Category Archives: Middle East

Seymour hersh says Hillary approved sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian rebels

By Eric Zuesse The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books ( and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s

Coming soon – A Nuclear Middle East

The UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant taking shape A new Israeli report (February 2018) reveals a dramatic trend of expanding nuclear capabilities among Arab countries over the next few years. Former senior IDF officer and leading security expert Sha’ul Shay

Very dangerous situation developing US massacres Russian personnel in Syria

By M K Bhadrakumar Veteran soldiers are known to have dark humor. While talking to the press party accompanying him on Tuesday, the US Defence Secretary James Mattis chuckled over the deadly air attack by American jets on a column

US to raise Kurdish force in Syria ignoring Turkey’s warnings

The Turkish President Recep Erdogan scaled up his rhetoric against Washington dramatically as the countdown begins for the visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Ankara on February 15. Addressing the Turkish parliament, Erdogan hit hard that the

Israel gets bloody nose in Syria:  What next?

On Saturday, when Israeli jets undertook yet another bombing raid  this time an audacious attack on a drone base at the T4 airbase in Homs province deep inside Central Syria  a nasty surprise awaited them. They were confronted by the

Arab states to seek recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Jordan’s foreign minister and the head of the Arab League said they would push for an international resolution on naming Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. This follows the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s. Arab states will push for

US, Israel step up hybrid war in Syria

The Russian airbase in Syria, Hmeimim, and the naval base at Tartus came under simultaneous drone attack. The advanced Russian air defence system thwarted the attack. A wave of 13 drones was involved, and, interestingly, three of them were brought

6 ways life in SA will change in 2018

By Zahraa Alkhalisi The kingdom is pushing ahead with an economic overhaul aimed at ending what Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman once called its “addiction” to oil. Change is now coming thick and fast, and several major reforms announced since

Trump’s failed coup in Iran

By Eric Margolis Listen to the state-‘guided’ US media this past week and you’d believe a series of spontaneous anti-government protests broke out across Iran. The protests, according to President Donald Trump and his Israeli allies, were caused by `anger

Saleh murder deepens Saudi quagmire in Yemen

The New York Times carried a dramatic story on 4th December, 2017  explaining that the balance of forces in the war in Yemen may have shifted decisively against Saudi Arabia. A technical analysis shows that the Saudis had lied about