Al Jazeera vs. Bangladesh: What’s Happening, Why, and What Might It Lead To?
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Al Jazeera vs. Bangladesh: What’s Happening, Why, and What Might It Lead To?

It’s up to the court of law to establish the facts about Al Jazeera’s investigation, but the very publication of the outlet’s series of reports has been enough to provoke an enormous international scandal involving Bangladesh, Qatar, India, Hungary, and “Israel” as the primary players. Al Jazeera published a series of scandalous reports last week…

Saudi Arabia Stands at the Threshold of New Difficulties and Troubles
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Saudi Arabia Stands at the Threshold of New Difficulties and Troubles

A senior Israeli official told the London-based Arab news agency Elaph that the Saudis have stopped all behind-the-scenes negotiations with Israel. He claims that Saudi Arabia will not sign any peace agreement with Israel unless there is progress on the Palestinian issue. This and other reports in the world media came about two months after…

Egypt’s Search for a Fig Leaf: It’s Not the Handball World Championship
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Egypt’s Search for a Fig Leaf: It’s Not the Handball World Championship

Hosting major sports tournaments can confer prestige on a country, but in the case of Egypt, the 2021 Handball World Championship will do little to repair its relations with the US, Italy and states in the Gulf, argues James M. Dorsey in this analysis. Egyptian general-turned president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sees the 2021 men’s handball…

Qatar is on the Verge of Scoring New Victories
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Qatar is on the Verge of Scoring New Victories

Saudi Arabia, overtaxing itself in its vain efforts to establish dictatorial control over all the countries on the Arabian Peninsula, has recently moved toward a compromise with Qatar to end a devastating three-year conflict. However, as practice still shows – and many sources close to the negotiations say – a complete resolution remains unattainable, despite…