A Sudan affairs expert tells Press TV’s The Debate program that Saudi Arabia is intentionally preventing the formation of a democratic government in Sudan to manipulate the status quo in the African country in its own favor.
The United Nations is adopting a more “even-handed approach” on Syria, says a political commentator, adding that the course of events is turning in favor of Damascus not only on the battlefield but also in the diplomatic arena.
A commentator believes the United States’ secret deployment of a team of elite commandos to the Yemeni border to help the Saudi military in battles against the Houthi Ansarullah movement shows Riyadh’s “helplessness” in facing the Yemenis' “steadfastness” in confronting the years-long war on the impoverished Arab nation.
Max Igan, a radio host and political commentator, believes the Qatari foreign minister's comments about Hamas being a “legitimate resistance movement” not a terror outfit are completely right, reasoning that the organization is resisting Israel’s policy of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians.
Hawkish US Republican Senator John McCain has once again accused Moscow of waging a war against the United States. He says Russia’s alleged cyberattacks against US political organizations to influence the 2016 presidential election amount to an “act of war.”
Syrian forces are on the brink of winning eastern Aleppo. Almost half of the region has already been freed from the clutch of terrorists and is under the army’s control. Many observers believe that terrorist outfits will be reined in once eastern Aleppo is reclaimed completely, unless the US and its regional allies want to continue their incendiary measures. In this episode of The Debate, Press TV has spoken to James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst from Washington, and Jim Walsh, with MIT's Security Studies Program from Boston, to revisit the Syrian army’s latest advancements in Aleppo and see how this might change Washington's approach.
The Daesh Takfiri terrorists have fired mortars containing chemical agents against civilian areas south of the Iraqi city of Mosul. The attack comes days after New York-based Human Rights Watch warned against the use of toxic chemicals by Daesh in areas near Mosul in an attempt to keep its last stronghold in the war-torn country as Iraqi forces press ahead with a large-scale operation to liberate the northern city.