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Putin and Netanyahu: The World’s Most Powerful President Meets the World’s Most Powerful Liar

By Adam Garrie | August 28, 2017 – There is no doubt that Vladimir Putin is the world’s most powerful President. By comparison, while China’s Xi Jinping is highly powerful and intelligent, China’s leadership retains a collective element while in Russia, Vladimir Putin maintains an unwritten but obvious veto power over all major decisions. …

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EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian Iraqi border crossing to reopen after Eid Al Adha

By Shehab Al Makahleh, Special to Al Arabiya English | Friday, 25 August 2017 • Jordan and Iraq have agreed to reopen the Turaibil – al-Karamah border crossing shortly after Eid Al Adha. A Jordanian security official has told Al Arabiya English that the Karamah crossing will be opened for …

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The Two Faces of the Gulf Crisis: Inching Toward Social Change

James Dorsey • In addition to stimulating an arms race it has actually revived momentum for unprecedented, albeit snail-paced social reforms, initially sparked by Qatar’s winning bid for the 2022 soccer World Cup. Those reforms break with policies among the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Saudi …

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Turkey Stops Financing Syrian Dissidents Coalition

TEHRAN (FNA)- Officials in Ankara have reportedly halted their financial support for Syria’s National Coalition (Syria’s dissidents), an Arab media outlet disclosed. The Arabic-language Rai al-Youm quoted sources in the National Coalition disclosing that Turkey has not made its monthly payment of $320,000 to the dissidents. In the …

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