Ihsan Al-Faqih is an Anadolu Agency correspondent.
Items by Ihsan Al-Faqih
- January 11, 2024 Ihsan Al-Faqih
While attention is turned to the two sides of the conflict in Sudan, Al-Burhan and Hemedti, and the discussions surrounding the outcome of the war between them to determine the future of Sudan, a new player emerges in the equation, confusing everyone’s calculations, i.e., the Sudanese people themselves. The Sudanese...
- November 28, 2023 Ihsan Al-Faqih
Listening to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during a joint press conference with the prime ministers of Spain and Belgium last Friday, during the first hours of the truce in Gaza, I was reminded of a Syrian TV series in which a figurehead king sat over two tribes, one...
- January 31, 2023 Ihsan Al-Faqih
In a big surprise, the Saudi writer, Turki Al-Hamad, who is close to the decision-making circles in his country, launched an attack on the Egyptian regime’s policy through a series of tweets he posted on his Twitter account, which were reported by Arab and international media. The writer wondered about...
- March 9, 2022 Ihsan Al-Faqih
Most Middle East countries have sought to adopt a neutral position on the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, and not take sides. They’re doing so in the hope that they will anger neither Russia nor the United States, which appears to be a main party in the crisis. Some of...
- February 22, 2022 Ihsan Al-Faqih
Over the decades, the Middle East has been an arena for contentions over influence and interests between the US and Russia in various conflicts. This continued until the end of former US President Donald Trump’s presidency. The US’s involvement in the region’s conflicts has declined since Joe Biden took office...
- January 6, 2022 Ihsan Al-Faqih
Iran has, in recent decades, succeeded in building a network of allies and proxies among Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq, that advance Iranian interests against those of other rivals particularly the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Despite being slapped with US and UN sanctions, the Shia-majority...