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Archive for the category ‘MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA’


What Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Means for the Middle East
Spyros Sofos and Vittorio Felci – The Conversation
December 11th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Yemen: Today’s Guernica
Cesar Chelala - CounterPunch
December 4th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya
Ben Norton | Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 4th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
‘Millions of Victims’: US Aiding Massive Genocide in Yemen at Behest of Saudi Arabia
Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 20th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
The Resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Not All It Seems
Robert Fisk | The Independent – Reader Supported News
November 13th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen
Alia Allana – The New York Times
November 13th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
The Inside Story of the Saudi Night of Long Knives
Pepe Escobar – Asia Times
November 13th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Palestinian Villages Hidden Under Israeli Forests
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 30th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
The Middle East Pivot: Erdogan’s Turkey Seven Deadly Sins
Prof. James Petras – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 16th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What Happened?
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 9th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Will Seven Million Starving Yemenis Ever Find Justice?
Catriona Murdoch and Wayne Jordash – Al Jazeera
October 9th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Colonialism Was a Disaster and Historical Facts Prove It
Joseph McQuade – The Conversation
October 2nd, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed as Mossad Agent
Whitney Webb – MintPress News
September 18th, 2017 ( 1 Comment »)
Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Surpasses 600,000
Bill Van Auken | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
September 11th, 2017 ( No Comments »)
Yemen: War Crimes the World Can No Longer Ignore
Catherine Shakdam – Russia Today
August 28th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Yemen: War Crimes the World Can No Longer Ignore)
The World Remembers 64th Anniversary of the West-Sponsored Coup in Iran
Andre Vltchek | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 21st, 2017 ( Comments Off on The World Remembers 64th Anniversary of the West-Sponsored Coup in Iran)
Intl. Community Recoils as Saudi Arabia Goes on ‘Crusade’ of Mass Killing in Yemen
Catherine Shakdam – Russia Today
August 14th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Intl. Community Recoils as Saudi Arabia Goes on ‘Crusade’ of Mass Killing in Yemen)
US and UK Ally Saudi Arabia Moves to Behead 14 for Participating In Anti-Government Protests
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 14th, 2017 ( Comments Off on US and UK Ally Saudi Arabia Moves to Behead 14 for Participating In Anti-Government Protests)
Handicapping Israel’s 6th War on Lebanon (1)
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 14th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Handicapping Israel’s 6th War on Lebanon (1))
Israel’s 6th War on Lebanon (2): What Price Will Hezbollah Pay?
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 14th, 2017 ( 1 Comment »)
Yemen Records 400,000 Cholera Cases
Roshni Majumdar – Inter Press Service-IPS
July 31st, 2017 ( Comments Off on Yemen Records 400,000 Cholera Cases)
America’s Yemen Policy Is Creating More Terrorists
Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker | Foreign Policy In Focus – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 24th, 2017 ( Comments Off on America’s Yemen Policy Is Creating More Terrorists)
Tenfold Increase in Cholera Cases in Yemen since April
Thomas Gaist | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 17th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Tenfold Increase in Cholera Cases in Yemen since April)
Ignoring the Human Disaster in Yemen
Alon Ben-Meir – Consortium News
July 17th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Ignoring the Human Disaster in Yemen)
Salafism vs. Wahhabism: Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War Rages in Syria Thanks to US Militarism
Steven Sahiounie – MintPress News
July 3rd, 2017 ( Comments Off on Salafism vs. Wahhabism: Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War Rages in Syria Thanks to US Militarism)
On World Refugee Day 20 Jun UN Urges Support, Solidarity for Record Number of Displaced People
UN News Centre – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 26th, 2017 ( Comments Off on On World Refugee Day 20 Jun UN Urges Support, Solidarity for Record Number of Displaced People)
House of Saudi Cards: The Inside Story
Pepe Escobar – Sputnik News
June 26th, 2017 ( Comments Off on House of Saudi Cards: The Inside Story)
Are NGOs Responsible for the Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean?
Antoine Pécoud and Marta Esperti – The Conversation
June 26th, 2017 ( 1 Comment »)
Fighting, While Funding, Extremists
Editorial |The New York Times – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 26th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Fighting, While Funding, Extremists)
Refugee or Migrant? Sometimes the Line Is Blurred
Parvati Nair – The Conversation
June 26th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Refugee or Migrant? Sometimes the Line Is Blurred)
Saudi Blockade Triggers Massive Cholera Epidemic in Yemen, Claiming One Life Each Hour
Whitney Webb – MintPress News
June 19th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Saudi Blockade Triggers Massive Cholera Epidemic in Yemen, Claiming One Life Each Hour)
Fifty Years of Immoral Occupation of Palestine
Prof. Alon Ben-Meir – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 19th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Fifty Years of Immoral Occupation of Palestine)
The 50-Year Setback
Hamza Abu Eltarabesh |The Electronic Intifada – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 19th, 2017 ( Comments Off on The 50-Year Setback)
Feed the Hungry, Treat the Sick: A Crucial Training
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 19th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Feed the Hungry, Treat the Sick: A Crucial Training)
1967 War: How Israel Occupied the Whole of Palestine
Zena Tahhan – Al Jazeera
June 19th, 2017 ( Comments Off on 1967 War: How Israel Occupied the Whole of Palestine)
The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies
Jonathan Marshall – Consortium News
June 12th, 2017 ( Comments Off on The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies)
Father of Iconic Aleppo Boy Says Media Lied about His Son
Eva Bartlett – MintPress News
June 12th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Father of Iconic Aleppo Boy Says Media Lied about His Son)
What is the Muslim Brotherhood?
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 12th, 2017 ( Comments Off on What is the Muslim Brotherhood?)
Trump’s Sword Dance Sets Off the War of the Wahhabis
Pepe Escobar – Sputnik News
June 12th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Trump’s Sword Dance Sets Off the War of the Wahhabis)
Saudi Warplanes Strike Yemen Hospital amid Cholera Epidemic
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 5th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Saudi Warplanes Strike Yemen Hospital amid Cholera Epidemic)
France Seizes Huge Shipments of ‘Jihadi Drug’ Captagon
Middle East Eye – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 5th, 2017 ( Comments Off on France Seizes Huge Shipments of ‘Jihadi Drug’ Captagon)
Cholera Outbreak in War-Torn Yemen Spreading at ‘Unprecedented’ Speed
Baher Kamal | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 29th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Cholera Outbreak in War-Torn Yemen Spreading at ‘Unprecedented’ Speed)
State Of Emergency in Yemen’s Sanaa over Cholera Crisis
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 22nd, 2017 ( Comments Off on State Of Emergency in Yemen’s Sanaa over Cholera Crisis)
In Yemen, Shocked to His Bones
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 8th, 2017 ( Comments Off on In Yemen, Shocked to His Bones)
The Shame of Killing Innocent People
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 1st, 2017 ( Comments Off on The Shame of Killing Innocent People)
Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS
May 1st, 2017 ( Comments Off on Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’)
Yemen, World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS
April 24th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Yemen, World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis)
‘The Kurds’: Internationalists or Narrow Nationalists?
Marcel Cartier - teleSUR
April 24th, 2017 ( Comments Off on ‘The Kurds’: Internationalists or Narrow Nationalists?)
An Inevitable Post-Christian Middle East with or without ISIS?
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 24th, 2017 ( Comments Off on An Inevitable Post-Christian Middle East with or without ISIS?)
You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (Part 1)
Alastair Crooke – The Huffington Post
April 17th, 2017 ( Comments Off on You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (Part 1))
You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (Part 2)
Alastair Crooke – The Huffington Post
April 17th, 2017 ( Comments Off on You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia (Part 2))
International Organization for Migration: African Migrants Traded in Libya’s ‘Slave Markets’
Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 17th, 2017 ( Comments Off on International Organization for Migration: African Migrants Traded in Libya’s ‘Slave Markets’)
Lebanon’s Outlawing of Palestinian Civil Rights
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 17th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Lebanon’s Outlawing of Palestinian Civil Rights)
Israel’s Next War Is Always ‘Inevitable’
Larry Derfner – The New York Times
April 3rd, 2017 ( Comments Off on Israel’s Next War Is Always ‘Inevitable’)
Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen
Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 27th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen)
UN Sponsored Report on Israel’s Responsibility for Apartheid in Relation to the Palestinian People
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 20th, 2017 ( Comments Off on UN Sponsored Report on Israel’s Responsibility for Apartheid in Relation to the Palestinian People)
The ‘Birth Pangs’ of a New Middle East, Remixed
Pepe Escobar – Sputnik News
March 20th, 2017 ( Comments Off on The ‘Birth Pangs’ of a New Middle East, Remixed)
Trump Is Wrong – Saudi Arabia, Not Iran Is the World’s ‘Number One Terrorist State’
John Wight – Russia Today
February 13th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Trump Is Wrong – Saudi Arabia, Not Iran Is the World’s ‘Number One Terrorist State’)
Yemen Wants US to Reassess Counter-Terrorism Strategy after Botched Raid
Julian Borger and Ben Jacobs – The Guardian
February 13th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Yemen Wants US to Reassess Counter-Terrorism Strategy after Botched Raid)
Iran after Rafsanjani
Massoumeh Torfeh – Al Jazeera
January 16th, 2017 ( Comments Off on Iran after Rafsanjani)
Why Rates of Human Organ Trafficking Are on the Rise in the Middle East
Future for Advanced Research and Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 2nd, 2017 ( Comments Off on Why Rates of Human Organ Trafficking Are on the Rise in the Middle East)
US Criminal Hypocrisy at Work in Syria and Yemen
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
December 26th, 2016 ( 1 Comment »)
Starving Yemeni Children, Bloated US Weaponsmakers
Medea Benjamin | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 26th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Starving Yemeni Children, Bloated US Weaponsmakers)
Turkish Realignment: Prospects amid Uncertainty
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 5th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Turkish Realignment: Prospects amid Uncertainty)
US Arms Syrian Islamists with Surface-to-Air Missiles
Bill Van Auken | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 28th, 2016 ( Comments Off on US Arms Syrian Islamists with Surface-to-Air Missiles)
Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan – Democracy NOW!
