Middle East & North Africa


A complex network of Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist organizations overseen by US and allied intelligence agencies has unfolded, extending across the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Western China, South and South East Asia.


Casually ignored by the Western media, the leaders of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) including Belmokhtar were trained and recruited by the CIA in Afghanistan.

SYRIA: Who is Behind The Protest Movement? Fabricating a Pretext for a US-NATO "Humanitarian Intervention"

It was not a protest movement, it was an armed insurgency integrated by US-Israeli & allied supported “jihadist” death squads. From Day One, the Islamist “freedom fighters” were supported, trained & equipped by NATO & Turkey’s High Command.


The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war by proxy on Iran, Turkish President Erodoğan has launched a major war against the Kurdish people and their aspirations for a Kurdish state.

Yemen: UK Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halt to Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Moots International Inquiry into Alleged International Law Abuses By Felicity Arbuthnot, February 06, 2016
The Liberation of Aleppo from NATO-backed Terrorists By Tony Cartalucci, February 05, 2016
Syrian Arab Army and Allies Cut Idlib Terrorists from Main Fuel Supplier, Russian Aerospace Forces Destroy Targets By South Front, February 05, 2016
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Peace Talks “Paused” after Putin’s Triumph in Aleppo By Mike Whitney, February 05, 2016
“Apartheid In Palestine. Hard Laws and Harder Experiences” By Dr. Ludwig Watzal, February 05, 2016
An Improbable Solution. Washington Must Halt “Its Illegal War to Overthrow the Syrian Government of Assad”. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard By Philip Giraldi, February 05, 2016
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Planned Turkish Invasion of Syria? In Close Liaison with Washington By Stephen Lendman, February 05, 2016
The Return of ‘Syria Danny’, as Actor Danny Dayem Turns up in Latest Rami Jarah Fictional Short? By Vanessa Beeley, February 05, 2016
VIDEO: Obama's Libya Action is Unconstitutional and Costly
Obama Readies to Fight in Libya, Again By Jack A. Smith, February 05, 2016
Why the ‘Sultan of Chaos’ is Freaking Out. “Saudi Prince Turki, Former Mentor of bin Laden on PR Offensive” By Pepe Escobar, February 05, 2016
Libya’s Instability Threatens Regional Security. Extended ISIS Terrorism in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa? By South Front, February 04, 2016
Syria: ISIS and Terrorist Organizations Decimated by Syrian Army and Russian Air Force By South Front, February 04, 2016
Greece Refugee Crisis
Syria’s Lost Generation By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, February 04, 2016
Netanyahu’s Knesset on a Tragic Trajectory By Anthony Bellchambers, February 04, 2016
The Truth: America Created Daesh (ISIS) By Stephen Lendman, February 04, 2016
New Israeli Stop and Frisk Police State Law Targets Palestinians and Black African Asylum Seekers Exclusively By Stephen Lendman, February 04, 2016
The Legacy of George W Bush: 10 Million Refugees and 250,000 Deaths over the Past Five Years By Anthony Bellchambers, February 04, 2016
Syrian Army Defeats ISIS Forces in Northern Aleppo Province, Breaks Several-Year-Long Siege of Nubl and Al-Zahra Towns By Fars News Agency, February 04, 2016
Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces “Pound” Al Nusra Terrorist Groups in Ratyan By South Front, February 04, 2016
US Elections as Political Theater; Syria Peace Talks vs Battlefield Reality; US vs China in Africa By Eric Draitser, February 04, 2016
David Cameron receives the King Abdullah Decoration One from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah. Cameron said: ‘The reason we have the relationship is our own national security. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA
As Yemen Bleeds, British Profits from Weapons Sales “Bury Human Rights” By Felicity Arbuthnot, February 04, 2016
