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MESA can co-exist with Qatar dispute

MESA (Middle East Strategic Alliance) was created to serve as a bulwark against extremism and Iran. But with Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cutting off trade and travel ties with Qatar in...
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Education and funding required for Syria’s children

Education has emerged as a focus point in Syria. With the fears of war largely receding from what was once the world’s biggest battle field, school children are donning their school uniforms as they...
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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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Depreciation of the Rial will be eased: Iran’s central bank

The Iranian Rial has halved its value since April 2018. In a bid to place a plank under its bottom especially since U.S. sanctions are likely to be imposed sometime this week, Iranian state...

Bahrain’s state finances need reforms: IMF

Following yearly consultations with the government of Bahrain, a senior official from the International Monetary Fund disclosed, it is very important for the state of Bahrain that it undertakes financial reforms, which includes supporting...
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ICJ rules – UAE-led blockade violates Qataris’ rights

The economic blockade imposed by the United Arab Emirates and its allies against Qatar amounts to racial discrimination. This was what the United Nations' top court pronounced in its provisional ruling in what is...
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Qatar takes UAE to UN International Court of Justice

According to a report by Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), Qatar has dragged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nation’s highest judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging human rights...

The EU pledges $23.5 million aid for Jordan

In the wake of the massive protests that have sprung up following Jordan’s adoption of IMF-backed austerity measures, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief announced that the EU will provide Jordan with...
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Strait of Hormuz: Its strategic importance for sea-borne oil

The Strait of Hormuz, a strategic artery which links producers of crude oil from the Middle East to markets in the Asia Pacific region, Europe, North America and beyond, is of strategic importance to...
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Syrian refugees must voluntarily return

Lebanon is collaborating with Damascus in order to ensure the safe return of its citizens, who have ended up as refugees, in Lebanon. Lebanese President Michel Aoun, as well as other politicians have called on...