Category Archives: Middle East

The many ways Iran could target the US

The White House is citing unspecified threats from Iran. The specifics are murky, but the potential for escalation is real By Kathy Gilsinankrishnadev Calamur “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime,” National Security Adviser John Bolton

Iran to even the nuclear score with US

By M. K. Bhadrakumar It is going to be 30 years in another six months since the USS Abraham Lincoln, named in honour of the 16th US President, was commissioned on Nov.11, 1989 as the 5th Nimitz – class aircraft

Don’t expect US – Iran war before 2021

There is no reason to disbelieve the boast by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming credit personally for US President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organisation” under American law. It

The ISIS Enigma

By General Mirza Aslam Beg In today’s New York Times, the leading article is captioned: “Caliphate is Gone, but ISIS is Not”. The ISIS is the phenomenon which emerged fourteen hundred years ago, by the name of Khowarjis, when the

Iran penetrates into US command center, picks up drones control

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh disclosed on Thursday that several US aircraft that were constantly flying over Syria and Iraq were under IRGC’s control and their first-hand intelligence was being monitored

PM warns Iran Attack Israel and ‘it will be the last anniversary you celebrate’

After IRGC commander threatens to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa if US strikes and pledges support for Hezbollah, Netanyahu tells it not to make ‘terrible mistake’ By Toi Staff Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday threatened the Iranian regime with

Iraq seeks US presence but rejects occupation

The US President Donald Trump has been struggling to terminate America’s ‘endless wars’, but without much visible success so far. However, the terminator in the White House may be succeeding in spite of himself in one major Middle Eastern theatre 

Freed Saudis resurface billions poorer after prince’s crackdown

By Devon Pendleton & Simone Foxman Almost 15 months after rounding up dozens of Saudi Arabia’s richest and most powerful people and imprisoning them in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has declared the raid a lucrative success. An

Iraq no more safe Haven for USA

By Nusrat Mirza Having got accepted by Taliban to pull out American Forces and Taliban ready to settle their difference with new Northern Alliance or Ashraf Gani Government, Taliban have given assurance to USA that it will wipe out ISIS

How the war party lost the Middle East

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Assad must go, Obama says.” So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011. The story quoted President Barack Obama directly: “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar