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?
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
How Washington is Positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s Founder as Its ‘Asset’ By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal, June 13, 2021
“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 10, 2021
The Israeli Government Is Changing, but Some Things Remain the Same By Philip Giraldi, June 10, 2021
New Israeli Attacks on Sites in Central and Southern Syria By Khaled Iskef, June 10, 2021
The Syrian War Is on the Agenda of the “Putin-Biden” Summit By Khaled Iskef, June 10, 2021
Video: Israel Defense Forces Strike Syria as Netanyahu Struggles to Remain By South Front, June 10, 2021
Israel’s New Coalition Government Will be More Dysfunctional and Right-wing By Jalal Abukhater, June 10, 2021
There Is Still Time to Stop the $735 Million Arms Sale to Israel By William Hartung, June 10, 2021
An Open Letter on U.S. Media Coverage of Palestine By Hassan Abbas, Nesima Aberra, and et al., June 10, 2021
US Revives Terrorism in Syria after Presidential Elections By Ahmad Al Khaled, June 09, 2021
Syria and COVID: Refuting the Lies with Mark Taliano By Mark Taliano and John Shuck, June 09, 2021
Quick Facts on Israel’s New Prime Minister Naftali Bennett By Institute for Middle East Understanding, June 09, 2021
Video: Fires and Explosions in Iran. Hopes for Nuclear Deal Rescue Flicker By South Front, June 09, 2021
Israel Wins Big in Washington By Philip Giraldi, June 08, 2021
Poll: Voters Care More About Ending Endless Wars Than Confronting Enemies By Matthew Petti, June 08, 2021
Targeting Iran, Strengthening NATO: U.S., British, Israeli, Italian F-35s in Unprecedented Air Combat Exercise By Rick Rozoff, June 08, 2021
Video: Northern Syria’s Tug of War, Renewed Chaos By South Front, June 08, 2021
US Sanctions Cost Iran Its Vote in UN Assembly By James Reinl, June 08, 2021
Stability: Media Codeword for ‘Under US Control’ By Alan MacLeod, June 07, 2021
Western Sahara Casts a Shadow over AFRICOM’s African Lion Exercises By Andrew Korybko, June 07, 2021
Video: Syrian Presidential Elections, 2021 By Mark Taliano, June 07, 2021
Video: Syrian and Russian Forces Contain ISIS Terrorists Amid Fears of a Future Resurgence By South Front, June 07, 2021
Netanyahu’s Legacy of Hate Defines His Long Goodbye By Richard Silverstein, June 07, 2021
AFRICOM Military’s Exercise: The Art of Creating New Pretexts for Propagating US Interests By Pavan Kulkarni, June 07, 2021
Video: Palestinian Teen Searches for His Memories from Under Gaza Rubble By ummid.com, June 07, 2021
Israel Reports Link Between Rare Cases of Heart Inflammation and COVID-19 Vaccination in Young Men By Gretchen Vogel and Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, June 06, 2021
Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia’s Crackdown on Protesters By Alan MacLeod, June 04, 2021
This Time May be Different: On the UN Commission of Inquiry Investigating Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory By Lori Allen, June 03, 2021
Israel’s New Mossad Chief Threatens More Assassinations and Attacks Inside Iran By Dave DeCamp, June 03, 2021
Video: Nasrallah Pronounced Dead by MSM Amid Deepest Crisis in Lebanese History By South Front, June 03, 2021
Autonomous Drone Attacked Soldiers in Libya All on Its Own By Daniel Van Boom, June 02, 2021
Let Iran Choose Its Next President By M. K. Bhadrakumar, June 01, 2021
Israel, Don’t Raise the Roof Beams High As You “Resettle” Lifta; Its Owners Will Return By Rima Najjar, June 01, 2021
Video: Turkey Prepares a Syrian Diversion for Its Internal Strife By South Front, June 01, 2021
“Clarify the Confusion” regarding the Covid Vaccine and the “Green Passport”: Open Letter to Israel’s Prime Minister By Sarah Feld, May 31, 2021
U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine By Jeff Schuhrke, May 31, 2021
If Formed, This Is How Bennett-Lapid Government in Israel Will Look Like By ummid.com, May 31, 2021
Egyptian Artists Come Together for Charity Art Exhibition for Palestinian Children By Moumita Chakraborty, May 31, 2021
South Africa: The Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Apartheid By Jinan Bastaki, May 30, 2021
Palestinian Patients in Jerusalem Face Loss of Gaza Homes from Hospital By Aseel Jundi, May 30, 2021
Syrians Reject the US ‘Regime Change’ and Re-elect President Assad By Steven Sahiounie, May 30, 2021
Israel Post Ceasefire: When the Dreams of Israelis Collide with the Hopes of Palestinians By Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Robert Inlakesh, and Mike Prysner, May 29, 2021
Actions for Peace by Canadians: In Support of the People of Palestine By Ed Lehman, May 28, 2021
The Invasion of Gaza: Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 28, 2021
‘This Is the Price of War’: Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught By Julia Conley, May 28, 2021
How American Support for Israel Erases Palestinian Identity By Dorgham Abusalim, May 28, 2021
President Bashar Al-Assad Won Re-election with 95.1% of the Total Votes By Arabi Souri, May 28, 2021
Days Before Approving Humanitarian Aid to Gaza, State Department Agreed to Contentious Bomb Sale to Israel By Alex Kane, May 27, 2021
American Arms Makers Are Making a Killing Out of Israel’s Slaughter in Gaza By Jessica Buxbaum, May 27, 2021
The Strategic Significance of the Syrian Elections By Andrew Korybko, May 27, 2021
Gaza: The Epicentre of Resistance By Michael Jansen, May 27, 2021
Today I Saw Syrians Dancing and Celebrating Life, and a Return to Peace – but, of Course, the Western Media Won’t Report that By Eva Bartlett, May 27, 2021
Video: War-torn Syria Takes to the Voting Polls By South Front, May 27, 2021
Israeli Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa for Third Day in a Row By The New Arab, May 26, 2021
I’m a Former Jewish Federation CEO—and I Oppose Israel’s Actions Against Palestinians By Joe Roberts, May 26, 2021
Largest Protests Since Arab Spring Sweep Oman as UK Support for Regime Rises By Phil Miller, May 26, 2021
America Dominant Again (in Arms Sales) By William Hartung, May 26, 2021
Annexation of Palestine or “Uneventful Occurrence” — What Do You See? By Rima Najjar, May 26, 2021
Despite “The Cease Fire”, Israel Intensifies Its Aggression Against Palestinians By Massoud Nayeri, May 25, 2021
The Zionists on the Defensive By Philip Giraldi, May 25, 2021
Israel-Palestine Ceasefire: But We Cannot Let this Go the Same Way By Marilyn Garson, May 25, 2021
Israel-Gaza: Pilots Bombed Palestinian Buildings to ‘Vent Frustration’, Says Report By Middle East Eye, May 25, 2021
The US Debate on Israel/Palestine Is Changing By James J. Zogby, May 25, 2021
An Israeli Voice Supporting Palestinians By Shahbazz Afzal and Tuvaal Klein, May 25, 2021
Outrage Over Israel’s Human Rights Violations Is Fueling the Global BDS Movement By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, May 25, 2021
Video: Drone Warfare in the Middle East By South Front, May 25, 2021
Jewish Groups that Aid Israel’s War Crimes Can’t Deny All Responsibility for Those Crimes By Jonathan Cook, May 24, 2021