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.
US Congress “Caesar’s Law” Directed against Syria: Who Does It Target and How Will It Affect President Assad? By Elijah J. Magnier, June 15, 2020
Minnesota Cops ‘Trained by Israeli Forces in Restraint Techniques’ By Steve Sweeney, June 15, 2020
Keeping the World Safe from Iran’s Legitimate Nuclear Program? By Stephen Lendman, June 14, 2020
Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, but Israel Continues to Benefit By Philip Giraldi, June 14, 2020
An Open Letter to the Israeli Government Condemning Annexation By Prof. Kevin Jon Heller, June 12, 2020
Video: Attacks on US Forces and Facilities Continue in Iraq. Washington Rejects Iraqi Parliament Demand for US Troop Withdrawal By South Front, June 12, 2020
The US Admits They Are to Blame for Hunger in Syria By Steven Sahiounie, June 12, 2020
Video: Hearing Is Not Like Seeing: NATO’s Terrorists Burning Syrian Wheat Crops By Arabi Souri, June 12, 2020
Canada’s UN Security Bid Shaken by Canadian Protests on Israel By Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, June 12, 2020
Video: Explosion Targets Russian Military Police Patrol in Northern Syria. Who Was Behind It? By South Front, June 11, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Repelled Militant Attack in Southern Idlib. US Air Force C-130 Plane Crashed in Iraq By South Front, June 11, 2020
Israel
Don’t Call Me Ishmael; Don’t Call Me Israel — Call Me One Democratic State! By Rima Najjar, June 11, 2020
European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel’s War on Palestine Solidarity By Palestinian BDS National Committee, June 11, 2020
Greek-Italian Maritime Deal Disrupts Turkey’s Endeavour for East Mediterranean Dominance By Paul Antonopoulos, June 11, 2020
Israel and the US Step Up Efforts to Intimidate the Hague War Crimes Court By Jonathan Cook, June 11, 2020
Another Brewing Scandal: Saudi Arms Sales, the Ghost of a Reporter, and America’s Oil War in Yemen By Charlotte Dennett, June 10, 2020
Two Million Arab Lives Don’t Matter By Kurt Nimmo, June 10, 2020
Trump Regime Wants 84 Million Iranians Ill-Nourished and Starved By Stephen Lendman, June 10, 2020
Militarized Police, A Gift from Israel? By Philip Giraldi, June 10, 2020
Video: Egypt Sends Battle Tanks to Libyan Border as Haftar Forces Retreat Under Turkish Strikes By South Front, June 09, 2020
The Six-Day War: The Myth of an Israeli David Versus an Arab Goliath By Miko Peled, June 09, 2020
Palestinian Lives Matter: Huge Jewish-Arab Rally in Tel Aviv Decries Netanyahu’s Plan to Annex 1/3 of West Bank By Prof. Juan Cole, June 09, 2020
America’s Fracking Industry: Donald Trump’s Lost Dream for World Energy Domination By Felix Imonti, June 08, 2020
Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant? By Elijah J. Magnier, June 08, 2020
Oil Price Wars, Covid-19 Havoc and the Evolving US-China Trade War By John A. Mathews, June 08, 2020
Camouflage: How the Israeli Left Continues to Hoodwink Us with Corrupted Slogans By Rima Najjar, June 08, 2020
The Gaza Strip Under Israeli Military Siege By Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh, June 08, 2020
A Voice Is Heard. The Beautiful Spirit of Human Creation… We are all one Race, all Cousins, Living on a Single Blue Planet By Jim Miles, June 07, 2020
Palestine Is Gone! Gone! راحت فلسطين By Rima Najjar, June 07, 2020
“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 07, 2020
Western Governments Collectively Punishing Syrian Civilians with Criminal Economic Embargoes By Tom Duggan, June 05, 2020
Video: Turkish-led Forces Capture Tripoli Airport and Advance Even Further By South Front, June 05, 2020
Israel Is, Like the US, Prime Target for New Mass Uprising By Michael Jansen, June 05, 2020
Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court By Philip Giraldi, June 04, 2020
US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel: The Knee-On-Neck Tactic that Was Used on George Floyd Is the Same Tactic that Has Been Used on the Palestinians By Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 04, 2020
Seeking Truth and Finding Oil By Greg Guma, June 03, 2020
Video: Battle for Tripoli Airport 2.0 By South Front, June 03, 2020
Palestine: Surrendering or Preparing for a Third Intifada? By Elijah J. Magnier, June 02, 2020
Government Mischief in an Age of Coronavirus By Philip Giraldi, June 02, 2020
