The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
After the Trump administration declared the deal dead in September last year, reports suggest that negotiations between the two sides are back on track, with a deal imminent.
The Taliban is expected to discuss these terms with US negotiators in Doha, two sources said. If such an agreement is reached, it will revive hopes for a long-term solution to the war in Afghanistan.
The late monarch’s shadow looms as Oman prepares to navigate the uncertainties of the post-Qaboos era.
With airlines and shipping companies diverting or altogether cancelling trips in the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, Qatar's lifeline, is on edge.
Is it Turkey’s model as a ‘Muslim democracy’ that threatens Gulf monarchies?
The Iranian response to the assassination of Soleimani may have been for domestic consumption, but Trump's erratic decision-making may still force Iran's hand.
A recent deal agreed with Tripoli and a decision to deploy forces in Libya show that Ankara aims to develop an understanding between warring factions in the country, creating a deterrent against the powers of instability.
Soleimani was well known for maintaining a low profile and moving with a tight security detail and yet the US had precise coordinates to bump him off.
Turkey made a big investment in improving its naval defences in the last decade, increasing the number of warships and military vessels and relying on homegrown technology.
The request came after Turkey's President Erdogan said Ankara will send troops to Libya after Tripoli asked for it, and he will present legislation to parliament in January for deployment to the north African country.
Experts say the sudden release of Sami Annan, Sisi's political rival, indicates Egyptian military generals are not so sure whether the country is heading toward the right direction.
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