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.
Cease Fire Rejected. Turkey Doesn’t Consider Al Qaeda as a Terrorist Group. Erdogan Sends More Troops into Idlib By Arabi Souri, March 09, 2020
New Putin-Erdogan Deal Is Sugar-coating the Turks’ Surrender By Scott Ritter, March 09, 2020
Ceasefire in Syria: Dead on Arrival? By Stephen Lendman, March 09, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Win Battle Against Erdogan Forces in Idlib, but War Is Far from Over By South Front, March 08, 2020
Putin Saves Erdogan from Himself By Pepe Escobar, March 08, 2020
Trump Regime Blocks UN Security Council Support for Syria Ceasefire Already Breached By Stephen Lendman, March 08, 2020
International Women’s Day: Syria says YES to Women, and NO to Wahhabis By Prof. Tim Anderson, March 08, 2020
Video: Turkish Drones Falling in Idlib. ‘Moderate Rebels’ Gas Themselves by Mistake By South Front, March 07, 2020
Another Farcical Ceasefire in Syria By Stephen Lendman, March 06, 2020
Сoronavirus May be a Product of US ‘Biological Attack’ Aimed at Iran and China, IRGC Chief Claims By RT News, March 06, 2020
“Voices from Syria” and “The Dirty War on Syria”: Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria By Global Research, March 06, 2020
Israel Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners By Middle East Monitor, March 06, 2020
Who Made Coronavirus? Was It the U.S., Israel or China? By Philip Giraldi, March 05, 2020
Ending the Myth that Trump Is Ending the Wars By Khury Petersen-Smith, March 05, 2020
Empires of the Steppes Fuel Erdogan Khan’s Dreams By Pepe Escobar, March 05, 2020
Video: Turkish Forces Are on ‘Tactical Retreat’. Syrian Army Recaptures More Territory in Eastern and Southern Idlib By South Front, March 05, 2020
Breaking: Terrorists Attempt Chemical Attack in Idlib By Miri Wood, March 05, 2020
Erdogan Tells Putin: “We’re in Idlib to Protect the People There.” By Eric Zuesse, March 05, 2020
The Syria Deception By Swiss Propaganda Research, March 04, 2020
Video: Syrian Armed Forces Teach ‘2nd Strongest NATO Army’ Painful Lesson in Idlib By South Front, March 04, 2020
Washington-led NATO’s War on Syria and Syrians By Mark Taliano, March 03, 2020
Turkey in Syria: Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War? By Tony Cartalucci, March 03, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Recaptures Saraqib from Erdogan Forces as Syrian-Turkish Conflict in Idlib Intensifies By South Front, March 03, 2020
Strong Man Legacies: Egypt’s Late Hosni Mubarak By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 03, 2020
Surprise Israeli Election Results. Netanyahu Has a Narrow Lead over Benny Gantz By Stephen Lendman, March 03, 2020
Palestine and Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” Plan By Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh, March 02, 2020
Flashpoints in Southern Syria Seek to Divide/Distract Syrian Gains in Idlib By Tony Cartalucci, March 02, 2020
Turkey Asks NATO to Join Its War Against Syria and Russia By Eric Zuesse, March 02, 2020
A Perfect Storm on the Horizon. Turkey’s Hegemonic Ambitions By Askiah Adam, March 02, 2020
Iran: Regime Change by Coronavirus? By Andrew Korybko, March 02, 2020
Turkey Sacrifices Their Own Troops to Protect Al-Qaeda? By Matthew Ehret-Kump, March 02, 2020
Whitewashing the West’s Disastrous War in Libya By Ted Galen Carpenter, March 02, 2020
Turkey and Syria Are at War Without a Declaration of War By Paul Antonopoulos, March 02, 2020
Third Israeli Election Heading for Impasse Again? By Stephen Lendman, March 02, 2020
Even NATO Is Unwilling to Touch Turkey’s Idlib Mess with a Ten-foot Pole By Scott Ritter, March 01, 2020
Video: Fall of Saraqib: Syrian Army Retreat Under Turkish Strikes in Eastern Idlib By South Front, February 28, 2020
Turkey’s Losing Bet in Syria By Tony Cartalucci, February 28, 2020
War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 28, 2020
President Tayyip Erdogan Now Claims Syria’s Idlib Province Belongs to Turkey By Eric Zuesse, February 28, 2020
I Was Meant to Talk About Palestinian Kids at the UN. Israel Forced Me Out By Brad Parker, February 28, 2020
Capture of M5 Hama-Aleppo Highway: One of the Most Celebrated Prizes in Damascus’ Campaign to Regain Territory By Michael Jansen, February 28, 2020
