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 ‘Clean Break’ Doctrine: A Modern-Day Sykes-Picot Waging War and Havoc in the Middle East By Cynthia Chung, May 21, 2020
Demanded by Israel’s Radical Right-wing and Settler Movement, Annexation Has Become Netanyahu’s Crutch By Michael Jansen, May 21, 2020
Leading Neocon Directs Pentagon Middle East Planning By Philip Giraldi, May 21, 2020
Outspoken Palestinians – Transformed Into Antisemites Simply Because They Call for Peace By Jonathan Cook, May 21, 2020
One State; Not a Jewish State! By Rima Najjar, May 21, 2020
Towards a Culture of World Peace By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 21, 2020
The US Is Using Wheat as a Weapon of War in Syria By Steven Sahiounie, May 20, 2020
The US’ “Medical Terrorism” Against Syria Threatens to Make World War C Much Deadlier By Andrew Korybko, May 20, 2020
Video: Caliphate in Miniature: Rift Between Turkey and Al-Qaeda in Idlib By South Front, May 20, 2020
Abbas Suspending Agreements with Israel? By Stephen Lendman, May 20, 2020
Video: Turkey’s ‘Neo-Ottoman’ Project Shifts Focus From Syria to Libya By South Front, May 20, 2020
Failures in Syria and Libya Fuel Coup Speculations Against Erdogan By Paul Antonopoulos, May 20, 2020
Washington’s Tell Tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda Alliance Based on Questionably Sourced Book ‘The Exile’ By Gareth Porter, May 20, 2020
Israel Strikes Syria to Keep the USA in the Levant 20 Years After the Unconditional Withdrawal From Lebanon – What Has Been Achieved? By Elijah J. Magnier, May 20, 2020
Israel and Iran Face Each Other in Cyberspace By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, May 20, 2020
Israel’s Annexation Plan Is “The Nakba Revisited” By David Hearst, May 19, 2020
News Stories Avoid Naming Israel By Philip Giraldi, May 19, 2020
Video: ISIS Terrorists Attack Syrian Army Near Al-Sukhna By South Front, May 19, 2020
Zionists Should Return Entire Occupied Lands to Palestinians: Rabbi Weiss By Rabbie Dovid Weiss and Morteza Rahmani, May 19, 2020
Trump Bombs Syrian Wheat Fields While Fighting COVID ‘Enemy’ at Home By Miri Wood, May 18, 2020
Over 250 Artists, Writers Urge Israel to Stop Siege of Gaza By The Levant, May 18, 2020
Revealed: The Secret US-Iran Deal that Installed Kadhimi in Baghdad By David Hearst, May 18, 2020
Iran – Powerful and Determined By Andre Vltchek, May 18, 2020
Twenty Years After the Unconditional Israeli Withdrawal From Lebanon, What Has Been Achieved? By Elijah J. Magnier, May 18, 2020
Jews to Palestinian Whose Home They Occupy: What Do You Want? By Najwan Simri and Rima Najjar, May 17, 2020
Video: Syrian Army Suffers Casualties in Daraa. Militants Attack Russian-Turkish Patrol By South Front, May 17, 2020
Why U.S. Must Be Prosecuted for Its War Crimes Against Iraq By Eric Zuesse, May 17, 2020
Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948 By Philip Giraldi, May 17, 2020
ISIS Terrorists Confess that They Have Carried Out Many Operations in Coordination with US Occupation Forces in Al-Tanf Base By Basma Qaddour, May 17, 2020
Video: Three ISIS-Daesh Terrorists Confess to Perpetrating a Number of Operations in Cooperation with US By SANA, May 17, 2020
Trump Regime Aims to Block Legal Cooperation Between Iran and Venezuela By Stephen Lendman, May 17, 2020
Israel Perfecting Surveillance Tech By Philip Giraldi, May 15, 2020
“My Job Is to Make Syria a Quagmire for the Russians”: CIA Doctrine Made Official Policy By Zero Hedge, May 15, 2020
Oppose the Israeli Annexation of West Bank Settlements By Howie Hawkins, May 15, 2020
Neither Iraq, nor Syria can afford to allow Daesh to Return as Major Challenge. By Michael Jansen, May 15, 2020
Will Turkey Contract Its Militarism Because of Its Economic Problems? By Paul Antonopoulos, May 14, 2020
The “Zionist Virus” and the Future of Palestine By Rima Najjar, May 13, 2020
Pompeo in Israel By Stephen Lendman, May 13, 2020
UK Jewish Students and Youth Movement Oppose “Unilateral Annexation of West Bank” By Lee Harpin, May 12, 2020
“Operation Volute”: Covert UK Propaganda Efforts in Syria May Have Broken UK Law By Ian Cobain and Alice Ross, May 12, 2020
Video: Al-Qaeda Launches Large-scale Attack in Northwestern Hama Under Cover of Ceasefire Deal By South Front, May 12, 2020
