Middle East & North Africa

The Iraqi parliament suspended the corrupt 2014 agreement with the Obama administration which invited the US to lead a fake counterterrorism operation directed against the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh), made up of mercenaries who are funded, trained and recruited by US-NATO, with the support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Iraq is in the eye of the storm. Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran and Tehran's response put heavy pressure on the Iraqi government, a partner for both. The US expects Baghdad to resist Iran, and Iran expects Baghdad to resist the US. An almost impossible position.
The financial reaction was immediate. Saudi stocks fell, the oil prices rose, then settled and later fell again. It was an immediate reaction of major banks’ algorithmic speculation with about 10,000 operational hits a second. A trial for larger things to come?
Israel is obviously a major partner of the US and NATO. But there’s another element in US-Israeli relations. Israel also has an unspoken and unofficial alliance with Russia, where Netanyahu has a personal relationship with Putin.
Video: Syria Prepares for Military Confrontation with Turkey in Northeast By South Front, July 03, 2020
Israel Awaits US Authorization to Annex West Bank By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, July 03, 2020
No Israeli War on Lebanon Before the Next US Elections By Elijah J. Magnier, July 03, 2020
US Imposes Additional Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela and Iran By Paul Antonopoulos, July 03, 2020
Security Council, General Assembly Never Held Israel Accountable for Violations of UN Principles By Michael Jansen, July 03, 2020
Hundreds of Saudi and Gulf Military Personnel Trained in Britain as Yemen War Continues By Phil Miller, July 03, 2020
Israel’s Annexation Plans Explained in Nine Questions By Daniel Hilton, July 03, 2020
US Downing of Iranian Airliner Gone From History By Shane Quinn, July 03, 2020
Zionist Political Violence: Patterns and Motives By Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh, July 02, 2020
Video: Internal Tensions Do Not Stop Militants from Provocations in Southern Idlib By South Front, July 02, 2020
Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, July 02, 2020
Former PM Mahathir Calls on Muslims to Focus on Fighting Israeli Regime By Islam Times, July 02, 2020
Remembering the Handover of ‘One Palestine, Complete’ By Jehan Alfarra, July 01, 2020
Israeli Police Brutality: Unnoticed Murder of Palestinian Autistic Man Eyad Hallaq By Robert Fantina, July 01, 2020
Video: Houthis Captured 400 Km2 from Saudi-backed Forces in Central Yemen By South Front, July 01, 2020
NATO’s Appeasement to Turkey Is Pushing France Out of the Alliance By Paul Antonopoulos, June 30, 2020
Iran Issues ‘Murder and Terrorism’ Arrest Warrant for Trump Over Soleimani Assassination By Jake Johnson, June 30, 2020
Video: Russian Private Military Contractors Took Control of Libya’s Largest Oil Field By South Front, June 30, 2020
First You Bomb and Starve a Country. Then You’re Praised for Sending in Aid. By Sarah Lazare, June 29, 2020
While the World Burns, the Road Map to War with Iran Continues By Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 29, 2020
Sudan Holds Donors Conference to Salvage Its Economy By Kester Kenn Klomegah, June 29, 2020
An Illuminating Farmer-to-Farmer Story in Morocco By Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, June 29, 2020
US-Iran Confrontation in Lebanon: Counter-measures and Escalation By Elijah J. Magnier, June 29, 2020
Sudan: Popular Struggles, Elite Compromises, and Revolution Betrayed By John Young, June 29, 2020
No End to Illegal US Sanctions War on Iran By Stephen Lendman, June 29, 2020
‘Ordinary’ Israelis Don’t Perceive Themselves as Ordinary People By Rima Najjar, June 28, 2020
US Middle East Wars Far from Over By Tony Cartalucci, June 28, 2020
Video: Idlib Militants Use Battle Tanks to Kill Each Other Under Turkish Nose By South Front, June 28, 2020
Why Iran Won’t be Broken By Pepe Escobar, June 28, 2020
Stop Treating Israel as a State Above the Law and End Annexation By Saeb Erekat, June 26, 2020
Iran Sets Conditions to Resume Negotiations with the US By Telesur, June 26, 2020
MSM “Fake News” Against Syria. Describe Al Qaeda as “Rebels”, Elected President as “Dictator” By Steven Sahiounie, June 26, 2020
Video: Clashes Rage Between Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham and Other Al-Qaeda Groups in Idlib By South Front, June 26, 2020
The US “Soft War” on Iran and Its Allies Turns Against Washington By Elijah J. Magnier, June 25, 2020
UN Secretary General Urges ‘Israel’ to Cancel the Annexation of the West Bank By QudsN, June 25, 2020
UN Security Council Members Slam Illegal Israeli Annexation Scheme By Stephen Lendman, June 25, 2020