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Oil Price Treachery: Are the Saudis Blackmailing Putin for Concessions on Syria? By Mike Whitney, February 03, 2016
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China’s President Xi in the Middle East: From U.S. Regime Change to Chinese Economic Development? By Dr. Dan Steinbock, February 03, 2016
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Syria: ISIS Supply Lines Destroyed. Extensive Russian Airforce Operations.1354 Terrorist Facilities Targeted over 7 Day Period By South Front, February 03, 2016
Week Sixteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: Is A US Invasion of Syria Next? By The Saker, February 03, 2016
Gaddafi’s Daughter Ayesha: New Leader of Resistance Against NATO and Libyan Terrorists By Maja Orlic, February 02, 2016
A shoe belonging to Hala Bassam Madi, 3, lies in the ruins of her home in Rafah, southern Gaza, on 19 November 2014. The girl died in an Israeli air strike on 1 August 2014 that also killed her father Bassam, her mother Eman and her 2-year-old sister Jana. Her 3-year-old cousin Yousef was also killed, and a great-uncle later died of his wounds. Today, many of the ruins of destroyed homes have not been cleared and personal belongings remain scattered in the ruins.
“Reconstruction” of Gaza: Zero Buildings, Massive Profit for Israel By Who Profits, February 02, 2016
Talisman Battles IEDs in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
US-NATO Invade Libya to Fight The Terrorists of Its Own Creation By Tony Cartalucci, February 02, 2016
Syria ‘Negotiates’ With New Attacks On Insurgency Supply Routes By Moon of Alabama, February 02, 2016
Video: ISIS Oil Smuggling in Syria and Iraq. Can it be Prevented? By South Front, February 02, 2016
Greece Refugee Crisis
Turkey Exploiting Syrian Refugee Adults and Children in Cheap Labour Industrial Sweatshops By Stephen Lendman, February 02, 2016
NEO-NAZISM: United Nations Anti-Nazi Resolution and Falsification of History
The Tabulation of War Crimes in Iraq: “UN Casualty Figures for the Month of January 2016″ By United Nations Iraq, February 02, 2016
NYT Refutes its Own Lies: Admits US-Saudi Partnership Supports the Islamic State (ISIS) By Stephen Lendman, February 02, 2016
Russia Waiting for Explanation from NATO over Shelling of Syrian Territory from Turkey By ITAR-TASS, February 02, 2016
Fall of the Arab Spring: From Revolution to Destruction By Christopher L. Brennan, February 02, 2016
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Naked Turkish Aggression on Syria By Stephen Lendman, February 02, 2016
A column of Turkish tanks and soldiers closing off Kobani
The Break-up of Syria? Washington Pushing Syrian Kurds to Declare Autonomy By Fars News Agency, February 02, 2016
Institutionalized Racism in Israel By Stephen Lendman, February 01, 2016
‘An Arab is an Arab’ By Jonathan Ofir, February 01, 2016
Saudi Royal Family Gave $681M to Malaysian PM Who Banned Shia Islam By Newsrescue, February 01, 2016
You Won’t Believe What Former US Ambassador Robert S. Ford Said About al-Qaeda’s Syrian Allies By Daniel McAdams, February 01, 2016
Libyan Scenario For Syria: Towards A US-NATO "Humanitarian Intervention" directed against Syria?
36 Children Die in War-torn Syria from UN Measles Vaccines; Government claims vaccines were intentionally sabotaged By J. D. Heyes, February 01, 2016
Saudi Arabia Bombs Day Care Centre for Blind Children in Yemen, U.S Silent By Ollie Richardson, February 01, 2016
Israel Launches Electronic War Against ‘Global Boycott Movement’ By Middle East Monitor, February 01, 2016
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US Responsibility for Iraq’s Devastating Humanitarian Crisis By Stephen Lendman, February 01, 2016
You Have Now Landed in Geneva, Syria By Pepe Escobar, February 01, 2016
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Conflicting Reports on Farcical Syrian Peace Talks By Stephen Lendman, February 01, 2016
Western Media Ignores Putin’s Progress in Syria By Mike Whitney, February 01, 2016
