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Iraq PM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Are Destined to Rid Ourselves of Foreign Hegemony

Iraq PM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Are Destined to Rid Ourselves of Foreign Hegemony

Baghdad is preparing to welcome on Friday Pope Francis I, who will be embarking on a historic visit that underlines “coexistence and tolerance” and highlights Iraq’s efforts to restore the authority of its state institutions and its role in the region and world.

US ‘Conditional Proposal’ to Assad and Netanyahu 2011: Abandon Iran in Exchange for Restoring Golan

US ‘Conditional Proposal’ to Assad and Netanyahu 2011: Abandon Iran in Exchange for Restoring Golan

Syria and Israel, through American mediation, were on the verge of signing a peace agreement in February 2011, just before the “Arab Spring” protests broke out.

Lebanon and the Arabs: Amending Relations Achieves Joint Interests

Lebanon has long enjoyed unique political, economic and social relations with its Arab environment. These ties often overcame political disputes related to Lebanon’s identity and role. These disputes date back to the time of its independence from French mandate in 1943 and persist to this day.

Houthis Redrawing Border between Yemen’s North and South

Houthis Redrawing Border between Yemen’s North and South

When the Iran-backed Houthi militias took over the Yemeni capital Sanaa in September 2014, their leader, Abdulmalek al-Houthi vowed to then United Nations envoy Jamal Benomar that his fighters will carve up the country’s north to themselves. Six years later, the Houthis have embarked on an “adven

Militants Control Nineveh, Spread Fear In Mosul

Militants Control Nineveh, Spread Fear In Mosul

Firas” is a journalist and civil activist from Mosul, who had returned to the city in 2017, three years after the ISIS invasion. Back then, he didn’t know that he would be forced to leave again, this time because of threats by groups, who boasted about liberating the city. “Firas” actively joi

Soviet-Era Footage of Eli Cohen in Damascus Backs Russian Mediation to Return his Remains to Israel

Soviet-Era Footage of Eli Cohen in Damascus Backs Russian Mediation to Return his Remains to Israel

Russia’s release of new details about notorious Israeli spy Eli Cohen has raised several questions about the role Moscow is currently playing in returning his remains from Damascus to Israel at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to President Vladimir Putin. Cohen, alias Kamel Amin T

Seven Years On, Yazidi Survivor Buries Father Slain by ISIS

Seven Years On, Yazidi Survivor Buries Father Slain by ISIS

Thikran Kamiran Yousif was 15 when ISIS militants surrounded his village in northern Iraq, rounded up residents and slaughtered several hundred of them, including his father, brother, grandfather and aunt. Nearly seven years later, Yousif has returned to the village of Kojo in Sinjar district for

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