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10 Conflicts to Watch in 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent shock waves round the world. As our look ahead to 2023 shows, several other crises loom as well. Will he or won’t he? This time last year, that was the question. Russian President Vladimir Putin had massed almost 200,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders. U.S. intelligence …

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Turkish Mobilization in Northern Syria Signals Stalled Normalization with Syrian Regime

In the last few days, Damascus put forward conditions for continuing talks with Ankara, according to Asharq al-Awsat. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed developments in Syria in a phone call on Monday. Turkish and Iranian media reported that Iran’s top diplomat, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, might …

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Staged Deportation of Syrians from Turkey; Detention Centers for Indefinite Period, Judiciary Sidelined

Syrians are move to camps described as “large prisons” in southern Turkey, where they are persuaded to return to Syria, according to Syria TV. The pace of deportation of Syrian refugees from Turkey to northern Syria has increased during the past year, and the selection of deportees was semi-random. Most …

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Syrian Army Repels Attack, Eliminates 12 Terrorists in Idleb

Syria said that the Syrian Army repulsed on Wednesday a terrorist attack in the southern countryside of Idleb, according to Tishreen. The Ministry of Defense said that units of the Syrian Army repulsed on Wednesday a terrorist attack in the southern countryside of Idleb. “Our brave armed forces on Wednesday …

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Assassination of Regime Militia Leaders

Local networks reported that the assassination of Amer al-Nassar took place on Sunday, according to Enab Baladi. Amer al-Nassar, nicknamed “The Colonel,” a militia commander in Daraa, was killed by direct fire while he was in a house in the city of al-Hara, northwest of Daraa. Local networks reported that …

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Qaterji Family at Forefront of “Money Whales” with Support of Presidential Palace

Rumors about the arrest of figures from the Qaterji family are the result of rivalry among warlords, according to Enab Baladi. The rumors of the detention of the heads of the Qaterji family and the seizure of their companies have not been a secret in the past months in anticipation …

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Syria Today: Çavuşoğlu in D.C; SDF Worried; Opposition Eyes New Path

The Turkish-Syrian rapprochement is back on the surface after the meeting between Turkey’s Foreign Minister Cavusoglu and Secretary of State Blinken in Washington. On the other hand, the military threats have come back, and the Kurds in northeast Syria are still concerned about that. Syria, in the meanwhile, is angry …

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Escobar: Volja Hrvata u BiH se treba čuti i provesti

Razlog zašto ljudi i kompanije odlaze iz BiH nije multietnički karakter zemlje. Ljudi ne odlaze jer ne žele živjeti s Hrvatima, Bošnjacima ili Srbima. Ljudi odlaze jer ne mogu naći posao bez korumpiranih veza Podržavam sve konstitutivne narode u BiH da otvoreno i slobodno izraze svoja politička opredjeljenja … “Vaš …

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Vučić: Ako ne prihvatimo plan EU za Kosovo, slijedi prekid eurointegracija, povlačenje investicija i druge mjere

“Iako sam mogao da reagujem emotivno, da kažem ‘skloni se, napusti ili ih izbaci’, moj posao je da brinem o državi” Predsjednik Srbije Aleksandar Vučić izjavio je večeras u Beogradu da mu je zapadna petorka predočila da će, u slučaju odbijanja plana EU za Kosovo, posljedice po Srbiju biti prekid …

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Israel’s new government is Zionism unveiled

It’s taken until Netanyahu’s new far-right government for some to acknowledge Israel’s crimes against Palestinians, but these violations of international law have long existed. Rami Khouri explains what must shift to challenge the current trajectory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new right-wing Israeli government has quickly launched policies that take Zionism …

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