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?
Israel’s War Crimes: Is the Tide Finally Turning? By Philip Giraldi, July 27, 2021
Lebanon Is on the Brink of Social Explosion and Breakdown By Steven Sahiounie, July 27, 2021
Video: The US Exploits Chaos to Expand Its Footprint in Syria By South Front, July 27, 2021
The 1946 Explosion of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem: A Personal Story By Lina Gress, July 26, 2021
Don’t Cry for Lifta: Palestinians Will Endure By Rima Najjar, July 26, 2021
“Syria Has Been Effectively Balkanized Between America, ISIS, the Kurds, and Turkey” By Fra Hughes and Steven Sahiounie, July 22, 2021
Leaving Afghanistan: Why Not Iraq and Syria? By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 21, 2021
Video: US Drone Allegedly Strikes ‘Resistance’ Groups, as Chaos in the Kurdish Regions Never Ends By South Front, July 20, 2021
Afghanistan War Outcome: Hope for Sovereign Nations Fighting the Scourge of Neocolonial Imperialism By Gilbert Mercier, July 19, 2021
Biden Targets Iran. Cyber, Military and Legal Provocations. Economic Warfare By Donald Monaco, July 19, 2021
Video: Saudi-led Coalition Attempts to Retake Baydha from Houthis By South Front, July 16, 2021
Bomber Joe Biden Strikes Iraq and Syria: Retaliation Breeds More Incidents By Philip Giraldi, July 16, 2021
Red Alert in Iraq… Time for the U.S. to Decide By Amro Allan, July 15, 2021
The SCO’s New Great Game in Central Asia: China’s Economic Corridor into Afghanistan By Pepe Escobar, July 15, 2021
Renewing a Lifeline for the Hapless in Syria’s Idlib By Michael Jansen, July 15, 2021
Iraq’s Streets Are Littered with the Memories of Our Dead By Nabil Salih, July 14, 2021
Has Biden Botched Diplomacy with Iran? By Daniel Larison, July 14, 2021
Paris Announces Troops Withdrawal from Mali, Admitting Failure of Its Sahel Strategy By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, July 14, 2021
American Dauphin: Cognitive Dissonance in the White House Imperial Palace By Luciana Bohne, July 14, 2021
Bill to Stop UK Arms Trade with Israel: Britain Risks Charge of Accessory to War Crimes By Hans Stehling, July 13, 2021
NATO Chief Meets with Egyptian, Israeli Foreign Ministers at Alliance Headquarters By Rick Rozoff, July 13, 2021
‘Don’t Arab and Iraqi Women Weep When Their Children Die?’Tony Benn By Tony Benn, July 12, 2021
America’s Afghan War Is Over, So What About Iraq and Iran? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, July 12, 2021
The Syria Deception: The Public Has Been Hoodwinked Yet Again into Supporting a Criminal War of Aggression—and One that Has Been Effectively Lost By Jeremy Kuzmarov, July 09, 2021
End of the Netanyahu Era: Israel’s New Government. Who is Naftali Bennett By Green Olive Collective, July 09, 2021
Revealed: UK Troops ‘Secretly Operating in Yemen’ By Naseh Shaker, Phil Miller, and Mark Curtis, July 08, 2021
What Is Wrong with the “Humanitarian Crossing” into Syria? By Rick Sterling, July 08, 2021
The War on Syria: ISIS-Daesh Taking Advantage of Deteriorating Conditions, Recruiting Disaffected Young People By Michael Jansen, July 08, 2021
Pressed for Answers on Syria Chemical Weapons Cover-up, OPCW Chief Offers New Lies and Excuses By Aaron Mate, July 07, 2021
The Dirty War on Syria: Washington Supports the Islamic State (ISIS) By White Nettle, July 07, 2021
10 Years Since the Arab Spring By James J. Zogby, July 06, 2021
New Study of Israeli Data Shows COVID-19 Vaccines Lack of Benefit and Much Harm By Informed Choice Washington, July 05, 2021
Israel Health Ministry Blocks Dissenting Citizens on Twitter; Legal Experts: ‘Definitely Illegal’ By Mordechai Sones, July 05, 2021
US ‘Airstrike Diplomacy’ Continues in Syria-Iraq By Brian Berletic, July 05, 2021
US Bombing of Iraq and Syria Is Illegal Aggression – Occupiers Have No Right to ‘Self-defense’ By Ben Norton, July 05, 2021
Foreign Minister James Cleverly Accused of Breaking UK Ministerial Code over Arms to Israel By Mark Curtis, July 05, 2021
COVID Vaccine Deaths and Injuries Are Secretly Buried By Dr. Joseph Mercola, July 02, 2021
Israel: Racist, Violent Policing Is at the Heart of Apartheid By Jonathan Cook, July 02, 2021
Iraqi PM Expresses Anger Over Biden’s Airstrikes By Dave DeCamp, July 01, 2021
