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Abraham Accords

18th September – Abraham Accords

Abraham Accords The so-called Abraham Accords, signed in the White House by the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, under U.S. President Donald Trump’s mediation, clearly mark a new beginning in the relations between the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdoms and the Jewish state. What is the agreement? Under the agreement, the UAE and Bahrain would normalise ties with …

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4th November – The killing of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi – Implications

On 27th October President Trump of the United States announced the killing of Al Baghdadi and claimed that his was a bigger achievement than that of a similar capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. Origins of the ISIS – The IS is only a part of the Islamic extremism that originated in the Arab …

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Predictable chaos Libya

20th April – Predictable chaos in Libya

General Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army, is advancing on the capital Tripoli, having taken control of the east of the country including most of the oilfields. Background – Gen. Haftar had helped Muammar Qaddafi seize power in 1969 before going into exile in the U.S. in the 1980s, but returned to Libya …

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