Middle East & North Africa

Libya is among the World's largest oil economies with approximately 3.5% of global oil reserves, more than twice those of the US.
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?
Video: Riyadh Left Out in the Wind as Houthi Drones and Missiles Rain By South Front, September 16, 2021
Door Is Closing on an Iran Nuclear Deal By Philip Giraldi, September 14, 2021
Hot Mic Catches Israeli Health Minister Admitting “No Medical Justification”, Vaccine Passports Are About Coercion By Paul Joseph Watson, September 14, 2021
Top US Generals Blatantly Lied About Afghanistan and Iraq Wars to Advance Their Careers By Paul Antonopoulos, September 14, 2021
Israel’s ‘Fourth Wave’ Data: Vaccination Does Not Appear to Prevent Infection By David Heller, September 13, 2021
Biden Doctrine Appears in Persian Gulf By M. K. Bhadrakumar, September 13, 2021
War in Afghanistan
The Invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001: Did the 9/11 Attacks Justify the War in Afghanistan? By David Ray Griffin, September 11, 2021
Video: The War in Syria: Daraa’s Volatility Nearing Its End By South Front, September 11, 2021
How the US Trained the Afghan Mujahideen to Produce War Propaganda By Dan Cohen, September 11, 2021
Calls for ‘Friday of Rage’ as Israel Bans Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners By Middle East Eye, September 10, 2021
Energy Geopolitics: Electricity for Syria and Lebanon Depends on the US By Steven Sahiounie, September 10, 2021
US Military Aid Will Not Break the Bond Between Lebanese Army and Hezbollah By Paul Antonopoulos, September 10, 2021
Video: Russia’s Aerospace Forces in Northern Syria By South Front, September 08, 2021
Has Biden Now Lost Saudi Arabia? By F. William Engdahl, September 07, 2021
Video: The Houthis Are Pounding Riyadh’s Positions as Fighting for Marib Continues By South Front, September 07, 2021
Did the US Support the Growth of ISIS-K? By Alex Rubinstein, September 07, 2021
Israel Razes Palestinian Bedouin Village for ‘192nd’ Time, Activist Says By The New Arab, September 06, 2021
British Army Permitted Shooting of Civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan By Ian Cobain, September 06, 2021
Recognizing the Obvious: Hard Data from Israel Reveals Vaccine Failure By Vasko Kohlmayer, September 06, 2021
Packing Up: US to Leave Iraq and Syria? By Steven Sahiounie, September 05, 2021
Israel Now Has More COVID Infections Per Capita Than Any Country in the World, Even as “Booster Shots” Are Being Widely Administered There By Lance Johnson, September 03, 2021
New Tunisian Films: “A Son” and “She Had a Dream” By Barbara Nimri Aziz, September 03, 2021
Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War with Iran? By Philip Giraldi, September 03, 2021
Video: Flood Season Ends in Yemen as Fight Season Comes By South Front, September 02, 2021
Never Has a Vaccine Harmed So Many By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, September 01, 2021
Russia-Egypt Relations: Nuclear Energy Plant Construction By Kester Kenn Klomegah, September 01, 2021
Always Another War: America and Israel Together Against Iran By Philip Giraldi, August 31, 2021
Natural Immunity from COVID Infection Could be Stronger than Vaccination in Protecting Against Delta Variant By Mary Kekatos, August 30, 2021
‘Bombshell’ Study Finds Natural Immunity Superior to Vaccination By UnHerd, August 30, 2021
Macron Orchestrates Baghdad Summit Excluding Syria By Steven Sahiounie, August 30, 2021
“Who Is Our Friend, Syria . . . or al-Qaeda?”, Retired Virginia State Senator Richard Black Asks By Richard H. Black and Basma Qaddour, August 30, 2021
Daraa Peace Plan Moves Terrorists to Turkish Occupied Syria By Steven Sahiounie, August 28, 2021
‘Ultra-Vaxxed’ Israel Sees Huge Surge in COVID as ‘Experts’ Avoid the Only Logical Conclusion By J.D. Rucker, August 26, 2021
Afghanistan: How Iran and Its Allies Are Relying on Soleimani’s Deals with the Taliban By Suadad al-Salhy, August 26, 2021
Algeria and Morocco Cut Diplomatic Ties and Heighten Tensions in North Africa By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, August 25, 2021
Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza Could Amount to War Crimes, Report Finds By Ceren Sagir, August 24, 2021
Except for Palestine – The Limits of Progressive Politics By Jim Miles, August 24, 2021
Video: Syria’s Daraa Crisis Deepens While Northern Syria Moves Closer to Chaos By South Front, August 24, 2021