Biden’s Lawless Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry Funding Both Parties By Glenn Greenwald, June 30, 2021
Netanyahu Is Out but Nothing Has Changed By James J. Zogby, June 30, 2021
Iraq Says Bombings Ordered by Biden a ‘Blatant and Unacceptable Violation’ of Sovereignty By Jessica Corbett, June 29, 2021
Video: Syria’s Greater Idlib and Al Qaeda Affiliates By South Front, June 29, 2021
Ending the War in Yemen Means Overcoming Political Cowardice By Brian Garvey, June 29, 2021
Israeli Researchers: ‘Rare Autoimmune Disease’ Linked to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine By Israel National News, June 28, 2021
Israel’s “Killer Vaccine”: 50% of Those Infected Were Fully Vaccinated (2 Jabs) By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 25, 2021
US Government Seizes the Websites of PressTV, Pro-Palestinian Media Outlets and More By Robert Inlakesh, June 25, 2021
US’ Pathway to Iran Has Thorny Shrubs By M. K. Bhadrakumar, June 24, 2021
Raisi’s Landslide Victory Could be Turning Point for Islamic Republic By Michael Jansen, June 24, 2021
How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, June 24, 2021
US and Israel Vote ‘No’ as 184 Nations Condemn American Blockade of Cuba By Brett Wilkins, June 24, 2021
The Palestinians’ Inalienable Right to Resist By Louis Allday, June 24, 2021
A Massacre and a Cover-up: How Baghdad Protesters Gunned Down by Iraqi Forces Faced ‘Inevitable Death’ By Suadad al-Salhy, June 23, 2021
What Is Netanyahu’s “Legacy”? By James J. Zogby, June 23, 2021
MPs Message to PM Boris Johnson on Balfour Project Call for the Strict Application of International Law, Including via the ICC, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory By Crispin Blunt MP, June 22, 2021
Armenia’s Next Government By Andrew Korybko, June 22, 2021
Change in the Middle East? By Philip Giraldi, June 22, 2021
Uncensored History: Who Were the Khazars? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 22, 2021
Have We Learned Nothing? Biden Backs Mass Murder in the Middle East By Connor Freeman, June 21, 2021
G7 Steps Up Cold War Propaganda Against China, Ignores War Crimes Against People of Tigray By Dr. Leon Tressell, June 21, 2021
US Hawks Push Hardline Presidential Candidate in Iran By Ryan Costello, June 21, 2021
20 Factories Destroyed, 5,000 Jobs Lost Due to Israel’s Offensive on Gaza By Middle East Monitor, June 21, 2021
Raeisi Elected Iranian President By Stephen Lendman, June 20, 2021
U.S. Criminality in Occupied Palestine By Donald Monaco, June 20, 2021
Washington and Paris Attempt to Weaken Hezbollah by Bolstering Lebanese Military By Paul Antonopoulos, June 20, 2021
Nuclear Agreement Between Iran and the West: “Will It Help to Make the Region Safer”? By Seyad Hamed Nematollahi and Steven Sahiounie, June 20, 2021
Western Powers Are Using Aid as a Cover to Keep a Terrorist-ruled Syrian Region Afloat…Just Because It’s Anti-Assad By Kevin Karp, June 19, 2021
Palestine: Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards, A Trail of Unrestrained Malice By Barbara Nimri Aziz, June 18, 2021
Justin Trudeau Posturing for Israel By Jim Miles, June 18, 2021
An Instrument of Change? Israel’s New Hardliner Government By Michael Jansen, June 18, 2021
World’s Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert — & Ready to Strike By Thalif Deen, June 18, 2021
Video: New Israeli Strikes on Gaza — New Hope for Netanyahu By South Front, June 17, 2021
Dancing with the Israeli Flag in Jerusalem: What It Means and Why Palestinians Rage By Rima Najjar, June 16, 2021
Video: Ankara Prepares to Plunge Syria’s North into Pandemonium By South Front, June 15, 2021
No, European Intel Has Not Concluded Iran Is Seeking to Build Nukes By Ben Armbruster, June 14, 2021
Video: Elections Celebrations and Cruelty of Western Sanctions Against Syrian People By Eva Bartlett and Syria Insider, June 14, 2021
Embassy Reopenings in Damascus as Syria Returns to Normalcy By Steven Sahiounie, June 14, 2021
Amnesty Raises Alarm as Israel Shuts Palestinian Health Provider By Al-Jazeera, June 14, 2021
The Media Is an Accomplice in Erasing Palestinian Life By Mary Turfah, June 14, 2021
Netanyahu’s Last Hurrah? By Stephen Lendman, June 13, 2021