Articles by csx@themetimes.com


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Is Trump serving US interests or Russia’s

by Claude Salhani US President Donald Trump’s an­nouncement that the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the US Embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is perhaps…


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Why is ISIS going after Sufi Muslims?

by Claude Salhani Egypt witnessed its worst terrorist attack in modern history when a bomb exploded in a mosque in North Sinai and people were gunned down as they fled the destruction. More than 300…


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Putin, the new Middle East kingmaker

by Claude Salhani With the United States largely absent from the Middle East during the Obama presidency and the country taking an un­certain policy line under Donald Trump, the region has been left in political…


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US losing ground and prestige to Iran, Russia and

By Claude Salhani – There are tectonic shifts occurring in the world of politics affecting the Middle East. The relative sta­bility that prevailed throughout the Cold War — though at times tense and on the…






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Not all refugees are created equal

by Claude Salhani – Not all refugees are created equal nor do all refugees receive the same treatment. The world watched in disbe­lief as millions of Americans be­came temporary refugees as they tried to remain…