Middle East & North Africa

US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people.
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Iraqi media said the Pentagon has 14 military bases in the country – along with a reported 18 in Syria. The US is highly unlikely to abandon them, especially ones considered most strategically important.
The US will not let go of such a strategic country with access to Four Seas, as promoted by President Bashar al-Assad, linking the Mediterranean, the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf into an energy network.
Amidst the steady gains of the Syrian army, which has reclaimed land from ISIS and various rebel factions since 2016, Trump has sought to market the destabilization of Syria as a success in his presidency. The move represents a shift in strategy in loss minimization for the Gulf-Israel-US axis in the Middle East.
John Bolton Rumored Israeli attack on Lebanon. Going After Hezbollah Donors? By Kurt Nimmo, April 24, 2019
The Path to War with Iran Is Paved with Sanctions By Joe Cirincione and Mary Kaszynski, April 24, 2019
Julian Assange Exposed the Crimes of Powerful Actors, Including Israel By Alison Weir, April 24, 2019
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US Sanctions Got India to Ditch Iran, Will Washington Get It to Ditch Russia Too? By Andrew Korybko, April 24, 2019
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Can Saudi Arabia Still Sway the Oil Market? By Tsvetana Paraskova, April 24, 2019
French Ambassador Says Trump “Deal of the Century” Is DOA, Calls Israel ‘Apartheid State’ By Whitney Webb, April 23, 2019
Iran Not Backing Down: IRGC Navy Vows to Block US Ships from Important Waterway By Telesur, April 23, 2019
Oil Shortage Crisis Might Force the Syrian State to Liberate East Euphrates By Arabi Souri, April 23, 2019
Video: Chemical Weapons Warehouse Exploded in Western Aleppo By South Front, April 23, 2019
Stop the Ongoing U.S. Economic Terrorism against Iran and Help Its People! By Jan Oberg, April 22, 2019
Trump and Pakistan’s PM Khan Might Have Just Ruined Iran-India Relations By Andrew Korybko, April 22, 2019
Air Force Deploys Stealth Fighters to the Middle East for the First Time By Zero Hedge, April 22, 2019
Trump’s Dangerous Game: New Blockade of Iran Could Skyrocket Oil Prices Across the World By Telesur, April 22, 2019
Why I’m Glad Netanyahu Won By James J. Zogby, April 22, 2019
US Defeat in Syria Transforms into Campaign of Spite. “ISIS Was a Creation of the West” By Tony Cartalucci, April 21, 2019
Failed States and Militias: General Khalifa Haftar Moves on Tripoli By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 21, 2019
Everyone Could Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem Except Palestinian Christians By WAFA, April 21, 2019
Yemen War Death Toll Surpasses 70,000 By ACLED, April 21, 2019
President Assad Receives Russia’s Special Envoy to Syria By Arabi Souri, April 20, 2019
US Involvement in the War against Yemen: Trump’s Veto By Ken Stone and Tasnim News Agency, April 20, 2019
The “Deal of the Century”: The Palestinian Cause Is behind Iran and Hezbollah’s Success By Elijah J. Magnier, April 20, 2019
Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau Congratulates Netanyahu: There Will Never Be Two States. By Jim Miles, April 20, 2019
What Venezuela’s Tragic Predicament Teaches Iran By Rostam Pourzal, April 20, 2019
Mueller Report Says ‘Multiple Members’ of Trump Transition Approached Foreign Officials to Stop UN Resolution against Israeli Settlements By Philip Weiss, April 20, 2019
Trump Thanks Gen. Haftar For “Securing Libya’s Oil Resources” Amid Tripoli Fighting By Zero Hedge, April 20, 2019
WikiLeaks: Iraqi Children in U.S. Raid Shot in Head, U.N. Says By Matthew Schofield, April 19, 2019
Trump’s Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency By Daniel Larison, April 19, 2019
The “Deal of the Century”: The US Wants To Enable Netanyahu to “Officially” Occupy the West Bank By Elijah J. Magnier, April 18, 2019
Pompeo is “Setting the Stage for a War with Iran” By The Real News Network, April 18, 2019
Displaced Syrians Returning from Refugee Camps in Jordan By Arabi Souri, April 18, 2019
EU Rejects Israeli Claim to Syrian Golan By IMEMC, April 18, 2019
Moscow’s Strategy in the Middle East: Geopolitics and the Versatility of Diplomacy By Federico Pieraccini, April 18, 2019
U.S. Continues Supplying Military Aid to Kurdish Forces in Northern Syria against Turkey, a US Ally and NATO Member State By Firas Samuri, April 18, 2019
Video: Israel’s Magic Lamp: Iron Dome Missile Defense By South Front, April 18, 2019
Death of Free Speech: Criticizing Israel Will Land You in Prison By Kurt Nimmo, April 18, 2019
Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive the Fuel Crisis? By Andrew Korybko, April 17, 2019
