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The Assad-Putin summit in Moscow

If a four-way (Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey) meeting of foreign ministers is agreed upon, it could herald a breakthrough in the Syria-Turkey crisis that meets Syria’s terms and paves the way for a meeting between Assad and Erdogan.

The Jordan Times: Implications of Chinese-brokered rapprochement between Saudi Arabia, Iran

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Amer Al Sabaileh. Last week, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations at a summit in Beijing. Track two diplomacy between the two countries started two years ago, when the former Iraqi prime minister Mustafa Al Kadimi played a major role in paving the way for…

Rebuildsyria.cz: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Iran Treaty – A Flash for “Better Times”?

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Ondřej Krátký. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (hereafter KSA) has concluded an agreement with Iran, which, according to a joint statement, should mean the end of hostilities between the two states. Since it happened with the significant contribution of China, it is tempting to interpret the whole thing…

The Associated Press: Syria hopes Iran-Saudi agreement will ease regional tension

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue. Syria on Saturday welcomed the agreement reached between Iran and Saudi Arabia to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies saying it will lead to more stability in the region. Iran has been a main backer of President Bashar Assad’s government, while Saudi…

The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 March 10

By Sam Hall Good evening. Rishi Sunak said cooperation between the UK and France on tackling the small boats crisis is now at an “unprecedented level”, after agreeing a £500 million deal with Emmanuel Macron. We also have the latest as the BBC told Gary Lineker to “step back” from presenting Match of the Day.Continue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 March 10”

The Telegraph Frontpage of Thursday 2023 March 09

By Matthew Robinson The Telegraph’s exclusive investigation, The Lockdown Files, exposes that Matt Hancock was advised to steer clear of Wuhan lab leak comments in his Covid memoirs by the Cabinet Office. And we reveal that Boris Johnson privately warned Dominic Raab about his conduct. By Sam Hall Good evening. The Government has announced thatContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage of Thursday 2023 March 09”

The Telegraph Frontpage of 2023 March 08

By Sam Hall & Matthew Robinson Good evening. The chairman of the health select committee lobbied the head of the NHS on behalf of a firm paying him £1,600 a month, The Telegraph can reveal as part of The Lockdown Files. The Lockdown Files, reveals Sir Chris Whitty advised ministers that a Covid vaccine couldContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage of 2023 March 08”

Around Unkraine 2023 January 30 – February 5

The first week of February 2023 brought spying back into the topic of the week.

The Telegraph Frontpage for Monday 2023 January 16

By Danny Boyle We have the latest on the police investigation after traces of uranium were found in cargo at Heathrow Airport. Forecasters are warning of icy rush-hour commutes in this week’s cold snap after snow fell in areas including the Cumbrian village of Nenthead, pictured above. And, on Blue Monday, we offer tips toContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Monday 2023 January 16”

News for the weekend of 2023 January 14-15

Dear Some View on the World reader, Catch up on the stories that matter to you with our carefully selected articles, below. Five unmissable stories Prince Harry exclusive interview: ‘This is not about trying to collapse the monarchy, this is about trying to save them from themselves’. Prince Harry exclusive: ‘There’s enough for another bookContinue reading “News for the weekend of 2023 January 14-15”