Category Archives: Middle East

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

US takes Israel’s advice for unified ‘Syraq’ strategy

Current discussions in US media regarding the US’ troop withdrawal plans in Syria are so patently directed at Trump politically. His detractors have a field day lampooning him and his top officials than about the evolving US strategy in Syria

The shrinking United States footprint in the Middle East

By Robin Wright Trump’s twin withdrawals, from Syria and Afghanistan, have sweeping implications beginning with the abrupt announcement that Defense Secretary James Mattis was resigning in protest. Last week, President Trump called the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It was

Trump starts withdrawing US forces from Syria

‘We’ve beaten them badly’ – Trump declares victory over ISIS in Syria, orders US troops home The Islamic State (ISIS) group has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull