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Why Has China Abandoned the Syrian 'Regime Change' Illusion?

Why Has China Abandoned the Syrian 'Regime Change' Illusion?

The plan that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed to President Bashar al-Assad on July 17 was the third presented by Beijing in the last decade of the Syrian war.

Head of Lebanon Banks Association to Asharq Al-Awsat: Non-State Logic Accelerates the Collapse

Head of Lebanon Banks Association to Asharq Al-Awsat: Non-State Logic Accelerates the Collapse

As the political stalemate in Lebanon exacerbates the financial, economic and monetary crisis, banking and monetary files pose a major challenge to the President of the Association of Banks (ABL), Salim Sfeir, whose term was renewed for two years as of July 1.

How Is Syria Affected by the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan?

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will cast its shadow over many “theaters” in the world, even if the size of the impact differs in each of them. Syria may be one of the many countries where the impact will be stronger, for many reasons, the most important of which is that most of the “players”

Oman FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Are Coordinating with Riyadh over Regional Issues

Oman FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Are Coordinating with Riyadh over Regional Issues

Oman’s Foreign Minister Badr Albusaidi revealed that the upcoming summit between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Sultan Haitham bin Tariq will witness the launch of a coordination council between the two neighboring countries. Sultan Haitham will head to the Kingdom on Sunday on an official

Further US ‘Humanitarian Concession’ in Syria Awaits Putin’s ‘Green Light’

Further US ‘Humanitarian Concession’ in Syria Awaits Putin’s ‘Green Light’

The United States and its allies have presented a further concession to Russia in the hope of persuading it to vote in favor of extending the international resolution on cross border aid to Syria.

Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan to Asharq Al-Awsat: Electronic Games Revenues in Saudi Arabia Top $576Mln

Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan to Asharq Al-Awsat: Electronic Games Revenues in Saudi Arabia Top $576Mln

President of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic Sports (SAFEIS) Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz revealed that revenues from the electronic games market in the Kingdom top 576 million dollars annually. In an exclusive interview to Asharq Al-Awsat, he said this figure mot

Episode 4: Assad Opened the Border with Iraq, Advised Saddam to ‘Remove The Pretexts’ to Avoid a US Strike

Episode 4: Assad Opened the Border with Iraq, Advised Saddam to ‘Remove The Pretexts’ to Avoid a US Strike

In the second half of 1996, Syrian President Hafez al-Assad’s objective was “to stop the overthrow of the Iraqi regime.” He focused his contacts for this purpose and reopened the Syrian-Iraqi borders, which were closed since 1982. The correspondence between Assad and then-Iraqi President Saddam

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