Eurasia

Hamas and Assad: What’s Behind the Reconciliation ?

The “new relationship” between Hamas and Damascus will be built on punctual interests, according to al-Hal Net. An entire decade of disconnection and tension between the Palestinian Hamas movement and Bashar al-Assad could be replaced by a new contract establishing a post-2011 phase. The matter, however, remains subject to developments …

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Recap: Egypt, Syria and Lebanon Sign Gas Transfer Deal

Only days after the Lebanese Prime Minister Nagib Mikati announced that his country could expel Syrian refugees, as the economic hardship there made it impossible to “keep welcoming them,” Lebanon, Syria and Egypt signed a gas flow agreement. According to the official agency SANA, the deal allows the pumping and …

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Under the Biden Administration’s Watch, Iran Sanctions are Violated with Impunity

The Biden administration’s weak leadership — to hold accountable those who are violating Iran sanctions — is likely a critical reason the Iranian regime is flamboyantly ignoring the US and forging ahead — soon, most likely, to become a nuclear state. Presumably to take even further advantage of the Biden …

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Western sanctions are ‘weaponizing’ world economy, China’s Xi Jinping says ahead of BRICS summit

Chinese leader Xi Jinping set the tone for a virtual summit with leaders from major emerging economies in a pointed speech Wednesday evening, in which he decried sanctions as “weaponizing” the global economy and urged unity in the face of financial challenges. Xi, who spoke at a business forum ahead …

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President Sheikh Mohamed welcomes Jordan’s King Abdullah to Abu Dhabi

King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Abu Dhabi on an official visit on Thursday. He was welcomed by the President, Sheikh Mohamed, at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The leaders discussed increasing ties between the two countries at Qasr Al Shati Palace, where Sheikh Mohamed wished Jordan’s people continued progress, …

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IS kills 9 pro-regime fighters in east Syria

The ISIS terrorist group has killed nine pro-regime fighters in one day in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Thursday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the area. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring organization with a wide network of sources on the …

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Lebanese billionaire Mikati picked to form new govt

Lebanon’s lawmakers designated incumbent Prime Minister Najib Mikati to form a new government Thursday, more than a month after parliamentary elections that yielded no clear majority. The 66-year-old billionaire, who had been widely expected to keep his job, secured 54 votes during parliamentary consultations, giving him a clear edge over …

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How America Can Feed the World

To Prevent a Global Food Crisis, Expand the Lend-Lease Program The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already killed tens of thousands, displaced millions, and thrown global financial markets into chaos. But without serious international action, Moscow’s war will lead to another deepening crisis: worldwide hunger. Both Russia and Ukraine are …

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Szczyt sojuszników Putina. Tu nikt go nie potępia. Czy to groźne dla Zachodu?

Rozpoczynający się w środę szczyt krajów BRICS to dowód, jak bardzo iluzoryczne jest patrzenie na świat przez pryzmat euroatlantyckiej bańki. Poza nią istnieje rzeczywistość polityczna oparta na zupełnie innych wartościach. Przywódcy Chin, Brazylii, RPA oraz Indii spotykają się już po raz 15. Gospodarzem, tym razem wirtualnie, jest reżim w Pekinie, …

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The Ukraine War In Historical Perspective: The Shadow Of Barbarossa

June 22, 2022 is the 81st anniversary of the launch of Operation Barbarossa, Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, when fighting on a massive scale truly began in the Second World War. It was the largest military campaign in the history of humanity. This date is being especially …

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