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?
War in Yemen: Grassroots Mobilization Pressured Biden Administration to Pledge End of U.S. Involvement By Ellie Baron and Isaac Evans-Frantz, March 27, 2021
The Ides of March: False Pretexts Galore in the Wars on Yugoslavia and Iraq By Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Scott Ritter, Živadin Jovanović, James Bissett, and Scott Taylor, March 27, 2021
UK’s Baroness Caroline Cox Slams the “Undeclared Economic War” on Syria By Baroness Caroline Cox, March 26, 2021
Video: The Conflict in North Syria: US Continues to Smuggle Oil, While Turkey Complains to Russia It Can’t By South Front, March 25, 2021
Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) Radical Feminist, Writer, Critic By Barbara Nimri Aziz, March 25, 2021
Canadian Aid to Yemen Is a Humanitarian Band-aid By Yves Engler, March 25, 2021
On 10th Anniversary of the U.S.-NATO Attack on Libya: Powerful Perpetrators Have Yet to Face Justice By Jeremy Kuzmarov, March 24, 2021
Will Turkey Give Up and Bring Back the Syrian Militants from Libya? By Khaled Iskef, March 24, 2021
Terrorists Launch a Deadly Missile Attack on Aleppo By Steven Sahiounie, March 24, 2021
Will Israel Use ‘Bunker-Buster’ Bombs Against Iran’s Nuclear Program? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, March 24, 2021
Kosovo Opening Embassy in Jerusalem Defies Turkey but Confirms Vassalage to US By Paul Antonopoulos, March 23, 2021
Israel’s Election Is All About Netanyahu By James J. Zogby, March 23, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s “Renewed Peace Push” in Yemen Is Welcome, but Incomplete By Andrew Korybko, March 23, 2021
Video: Saudi War on Yemen. Six-year Epic Failure: Riyadh’s Crusade on Sana’a By South Front, March 23, 2021
Capitalizing on Conflict: How Defense Contractors and Foreign Nations Lobby for Arms Sales By Dan Auble, March 23, 2021
America Should Swallow Its Pride on Iran By Geoff LaMear, March 23, 2021
Unnamed Western Officials Spread Dubious Claims About Iran By Dave DeCamp, March 23, 2021
Israelis Cry Out to the World to Stop Mandatory COVID Injections as Lawsuit Is Filed in International Criminal Court Over Nuremberg Code Violation By Brian Shilhavy, March 22, 2021
The American Terror State By Donald Monaco, March 22, 2021
Israeli Knesset Elections: Will Bibi Prevail? Despite “Charges of Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust” By Stephen Lendman, March 22, 2021
Ten Years On, Syria Is Almost Destroyed. Who’s to Blame? By M. K. Bhadrakumar, March 22, 2021
Syria: The Price of Resistance By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, March 22, 2021
Tony Blair and the Iraq War of 2003: Should He Stand Trial for the Crime of Waging a “War of Aggression”? By Adeyinka Makinde, March 22, 2021
New US Defense Agreement: Free Entry of US Forces into Jordan By Middle East Eye, March 22, 2021
Syrian Foreign Minister Arrives at Muscat… Will the Sultanate of Oman Play a Role in Resolving the Syrian Crisis? By Khaled Iskef, March 21, 2021
Turkey Refuses to Give Up on Its Interests in Northeastern Syria By South Front, March 21, 2021
Destroying a Country’s Standard of Living: What Libya Had Achieved, What has been Destroyed By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 20, 2021
The Ides of March 2011: NATO’s ‘Humanitarian’ War on Libya By Michael Welch, Abayomi Azikiwe, and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, March 20, 2021
Permanent Warfare and the “War On Terror” By Mark Taliano, March 19, 2021
A Decade Ago: US-NATO Invasion of Libya and Its Consequences By Shane Quinn, March 19, 2021
“The Sloppy Dossier”: Plagiarism and “Fake Intelligence” Used to Justify the 2003 War on Iraq: Copied and Pasted from the Internet into an “Official” British Intel Report By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Glen Rangwala, March 19, 2021
The Nightmare: The Iraq Invasion’s Atrocities, Unearthing the Unthinkable By Felicity Arbuthnot, March 19, 2021
The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 19, 2021
“We Don’t Do Body Counts”: The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the US Invasion By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 19, 2021
Video: Israel Is Back with Airstrikes as Turkey Scrambles to Salvage Some Oil in Syria By South Front, March 18, 2021
Syria’s First Lady Supports the Fight Against Al Qaeda and ISIS By Steven Sahiounie, March 18, 2021
Palestinian Elections: Abbas Moves to Stamp Out Constructive, Strategic Change within Fatah By Rima Najjar, March 18, 2021
ICC Goes After Israel for Nuremberg Code Violation Complaint By Archyde, March 18, 2021
“Voices from Syria” and “The Dirty War on Syria”: Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria By Global Research, March 17, 2021
