Category Archives: Middle East

Clearer view of secretive Israeli nuclear facility is visible by satellite thanks to two archaeologists

It was late one evening in 2017 when somewhere in the minds of Michael Fradley and his colleague Andrea Zerbini a light flickered on.  The two Oxford University archaeologists often found they worked better after hours, once the office had … Continue reading

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Australian special forces involved in murder of 39 Afghan civilians, war crimes report alleges

Australian special forces were allegedly involved in the murder of 39 Afghan civilians, in some cases executing prisoners to “blood” junior soldiers before inventing cover stories and planting weapons on corpses, a major report has found. For more than four … Continue reading

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As coronavirus cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment

ISTANBUL Sweeping U.S. sanctions are hampering Iranian efforts to import medicine and other medical supplies to confront one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the world, health workers and sanctions experts say. The broad U.S. restrictions on Irans banking … Continue reading

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What Trump is Doing in the Middle East While You are Distracted by COVID-19 by ROBERT FISK

And still the virus shroudsDonald Trumps mischief in theMiddle East. First it was his sly retreat fromIraq; now its his cosy military exercises with theUnited Arab Emirates famous in song and legend as a former Saudi ally in the bloody … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani by GARY LEUPP

In 2003 the U.S. committed the crime of the century, invading, destroying and occupying the modern state of Iraq, ushering in an era of misery, terror and chaos in the region. Or one could say that the invasion continued an … Continue reading

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America Escalates Its Democratic Oil War in the Near East – Michael Hudson Jan 6.2020

The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind Americas seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just … Continue reading

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After Mossad Targeted Soleimani, Trump Pulled the Trigger by JEFFERSON MORLEY

Last October Yossi Cohen, head of Israels Mossad, spoke openly about assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. He knows very well that his assassination is not impossible, Cohen … Continue reading

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Trumps Evidence About Iran is Dodgy at Best by ROBERT FISK

The crackpot president of the United States of America has so snarled up the gangplank to truth these past 29 months that no matter how much evidence he and his crew produce to prove that the Iranians have been trying … Continue reading

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Muslim Parties Must be Included in Arab Spring Reform By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz

The leaders of the protests in Sudan and Algeria are aware that ending their old regimes does not mean the end of political Islam. But they are not at all clear about the necessity of inclusiveness in state building. A … Continue reading

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Behind the U.S. Labeling of Irans Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization by ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH

It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Irans Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than harebrained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy … Continue reading

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