November 28th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Repression and Nonviolent Resistance in Africa’s Last Colony)
R2P Palestinian Children: Proposals to Combat Drug Dealers Targeting Lebanon’s Camps (Part 2)
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 21st, 2016 ( Comments Off on R2P Palestinian Children: Proposals to Combat Drug Dealers Targeting Lebanon’s Camps (Part 2))
Palestinian Social Fabric Frays in Lebanon’s Camps as Drug Dealers Target Children (Part1)
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 14th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Palestinian Social Fabric Frays in Lebanon’s Camps as Drug Dealers Target Children (Part1))
[Member of UN Human Rights Council] Saudi Arabia Sentences Man to 10 Years in Prison and 2,000 Lashes for Being an Atheist
Felix Allen - The Sun
November 7th, 2016 ( Comments Off on [Member of UN Human Rights Council] Saudi Arabia Sentences Man to 10 Years in Prison and 2,000 Lashes for Being an Atheist)
Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Vows to Keep Hitting Yemen, “No Matter What”
Zaid Jilani and Alex Emmons – The Intercept
November 7th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Vows to Keep Hitting Yemen, “No Matter What”)
The Tragedy in Yemen
Derek Royden | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 31st, 2016 ( Comments Off on The Tragedy in Yemen)
US Congressman to John Kerry: Are We Committing War Crimes in Yemen?
Daniel McAdams | Ron Paul Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 17th, 2016 ( Comments Off on US Congressman to John Kerry: Are We Committing War Crimes in Yemen?)
America’s Moral Duty in Yemen
Editorial Board – The New York Times
October 17th, 2016 ( Comments Off on America’s Moral Duty in Yemen)
‘Terrorists vs. Moderates’: Lessons from the MI5 Middle East Files
Nikolai Gorshkov – Sputnik News
October 3rd, 2016 ( Comments Off on ‘Terrorists vs. Moderates’: Lessons from the MI5 Middle East Files)
How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists
Alastair Crooke – Consortium News
October 3rd, 2016 ( Comments Off on How the US Armed-up Syrian Jihadists)
New US Policy: Kill the Kurds
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
September 5th, 2016 ( Comments Off on New US Policy: Kill the Kurds)
US-NATO-Turkey Invasion of Northern Syria: CIA “Failed” Turkey Coup Lays Groundwork for Broader Middle East War?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | Global Research – TRANSCEND Media Service
September 5th, 2016 ( Comments Off on US-NATO-Turkey Invasion of Northern Syria: CIA “Failed” Turkey Coup Lays Groundwork for Broader Middle East War?)
