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Russian-backed ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ghouta

Civilians may now exit one of Syria’s last rebel strongholds under a temporary ceasefire ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The United Nations has urged warring parties to allow aid into devastated areas. Eastern Ghouta near Damascus was relatively calm on Tuesday morning after a Russian-backed ceasefire entered into force at 9:00 am local time. …

Daily News Egypt

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait until you see 2017

2016 was not a good year for Saudi Arabia. Sharply lowered oil prices sparked a domestic financial crisis that is forcing the country to restructure its economy. Saud Arabia‚Äôs bitter struggle with Iran for regional hegemony has embroiled it in wars and political conflicts which it has been unable to win, leaving Saudi Arabia no …

James Dorsey