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?
“Saving Syria’s Children”: The Sequel By Robert Stuart, May 06, 2021
Pfizer Vaccine May Cause Heart Inflammation in People Under 30, Leaked Study Suggests By Megan Redshaw, May 06, 2021
Video: Rockets Rain Over US Bases in Iraq By South Front, May 05, 2021
Netanyahu Fails to Form A New Government. What Next? Unfolding “Political Plot” By Stephen Lendman, May 05, 2021
Alan Duncan’s Diaries: An Insider’s Account of Boris Johnson, Brexit and Britain’s Middle East Secrets By Chris Mullin, May 04, 2021
Russian Air Strikes against ISIS Positions in Central Syria By South Front, May 04, 2021
“Syria Has Been a Victim of the Terrorists’ Use of Chemical Weapons” By Dr. Al Hakam Dandy and Steven Sahiounie, May 04, 2021
JCPOA Nuclear Talks: An Exercise in Futility? By Stephen Lendman, May 04, 2021
On the Insidious Discourse of “Terrorism” in the US and How It Functions to Demonize Palestine Advocates and Muslims By Rima Najjar, May 03, 2021
Video: “Turkish Falcon” Protracts Its Claws over Kurdistan Yet Again By South Front, May 02, 2021
The Crash of Flight 3804 – A Lost Spy, A Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil By Jim Miles, May 02, 2021
Suicide Cases Among Syrian Children Rising Sharply, Says Save the Children By Middle East Eye, April 30, 2021
Palestinian Prisoners – An Ongoing Struggle for Justice By Barbara Nimri Aziz, April 29, 2021
Vienna Shadow Play Hangs over Iran Nuke Deal By Pepe Escobar, April 28, 2021
UK Government Drops Bid to Shield Soldiers from War Crimes Prosecutions Committed in Iraq and Afghanistan By Ian Cobain, April 28, 2021
Palestine, Armed Resistance, Jewish Voice for Peace and Zoom By Rima Najjar, April 27, 2021
Palestinian Prisoners’ Action Week 2021: Global Action Report and Growing Solidarity By Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, April 27, 2021
The Covid Vaccine: The Israeli People’s Committee Report. Malfunctions, Failures and Damages By Israeli People’s Committee, April 27, 2021
Pfizer “Experimental” mRNA Vaccine: Israeli Lawyers Sue Netanyahu Government for Crimes Against Humanity By Arie Suchovolsky, Ruth Machnes, and The Whistleblower Newsroom, April 26, 2021
Challenging Illegal Israeli Military Recruitment in Canada By Yves Engler, April 26, 2021
Iran-Israel Tensions: The Threat of Nuclear Disaster Looms Large By Richard Silverstein, April 25, 2021
“Let’s Talk about what Zionism Means to Palestinians” By Rima Najjar, April 24, 2021
“Endless Wars”: Biden and US Foreign Policy in the Middle East By Dr. Dina Y. Sulaeman, April 24, 2021
Video: Syria to Pay for “Planned Explosion” in Israeli Weapon Factory By South Front, April 24, 2021
The Prospect of a Major False-Flag Operation in the Middle-East Grows by the Day: Remembering June 8th, 1967 the Day Israel Attacked the USS Liberty By Timothy Alexander Guzman, April 23, 2021
The Israeli People Committee’s April Report on the Lethal Impact of Vaccinations By Gilad Atzmon, April 23, 2021
Syrian Election Amid Terrorism and the US Occupation By Steven Sahiounie, April 22, 2021
Neither the Israeli Elections Nor the Palestinian Elections Are About Democracy By Rima Najjar, April 20, 2021
‘The Present’. The Deeply Moving Story of a Palestinian Family By James J. Zogby, April 20, 2021
The Hawks Who Want War with Iran Are Working Overtime By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold, April 17, 2021
Personal Tribute to Ramsey Clark: Iraq and Rwanda By John Philpot, April 15, 2021
The Israeli Attack on Iran May Sabotage the US Goal of a New Nuclear Deal By Steven Sahiounie, April 15, 2021
Denis Halliday: A Voice of Reason in an Insane World By Denis Halliday and Nicolas J. S. Davies, April 15, 2021
The Plot Against Jordan’s King Abdullah By David Hearst, April 14, 2021
Video: Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen is Failing. Houthi Counter-Attacks By South Front, April 14, 2021
Video: Iran’s Much-troubled Nuclear Program. Cyber-Attack against Natanz Facility By South Front, April 14, 2021
US-Iran Talks Undermined by Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Presence By Massoud Khodabandeh and Anne Singleton, April 13, 2021
Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, April 13, 2021
“Symbolic Naval War” Is Emerging Between Israel and Iran By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, April 13, 2021