The Tragedy in Yemen
Eresh Omar Jamal – The Daily Star
September 5th, 2016 ( Comments Off on The Tragedy in Yemen)
The Death Toll in Yemen Is So High the Red Cross Has Started Donating Morgues to Hospitals
Alex Emmons – The Intercept
August 29th, 2016 ( Comments Off on The Death Toll in Yemen Is So High the Red Cross Has Started Donating Morgues to Hospitals)
Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Other Way
Samuel Oakfordaug – The New York Times
August 29th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Other Way)
US Okay With Surgical Strikes on Yemen Hospitals
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
August 29th, 2016 ( Comments Off on US Okay With Surgical Strikes on Yemen Hospitals)
The Sky above Turkey
Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 29th, 2016 ( Comments Off on The Sky above Turkey)
Human Rights after the Failed Coup in Turkey
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 22nd, 2016 ( 1 Comment »)
Médecins Sans Frontières Leaving Yemen after Saudi Airstrikes on Hospitals
PressTV – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 22nd, 2016 ( Comments Off on Médecins Sans Frontières Leaving Yemen after Saudi Airstrikes on Hospitals)
Libya’s ‘Operation Odyssey Lightning’ – The Obama Doctrine is Ravaging the Middle East
Ramzy Baroud | Politics for the People – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 22nd, 2016 ( Comments Off on Libya’s ‘Operation Odyssey Lightning’ – The Obama Doctrine is Ravaging the Middle East)
Saudi Employer Owes Guest Workers Nearly $1 Billion in Back Pay
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 15th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Saudi Employer Owes Guest Workers Nearly $1 Billion in Back Pay)
Google Slammed for Removing Palestine from Its Maps
Middle East Monitor – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 8th, 2016 ( 2 Comments »)
Team Clinton Focuses on the Demise of Hezbollah
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 8th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Team Clinton Focuses on the Demise of Hezbollah)
Erdogan Wants to ‘Smash NATO Secret Army’ Allegedly Involved in Attempted Coup
Sputnik News – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 8th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Erdogan Wants to ‘Smash NATO Secret Army’ Allegedly Involved in Attempted Coup)
How an iPhone Defeated the Tanks
David Hearst – Middle East Eye
August 1st, 2016 ( Comments Off on How an iPhone Defeated the Tanks)
Erdoğan’s Coup: Purging Domestic Critics, Gaining External Allies
Prof. James Petras – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 25th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Erdoğan’s Coup: Purging Domestic Critics, Gaining External Allies)
A Roadmap for Lebanon to Grant Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 25th, 2016 ( Comments Off on A Roadmap for Lebanon to Grant Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon)
Lebanon Escalates Its Denial of Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 18th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Lebanon Escalates Its Denial of Civil Rights for Palestinian Refugees)
Yemen Slides Closer to Famine as Frozen Bank Funds Curb Food Imports
Jonathan Saul and Maha El Dahan |Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 18th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Yemen Slides Closer to Famine as Frozen Bank Funds Curb Food Imports)
Annual Strategic Brief 2016: “Geopolitics in the Middle East”
Institute for Islamic Strategic Affairs – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 4th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Annual Strategic Brief 2016: “Geopolitics in the Middle East”)
Morocco Continues Occupation of Western Sahara, in Defiance of UN
Stephen Zunes | National Catholic Reporter – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 13th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Morocco Continues Occupation of Western Sahara, in Defiance of UN)
‘Saudi Violence in Yemen Can’t Be Ignored Any Longer’
Russia Today – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 6th, 2016 ( Comments Off on ‘Saudi Violence in Yemen Can’t Be Ignored Any Longer’)
Middle East – The Mother of All Humanitarian Crises
Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS
May 23rd, 2016 ( Comments Off on Middle East – The Mother of All Humanitarian Crises)
Can We Feel the Heat?
Cathy Breen, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 2nd, 2016 ( Comments Off on Can We Feel the Heat?)
Can an Animal Heist Fable Help Solve the Middle East Crisis?
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch
April 18th, 2016 ( 1 Comment »)
Lebanon: Now It Is Being Forced to Collapse
Andre Vltchek – Dissident Voice
April 11th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Lebanon: Now It Is Being Forced to Collapse)
The U.S. Is Quietly Helping Saudi Arabia Wage a Devastating Aerial Campaign in Yemen
Sarah Leah Whitson – Los Angeles Times
April 4th, 2016 ( Comments Off on The U.S. Is Quietly Helping Saudi Arabia Wage a Devastating Aerial Campaign in Yemen)
Turkey’s Covert War
Diego Cupolo – Jacobin Magazine
March 28th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Turkey’s Covert War)
West Ignores Iraq and Yemen Massacres, Still Weeps for Brussels
TeleSur – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 28th, 2016 ( Comments Off on West Ignores Iraq and Yemen Massacres, Still Weeps for Brussels)
US-Saudi Terror in Yemen Dwarfs ISIS Attacks in Europe
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
March 28th, 2016 ( Comments Off on US-Saudi Terror in Yemen Dwarfs ISIS Attacks in Europe)
What Does Daesh Mean? ISIS ‘Threatens to Cut Out the Tongues’ of Anyone Using This Word
Nicola Oakley and Suchandrika Chakrabarti - Mirror
March 28th, 2016 ( 1 Comment »)
31,000 Women Pregnant in Islamic State
Noman Benotman and Nikita Malik, Quilliam – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 14th, 2016 ( 2 Comments »)
‘Take My Iraqis and Give Me Some Syrians’ – Europe to Turkey
Baher Kamal – Human Wrongs Watch
March 14th, 2016 ( Comments Off on ‘Take My Iraqis and Give Me Some Syrians’ – Europe to Turkey)
Kurds: Pawns and Kings in Syria and Iraq?