Mark Taliano’s ‘Voices from Syria” Debunks Lies Fabricated by the Western Media By Basma Qaddour, March 17, 2021
War Crimes and Fake News: Peering into Syria – with Mark Taliano By Mark Taliano and Unusual Sources, March 17, 2021
Video: The Houthis Continue Their Push, but Is Erdogan Coming to the Saudi Kingdom’s Rescue? By South Front, March 17, 2021
Ten Years On, the US Still Promotes Failed Regime-change Policy in Syria By Scott Ritter, March 17, 2021
War Crimes: From Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland to Croatia, Kosovo and Iraq By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 17, 2021
The Reason Why NATO Demolished Libya Ten Years Ago By Manlio Dinucci, March 17, 2021
Ukraine with Turkish Support Appears to be Preparing for New Conflict Against Donbass By Paul Antonopoulos, March 16, 2021
Ten Years Since Beginning of Failed Regime-Change Operation Against Syria By Paul Antonopoulos, March 16, 2021
Blinken Grilled for Maintaining Trump’s Sanctions on War Crimes Court By Matthew Petti, March 16, 2021
Video: Assad Against Northern Syria’s “Democratic” Oil Smuggling Business By South Front, March 16, 2021
“Bible and Sword”: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour By Jim Miles, March 16, 2021
Ten Years Ago, US-NATO Regime Change Operation in Libya By Shane Quinn, March 16, 2021
Ten Years Ago: The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 “Protest Movement”? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 16, 2021
Five Former OPCW Officials Join Prominent Voices to Call Out Syria Cover-up By Aaron Mate, March 15, 2021
Biden Urged to Force End to US-Backed Saudi Blockade After Chilling Report on Starving Yemeni Children By Jake Johnson, March 15, 2021
Israeli Attacks on Iranian Oil Tankers, US Strikes in Syria and Sanctions: The Legacy of a Failed Policy of Regime Change By Adeyinka Makinde, March 15, 2021
The U.S. Role in Plundering Syria’s Oil: Depriving the Syrians of the Wealth of Their Own Country. By Khaled Iskef, March 15, 2021
Video: Israel’s “Green Passport”, A True Medical Apartheid. Ilana Rachel Daniel By Ilana Rachel Daniel, March 15, 2021
Pope Stamp Showing ‘Greater Kurdistan’ Causes Uproar in Iraq, Iran, and Turkey By The New Arab, March 14, 2021
Fresh Focus on a Stale Peace Process for Syria By Steven Sahiounie, March 14, 2021
What Is in Store for Iraq and the Broader Middle East? By Amro Allan, March 14, 2021
Video: Reporters Without Borders Charges Prince Bin Salman and Accomplices with Crimes Against Humanity By Paul Coppin and Kristina Borjesson, March 14, 2021
Video: Volatile Battlefield in Yemen. Saudi Heavy Airstrikes By South Front, March 14, 2021
Syria Solidarity Movement Statement on the Tenth Anniversary of the War on Syria By Syria Solidarity Movement, March 14, 2021
Get Jabbed for COVID in Israel or “Face Unspecified Punitive Measures” By Stephen Lendman, March 14, 2021
Origins of the 2011 War on Syria. It Was a Conspiracy By Felicity Arbuthnot, March 13, 2021
Syria: Undeclared US-NATO War of Aggression, Using Al Qaeda Terrorism as An Instrument of Death and Destruction By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 13, 2021
The Lebanese Crisis Is Directed Against Syrian Reconstruction: Says Dr. Jamal Wakim By Dr. Jamal Wakim and Steven Sahiounie, March 13, 2021
The West-Iran Asymmetric Conflict: Will Iran be Bombed? By Jan Oberg, March 13, 2021
The Ides of March: Ten Years of Bloodshed in Syria By Michael Welch, Steven Sahiounie, Vanessa Beeley, and Gareth Porter, March 13, 2021
Israeli Violence in Arab Cities Reaches Intolerable Levels By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, March 12, 2021
‘Do Not Refer to Palestine or Show a Map with Palestine as a Country’ — The CBC’s Orwellian Rules By Marion Kawas, March 12, 2021
Israel’s Arrest of Palestinian Children Picking Vegetables Sparks Outrage By Akram Al-Waara, March 12, 2021
Video: Renewed Saudi Air Strikes against Yemen. Houthi Drone Attacks on Saudi Airports By South Front, March 11, 2021
Video: US Aircraft Carrier Deploys in Mediterranean, Threatens Syria? By South Front, March 11, 2021
Lebanon’s Crises Ballooning as Politicians Bicker over Government Formation By Michael Jansen, March 11, 2021
“The Real Nuclear Danger”: What Is Israel Building at Its Dimona Nuclear Site? By Richard Silverstein, March 11, 2021
Iraq in the American Imagination Today By Barbara Nimri Aziz, March 11, 2021
Refusing to be Conscripted in the Israeli Military: “We Claim Responsibility for the Political Decisions of Our Young Son, and Our Decision Is — NO!” By Rima Najjar, March 10, 2021
US Increases Violence in Syria in Response to Attack in Iraq By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, March 10, 2021
India Is Wrong to Blame Iran’s IRGC for Late January’s Attempted Terrorist Attack By Andrew Korybko, March 10, 2021