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How the Ukraine war is advancing Iran's influence in Syria

The New Arab 16 May 2022
Today’s Syria is not Syria before the war, even though there was no destruction back then, but now the respect and credibility of Syria is much more and all look to it as a power,” said Iran’s ... From Israel’s perspective, this shift in the balance of power in Syria is worrying.

Lebanon’s failure is part of regional shift for the worse

The Arab Weekly 16 May 2022
The Hashemite kingdom possesses a minimum level of internal cohesion and its political leadership is able to absorb the regional balances of power on the one hand and what is going on at the world level on the other. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, have each lost their prerequisites for existence.

THE ANGRY ARAB: Turkey Leaves the Arab World

Consortium News 16 May 2022
By 2011, Turkey was on the ascendancy in the Arab world; the Muslim Brotherhood — or its more radical offshoots — were part of the armed rebellion in Syria; the Muslim brotherhood came to power in Libya and Tunisia and Egypt and Hamas (an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood) was more popular than Fatah in Palestine.

9 dead in sandstorm in Syria

Gulf News 16 May 2022
Dubai. Nine people killed, including a father and his son, in Deir Ez Zor in Syria were killed after a powerful sandstorm swept the city, local media reported ... .

The dangerous trend of imperial nostalgia – it's not just Russia

Raw Story 16 May 2022
Ultimately, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, they decided on the latter, employing Russian military power to attack neighboring Georgia, win a civil war in Syria, annex Crimea, and instigate a separatist revolt in Ukraine’s Donbas region ... Blocked in their reassertion of imperial power by the Soviet and U.S.

Turkey may blackmail NATO to prevent Finland, Sweden from joining - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 15 May 2022
For instance, Turkey is the world’s worst jailer of journalists and has ethnically cleansed Kurdish and other minorities from illegally occupied Afrin, an area of Syria it took over in 2018 ... Turkey turned to its powerful DC-based lobby to try to get the US to leave Syria.

When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are “Going After the Terrorists”

GlobalResearch 15 May 2022
KSA Defense Minister Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, confirmed (December 14, 2015) that the campaign “would co-ordinate efforts to fight terrorism” specifically in Iraq and Syria in coordination “with major powers and international organisations”, i.e NATO, the US, the EU.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa, 73

The Manila Times 15 May 2022
The Arab world's second-biggest economy, after Saudi Arabia, is now wielding growing political influence, filling a space ceded by traditional powers such as Egypt, Iraq and Syria ... In Saudi Arabia, the UAE's powerful neighbor and closest ally, King Salman ordered funeral prayers at Mecca's Great Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina.

Voices from the Arab press: Erdogan rearranges his Syrian priorities

The Jerusalem Post 14 May 2022
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement of a project for the voluntary repatriation of one million Syrian refugees to the areas controlled by Turkey in northern Syria aims to undermine the Turkish opposition, which is using the refugee card against Erdogan more than a year before the date of the presidential elections.

UAE's ailing President Sheikh Khalifa dies aged 73

The Jordan Times 14 May 2022
The ministry announced 40 days of mourning, with flags at half-mast from Friday and work suspended in the public and private sectors for the first three days ... The Arab world's second-biggest economy behind Saudi Arabia has also begun to wield growing political influence, filling a space ceded by traditional powers such as Egypt, Iraq and Syria.

Five killed in Israeli air strike on Syria: state media

The New Arab 13 May 2022
An Israeli air strike on central Syria killed five people including a civilian, Syrian state media said Friday ... Government media in Syria confirmed four casualties in those strikes ... The conflict in Syria started in 2011 with the brutal repression of peaceful protests and escalated to pull in foreign powers and global jihadists.

Syria's Bashar Assad sticks with his friends in the region

The Jerusalem Post 13 May 2022
The Iranian project in Syria is a variant of similar activity designed to advance Iranian power throughout the region. A recent study by Syrian analyst Omar Abu Layla at the Fikra Forum laid bare in stark detail the extent to which in large swaths of southern Syria today, the de facto power on the ground is Iran, not Assad.

What does 1 million dead Americans tell us?

Raw Story 13 May 2022
In a country like, say, Syria, the health of the polity is of little or no consequence to the ruling class ... You have probably heard of “failed states” – that’s a political entity, like Syria, that’s been so weakened by corruption and power that the government can no longer meet its responsibilities to its people.

Marrakech conference highlights ISIS threat, Morocco’s counter-terror role

The Arab Weekly 13 May 2022
Bourita said the threat posed by ISIS had “not diminished” and that the coalition sought to raise $700 million for “stabilisation activities” in parts of Iraq and Syria formerly held by the group ... ISIS at the height of its power controlled more than 100,000 square kilometres stretching from Syria to Iraq and ruled over eight million people.

‘Not in our Name’: Opposition to U​.​S. War Escalation with Russia. Open Letter to President ...

GlobalResearch 13 May 2022
history demonstrates a pattern of multiple military invasions of sovereign states – or military and tactical support for others to do so – most prominently the unjust 2003 invasion of Iraq with hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties, but also in Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.

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