Forced Evictions Near and Far: Canada’s Complicity in the Dispossession of Palestinian Homes By Seema Kawar and Sahar Raza, August 20, 2021
Video: HTS Congratulates Taliban While Ankara and the Kurds Continue Their Fight By South Front, August 20, 2021
Afghanistan’s “Color Revolution”? Narcotics and the Opium Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 19, 2021
A Mideast Nuclear War Spearheaded by Israel Would Make Afghanistan Seem Like a Local Conflict Between Armed Factional Groups By Hans Stehling, August 19, 2021
The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 17, 2021
End the Illegal U.S. Military Presence in Syria By Daniel Larison, August 17, 2021
History: The Dark Side of Eisenhower’s Foreign Policy By Ted Snider, August 16, 2021
Palestinians Fight for Right to Water, Survival in Jordan Valley By Shatha Hammad, August 15, 2021
Afghanistan: a Tale of never ending Tragedy By Prof. John Ryan, August 11, 2021
Sports Apartheid: Israel’s Olympic Team Did Not Include a Single Palestinian Citizen of Israel By James North, August 10, 2021
Was the Tanker Attack an Israeli False Flag? An Incident that Could Lead to a Much Bigger War By Philip Giraldi, August 10, 2021
Turkey Objects US Plan on Resettlement of Afghans By Turkey News, August 09, 2021
Video: Innumerable Ways Canada Supports Israeli Apartheid By Michael Welch, Bianca Mugyenyi, and Yves Engler, August 08, 2021
Syria-Jordan Border: Daraa Suffers Terrorist Occupation Again By Steven Sahiounie, August 08, 2021
US “Regime Change” Plans directed against Syria. 40 Relevant Links By Chris Kanthan, August 08, 2021
Glen Ford Memorial – Saluting a Black Radical and a Journalistic Champion By Michael Welch, Ajamu Baraka, and Ann Garrison, August 07, 2021
‘For $1/Day’… Double-Blind Ivermectin Study Reveals COVID Patients Recover More Quickly, Are Less Infectious By Zero Hedge, August 06, 2021
Iraq Needs an Independent Government, Not ‘Training’ By Eric Margolis, August 06, 2021
Iran Embraces Its Eurasian Future By Pepe Escobar, August 06, 2021
Pan-Africanism or Zionism: The AU and Palestine Liberation By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 06, 2021
Video: “Moderate Opposition” Carries Out Terror Attacks Outside Greater Idlib By South Front, August 06, 2021
A New Dawn Breaks in Tehran: New President Ebrahim Raisi By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 05, 2021
‘I’m Afraid of My Government’: Sorrow and Rage as Beirut Marks Blast Anniversary By Heba Nasser, August 05, 2021
When Will They Lift the Blockade? Iraq and Cuba By Barbara Nimri Aziz, August 05, 2021
One Year on from the Port of Beirut Blast and France Has Failed in Its Goals By Paul Antonopoulos, August 05, 2021
Report: 14 Countries to Form Block Against Israel’s Membership of African Union By Middle East Monitor, August 04, 2021
Israel’s Gantz Urges Action Against Iran ‘Right Now’ Over Tanker Attack By Dave DeCamp, August 04, 2021
Video: Daraa’s Rebels Refuse Settlement and Clashes Continue with Support from Greater Idlib By South Front, August 04, 2021
The Future Trajectory of Iran. JCPOA: A Bridge Too Far? By M. K. Bhadrakumar, August 03, 2021
Political Incongruities in the Olympic Games. Apartheid South Africa, Fragmented Palestine By Jack Dresser, August 03, 2021
Is Russia Recalibrating Its De Facto Alliance with Israel in Syria? By Andrew Korybko, August 03, 2021
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East By Jim Miles, August 03, 2021
Biden Isn’t Withdrawing Troops from Iraq, He’s Relabeling Their Mission By Annelle Sheline, August 02, 2021
Syrian Insurgents Guilty of ‘Red Line’ 2013 Sarin Chemical Attack, Study Finds By Aaron Mate, August 02, 2021
Return to Lifta for Palestinians Is Not a Wish; It’s a Promise, Israel! By Rima Najjar, August 01, 2021
Tunisia: Anti-Constitutional Coup or Legal Last-Ditch Effort to Save the State? By Andrew Korybko, July 30, 2021
A Look Inside Israel’s Recent Coronavirus Outbreak. “Most of the People Tested Positive Are Vaccinated” By Aspen Pflughoeft, July 30, 2021
Tunisia Stands Against the Muslim Brotherhood By Steven Sahiounie, July 30, 2021
Another Israeli Spy Story: When Will It End? By Philip Giraldi, July 30, 2021
Syria Shows Its Mettle – Olympians Ghada Shouaa to Hend Zaza By Barbara Nimri Aziz, July 30, 2021
Video: Turkish-backed Militants Against Everybody Including Themselves in Northern Syria By South Front, July 30, 2021
US Military “Interventions” and “Withdrawals” By Bouthaina Shaaban, July 30, 2021