How a Shadowy, Hawkish New Group Tied to Iranian Monarchists Is Gaining Influence in Congress By Bryan Metzger, April 12, 2021
Why NATO Destroyed Libya Ten Years Ago By Manlio Dinucci, April 12, 2021
Global Warfare: The Great Purveyor of Violence Is the United States of America. The Legacy of Ramsey Clark By Ramsey Clark, April 12, 2021
America’s Predictable Betrayal of the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ By Brian Berletic, April 11, 2021
The Raging Twenties Review: Pipelinistan, Sino-Russia and more By Michael Welch, Pepe Escobar, and Ken Stone, April 09, 2021
What Just Happened in Jordan? House Arrest of the Crown Prince By Andrew Korybko, April 09, 2021
Arms Sales: US Remains World’s Top Supplier as Middle East Spending Spikes By Azad Essa, April 09, 2021
Biden’s Inhumanity on Syria By Patrick Lawrence, April 09, 2021
US, British and French Covert Operations in Syria By Shane Quinn, April 08, 2021
Vaccination in Israel: Challenging Mortality Figures? By Israel National News, April 08, 2021
The Netanyahu Bribery and Corruption Scandal, the New Knesset Vote for Him to Become President By Michael Jansen, April 08, 2021
New Details on Explosion at Iranian Ship Saviz in Red Sea By Mehrnews, April 08, 2021
Video: War in Syria and “Terrorist Democracy” in Greater Idlib By South Front, April 08, 2021
Jordan: Why King Abdullah’s Troubles Are Not Over By David Hearst, April 07, 2021
Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People By Carolyn Hendler, April 07, 2021
Trump’s Illegal Drone Strike on Iranian General Soleimani: Sets the Stage for War on Iran? By Phil Miller, April 07, 2021
Video: Saudi Arabia Hopes Its Patriots Will Start Working in Yemen’s Marib By South Front, April 06, 2021
A Fresh Voice Debunking Disinformation on Syria with Real Eyewitness Testimonies and a Genuine Anti-Hegemonic Context By Dr. Ibrahim Alloush, April 06, 2021
“Engaging the World”: Palestine and the Making of Hamas’ Foreign Policy By Jim Miles, April 06, 2021
Iraq’s Turn to Saudi Arabia for Economic Relief Is Sign of Its Regional Rebalancing By Paul Antonopoulos, April 06, 2021
How Eurasia Will be Interconnected By Pepe Escobar, April 05, 2021
Jordan’s Former Crown Prince Detained Amid Crackdown on Alleged Coup Plotters By Middle East Eye, April 05, 2021
Turkey Supported Armed Groups in Syria: On Their Way to Bankruptcy Strategically and Financially By Khaled Iskef, April 04, 2021
Video: The Truth About the Syrian Crisis. Former Senator Dick Black By Senator Dick Black, April 04, 2021
Video: US Military Intervention and the Crisis in Northeastern Syria By South Front, April 03, 2021
Myanmar, Libya, and Syria: Dangerous Parallels By Brian Berletic, April 01, 2021
US-NATO Planned Invasion and Proxy War Against Syria By Shane Quinn, April 01, 2021
Two Ambassadors to Syria with Wildly Different Analyses By Rick Sterling, March 31, 2021
On Land Day, Palestine Will be Free from the River to the Sea By Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, March 31, 2021
Video: Strikes at US Positions in Iraq, Chaos in Northern Syria By South Front, March 31, 2021
#YemenCantWait. Hands Off Yemen! By Azza Rojbi, March 31, 2021
“American Style”: US-backed Fighters Seize US-made Missiles Heading to Other US-backed Fighters in Syria By South Front, March 30, 2021
Video: No Time for Israel to Celebrate Election “Victory” By South Front, March 30, 2021
An Old Green Colonial Trick: Israel Masking Land Grabs as Environmental Conservation By Jessica Buxbaum, March 30, 2021
WHO Postpones the Delivery of “AstraZeneca” Vaccine to Syria By Khaled Iskef, March 30, 2021
Iran-China: The 21st Century Silk Road Connection By Pepe Escobar, March 30, 2021
If Israel Accuses Iran of Doing Something, Israel Is Likely Already Doing It By Ted Snider, March 29, 2021
North-Eastern Syria: “We Will Kill You, We Have Prepared Killings for Infidels.”: ISIS Childrens’ Vow By Steven Sahiounie, March 28, 2021
Western Media Quick to Accuse Syria of ‘Bombing Hospitals’ – But When Terrorists Really Destroy Syrian Hospitals, They Are Silent By Eva Bartlett, March 28, 2021
Iran and China Sign 25-year Cooperation Deal By Heba Nasser, March 28, 2021
Libya – Why Was Muammar Gaddafi Killed – May We Never Forget By Peter Koenig and Russia-TV24, March 28, 2021