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Soldier standing outside of a tank, and holding Cyprus Flag in the parade. Cyprus mark the 54th anniversary of its independence from British colonial rule with a military parade in Nicosia
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Analysis: Cyprus has upped its regional diplomatic outreach to counter Turkey's foreign policy, but the increasing militarisation of these alliances could jeopardise the resolution of the island's frozen conflict.
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Analysis: As regional countries come to terms with the Assad regime's survival, Syria could become an arena of growing geopolitical and economic competition between Tehran and Abu Dhabi.
A tattered poster of Syrian President Bachar al-Assad is seen in the northern town of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border, on November 10, 2012
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Analysis: China's expanding economic influence in the Middle East could provide a boost to regional actors seeking to normalise Assad's regime.
A Palestinian street vendor waits for customers in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 5, 2021
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Analysis: The PA has announced that it is going through its worst financial crisis in years, partly due to a shortfall in foreign aid. However, the economic fallout has much more to do with Israel's policies.
Protesters gather on Tripoli street (one of the main avenues in Misrata that saw some of the worst battles of 2011), to voice their discontent on what they perceive is General Haftar's alliance with Egypt's Sisi government.
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Analysis: With elections scheduled for late December, the visit to Israel by Haftar's son signals the Libyan general's intent to invest in a partnership with Tel Aviv if he were to become president.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as the sun sets in Kabul on September 12, 2021.
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Analysis: The Taliban promised stability after US forces left Afghanistan, but a deadly insurgency by the Islamic State-Khorasan presents a serious challenge to their rule.
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Analysis: Uncertainty surrounding the future of political relations with Gulf countries is worrying Lebanon's industrialists.
The national flags of Israel and India stand in the campus of the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad village, some 70 kms from Ahmedabad, on January 12, 2018
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Analysis: Israel's improved ties with Gulf countries have alleviated India's hesitation to pursue open bilateral relations with Tel Aviv, as both countries look to diversify their alliance systems.
A Palestinian man walks past a mural on a wall in the West Bank city of Jenin reading in Arabic: "So that we don't forget the sacred right to return" on May 13, 2013
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Analysis: Palestinians in Israel see the 1956 massacre as a painful event representing both their historic dispossession and the ongoing reality of being a second-class minority.