On Thursday morning, Arab newspapers touched upon the situation in Idlib, in addition to the Lebanese crisis, and the negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban, under American auspices.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Russia seeks to reduce the Turkish presence in northwestern Syria
The Arab newspapers published this morning on the Syrian issue published several topics, the most prominent of which was the Turkish-Russian consultations, and in this context, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: “Russian sources confirmed that Moscow worked to persuade Ankara to reduce the Turkish military presence in the Idlib region, and the talks of a Russian military delegation touched upon during its visit to the issue of withdrawing heavy weapons from the region and rearranging the situation regarding the activity of the Turkish observation points.
In parallel with discussions held behind closed doors by a Russian delegation from the defense and foreign ministries with its Turkish counterparts over the past two days, Russian sources leaked details of Moscow's efforts to persuade the Turkish side to reduce the military presence in the Idlib region and remove a number of (observation points) spread around the region.
Russian media reported that the Turkish side rejected a Russian offer to reduce the number of (observation points), but it showed willingness to discuss mechanisms to withdraw part of the heavy weapons from Idlib and its environs.
The source said, "The Russian technical delegation presented its proposal the day before yesterday (Tuesday), but the two parties failed to reach an understanding in this regard, while the second day of talks (yesterday) witnessed a detailed discussion on the mechanisms for withdrawing part of the Turkish forces deployed in the region, with The withdrawal of heavy weapons, while maintaining the Turkish (observation points), pointing out that Ankara insisted on keeping all (observation points), but it showed flexibility in talking about withdrawing part of its forces with heavy weapons, and the discussions focused on mechanisms to do this to ensure that no provocations occurred during withdrawals. "
Al-Bayan: The government of Lebanon … no ready-made formation, and France regrets the continuing differences
In the Lebanese context, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “The two-week deadline set by French President Emmanuel Macron failed to impose itself as a valuable opportunity for establishing Lebanese government during it, and the formation of new Lebanese government is facing a complex impasse, the hours have been granted are not sufficient to form the government, because all the high ceilings are between two, and no third: the birth of the formation of the President-designate Mustafa Adeeb, according to the initiative's criteria The French, or his apology and the end of the French initiative, while the level of odds increased that the president-designate would apologize for the composition, in case he was unable to present an independent and impartial formation outside the party designations and frameworks that he thinks will shackle him.
France called on Lebanese politicians to shoulder their responsibilities, expressing regret for not respecting the pledges they made during President Emmanuel Macron's visit to form a government within 15 days, as the French presidency announced.
The former Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said yesterday that the Finance Ministry and other ministerial portfolios are not the exclusive right of any sect in the country, referring to an issue that represents the core of a dispute over the formation of the new government.
Al-Arab: The Taliban is seeking to establish an Islamic emirate in Afghanistan, with American blessing
Regarding the Afghan issue, Egyptian writer Hisham al-Najjar said in an article published by Al-Arab newspaper: “The militant movement appeared during direct negotiations with the Kabul government under American sponsorship consistent with its objectives and history. For the Taliban, the withdrawal of foreign forces, and the establishment of an Islamic regime.
The model that the movement seeks to implement after its return to power in Afghanistan is to establish the principle of Islamic consultation, on the basis of which Islamic experts make decisions with the participation of representatives of the people and scholars.
The Taliban's perceptions of its prospective system of government reflect its insistence on the usual structural and methodological construction of the traditional Islamic systems of government that the movement had applied in the past, and religious movements adopted in both Iran and Sudan, using the term Islamic Shura to justify an authoritarian regime dominated by a group of clerics under the name of “experts and scholars”. Muslims."
Taliban leaders use the term Shura to delude the Western countries and the American side of the movement’s approach to democracy, but with an Islamic perspective that is commensurate with the Afghan situation, while adopting this approach excludes all segments of the people, and the Shura and expressing opinions on the state’s fateful decisions are limited to the movement’s leaders as “the people of the solution."
The Taliban defrauded to convince the outside parties of its model through verbal deception, while practically entrenching its traditional model of rule by rejecting the current constitution based on allowing pluralism, democratic visions and civil liberties, in exchange for proposing its constitution, which the movement’s leader Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai described as the only legitimate one and relying on The principles of Islam, national interests, historical glory, and social justice.
The movement aims, behind its endeavor to change the constitution, distort it and describe it as contrary to Sharia, to cancel the provisions stipulating the adoption of the principles of democracy, rotation of power and political pluralism, which serves its main goal for the post-Doha negotiations, which is the monopoly of ruling Afghanistan without a partnership from other intellectual and political currents, through promote allegations that these concepts are foreign to conservative Afghan society and imported from the West.
The movement believes that it promotes itself with these models out of distinction from the branch of ISIS in Afghanistan, whose brutality, cruelty and strictness in the implementation of punishments, the imposition of Sharia and manifestations of religiosity.