Trump’s West Asia tour has made the prospect of engagement and dialogue very remote. The region needs a strong dose of statesmanship and good sense for peace prospects to be revived.
The latest in a series of meetings will see the two countries sign a number of agreements on political and economic matters.
The US Department of Treasury on Monday labelled El Aissami a drug “kingpin,” accusing him of facilitating shipments by air and sea and having links to drug gangs in Mexico and Colombia.
On the ground, rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts, which could undermine the deal.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Air strikes blasted neighbourhoods around a children’s hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in a second day of renewed bombing.
The bombardment appeared to mark the end of a pause in strikes on targets inside the city declared by Syria’s government and Russia on October 18.
The Syrian military have made repeated efforts to oust rebels from the 1070 Apartments area since the summer.
Hariri’s nomination is part of a political deal that resulted in the election of Michel Aoun as head of state on Monday, ending a presidential vacuum.
Michel Aoun, a staunch supporter of Hezbollah, was surprisingly endorsed by Saad-al Hariri, whose government was overthrown in 2011 by Hezbollah and its allies.
Israel’s history, geographical area and position all contribute to its offense-based military strategy; however, the same factors don’t apply to India.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Speaker Nabih Berri took the decision after the withdrawal of the Free Patriotic Movement which criticised the dialogue of rival politicians as pointless and condemned what it called contraventions of a national pact on sectarian power-sharing among the Lebanese.
In nine months, at least six dual-national Iranians have been arrested, with dubious allegations against them suggesting political or economic objectives
Bahrain has accused the opposition of undermining security and fostering violence and terrorism in the country.
Though the UN Refugee Agency stated that the attackers came from inside Syria, local authorities raided Syrian refugee camps and detained hundreds of people.
ISIS had urged its followers to attack the ‘non-believers’ in the month of Ramadan.
The report says that Bahrain has made progress toward implementing reforms recommended by an independent commission, but “more work remains to be done.”
Bahrain has defended its actions against Shi’ite Muslim figures in the context of national security, while Iran and Hezbollah condemned the decision, saying it could provoke violent resistance from the people.
The Lebanese banking sector has been at the centre of an escalating crisis since the US passed a law requiring banks to take steps to target the finances of the armed Shi’ite political group Hezbollah.
In addition to the war with Islamic State, Assad is fighting rebels who include groups that have received support from his foreign enemies, Turkey included.
The Sunni power has used Muslim networks to push states into cutting off contacts with Iran, including by creating an Islamic Coalition against terrorism without inviting Tehran to join. The two nations are also wooing India, and South American and African countries.
Mustafa Badreddine was one of the highest ranking officials in Hezbollah and assessed by the US government to be responsible for the group’s military operations in Syria, where it is fighting alongside the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The falling out between the countries that began in January has become increasingly embittered.