This week, Arab newspapers discussed the situation in the so-called demilitarized zones of Syria, as well as the differences between the parties of the Sudanese crisis and preparations for the deal of the century.
Al-Arab: Al-Qaeda's influence in the Syrian conflict paves the way for a new caliphate
In this context, Al-Arab newspaper reported that "in recent weeks, the Russian-Turkish differences have been exacerbated in the Syrian arena, paving the way for the Sochi agreement to remain in ink on paper and pushing the military process scenario in Idlib to the front, despite the humanitarian disaster it may carry. "
Moscow has warned that Ankara has so far failed to fulfill its promise in ridding Idlib from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Organization (formerly Jabhet al-Nusra), but the latter's influence has expanded.
International reports warn of al-Qaeda's increasing influence in Syria through Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which may focus a new organization of the caliphate after the fall of Daesh, especially that all developments on the ground come after the call of the commander-in-chief of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Abu Muhammad Golani on Syrian factions loyal to Ankara to open fighting fronts against the regime forces.
Syria: Russian-Turkish tension keeps Idlib's file on fire
Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper said: "As the Russian-Syrian bombardments and raids on Idlib continue to threaten the lives of more than 3.5 million people, Turkish-Russian tension has emerged yesterday, which keeps the northern province's atmosphere burning and its fate uncertain.
Russia responded coldly to the Turkish request and refused to stop the attacks on Idlib and its surroundings amid international appeals to protect the children of Syria from the bombing of the regime and Russia in Idlib, where 950 were killed within a month of raids on the city and its surroundings.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Syrian raids with Russian cover approaching the borders of Turkey
In the same context, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "The Syrian regime, with the support of Russian aviation, expanded its bombing into the countryside of Aleppo near the Turkish border, in addition to the continued shelling of rural Idlib, killing civilians including children, it is expected that Geir Pederson to touch upon Idlib during a briefing to the UN Security Council today.
Al-Arab: The good news does not stay long in Iraq and Syria... They burn fields
"The Islamic State Organization adopted the burning of large areas of agricultural land in Syria and Iraq, and published in the latest issue of the weekly news magazine an article on the deliberate fires in Iraq and Syria and incited followers to repeat it, this is a strategy that experts expect to see a surge in the future, pointing out that a fire is easier to detonate and that the materials needed to set fire are cheap and available, and fire will be an alternative weapon as counterterrorism measures have made it harder for terrorists to acquire the weapons they need."
Al-Arab: Reduced prospects for resumption of political process in Libya
"The chances of resuming the political process in Libya and the cease-fire in Tripoli have declined after the Security Council failed to issue a strong position that forces the conflicting forces to return to the negotiations, which were quickly reduced in exchange for the escalation of hostilities," the newspaper said.
Libyan army chief Marshal Khalifa Hafter told France's Le Journal du Dimanche that he ruled out a ceasefire in the ongoing fighting to control Tripoli.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Beirut is hesitant about an Israeli offer on the border
On the Lebanese side, the daily al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that Lebanese officials were concerned with dealing with information about an "Israeli positivity" in the negotiations on the delineation of the maritime and land borders under the auspices of the United Nations, even though it is a Lebanese demand approved by Israel after American mediation.
Lebanese sources told the newspaper that "the delay is due to the failure to inform Lebanon of any details about the Israeli position, which requires awaiting the return of US envoy David Satterfield to Beirut today, to see the results of his talks with Israeli officials."
Al-Arab: Islamists infiltrate between Sudanese transitional council and the revolution forces
"The Islamists, who worked with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, are trying to come back to the forefront, albeit gradually, from the point of disagreement between the transitional military council and the forces of freedom and change over the interim administration, while showing their bias towards the interim authority for fear of a new confrontation with the military."
Al-Arab: maneuvering with mediators, Iran attempts to resolve its crisis without changing its policies
"Iran is moving with an established strategy of diversifying mediators from Oman, Iraq and Kuwait, and finally Japan, without making any concessions. It is also working to gain time through vague initiatives such as the presentation of dialogue with the Gulf states by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif, and then Assistant Abbas Arajiji, with the aim of reaching a non-aggression agreement between the countries of the region."
Al-Arab: Martin Griffith's mission reaches its last stop in Yemen
On the Yemeni issue, Al-Arab said "political sources confirmed UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith's role has come to an end in light of the insistence of the legitimate government not to deal with him and consider him and non-neutral UN mediator."