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?
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The Pope-Sistani Riddle By Pepe Escobar, March 10, 2021
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Video: Has Damascus’ Time to Recapture Northern Syria Finally Arrived? By South Front, March 09, 2021
Is China Planning on Blocking US Sanctions Imposed on Iran? By Shahbazz Afzal, March 08, 2021
ICC Competent to Trial Crimes in Palestine: A Decisive Step? By Prof. Francois Dubuisson, March 08, 2021
Palestinians to Lose Only Airport in Jerusalem to Israeli Settlements By Taghreed Ali, March 08, 2021
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Decolonizing Palestine: Hamas Between the Anti-colonial and the Post-colonial By Jim Miles, March 07, 2021
Video: Biden’s Quest to Middle East Domination? “Promises to Send More Troops to the Region” By South Front, March 06, 2021
Palestine: Blinken Blinks on Human Rights By M. K. Bhadrakumar, March 05, 2021
Continued Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Are Testing Moscow’s Patience, Jerusalem Would Do Well Not to Poke the Russian Bear By Scott Ritter, March 05, 2021
Why the Biden Administration Is Dead Wrong to Oppose International Criminal Court War Crimes Inquiry in Occupied Palestine: A Betrayal of the Rule of Law By Prof. Juan Cole, March 05, 2021
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The Bamiyan Buddhas: An Afghan Tale By Pepe Escobar, March 04, 2021
Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 04, 2021
The Khashoggi Affair: “There Is No Longer Any Political Legitimacy for Saudi MBS Crown Prince” By Steven Sahiounie, March 03, 2021
Washington’s Lopsided Bilateral Relationship with Israel By Philip Giraldi, March 03, 2021
‘Freedom Bracelet’ Tracking Device Launched as Alternative to Quarantine By Steve Watson, March 03, 2021
The A-symmetric West-Iran Conflict: Danger Ahead! By Jan Oberg, March 03, 2021
What Jordan’s Prince Hassan Fails to Recognize: Palestinian Struggle Is an Advance Guard of the Arab Liberation Movement By Rima Najjar, March 02, 2021
Joe Biden, Five Years Before Invasion, Said the Only Way of Disarming Iraq Is “Taking Saddam Down” By Ryan Grim, March 02, 2021
Joe Biden Championed the Iraq War. Will that Come Back to Haunt Him Now? By Mark Weisbrot, March 02, 2021
On British Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Palestinian Rights By Avi Shlaim, March 02, 2021
US-Saudi Relations: Joe Biden Is “Playing Hardball” with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) By Andrew Korybko, March 02, 2021
US Foreign Policy: “War Is Peace”. Plans to Partition Syria By Stephen Lendman, March 02, 2021
Video: Escalation in the Middle East Appears Imminent: The Axis of Resistance on the Offensive. Or Not? By South Front, March 02, 2021
Biden Bombs in Syria — Helping to Steal Its Oil but What Is There to Talk About? By Jan Oberg, March 02, 2021
Biden’s Syria Attack: An Actual Impeachable Offense By Rep. Ron Paul, March 02, 2021
Israeli Private Arms Export Is Too Terrible Even for Tel Aviv By Shir Hever, March 01, 2021
Why I Support an International Treaty to Ban Weaponized Drones and Drone Surveillance By Kathy Kelly, March 01, 2021
The US Airstrike on Syria: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss, and the Boss before that By Scott Ritter, March 01, 2021
Biden’s Syria Strikes: A Perpetual Cycle of Endless War By Stephen Miles, March 01, 2021
Syria Airstrikes a Grave Violation of International Law, Expert Says By Shannon Roddel, February 28, 2021
Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 28, 2021
Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on “The Highway of Death” By Joyce Chediac, February 28, 2021
Biden’s Latest Strike on Syria. The S-300 No-Show. The Russia-Israel De Facto Alliance? By Andrew Korybko, February 26, 2021
Video: Two Truths and a Lie: US Patriot Missiles Leave Saudi Arabia for Syria By South Front, February 26, 2021
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Tensions Between US and Saudi Arabia on the Rise By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, February 25, 2021
US Brings Israel into CENTCOM, The US Military’s Command in the Middle East By Yaakov Lappin, February 25, 2021