Historic Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners By Lesley Docksey, February 01, 2016
Longstanding US-UK Spying on Israeli Military Operations. Israel Also Spies on America… By Stephen Lendman, January 31, 2016
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Double Standards: Where Is the West’s Compassion and Condemnation Following Terror Attacks in Middle East? By RT, January 31, 2016
Washington has Lost the Proxy War. US Ambitions to Occupy Syria with Physical Force By Ulson Gunnar, January 30, 2016
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. © Ammar Awad / Reuters
Behind Israel’s Campaign to Vilify Peace Groups By Jonathan Cook, January 30, 2016
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Farcical Syrian “Peace Talks”: Dead on Arrival By Stephen Lendman, January 30, 2016
“Western Insanity”: Momentum Grows to Bomb Libya Again … This Time against the “Islamic State” (ISIS) By Chris Cole, January 30, 2016
France Ready to Recognise a Palestinian State as Israel Refuses Co-Operation By Anthony Bellchambers, January 30, 2016
Life Sentence for Truth in Media: Turkish Journalists Face Life Sentences after Uncovering Arms Supply to Syria Terrorists By Alwaght, January 29, 2016
CIA, Saudi Funding of Syria Al Qaeda Extremists Greater Than Previously Realized By Sputnik, January 29, 2016
UN Security Council to Consider defining all Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories as Illegal By Anthony Bellchambers, January 29, 2016
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“Al Qaeda Rebels Encircled”: Syrian Arab Army Continues to Liberate Parts of Syria By South Front, January 29, 2016
Pentagon Prepares Another War in Libya By Bill Van Auken, January 29, 2016
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Syria’s Al Qaeda affiliated “Opposition” Boycotts Peace Talks in Geneva By nsnbc international, January 29, 2016
The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance By Prof. Tim Anderson, January 29, 2016
European Governments Step Up Offensive against Refugees By Marianne Arens, January 28, 2016
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Israel, US and Turkey Profit from Stolen ISIS Stolen Oil By Stephen Lendman, January 28, 2016
“Fierce Clashes” Between Syrian Arab Army and “Moderate Terrorists”, Retreat of ISIS By South Front, January 28, 2016
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Iran: Lifting Sanctions and Coming Betrayal By Tony Cartalucci, January 27, 2016
Ban Ki-Moon’s Duplicitous Criticism of Israel By Stephen Lendman, January 27, 2016
Plight of Syrians on Jordan’s Border Exposes US and European Policy By Jean Shaoul, January 27, 2016
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US Planning to Keep Military Forces in Afghanistan for “Decades” By Thomas Gaist, January 27, 2016
‘There is no excuse for terrorism’ Netanyahu tells the UN By Anthony Bellchambers, January 27, 2016
Ahead of Syria “Peace Talks”, Russian Airforce Wipes Out 484 Terrorist Sites, Islamic State (ISIS) Retreats and Redeploys By South Front, January 27, 2016
The Palestine Papers: Israel’s peacemakers unmasked
Israel Continues to Sow the Seeds of Discontent By Jonathan Cook, January 27, 2016
Saudi Arabia Is Killing Civilians With U.S. Bombs By Marjorie Cohn, January 27, 2016
Egypt: Five Years After the “Arab Spring” By Ghada Chehade, January 27, 2016
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Saudi Arabia Stoking Sectarian Conflict as Battle To Succeed King Salman Intensifies By Zayd Alisa, January 27, 2016
Najib of Malaysia and Netanyahu of Israel. Birds of a Feather, Fly Together By Anthony Bellchambers, January 27, 2016
U.S. and Allies Appoint Bin Laden Admirer Zahran Alloush as Negotiator in Syria “Peace Talks” By Eric Zuesse, January 26, 2016
Israel’s military occupation of the Palestine: ‘I’m an Irishman in the West Bank helping Kids get to School through Checkpoints’ By Alex J. Dunne, January 26, 2016
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On Eve of Syria “Peace Talks,” Washington Threatens Escalation Across Region By Bill Van Auken, January 26, 2016