Asfan Tariq

  • After Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel in 1979, followed by Jordan’s in 1994, Abraham Accord makes the UAE the third Arab country to normalise relations with Israel. It is the first of the six Arab Gulf states to do so. Oman, Bahrain, and possibly Morocco are widely expected to follow ...

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  • The Treaty of Sèvres, imposed by the Allies on the Ottoman Empire after World War I, had virtually destroyed Turkey as a national state. The treaty was not recognised by the nationalist government under Mustafa Kemal Pasha (later known as Ataturk). After the nationalist victory over the ...

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  • Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act 2017 (CAATSA), a US Federal Law, which imposes new sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia, empowers the US President to impose at least 05 or more of the entitled sanctions on persons engaging in transactions with ...

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  • In the months since the novel coronavirus rose from a regional crisis to a global threat, which killed nearly 10,000 people, drug makers, large and small have scrambled to advance their best ideas for thwarting this pandemic. As COVID-19 spreads illness, death and catastrophe around the world, ...

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  • In 1979, a year after the coup, the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan to sustenance its communist government. It fought a resistance movement known as Mujahedeen, the blue-eyed son of US, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia among other countries. In 1989, Soviet troops withdrew after Geneva Accord 1988, known ...

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