The Israeli “Deal of the Century” Won’t Go Through: Extremism Dominates the Knesset, Splits within the Palestinian Leadership By Elijah J. Magnier, April 17, 2019
Trump Vetoes ‘Dangerous’ Resolution to End US Military Involvement in Yemen By Middle East Eye, April 17, 2019
A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, April 17, 2019
Annexation of West Bank May Provide Key to Unlocking Netanyahu’s Legal Troubles By Jonathan Cook, April 17, 2019
Permissible Influences: Israel and the Australian Elections By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 17, 2019
Video: Haftar Forces Stalled South of Tripoli. GNA Fighters Shot Down LNA Warplane By South Front, April 17, 2019
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Qods Force By Dr. Dennis M. Nilsen, April 16, 2019
Libya and the Scramble for Africa By Christopher Black, April 16, 2019
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Trump Dances to Israel’s Tune By Philip Giraldi, April 16, 2019
No, Assad Didn’t “Win” the War, He Was Compelled by Putin to “Compromise” By Andrew Korybko, April 16, 2019
Video: Israel Strikes ‘Iranian Targets’ in Homs. Only Syrian Missile Launcher Found to be Destroyed By South Front, April 15, 2019
America Just Declared War on Iran and Nobody Blinked By Scott Ritter, April 15, 2019
Trump Warns ICC Against Followup on American and Israeli War Crimes By IMEMC, April 15, 2019
Video: Collateral Murder in Iraq Released by Wikileaks By Wikileaks, April 14, 2019
Trump and “America Last” Policy in the Middle East By Nabi Sonboli, April 14, 2019
Iran Allies in the Middle East: The Trigger Finger Is Ready in Case of US-Israeli War By Elijah J. Magnier, April 14, 2019
The WikiLeaks 2010 Release: U.S. Complicity and Cover-Up of Iraq Torture Exposed By Tom Burghardt, April 14, 2019
UK Government Defends Arming Saudi Arabia: Secret Court Hearing. Are British Forces in Yemen? By Phil Miller, April 12, 2019
Video: Turkey Aims to Seize Tell Rifaat after Russian Forces Withdrawal By South Front, April 12, 2019
Libya Is Our Regime Change Nightmare By Daniel Larison, April 12, 2019
“Putinyahu’s Rusrael”: The Putin-Netanyahu Relationship, A Deep Personal Bond? By Andrew Korybko, April 12, 2019
Video: Libyan National Army Shoots Down GNA Warplane amid Further Advances South of Tripoli By South Front, April 12, 2019
“Voices from Syria” and “The Dirty War on Syria”: Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria By Global Research, April 11, 2019
British Bombs Are Being Dropped from Saudi Jets onto Yemeni Schools, Mosques and Hospitals, Court Hears By Phil Miller, April 11, 2019
Egypt Withdraws from Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ Group By Almasdar News, April 11, 2019
The Consequences of the Sudanese Coup By Andrew Korybko, April 11, 2019
Who Is Killing Whom in the Middle East? Blaming Iran Might be an Excuse for War By Philip Giraldi, April 11, 2019
Iran Is Preparing to Link Tehran to the Mediterranean via a New Highway By Almasdar News, April 11, 2019
“The Greece Israel Cyprus Axis” (GRISCY): The US Key to Containing Multipolarity in the Eastern Mediterranean? By Andrew Korybko, April 10, 2019
Video: A New Battle for Tripoli: Haftar’s Blitzkrieg Is Turning into a Prolonged Siege By South Front, April 10, 2019
Dead Heat in Farcical Israeli Elections By Stephen Lendman, April 10, 2019
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Middle East Activism and Double Standards towards Russia By Andrew Korybko, April 10, 2019
Battlefield Libya: Fruits of US-NATO Regime Change By Tony Cartalucci, April 10, 2019
Western Spies Among the Jihadis in Idlib: Planning A New Drama? A Chemical Attack? By Steven Sahiounie, April 10, 2019
Video: US and Israel Prepare for Coordinated Campaign Against Iranian Forces in Syria By South Front, April 10, 2019
Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 10, 2019
The Fall of Baghdad 16 Years Ago By Eresh Omar Jamal, April 10, 2019
Sudan’s “Deep State” Divisions Could Spell the End of President Bashir’s Rule By Andrew Korybko, April 10, 2019
Video: A New Battle for Tripoli: Preconditions and Prospects By South Front, April 09, 2019
Court of Appeal to Consider UK Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia By CAAT - Campaign Against Arms Trade, April 09, 2019
Even Saudi Arabia Threatens to Ditch Dollar for Oil Trade over US Bullying Policies By Telesur, April 09, 2019
Endless War and Chaos in Libya By Stephen Lendman, April 08, 2019
Secret Document Reveals Plans for Civil War in Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, and Invasion By Randi Nord, April 08, 2019
The US’ Plans to Designate the Iran Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as “Terrorists” Aren’t Just for Show By Andrew Korybko, April 08, 2019