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?
How a Shadowy, Hawkish New Group Tied to Iranian Monarchists Is Gaining Influence in Congress By Bryan Metzger, April 12, 2021
Why NATO Destroyed Libya Ten Years Ago By Manlio Dinucci, April 12, 2021
Global Warfare: The Great Purveyor of Violence Is the United States of America. The Legacy of Ramsey Clark By Ramsey Clark, April 12, 2021
America’s Predictable Betrayal of the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ By Brian Berletic, April 11, 2021
Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 10, 2021
The Raging Twenties Review: Pipelinistan, Sino-Russia and more By Michael Welch, Pepe Escobar, and Ken Stone, April 09, 2021
What Just Happened in Jordan? House Arrest of the Crown Prince By Andrew Korybko, April 09, 2021
Arms Sales: US Remains World’s Top Supplier as Middle East Spending Spikes By Azad Essa, April 09, 2021
Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria By Patrick Lawrence, April 09, 2021
US, British and French Covert Operations in Syria By Shane Quinn, April 08, 2021
Vaccination in Israel: Challenging Mortality Figures? By Israel National News, April 08, 2021
The Netanyahu Bribery and Corruption Scandal, the New Knesset Vote for Him to Become President By Michael Jansen, April 08, 2021
New Details on Explosion at Iranian Ship Saviz in Red Sea By Mehrnews, April 08, 2021
Video: War in Syria and “Terrorist Democracy” in Greater Idlib By South Front, April 08, 2021
Jordan: Why King Abdullah’s Troubles Are Not Over By David Hearst, April 07, 2021
Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People By Carolyn Hendler, April 07, 2021
Trump’s Illegal Drone Strike on Iranian General Soleimani: Sets the Stage for War on Iran? By Phil Miller, April 07, 2021
Video: Saudi Arabia Hopes Its Patriots Will Start Working in Yemen’s Marib By South Front, April 06, 2021
A Fresh Voice Debunking Disinformation on Syria with Real Eyewitness Testimonies and a Genuine Anti-Hegemonic Context By Dr. Ibrahim Alloush, April 06, 2021
“Engaging the World”: Palestine and the Making of Hamas’ Foreign Policy By Jim Miles, April 06, 2021
Iraq’s Turn to Saudi Arabia for Economic Relief Is Sign of Its Regional Rebalancing By Paul Antonopoulos, April 06, 2021
How Eurasia Will be Interconnected By Pepe Escobar, April 05, 2021
Jordan’s Former Crown Prince Detained Amid Crackdown on Alleged Coup Plotters By Middle East Eye, April 05, 2021
Turkey Supported Armed Groups in Syria: On Their Way to Bankruptcy Strategically and Financially By Khaled Iskef, April 04, 2021
Video: The Truth About the Syrian Crisis. Former Senator Dick Black By Senator Dick Black, April 04, 2021
Video: US Military Intervention and the Crisis in Northeastern Syria By South Front, April 03, 2021
Myanmar, Libya, and Syria: Dangerous Parallels By Brian Berletic, April 01, 2021
US-NATO Planned Invasion and Proxy War Against Syria By Shane Quinn, April 01, 2021
Two Ambassadors to Syria with Wildly Different Analyses By Rick Sterling, March 31, 2021
On Land Day, Palestine Will be Free from the River to the Sea By Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, March 31, 2021
Video: Strikes at US Positions in Iraq, Chaos in Northern Syria By South Front, March 31, 2021
#YemenCantWait. Hands Off Yemen! By Azza Rojbi, March 31, 2021
“American Style”: US-backed Fighters Seize US-made Missiles Heading to Other US-backed Fighters in Syria By South Front, March 30, 2021
Video: No Time for Israel to Celebrate Election “Victory” By South Front, March 30, 2021
An Old Green Colonial Trick: Israel Masking Land Grabs as Environmental Conservation By Jessica Buxbaum, March 30, 2021
WHO Postpones the Delivery of “AstraZeneca” Vaccine to Syria By Khaled Iskef, March 30, 2021
Iran-China: The 21st Century Silk Road Connection By Pepe Escobar, March 30, 2021
If Israel Accuses Iran of Doing Something, Israel Is Likely Already Doing It By Ted Snider, March 29, 2021
North-Eastern Syria: “We Will Kill You, We Have Prepared Killings for Infidels.”: ISIS Childrens’ Vow By Steven Sahiounie, March 28, 2021
Western Media Quick to Accuse Syria of ‘Bombing Hospitals’ – But When Terrorists Really Destroy Syrian Hospitals, They Are Silent By Eva Bartlett, March 28, 2021
Iran and China Sign 25-year Cooperation Deal By Heba Nasser, March 28, 2021
Libya – Why Was Muammar Gaddafi Killed – May We Never Forget By Peter Koenig and Russia-TV24, March 28, 2021
War in Yemen: Grassroots Mobilization Pressured Biden Administration to Pledge End of U.S. Involvement By Ellie Baron and Isaac Evans-Frantz, March 27, 2021