US Sends Powerful Message to Iran, Venezuela as Warship Sails Near Caracas By Almasdar News, June 25, 2020
Congressman Engel Bragged, ‘I Sit Down with AIPAC on Every Piece of Legislation’ Coming Out of Foreign Affairs Committee By Philip Weiss, June 25, 2020
Video: Infighting Among Idlib Al Qaeda Radicals Resumes with Renewed Energy By South Front, June 25, 2020
“Greater Israel” in the Making: Netanyahu Regime’s Illegal Annexation Scheme Nears Implementation By Stephen Lendman, June 24, 2020
Video: “Militants” Launch Massive Drone Attack on Russian Airbase in Syria By South Front, June 24, 2020
Is the JCPOA Nuclear Deal Doomed? By Stephen Lendman, June 23, 2020
Israeli Bulldozers Continue to Demolish Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem and Occupied West Bank By Ahmed Al-Burai, June 23, 2020
Israel Leverages Dubious ‘Nuclear Archives’ to Re-enlist IAEA in Campaign Against Iran By Gareth Porter, June 23, 2020
Chokehold on Diplomat Exposes Israel’s Special Type of Apartheid By Jonathan Cook, June 23, 2020
Ethiopia’s Disinterest in Dam Negotiations Can Ignite War with Egypt By Paul Antonopoulos, June 23, 2020
Anti-Palestinian and Anti-Arab Racism: When Will Racism Become the Defining Experience of Israel’s Founding? By Rima Najjar, June 22, 2020
Economic Terrorism: U.S. “Caesar” Act Tries to Suffocate 17 Million Syrians By Rick Sterling, June 22, 2020
US Economic Embargo​​​​​​​ on Syria Is ‘Crime Against Humanity’ By Mark Taliano and Press TV, June 22, 2020
“Palestinians are Also in A Historic Moment”: When Will the Statue of Theodor Herzl Fall? By Adriaan Alsema, June 21, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack Near Ithriyah By South Front, June 21, 2020
The US Supports New Kurdish Unity to Destabilize the Middle East By Steven Sahiounie, June 20, 2020
Trump vs Biden: Lose/Lose for Palestine By Robert Fantina, June 20, 2020
Video: Idlib Al-Qaeda Promotes Its ‘Successes’ in Fight Against Syrian Army By South Front, June 19, 2020
The US “Caesar’s Law” Sanctions Regime against Syria. How It Will Affect Lebanon: Israel Will be Targeted By Elijah J. Magnier, June 19, 2020
Why Is the US Still Sanctioning Syria? Beijing Pressures Washington By Tony Cartalucci, June 19, 2020
“Main Victim of Caesar Act Is the Syrian Citizen.” Ambassador Bashar Al-Ja’fari By Dr. Bachar al-Jaafari and The Syria Times, June 18, 2020
Lebanon Is Victim of Its Deeply Entrenched Political Elite By Michael Jansen, June 18, 2020
Video: Idlib Militants Attack Turkish-Russian Patrols as Turkey Shifts Focus to Northern Iraq By South Front, June 18, 2020
France’s Call on NATO to Stop Ignoring the “Turkey Problem”. Further Divides the Alliance By Paul Antonopoulos, June 18, 2020
Trump’s Order to Withdraw US Troops from Syria Good-for-Nothing By Mark Taliano and Fars News Agency, June 18, 2020
Video: Russian Surface-to-Air Missile Systems in Syria Shoot Down Militants’ Drones By South Front, June 17, 2020
Towards a Baghdad-Moscow Axis? Russia’s Massive Oil Projects in Iraq By South Front, June 17, 2020
The US’ Planned Imposition of Draconian “Secondary Sanctions” on Syria. Targets Any Entity Doing Business with Syria By Andrew Korybko, June 17, 2020
Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen By Alex Kane, June 17, 2020
US Congress Calls it “Civilian Protection”: Washington Wants 17 Million Syrians Starved Into Submission By Stephen Lendman, June 17, 2020
Israel Increases Secretive Nuclear Stockpile to 90 Warheads: Enough to Blow Up the Planet… By Middle East Eye, June 17, 2020
A Model to Achieve the Model for Development in Morocco By Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, June 16, 2020
Video: Al-Qaeda Factions Create New Coalition in Idlib By South Front, June 16, 2020
Annexation of Palestine or “Uneventful Occurrence” — What Do You See? By Rima Najjar, June 16, 2020
Israel’s Illegal Annexation of Palestine By James J. Zogby, June 16, 2020
From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American Domestic Security By Max Blumenthal, June 16, 2020
A graffiti of Naji al-Ali's Handala on the West Bank separation wall
If Israel Annexes Part of West Bank, Palestine “Will Declare Statehood on 1967 Borders” By Global Research News, June 15, 2020
America’s Supernational Sovereignty By Philip Giraldi, June 15, 2020
Iranian Missiles Used to Attack Saudi Arabia? By Stephen Lendman, June 15, 2020
It Sure Looks Like Trump and Adelson Have Cut a Deal on Annexation By Philip Weiss and James North, June 15, 2020
US Congress “Caesar’s Law” Directed against Syria: Who Does It Target and How Will It Affect President Assad? By Elijah J. Magnier, June 15, 2020
Minnesota Cops ‘Trained by Israeli Forces in Restraint Techniques’ By Steve Sweeney, June 15, 2020
Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Legitimate Nuclear Program? By Stephen Lendman, June 14, 2020
Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, but Israel Continues to Benefit By Philip Giraldi, June 14, 2020