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.
The Sudan-Israel “Peace Deal: Lots of Behind-the-Scenes Maneuvering By Andrew Korybko, October 30, 2020
New Report Exposes Secret US Drone Strikes in Yemen By Reprieve, October 29, 2020
Syrians Talk About Their Suffering Inside Turkish Prisons By Khaled Iskef, October 28, 2020
“Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)” against Israel: Resolution of Defamation Lawsuit by CJPME By Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, October 28, 2020
US versus Russia in Syria. “A Fake ‘Revolution’ Using Islamic Gangs” By Stephen Lendman, October 28, 2020
UK Renewal of Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia to Face Another Legal Challenge By Rayhan Uddin, October 28, 2020
The Museum of Islamic Arts Has Halted a Planned Sotheby’s Sale of Its Treasures After It Was Condemned by Israel’s President By Taylor Dafoe, October 28, 2020
Congress Will Say Anything About Syria These Days By Andrew Corbley, October 28, 2020
The June 2018 Arrest in Germany of Iranian Diplomat Assadollah Assadi. Violation of International Law? By Robert Fantina, October 27, 2020
Adelsons Got a Lot from Trump for $75 Million — But Media Won’t Tell You What By Philip Weiss and James North, October 27, 2020
Israel Chooses to Normalize Relations with Countries Which Have Directly Supported Terrorism By Paul Antonopoulos, October 27, 2020
‘Iraq War Diaries’ at Ten Years: Truth Is Treason By Rep. Ron Paul, October 27, 2020
Sudan “Normalizes” Relations with Israel? Trump “Arranged the Deal” By Stephen Lendman, October 26, 2020
Protests in Iraq: Corruption, Unemployment, Impoverishment By Stephen Lendman, October 26, 2020
Donald Trump, the Mr. Magoo of Geopolitics, Incites Warfare Between Egypt and Ethiopia By Prof. Juan Cole, October 26, 2020
The US Proposed a Partial Withdrawal and Ease in Sanctions, Damascus Rejected the Offer By Elijah J. Magnier, October 26, 2020
US-China Confrontation: The Hijacking of the United Nations Security Council Continues By Carla Stea, October 25, 2020
Electoral Interference, Are ‘The Proud Boys” Attempting to Scare Voters’? By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, October 23, 2020
The Elusive “October Surprise”. Iran Seeks to Confuse the United States? By Philip Giraldi, October 23, 2020
Syrian Refugees Have Become a Tool of Duplicitous Politics By Ahmad Salah, October 23, 2020
Sudan Bends to Trump’s Pressure to Normalize Relations with Israel By Steven Sahiounie, October 23, 2020
Video: Azerbaijan-Armenia War: Counter-offensive in the South and the “Iranian Factor” By South Front, October 22, 2020
Trump Regime Exerts Maximum Pressure on Iran: A Crime Against Humanity By Stephen Lendman, October 22, 2020
Yemen’s Never Ending War By Timothy Alexander Guzman, October 21, 2020
Iran Now Free to Buy and Sell Weapons Legally By Steven Sahiounie, October 21, 2020
Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan? Depends on Who You Ask. By Rep. Ron Paul, October 20, 2020
US Seeks to Prolong Terrorism in Syria, Not Defeat It By Tony Cartalucci, October 20, 2020
The Expiry of The Iranian Arms Embargo By Andrew Korybko, October 20, 2020
Where Are the Borders of the State of Israel? Why Do They Refuse to Demarcate Them? By Majdi Khaldi, October 19, 2020
Two Deep Mysteries of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War By Eric Margolis, October 19, 2020
This Is What Happens When Sunnis and Shiites Agree in Lebanon By Elijah J. Magnier, October 19, 2020
Iran Free to Buy and Sell Arms By Stephen Lendman, October 19, 2020
America Is Complicit, as Yemen Spirals toward Mass Starvation By Prof. Juan Cole, October 19, 2020
Will the Mediterranean Sea Save Lebanon from Drowning in Debt? By Steven Sahiounie, October 18, 2020
Yemen – Prisoner Swap and What May be Behind it By Peter Koenig and Press TV, October 16, 2020
Turkish and Israeli Weapons Fueling Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh By Stephen Lendman, October 16, 2020
Israel Stops Granting Visas to UN Human Rights Employees By Joe Dyke, October 16, 2020
The U.S. of Arms: The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump By William D. Hartung, October 15, 2020
The Palestinian Struggle Betrayed By Askiah Adam, October 14, 2020
Muammar Gaddafi’s Cousin to Sue Hillary Clinton for ‘Destroying Libya’ By Al-Masdar News, October 14, 2020