COVID-19: Israel Donates Vaccines to Countries that Moved Embassies to Jerusalem By Middle East Eye, February 24, 2021
Revealed: British Royals Met Tyrannical Middle East Monarchies over 200 Times Since Arab Spring Erupted 10 Years Ago By Phil Miller, February 24, 2021
Israel Imposes Gag Order on Probe into Oil Spill Dubbed “Most Serious Ecological Disaster” in Years By Zero Hedge, February 24, 2021
Video: The Fight in Yemen, The Houthis Are Pushing Towards Marib City By South Front, February 24, 2021
The Ascendency and Mainstay of Participatory Economic and Social Development By Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, February 23, 2021
Video: Turkey’s Eternal Crusade on the Kurdistan PKK Continues By South Front, February 23, 2021
What to Do About Israel? By Philip Giraldi, February 23, 2021
Could Israel Invade the Hague? By Asa Winstanley, February 23, 2021
Report of Illegal $80 Million Arms Transfer by Erik Prince to Libyan Warlord Raises Question of Who’s Backing Former Blackwater CEO By Brett Wilkins, February 22, 2021
Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: Which Countries Are Still Exporting? By Rayhan Uddin, February 22, 2021
Libya: When Historical Memory is Erased By Manlio Dinucci, February 20, 2021
The Greater Danger of Israeli Provocations in Syria By Brian Berletic, February 19, 2021
Syria Resurrects Proposed Pipeline for Iranian Gas to Reach European Markets By Paul Antonopoulos, February 19, 2021
Stratfor’s Decade-Old Geopolitical Map Provoking Russian-Turkish Distrust? By Andrew Korybko, February 18, 2021
Israel: Election of New ICC Prosecutor Raises Questions for War Crimes Probe By Alex McDonald, February 18, 2021
“Palestine Must be Demilitarized”. According to Israel, there is no “Occupation” of The West Bank and Gaza By Rima Najjar, February 17, 2021
Video: Chaos in the Middle East, Turkey and US Pursuing Separate Goals in Northern Iraq By South Front, February 17, 2021
Video: ISIS-Daesh is Returning To Syria, The “Moderate Opposition” is Fighting against the Syrian Government By South Front, February 16, 2021
ICC to Investigate Israeli War Crimes By Philip Giraldi, February 16, 2021
Is Joe Biden Preparing for War against Iran? Will Russia and China Intervene? By Shahbazz Afzal, February 15, 2021
Is Joe Biden Intent Upon Escalating the War against Syria? By Stephen Lendman, February 15, 2021
US Changes Its Role in the Yemen War as It Seeks to Impose a ‘Peace Deal’ on Its Terms By Dr. Leon Tressell, February 15, 2021
Is Biden Committing “Diplomatic Suicide” over the Iran Nuclear Agreement? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, February 15, 2021
Canada Buys Drones ‘Israel’ “Tested” on Palestinians By QudsN, February 15, 2021
Qatar Urges Gulf Countries to Talk with Tehran and Ankara By Uriel Araujo, February 15, 2021
No Quick-fix to End the Yemen War By Steven Sahiounie, February 15, 2021
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Iraq and the “Gulf War”: Remembering the 1991 Al-Amiriyah Bombing by the US Air Force By Felicity Arbuthnot and Radio Islam, February 14, 2021
Palestinian Resistance Running in the New Legislative Elections Simulates Insanity By Amro Allan, February 13, 2021
Iraq: Forty Years Ago. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacres: Still Ongoing By Felicity Arbuthnot, February 13, 2021
Video: US Military Deployment in Syria. Arranging the “Middle East Narrative” to Push the Biden Agenda Forward By South Front, February 12, 2021
Is America on a Collision Course with China over Iran? By Shahbazz Afzal, February 12, 2021
Off to a Diverse Start: Biden Doubles Down on Some Bad Policies and Appointments By Philip Giraldi, February 12, 2021
“Strategic Dialogue” Between Italy and Saudi Arabia By Manlio Dinucci, February 11, 2021
Video: Trump’s Maximum Pressure Campaign Lives on Under Biden’s Command By South Front, February 10, 2021
Review: 10 Years After NATO’s War on Libya and Africa: Slouching Towards Sirte By Robin Philpot, February 09, 2021
In Game Changer, International Criminal Court Will Take Up Israeli War Crimes and Apartheid in Palestine By Prof. Juan Cole, February 08, 2021
Let the Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel and the Palestinian Territories By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, February 08, 2021