01 Oct 2020
On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein declared that Baghdad is “not happy” with a “dangerous” threat by Washington to pull its troops and diplomats out of Iraq. “A US withdrawal could lead to further pullouts” by members of the US-led coalition fighting
29 Sep 2020
Forming a government seems like an impossible task for Lebanon since the Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib quit on Saturday, September 26, 2020, after failing to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to the French plan aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the country’s cris
28 Sep 2020
On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the Jordanian King Abdullah II dissolved the Parliament through royal decree as of Sunday and with another royal decree, a new Senate was appointed, headed by former Prime Minister Faisal Al Fayez. The country was already meant to have parliamentary elections organized
24 Sep 2020
On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), headquartered in Cairo, was officially turned into a regional organization (through an online conference) by the seven-member states (Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, and the Palestinians). As such, the charter
23 Sep 2020
Despite surpassing the deadline imposed by France for the formation of a new government (September 14, 2020), Lebanon has not yet reached a conclusion to the internal political crisis.  On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, France’s foreign ministry warned Lebanon’s political forces that the coun
22 Sep 2020
On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the Palestinian foreign minister declared that Palestine has quit its current chairmanship of Arab League meetings, condemning as dishonorable any Arab agreement to establish formal ties with Israel. This comes in the context in which Palestinians see the accords b
21 Sep 2020
On Saturday, September 19, 2020, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all UN sanctions against Iran were “back in effect” under the “snapback” provision in the JCPOA. The claim came 30 days after Pompeo notified the UN Security Council (UNSC) of what he called Iran’s “signifi