A cold Russian-Iranian war in Syria, deal of century after Ramadan

The Syrian file witnessed intensive regional and international moves, as the Russian-Iranian rivalry and conflict intensified due to increased Russian coordination with Israel, while fighting in demilitarized areas increased, as well as events in Algeria, Sudan and Libya continued.

This week, Arab newspapers discussed regional and international moves on the Syrian file, in addition to events in Algeria, Libya and Sudan, and the situation in Palestine.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Pedersen in Damascus: All the issues on the table

The United Nations envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, resumed on Sunday his consultations on the political process during a visit to Damascus where he will hold "Detailed" talks on the political process with Syrian officials.

"We have had detailed and important discussions and will continue the discussion this afternoon," Pedersen said after the meeting. "It is fair to say that we are now addressing all issues ... and they are all on the table."

Al-Quds Al-Arabi: Experts for Al-Quds Al-Arabi: Israeli-Russian harmony to strike at the "growth" of Iranian influence in Syria

Al-Quds Al-Arabi, for its part, dealt with Russian complicity with Israel in its bombing of Syria. "When the Israeli entity, with the help of the Russians, received the body of the soldier Zakharia Baumel from Bashar al-Assad regime in early April, the bones of the fighter, the Arabs are frank on normalization and employment ... However, the Russian gift, did not bear it, has been rocked by violent explosions at military sites in central Syria, resulting from Israeli raids, targeted on Sunday dawn, an Iranian missile factory «earthquake 2», carrying warheads up to half a ton with the possibility to develop and improve the accuracy and extent.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: The Cold War is raging between Russia and Iran in Syria

For its part, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat said: "The competition between Russia and Iran in the areas of the Syrian regime amounted to the extent described by observers as "cold war" undeclared between the two parties in order to control the country's resources and decision.

Al-Watan: Turkey procrastinates monitoring patrols to prolong the life of "demilitarized" ... Moscow: Our patience is running out of the presence of terrorists in Idlib

As for the demilitarized zone, Al-Watan newspaper said: "Local sources in Idlib and other opposition groups close to Turkey's armed militias have confirmed that Ankara has recently adopted a new military tactic in dealing with the" demilitarized zone" reached to at "Sochi", aimed at procrastinating the implementation of the item on the conduct of surveillance patrols to prolong the life of the agreement as much as possible, this data comes at a time when Moscow confirmed that its patience will finally run out about the "continued presence of terrorists in Idlib."

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: US-Russian talks on Syria "fruitful"

"Russian diplomats have revealed part of the details of the "secret" talks conducted by US President adviser Fiona Hill in Moscow over the past two days, focusing on the situation in Syria and Venezuela, describing it as" fruitful ", the daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: 6 thousand fighters from «Daesh» including thousands of Western detainees in eastern Euphrates

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper also referred to the issue of Daesh mercenaries the Syrian Democratic Forces detain and said: "After several Western countries, led by Germany, Britain, France and Denmark, refused to receive their citizens of the terrorist organization" Daesh, the US and the coalition states are discussing with the Autonomous Administration to establish a special international court to prosecute these fighters and to hold them in prisons within areas under the influence of the Syrian Democratic Forces east of the Euphrates River.

Al-Arab: Abadi and Maliki prepare for a common battle to regain their status

"The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi overturns his options for re-positioning in the Iraqi political arena and maintaining his chances of returning to power, which he left forcibly after the elections of May last year in favor of his successor, Adel Abdul Mahdi, despite his full conviction of the right In a second term at the head of the government based on what he sees a great achievement through the leadership of the war on Daesh organization, which ended in defeat and the restoration of various areas of Iraq that had occupied.

Al-Bayan: the first of «three Bs» leaves in Algeria

On the Algerian issue, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "The head of Algeria's Constitutional Council, Tayeb Belaiz, submitted his resignation, thus becoming the first of the three" Bs "that the protesters demanded of their resignations, in addition to Bilayez, interim President Abdelkader Ben Saleh and Prime Minister Noureddine Badawi while chief of staff of Algeria warned of «suspicious meetings held in secret to conspire against the demands of the people».

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Washington: "The peace plan" in the region after Ramadan

On the subject of the peace plan, the White House adviser Jared Kushner said during a meeting with a group of ambassadors that the "peace plan" in the Middle East will be announced after the formation of the new Israeli government and after the month of Ramadan. Reuters quoting an "informed source that "Kushner urged "open mindedness" to President Donald Trump's proposal for peace in the Middle East, adding that the proposal will require concessions from both sides" the source quoted Kushner as saying: "We will all have to consider reasonable concessions that allow making peace."

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Sudan towards a civilian government headed by an independent figure

On the Sudanese issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: "The transitional military council in Sudan called on the civilian forces to agree on an independent figure to assume the presidency of a civilian government, three days after overthrowing President Omar al-Bashir and his deputy Awadh ibn Auf, the council announced the transfer of ibn Auf to retire, while the appointment of Abu Bakr Mustafa as the new director of the Security and Intelligence, replacing Salah Qosh, who was dismissed yesterday as one of the greatest symbols of the former regime.

Al-Hayat: Opposition candidate takes over Istanbul mayor... Waiting for result of Erdogan party's appeal

On the Turkish issue, Al-Hayat newspaper said that the candidate of the People's Republican Party, opponent Akram Emamoglu, won Istanbul Municipality, following the re-counting of votes, but the committee is still ruling on an appeal by the ruling Justice and Development Party in the city, to repeat voting under the pretext "irregularities".



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