Video: Who’s Funding the Protest Movement? Who’s Behind it? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 02, 2020
Video: Syrian Air Force Received Batch of MIG-29 Jets From Russia By South Front, June 02, 2020
Mueller Investigated Former Lebanese Phalangist, Trump Advisor, for Ties to Egyptian Dictator By Richard Silverstein, June 01, 2020
Palestine: Even During a Pandemic, Israeli Soldiers Shoot Holes in Water Tanks at Kafr Qadum By B'Tselem, June 01, 2020
Libyan War Escalates as Regional Powers Attempt to Gain Stronger Influence By Paul Antonopoulos, June 01, 2020
US Tankers in Persian Gulf Will Not be Safe If Iranian Oil Shipments Seized: Political Analyst By Ed Corrigan and Tasnim News Agency, June 01, 2020
Racist Killing and Impunity By Craig Murray, June 01, 2020
Israel’s Netanyahu Says the Quiet Part Out Loud: Palestinians to be “Subjects,” Not Citizens in Apartheid Annexation By Prof. Juan Cole, June 01, 2020
Russia Denies US Accusations Concerning Aircraft to Libya By Steven Sahiounie, May 31, 2020
Video: Turkish Proxies Once Again Turned Afrin City Into Battle Zone By South Front, May 31, 2020
The U.S. War Machine Needs Oil: A War with Iran Is More Likely Then a War with China By Timothy Alexander Guzman, May 31, 2020
Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, May 30, 2020
Video: Turkish Army Suffers Casualties in Southern Idlib By South Front, May 29, 2020
Video: Russian Warplanes in Libya By South Front, May 28, 2020
Congress Is Poised to Pass Far-reaching Israeli Wish List By Josh Ruebner, May 28, 2020
Netanyahu’s Trial Closely Resembles Trump’s Impeachment By Michael Jansen, May 28, 2020
A graffiti of Naji al-Ali's Handala on the West Bank separation wall
Countering the Judaization of the Rest of Palestine By Rima Najjar, May 28, 2020
Trump Regime Escalates War by Other Means on Iran and China By Stephen Lendman, May 28, 2020
Israel Reveals Date of Planned West Bank Annexation By Almasdar News, May 27, 2020
Washington’s Tall Tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda Alliance By Gareth Porter, May 27, 2020
Iran and Venezuela: Standing Tall Against Imperial USA By Stephen Lendman, May 27, 2020
Erdogan Warns that Turkey ‘Will Not Allow’ Israel to Annex West Bank By The New Arab, May 27, 2020
The Persian Rug Weaver Strikes in the US Backyard Through Venezuela By Elijah J. Magnier, May 26, 2020
Zionists Have Feelings Too By Philip Giraldi, May 26, 2020
A Cold War Is Heating Up this Summer By Steven Sahiounie, May 26, 2020
Video: Turkey Dives Into Libyan Conflict By South Front, May 26, 2020
First of Five Iranian Tankers Docks in Venezuela Without Incident By Stephen Lendman, May 25, 2020
VIPS Memo: To the President—Avoid Hostilities Over Iranian Fuel Shipment to Venezuela By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, May 25, 2020
The Illegal Burning of Syrian Wheat Fields by US Forces, on the Orders of Donald Trump By Dr. Bassam Barakat, Tom Duggan, and Nana Lancaster, May 25, 2020
US Senate Quietly Approves $38 Billion for Israel Amid Historic Economic Downturn By Alison Weir, May 25, 2020
Israel’s Intent to Annex Part of West Bank May Spark New Wide-scale Middle East Crisis Amidst Global Pandemic By Paul Antonopoulos, May 24, 2020
First of 5 Iranian Tankers Enters Venezuelan Waters By Stephen Lendman, May 24, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Hunts Down ISIS Terrorists in Desert By South Front, May 24, 2020
Trump Claims to Have Venezuela ‘Surrounded’ as Iranian Tankers Approach By Lucas Koerner, May 22, 2020
US Militarizes the Caribbean Sea to Surround Venezuela By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, May 22, 2020
Land Grab and Deportation: A Leading Israeli Lawyer’s Annexation Prediction By Michael Sfard and Meron Rapoport, May 22, 2020
Video: Turkey Supported GNA Confronts Libya’s LNA: Turkish Drones Destroy LNA Pantsir Systems By South Front, May 22, 2020
Canada Must Oppose Israel’s Annexation Plans By CJPME, May 22, 2020
Politics and Religion: Why Is Constantinople Reluctant to Resolve the Conflict Between the Antioch and Jerusalem Patriarchates? By Nadia Bazuk, May 21, 2020
For Women in Qatar, Lockdown Is Nothing New By News Desk, May 21, 2020
Canada Missing in Action on Israel’s Proposed Annexation of the West Bank By Michael Lynk, May 21, 2020