The Ides of March: False Pretexts Galore in the Wars on Yugoslavia and Iraq By Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Scott Ritter, Živadin Jovanović, James Bissett, and Scott Taylor, March 27, 2021
UK’s Baroness Caroline Cox Slams the “Undeclared Economic War” on Syria By Baroness Caroline Cox, March 26, 2021
Video: The Conflict in North Syria: US Continues to Smuggle Oil, While Turkey Complains to Russia It Can’t By South Front, March 25, 2021
Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) Radical Feminist, Writer, Critic By Barbara Nimri Aziz, March 25, 2021
Canadian Aid to Yemen Is a Humanitarian Band-aid By Yves Engler, March 25, 2021
On 10th Anniversary of the U.S.-NATO Attack on Libya: Powerful Perpetrators Have Yet to Face Justice By Jeremy Kuzmarov, March 24, 2021
Will Turkey Give Up and Bring Back the Syrian Militants from Libya? By Khaled Iskef, March 24, 2021
Terrorists Launch a Deadly Missile Attack on Aleppo By Steven Sahiounie, March 24, 2021
Will Israel Use ‘Bunker-Buster’ Bombs Against Iran’s Nuclear Program? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, March 24, 2021
Kosovo Opening Embassy in Jerusalem Defies Turkey but Confirms Vassalage to US By Paul Antonopoulos, March 23, 2021
Israel’s Election Is All About Netanyahu By James J. Zogby, March 23, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s “Renewed Peace Push” in Yemen Is Welcome, but Incomplete By Andrew Korybko, March 23, 2021
Video: Saudi War on Yemen. Six-year Epic Failure: Riyadh’s Crusade on Sana’a By South Front, March 23, 2021
Capitalizing on Conflict: How Defense Contractors and Foreign Nations Lobby for Arms Sales By Dan Auble, March 23, 2021
America Should Swallow Its Pride on Iran By Geoff LaMear, March 23, 2021
Unnamed Western Officials Spread Dubious Claims About Iran By Dave DeCamp, March 23, 2021
Israelis Cry Out to the World to Stop Mandatory COVID Injections as Lawsuit Is Filed in International Criminal Court Over Nuremberg Code Violation By Brian Shilhavy, March 22, 2021
The American Terror State By Donald Monaco, March 22, 2021
Israeli Knesset Elections: Will Bibi Prevail? Despite “Charges of Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust” By Stephen Lendman, March 22, 2021
Ten Years On, Syria Is Almost Destroyed. Who’s to Blame? By M. K. Bhadrakumar, March 22, 2021
Syria: The Price of Resistance By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, March 22, 2021
Tony Blair and the Iraq War of 2003: Should He Stand Trial for the Crime of Waging a “War of Aggression”? By Adeyinka Makinde, March 22, 2021
New US Defense Agreement: Free Entry of US Forces into Jordan By Middle East Eye, March 22, 2021
Syrian Foreign Minister Arrives at Muscat… Will the Sultanate of Oman Play a Role in Resolving the Syrian Crisis? By Khaled Iskef, March 21, 2021
Turkey Refuses to Give Up on Its Interests in Northeastern Syria By South Front, March 21, 2021
Destroying a Country’s Standard of Living: What Libya Had Achieved, What has been Destroyed By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 20, 2021
The Ides of March 2011: NATO’s ‘Humanitarian’ War on Libya By Michael Welch, Abayomi Azikiwe, and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, March 20, 2021
Permanent Warfare and the “War On Terror” By Mark Taliano, March 19, 2021
A Decade Ago: US-NATO Invasion of Libya and Its Consequences By Shane Quinn, March 19, 2021
“The Sloppy Dossier”: Plagiarism and “Fake Intelligence” Used to Justify the 2003 War on Iraq: Copied and Pasted from the Internet into an “Official” British Intel Report By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Glen Rangwala, March 19, 2021
The Nightmare: The Iraq Invasion’s Atrocities, Unearthing the Unthinkable By Felicity Arbuthnot, March 19, 2021
The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 19, 2021
“We Don’t Do Body Counts”: The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the US Invasion By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 19, 2021
Video: Israel Is Back with Airstrikes as Turkey Scrambles to Salvage Some Oil in Syria By South Front, March 18, 2021
Syria’s First Lady Supports the Fight Against Al Qaeda and ISIS By Steven Sahiounie, March 18, 2021
Palestinian Elections: Abbas Moves to Stamp Out Constructive, Strategic Change within Fatah By Rima Najjar, March 18, 2021
ICC Goes After Israel for Nuremberg Code Violation Complaint By Archyde, March 18, 2021