syria's state media reports. With the trade captured from the rebels, the Syrian government is set to reopen it later this month. With...
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Syria’s new constitution could dawn in 2019

Syria’s constitution got a shot in the arm when the United Nations along with Turkey, Iran and Russia voiced hope that the committee charged with writing it will begin work in early...
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Doha’s charm offensive boosts U.S. Qatar relations

In start contrast to U.S. Qatar relations a year ago, there was much bonhomie on display as members of the U.S. Congress and officials from the U.S. Administration met last week for dinner in...
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Fake news legislation set to become law in Egypt

Fake news has become a growing menace. With the ever increasing reach of the internet, it is becoming increasingly easier for for those with an ulterior motive to spread disinformation and conspiracy theories online....

Saudi Arabia’s threat a violation of Gulf cooperation charter and international law: Qatar

Responding to Saudi Arabia’s military threats, Qatar's foreign minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, warned the move is in violation of the Gulf cooperation charter as well as international law. Sheikh Mohammed made the comments...

Hezbollah, Iran to stay in Syria

According to a news report by Russia’s RIA, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has made it amply clear that until Syria is "liberated" and its "territorial integrity is restored," Iranian and Hezbollah forces will...
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Saudi Arabia vs. Yemen: Ramadan ends with missiles

Holy month of Ramadan comes to an end with some deadly wishes between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Saudi air defenses confirmed that a ballistic missile fired from pro-Iranian rebel-held territory in Yemen was intercepted...

Sudan: Defense deals with North Korea has been scrapped

Sudanese authorities have confirmed that defense contracts with North Korea have been scrapped, in what is the first acknowledgment of such a deal with the North Korea which is under heavy U.N sanctions. "Sudan's defense...

U.S.-Iran: The human cost of devastating wars

Recent events in the past weeks in the Persian Gulf indicate of potentially yet another devastating war in the region. The United States has relocated B-52 bombers, has placed its Patriot missile...