Israel to Annex the United States By Philip Giraldi, May 12, 2020
China Might be a “Silver Bullet” for Countries in the Middle East. Might Jeopardize Relations with Washington By Azhar Azam, May 12, 2020
Geopolitical Corridors: Did Iran Inadvertently Sacrifice “The India Chabahar Corridor” for the Sake of Afghan Border Security? By Andrew Korybko, May 11, 2020
Holy Land: Heads of Churches Voice Concern About Israel’s Planned Annexation of West Bank Land By Patriarchs and Heads of the Holy Land Churches, May 11, 2020
Israel: A Lab for “The New Vaccine Order”? Towards a Second Lockdown? By Joshua Tartakovsky, May 08, 2020
Palestine President Abbas Threatens to Tear-up Agreements with Israel, US if West Bank Is Annexed By The New Arab, May 08, 2020
Greece’s Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean By Paul Antonopoulos, May 08, 2020
Africa, IMF Conditionality and the COVID-19 Pandemic By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 07, 2020
To Survive, Lebanon Needs a Revolution that Delivers Lebanese People From Want, Despair By Michael Jansen, May 07, 2020
Facebook Deletes Accounts of Palestinian Activists and Journalists By The Palestinian Information Center, May 06, 2020
USS Liberty: Israel’s War Crimes Have Killed Americans By Philip Giraldi, May 06, 2020
Syrian ‘Regime Change’ Architect: William Roebuck, US Ambassador of Destruction By Steven Sahiounie, May 06, 2020
OPCW Insiders Denounce Latest Syria Report By Dave DeCamp, May 05, 2020
100 Years After San Remo and the Denial of Arab Rights Continues By James J. Zogby, May 05, 2020
Video: ISIS Rears Its Ugly Head in Southern Syria and Central Iraq By South Front, May 05, 2020
Hezbollah and The Government of Lebanon By Elijah J. Magnier, May 04, 2020
America’s Long War… Family Stories from Ground Zero, by a New Generation of Filmmakers By Barbara Nimri Aziz, May 04, 2020
Coronavirus and Saudi Arabia’s “Soft Power”. Will This Year’s Hajj be Cancelled? “Pilgrims bring in Billions of Dollars…” By Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, May 04, 2020
Likud Files Knesset Bill to Annex Occupied Palestinian Territories By The Palestinian Information Center, May 04, 2020
Trump Welcomes Israel’s Illegal Plan to Annex West Bank Amid Growing Anger By The New Arab, May 04, 2020
Israel Behind Air Strikes in Syria Directed against Hezbollah. “Greater Israel” in the Making? By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, May 03, 2020
The Trump Regime’s Latest Diabolical Anti-Iran Scheme. With the Support of Bibi By Stephen Lendman, May 03, 2020
Video: Golan Heights Escalation and New Drama in Idlib By South Front, May 03, 2020
The Trump Regime Redeploys Its ISIS (Terrorist) “Freedom Fighters” to Iraq, Courtesy of the Pentagon By Stephen Lendman, May 03, 2020
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, May 02, 2020
Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace to Iran’s ‘Terrorist Airline’ After Venezuela Deliveries By Zero Hedge, May 01, 2020
The Yemeni Quagmire By Azhar Azam, May 01, 2020
Video: Prospects of Turkish-Russian Military Conflict in Syria By South Front, May 01, 2020
Drone Warfare: “Gods of the Sky” … From A Surveillance Screen By Philip A Farruggio, April 30, 2020
Syria
Turkey’s “Mask Diplomacy” Mends Bad Relations with U.S. By Paul Antonopoulos, April 30, 2020
Syrian Resistance to the US Occupation Escalates By Steven Sahiounie, April 29, 2020
Western Accusations of Russian Interference in Libya in Favor of Haftar’s LNA By Paul Antonopoulos, April 29, 2020
Iraq Facing a Great US Threat: Expanding the US’ “Harir” Military Base in Iraqi Kurdistan By Elijah J. Magnier, April 29, 2020
Video: Israeli Military Buildup Near Golan Heights Follows Strikes on Syrian Capital By South Front, April 29, 2020
Video: Turkish Army Clashing with Turkish Proxies in Idlib By South Front, April 28, 2020
HSBC to Block Donations to Palestinian Aid Charity Interpal By Peter Oborne and Jan-Peter Westad, April 28, 2020
Netanyahu Is Back Yet Again. Israel Will Become Much Bigger By Philip Giraldi, April 28, 2020
Iraq: Official Warns of US Plot to Transfer ISIS Terrorists from Syria to Iraq’s Al-Anbar By Drago Bosnic, April 28, 2020
Netanyahu Air Force Bombings Targeted Homes, Killed Three Civilians By Miri Wood, April 28, 2020