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14.06.2024 Taut Bataut

On May 30, 2024, the 10th session of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), established in September 2004, was held in Beijing, China, marking the 20th anniversary of its creation. The forum was created after the visit of the then-Chinese President Hu Jintao to the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, Egypt. Cooperation between China and the Arab League was further strengthened through the Belt and Road Initiative…

01.06.2024 Veniamin Popov

In mid-May, Arabs collectively put forward a plan to end the war in Gaza and resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. On 16 May, the 33rd Arab Summit was held. Leaders from all 22 Arab countries met in Bahrain, including the Presidents of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, the King of Jordan, the Emir of Qatar, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and others…

10.05.2024 Yuriy Zinin

‘The Horrifying Attack at the Crocus’ …. ‘Questions and Doubts’. ‘Crime in Moscow Region Threatens Global Dangers’. These and similar headlines in the media reflect the reaction in the Middle East region to the crime at the Crocus City Hall. For observers, experts and social media users, the raid on the concert hall became a reason to increase attention to the study of the roots and methods of action of terrorism, its various organizations and branches…

27.04.2024 Madi Khalis Maalouf

In early April 2024, Cairo hosted another round of ceasefire negotiations in the Gaza Strip. However, observers note a lack of meaningful progress between the parties. The point is that the determined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unwilling to make concessions on the release of Palestinian hostages before the ceasefire, seeing such a scenario as a defeat for Tel Aviv at the hands of Hamas. The Palestinians, on the other hand, have a diametrically opposed view. Despite the hopes of the mediators, represented by Egypt, Qatar and the United States, that there would be space between the positions of the opposing sides, no consensus has been reached

16.04.2024 Vanessa Sevidova

In mid-May the 33rd annual Arab League summit will be hosted in the capital of Bahrain, Manama. Some days ago, on the 6th of April, in preparation for the upcoming summit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain held a remote meeting with Arab ambassadors to the country. The meeting was chaired by Ambassador Ahmed Al Turaifi, Chief of Arab and African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Abdulla Al Binkhali, Director-General of Administrative Services and Follow-up at the Royal Protocol…

15.04.2024 Viktor Mikhin

The unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe faced by the civilian Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip may be about to shape new political realities, but it is unlikely to keep Rafah, on the border with Egypt, safe from an Israeli offensive. There will be a new massacre and new victims, primarily the elderly, women and children. And the rest of the world, because of the West’s policies, will stand idly by, unable to take decisive action to stop these crimes.

22.03.2024 Madi Khalis Maalouf

In January 2024, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Council (AIATC), with a mandate to develop policies and strategies for AI research and related investments. National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been appointed chairman of the AIATC, while Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed has been appointed vice-chairman…

28.12.2023 Yuriy Zinin

“Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the center of global attention,” “Putin in Saudi Arabia and the UAE: the world is changing,” “Why did Putin visit the Gulf?”. These and other headlines reflect the reaction in the Middle East media space to the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the two Persian Gulf countries on December 6 this year. The general tone of the ongoing responses is as follows: the sides are interested in expanding bilateral ties and mutual understanding on the situation in the region and other world problems, especially energy issues. The course of relations between these Gulf state…

26.12.2023 Vladimir Mashin

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group has threatened to attack any vessel they believe is either going to or coming from Israel in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. They backed up their announcement with actual attacks on several ships in the Red Sea, using ballistic missiles and drones. The Houthis have stressed that their attacks are aimed at forcing Israel to stop shelling Gaza and help ensure the delivery of food and water to the Gaza Strip. The Houthi movement was established in northern Yemen, where most people follow Zaydism, a form of Shiite Islam…

05.12.2023 Yuriy Zinin

The conflict between Israel and Hamas, which has been going on since October 7, 2023, has had significant impact in the Middle East media due to the missile and bomb strikes. There is a conflict between two hostile rivals in the local broadcast media regarding the reporting, analysis, and assessment of events occurring in the political and military sectors. The use of hard propaganda techniques and vocabulary to discredit each other is used by the two sides…

03.12.2023 Viktor Mikhin

Israel’s principal objective in its war against the Gaza Strip continues to be to destroy and uproot Palestinian residents and annex Palestinian territory under the pretense of defeating Hamas, as the Israeli leadership has stated time and time again. As such, the Arab world faces a difficult choice regarding post-war arrangements. Arab leaders were expected to firmly state their stance against Israel’s horrific war of aggression against Gaza and a threat of igniting a wider regional catastrophe at the one-day meeting in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The Palestinian Authority (PA) organized the Arab summit…

02.12.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

As of 27 November 2023, a ceasefire is still in place in the Gaza Strip. According to the agreements reached, the parties to the conflict continue to exchange hostages (a third round of hostage exchanges is already being prepared). And the list of main mediators in this important matter is growing: Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, the US and Russia. Hamas is interested in preserving the truce and receiving the necessary external humanitarian aid (including medicines, fuel, food, removal of seriously wounded to hospitals in Turkey and Arab countries). The first stage of the prisoner exchange took place on 24 November…