Syria’s Devastating Forest Fires By Andrew Korybko, October 14, 2020
All It Takes Is a Spark: Syrian Wildfires Turn Olive Trees into Ashes By Steven Sahiounie, October 14, 2020
The Undeniable Cruelty of Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran By Tyler Cullis, October 13, 2020
Israeli Army Orders Closure of 3,000 Dunums of Land on Olive Harvest Season By Najib Farraj, October 13, 2020
The Campaign to “Kill” the BDS Movement Against Israel Extends Far and Wide By Caren Holmes, October 12, 2020
With Crushing Sanctions on 18 Iranian Banks, Is Trump Trying to Leave a War Behind for Biden? By Prof. Juan Cole, October 12, 2020
What Does Biden’s ‘Deliberate Ambiguity’ on Iran Sanctions Imply? By Nauman Sadiq, October 12, 2020
The War on Truth, Dissent and Free Speech By Professor Piers Robinson, October 11, 2020
Palestine: Anniversary of the Death of a Child – 30 September 2000 By Peter Koenig, October 11, 2020
‘War Is Imminent’: Iraq’s Kadhimi Moves to Fend Off US Threat to Target Pro-Iran Groups By Suadad al-Salhy, October 09, 2020
Does Damascus Regard the Syrian Armenians Reportedly Fighting in Azerbaijan as Traitors? By Andrew Korybko, October 08, 2020
Libya Refuses to Take Up Arab League Presidency Following Palestinian Walkout By The New Arab, October 08, 2020
Netanyahu’s Dirty Laundry Tells All By Philip Giraldi, October 07, 2020
Video: Ex-OPCW Chief Jose Bustani Reads Syria Testimony that US, UK Blocked at UN By Aaron Mate, October 07, 2020
Further Betrayal of Palestinians By The Muslim News, October 07, 2020
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on the “Role of Russia” in Syria War By Bashar al Assad and Zvezda TV Station, October 06, 2020
Israel Lobby Will Face Blowback, Eventually By Yves Engler, October 06, 2020
Links Between Israel and Yemen’s Former President Saleh By Middle East Monitor, October 06, 2020
Influx of Foreign Fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh Could Lead to Region-wide Conflict By Paul Antonopoulos, October 05, 2020
Turkey Mediates Agreement Between Hamas and Fatah By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, October 05, 2020
Venezuela Announces New Fuel Scheme as Iranian Gasoline Arrives By Manuela Solé, October 05, 2020
“Israel’s Presence Near the Iranian Border Would Also Put Them in Direct Confrontation with Iran.” Dr. Javad Heirannia By Dr. Javad Heirannia and Steven Sahiounie, October 05, 2020
The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté Testifies at UN on OPCW Syria Cover-up By Aaron Mate, October 05, 2020
Will Lebanon be the Next US-NATO Humanitarian War? The Elimination of Hezbollah is Israel’s Top Priority By Steven Sahiounie, October 04, 2020
2018 Bombing of Dahyan Student Bus: Yemen Court Issues Death Sentences against Saudi Monarch, Saudi Crown Prince, US President, Yemen President By Middle East Monitor, October 02, 2020
Two Years After Khashoggi’s Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS’s Crimes? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, October 02, 2020
A Trump Regime Middle East October Surprise Coming? By Stephen Lendman, October 01, 2020
Russia-Turkey Agreement over Idlib Faces Collapse By Steven Sahiounie, October 01, 2020
Russia vs. US Imperial Aims in Syria By Stephen Lendman, October 01, 2020
UK Government Probing Cyber-attack over Syria Propaganda Leaks By Ian Cobain, September 30, 2020
History: Britain’s Complicity in 1953 Iranian Coup Revealed: The Smoking Gun, MI6’s “Man of Mystery” By Jeremy Kuzmarov, September 30, 2020
Explosive Gas Pipeline in the Mediterranean By Manlio Dinucci, September 30, 2020
Exposed: US Occupation of Syria Now Official By Drago Bosnic, September 30, 2020
Russia and Iran in Syria; Iran Prepares a Move on the Israeli Borders By Elijah J. Magnier, September 29, 2020
Trump Confirms U.S. Is Israel’s “Protector” By Philip Giraldi, September 29, 2020
History: Nasser and Black Africa By Adeyinka Makinde, September 28, 2020
Video: US Is Preparing Military Response to Wave of Iranian-backed Attacks on Its Forces in Iraq By South Front, September 28, 2020
American Space Force Installs Military Base in the Persian Gulf to Monitor Iran By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, September 25, 2020
Hack Reveals UK’s Propaganda Campaign to Drive Syrian Regime Change By Johanna Ross, September 25, 2020
America’s Broken Syria Project By Tony Cartalucci, September 24, 2020