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Raed Omari
Raed Omari

Raed Omari is a Jordanian journalist, political analyst, parliamentary affairs expert, and commentator on local and regional political affairs. His writing focuses on the Arab Spring, press freedoms, Islamist groups, emerging economies, climate change, natural disasters, agriculture, the environment and social media. He is a writer for The Jordan Times, and contributes to Al Arabiya English. He can be reached via [email protected], or on Twitter @RaedAlOmari2

Assad’s unproved allegations about Jordan

Once again, Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad has pointed an accusing finger at Jordan, claiming that the security-concerned kingdom is planning to deploy troops in his war-torn country. Assad made his...

Syria’s regime eyeing Idlib, yet difficulty persists

Following the Syrian regime’s recapture of Aleppo in December last year, Idlib was expected to be the next battleground city. The north-western province, which has been in the hands of rebels...

The difference journalists can make in conflict zones

Inability of journalists to report from dangerous territories has given rise to what we call citizen journalists in conflict-torn countries...

Karak attack yet another test of Jordan’s resilience

Jordan being the target of terror attacks is not a big surprise as it has been so for a number of reasons...

Why is Aleppo under heavy fire despite international outcry?

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and once its commercial center, has been under ferocious bombardment from Russian and regime warplanes...

Ignoring Bashar al-Assad with a few euphemisms

Without resolving the Assad issue, any American-Russian understanding on Syria will be incomplete ...

Is Mahmoud Abbas silent out of frustration?

Abbas must be despondent about successive international failures to revive the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process...

A turning point for Jordanian security

ISIS attack on border guards left a deep impact on Jordan’s open-border policy...