In a surprise visit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dropped in on Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday. This is the first face to face between the two since the fall of Kabul.
Meanwhile, an Iranian oil tanker docked at a port in Syria, carrying much-needed fuel for Lebanon. However, this delivery violates US sanctions imposed on Tehran.
For analysis of this, Marwa Osman, a professor at Maaref University and Lebanese International University and host of the Mid East Stream shares her perspective.
Marwa Osman is a PhD located in Beirut, Lebanon. University Lecturer at the Lebanese International University and Maaref University and former host of the political show “The Middle East Stream” broadcasted on Al-Etejah English Channel. Member of the Blue Peace Media Network and political commentator on issues of the Middle East on several international and regional media outlets including RT, Press TV, Al Manar and Al Alam. Writer in several news websites including Khamenei.ir, Modern Diplmacy, Shafaqna, Italian Insider.