The War Scenario Between Israel and Hezbollah By Elijah J. Magnier, February 28, 2020
Video: “Fake News”: “The Shining Forces of Idlib Democracy” = Al Qaeda Terrorists backed by Turkish Army By South Front, February 27, 2020
Syria: “Moderate Rebels” or “Intelligence Assets”? By Mark Taliano, February 27, 2020
Video: Erdogan Forces Recaptured Nayrab but Lost Another Dozen of Villages to Syrian Army By South Front, February 26, 2020
Solidarity with Palestine: ‘If They Suppress BDS, No Other Movement Is Safe’ By Omar Barghouti and Husna Rizvi, February 26, 2020
Evidence on Continuing US-NATO Media Lies About the War in Syria By James ONeill, February 26, 2020
Turkey’s War on Syria: Erdogan Sponsored Terrorists Cut Drinking Water off Al-Hasakah, Two Million People Affected, an Explicit War Crime By Arabi Souri, February 26, 2020
Turkey’s Request for U.S. Patriot Missiles to Pressure Russia in Syria Will Not Work By Paul Antonopoulos, February 26, 2020
Netanyahu’s Holy Alliance with Rightwing, Ultra-Orthodox By Shlomi Eldar, February 26, 2020
Overt Trump Regime Support for Al-Qaeda Offshoots in Syria, ISIS-Daesh Et Al are Pentagon/CIA Proxies By Stephen Lendman, February 25, 2020
Israeli Prime Minister – Now Facing Corruption Trial – Still Has Powerful Friends in Both Our Houses of Parliament By Hans Stehling, February 25, 2020
Libya’s US Base Request Reveals How Desperate the Turkish-Backed Government Has Become By Andrew Korybko, February 25, 2020
‘Unprecedented Brutality’: Family of Palestinian Mangled by Bulldozer Condemn Israel By Tareq Hajjaj, February 25, 2020
We Need to Treat Nuclear War Like the Emergency It Is By Olivia Alperstein, February 25, 2020
Lest We Forget – Hillary Clinton: We Must Destroy Syria for Israel By Uprooted Palestinians, February 24, 2020
US “Forever War” in Afghanistan Near Ending? By Stephen Lendman, February 24, 2020
UN Report: 45,000 Children Displaced in Iraq Without Identity Documents By Middle East Monitor, February 24, 2020
The Syrian Arab Army’s Victorious Liberation of Aleppo. Historical Comparisons By Andrew Korybko, February 23, 2020
Video: SAA Syrian Forces Give Turkish Army “A Whipping” in Eastern Idlib By South Front, February 23, 2020
US Lost Track of $715 Million in Weapons Sent to “Anti-Daesh Allies” in Syria By Middle East Monitor, February 23, 2020
Trump’s Pressure Tactics on Iraq Seek to Preserve Troop Presence By Michael Jansen, February 23, 2020
Iranian Elections By Stephen Lendman, February 23, 2020
Video: Turkey’s Sultan-in-Chief Erdogan To the Rescue of Al-Qaeda in Idlib By South Front, February 22, 2020
Video: Turkey’s War on Syria. Bluff or Reality? By South Front, February 21, 2020
Russia and Turkey, “Allies” Fighting One Another: On Opposite Sides of the War on Syria By Stephen Lendman, February 21, 2020
U.S. and Iran Increase Competition to Influence Afghanistan By Paul Antonopoulos, February 21, 2020
Is Iran Ill-advised to Finance Its Regional Allies While Under Sanctions? By Elijah J. Magnier, February 21, 2020
Revealed: The British Government’s Covert Media Propaganda Campaign in Syria By Ian Cobain and Alice Ross, February 21, 2020
The War On Syria is Not Over: SAA Forces and Russia Confront US Sponsored “Jihadists”, Turkey’s Phony “Safe Zone”, Israel Threatens “Escalated Aggression” By Stephen Lendman, February 20, 2020
The Axis of Resistance Holds Firm as Washington Faces Retreat By Prof. Tim Anderson and Steven Sahiounie, February 20, 2020
Putin vs. Erdogan: Who’s Going to Blink First? By Mike Whitney, February 20, 2020
Video: Aleppo City’s Countryside Fully Secured, Syrians in Aleppo Celebrate the End of Terrorism By Eva Bartlett, February 20, 2020
Netanyahu in the Dock Set for March 17. What Happens if Convicted of Bribery, Fraud? By Stephen Lendman, February 20, 2020
Video: Syrians Are in Desperate Race to Outrun Brutal Regime Offensive By South Front, February 20, 2020
Trump’s Deal Is a Show Hiding the Real Problem: Ongoing Israeli Apartheid By Richard Falk, February 19, 2020
The Unbreakable Bond of Ireland and Palestine By Creede Newton, February 19, 2020
US Middle East “Peace Deal” Designed to Perpetuate Conflict By Tony Cartalucci, February 19, 2020
EU Nations Push for Bloc’s Recognition of State of Palestine By Telesur, February 19, 2020
NATO Wars Against Freedom, Justice and Humanity By Mark Taliano, February 19, 2020