On October 7, the military group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, launched an attack on Israel. The regional sphere is crucial to the evolution of the conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian war has always been an ideological clash in the region, lining up two sharply opposing factions; now, despite the strategy of normalization with the Arab neighbors brought forward by Israel in recent years, an escalation on a regional level could become a very serious matter. Overall, the resurgence of this conflict has left the world wondering what is the role and responsibility of the international community.
Historically rivals on both geopolitical and sectarian grounds, the tripartite agreement between Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic and China is a diplomatic coup that could offer prospects for growth and stability in the Arabian Peninsula over the long term.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister is convinced that his region can become one of Europe’s main energy suppliers in the near future.
This article takes an in depth look at the opportunities and challenges facing Iraqi Kurdistan’s plans of becoming a global energy exporter, in order to determine their feasability.
On September 30th, a suicide attack took place at the Kaaj tuition center, in the Dasht-e-Barchi area in the western part of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The attack cost 35 deaths and 80 w0unded, most of them women. The news comes from the United Nations which expressed its condolence to the victims. The suicide attack started with the killing of the guards in front of the education center and ended with the explosion inside.
On September 15th, Iran signed the memorandum of commitment toward the Shanghai cooperation organization becoming a permanent member of it. According to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the agreement will not be only a normal relationship among states but it will open a new stage for Iran. It will have an important impact on the economy, transit, and energy cooperation. Its membership will be official in April 2023.
On Wednesday, US troops stationed in the South of Syria attacked bunkers in Deir el-Zor province after a Syrian attack. These US attacks took place because of the aggressions the US troops were subjected to last week. the US thinks the attacks have been made by the Tehran-backed militias even if the Iranians denied it.
On Saturday there was the umpteenth protest against the Iraqi Parliament conducted by the supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The protest injured at least 125 people and this was the second protest of the week with the first on Wednesday.
Joe Biden argued that the U.S. is prepared to use all elements of its national power to prevent Iran from acquiring or developing nuclear missiles. Mario Draghi is on the verge to resign as Italy’s PM and the President of Sri Lanka has announced its resignation.
The assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has shaken the regional and international political arena. Despite the blow to its nuclear program, it seems that Iran has gained the upper hand in a power struggle with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.
Syrians of all backgrounds are becoming the victims of the regional powers’ hunger: as the country is depleted and its citizens are displaced or disappear, international powers seem to only look after their own benefit.