During the past week, the Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib, in addition to the Iraqi crisis, and the spread of the Corona virus.
AL-Bayan: Signs of the failure of the Russian-Turkish agreement in Idlib
The Arab newspapers issued during the past week on the Syrian issue dealt with several topics, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context Al- Bayan newspaper said: "The Russian forces and their Turkish counterparts failed to conduct the first joint patrols between the two sides on the Lattakia-Aleppo International Highway, where the patrol started from the town of Saraqib East Idlib and reached the town of Neirab to return again and end the patrol, while the patrol was supposed to continue its way to other places on the "M4" road, but the sit-in of the residents and the threat of armed groups to the patrol prevented this".
"Some factions of the Syrian armed opposition have mobilized civilians and the military to disrupt the Russian-Turkish agreement on a ceasefire in Idlib, including joint patrols on the M4 international road, at a time when Turkish-Russian talks on the situation in Idlib have ended," added.
A statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that additional time was given to Ankara to take special measures to neutralize terrorist organizations and ensure the security of common patrols, and continued that the terrorists tried to carry out their provocations, using the civilian population as human shields
"The statement" learned from informed sources in Idlib that "the armed factions are trying to disrupt the Russian-Turkish agreement on the truce in Idlib, noting that these attempts are not outside the Turkish will".
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Iraq: Al-Zrafi to form a government with a difficult consensus
On the Iraqi issue, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: "With a difficult consensus within the Shiite house in Iraq, President Barham Saleh, Adnan al-Zarfi, a leader in the "al-Fatah Alliance "led by former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the former governor of Najaf, was assigned to form the new government
And as soon as the quick commissioning ceremony ended, the reactions, the first of which were from the “bloc of conquest” led by the head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri, were considered provocative, which means that al-Zarfi was unable to give al-Amiri the required assurances, especially since the armed factions belonging to In the popular crowd, of which al-Amiri is one of his most prominent leaders, the prime minister-in-charge of the Americans is counted and thus far from Iran from this angle.
Al-Fatah Alliance " said in a statement: "We reject the unconstitutional step taken by the President of the Republic to assign a candidate outside the constitutional contexts, which stipulates that the largest bloc candidate is mandated and formally announced." The statement added that Saleh "transgressed the constitution on the one hand, and did not commit to a consensus between the political forces on the other hand," holding Saleh "fully responsible for the repercussions of these provocative steps," and the bloc threatened to "take all measures to prevent this disregard for the law and the constitution."
For his part, President Saleh expressed his hope to work on holding early elections and achieving the aspirations of the Iraqis, and said in a statement after Al-Zarfi’s mandate that he “hopes that the person in charge works to hold early and fair elections and fulfills the aspirations of the Iraqis, and meets the legitimate demands of peaceful protesters through the implementation of reforms Required, and to maintain the sovereignty, stability and security of Iraq".
Al-Sharqa al-Awsat: "Corona" is getting worse ... and the emergency is expanding
As for the spread of the Corona virus, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "The outbreak of the global" Corona "epidemic is exacerbating, while new countries have announced closing their borders and imposing quarantine on entire cities, while others have declared emergency and curfews.
The Gulf states have strengthened their measures to prevent human gatherings through several decisions aimed at stopping the spread of the "Covid 19" virus. The Saudi authorities issued a decision to suspend attendance at workplaces in all government agencies for 16 days, except for the health, security, military, and electronic security center, and a system Distance education in the education sector
In Europe, «Covid-19» continued to kill the residents, and Italy recorded the highest daily death toll (368), while the number of victims rose to 120 in France, and 288 in Spain, and European countries took different approaches to counteract the spread of the virus, as each Spain and Italy have imposed quarantine on its residents that is, more than 100 million people, while France closed cinemas and non-essential stores, and reduced the activity of transportation.