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Russia, Iran, Syria ― Together Against Washington’s ‘Great Middle East Project’

By Shehab Al-Makahleh • Responding to Trump’s cruise missiles attack on Syrian Shayrat airbase, the tripartite meeting of foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Syria was held today in Moscow. The meeting ended with a resounding ‘no’ to the Washington’s ‘Great Middle East Project’, and with equally resounding confirmation …

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United States “Within an Inch” of Military Conflict With Russia

By Shehab Al-Makahleh • In the immediate aftermath of the US strike on the Syrian Shayrat airbase Russian President Putin called the attack a violation of the international law, which was shortly followed by the Russian Defense Ministry announcing suspension of the memorandum on air safety in Syria reached with the …

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Arab Leaders Try to Get Trump’s Attention

By Shehab Al-Makahleh • Eager to unlock the door to US-Arab cooperation on tackling regional issues following decades of disappointment with Washington’s lack of understanding of their concerns, three Arab leaders are engaging US President Donald Trump’s new administration over the next month. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met …

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Russia Against Terrorism: One Nation’s Brave Fight Against Common Enemy

By Shehab Al-Makahleh • Today’s terrorist attack on St. Petersburg’s metro is one in a long line of deadly terrorist attacks that have targeted Russia since 1995. The estimates put the number of terrorist attacks in Russia in this period at over 800, with a death toll of more …

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4 Arab Countries to Create a Political and Economic Super-Power

By Shehab al-Makahleh • The bloc of four nations entailing Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates with overall population estimated at 75 million, occupying an area of 2.95 million square kilometers would become a regional power to counter Iran and any other regional country posing a threat …

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