Sharif Nashashibi – Al Jazeera
March 7th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Kurds: Pawns and Kings in Syria and Iraq?)
‘Plan B’ – Not an Enigma: Why the West Is Keen on Dividing the Arabs
Ramzy Baroud – TRANSCEND Media Service
March 7th, 2016 ( Comments Off on ‘Plan B’ – Not an Enigma: Why the West Is Keen on Dividing the Arabs)
A Plan Must Be Made for ‘Life after Isis’ in the Middle East
Robert Fisk – The Independent
February 22nd, 2016 ( Comments Off on A Plan Must Be Made for ‘Life after Isis’ in the Middle East)
Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links
David L. Phillips – Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights
February 15th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links)
Yemen: Five Medical Staff Dead in Third Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Facilities
Thomas Gaist, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 18th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Yemen: Five Medical Staff Dead in Third Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Facilities)
Saudi Arabia a Force for Stability? Dream On!
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
January 11th, 2016 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia a Force for Stability? Dream On!)
The Mass Beheadings in Saudi Arabia
Bill Van Auken, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
January 4th, 2016 ( Comments Off on The Mass Beheadings in Saudi Arabia)
The Origin of Jihadism
Eric Zuesse – Strategic Culture Foundation
January 4th, 2016 ( Comments Off on The Origin of Jihadism)
The Believer: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Ruler of the Islamic State
William McCants – The Brookings Essay
December 28th, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
Slouching toward Global Disaster: Chaos and Intervention in the Middle East
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 28th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Slouching toward Global Disaster: Chaos and Intervention in the Middle East)
The Roots of the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Free Haifa – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 28th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Roots of the Current Crisis in the Middle East)
Silence, Please! A New Middle East Is in the Making
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Silence, Please! A New Middle East Is in the Making)
Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Russia All Accuse Turkey of Smuggling Oil (Part 1)
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya - Strategic Culture Foundation
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Russia All Accuse Turkey of Smuggling Oil (Part 1))
Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: Did the Turkish Military Enter Mosul to Protect Its Oil Trade? (Part 2)
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – Strategic Culture Foundation
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: Did the Turkish Military Enter Mosul to Protect Its Oil Trade? (Part 2))
Endless War Crimes in Yemen Slowed by Ceasefire
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Endless War Crimes in Yemen Slowed by Ceasefire)
Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire
Eric Zuesse – Washington’s Blog
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire)
Saudi Arabia’s Execution Spree
Editorial Board – The International New York Times
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia’s Execution Spree)
Saudi Arabia and the “War on Terror”
Bill Van Auken, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia and the “War on Terror”)
Tehran’s Damascene Moment?
James Denselow – Al Jazeera
December 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Tehran’s Damascene Moment?)
How U.S. Interventions Dismembered the Middle East
Adil E. Shamoo – Foreign Policy In Focus
December 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on How U.S. Interventions Dismembered the Middle East)
Libya’s Oil and ISIS
Vijay Prashad – al-Araby
December 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Libya’s Oil and ISIS)
Syria: Ultimate Pipelineistan War
Pepe Escobar – Strategic Culture Foundation
December 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Syria: Ultimate Pipelineistan War)
What Stinks in Saudi Ain’t the Camel Dung – ISIS Is a “Saudi Army in Disguise”
F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on What Stinks in Saudi Ain’t the Camel Dung – ISIS Is a “Saudi Army in Disguise”)
Destroying Syria to Create Sunnistan
Mike Whitney - CounterPunch
December 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Destroying Syria to Create Sunnistan)
ISIL Sells Its Oil, but Who Is Buying It?
Carole Nakhle – Al Jazeera
December 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on ISIL Sells Its Oil, but Who Is Buying It?)
The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East – Part I: Of Arabs and Muslims
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East – Part I: Of Arabs and Muslims)
The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East – Part II: 99.5 Years of (Imposed) Solitude
Baher Kamal, IPS – TRANSCEND Media Service
December 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East – Part II: 99.5 Years of (Imposed) Solitude)
ISIS Oil
Vijay Prashad - CounterPunch
December 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on ISIS Oil)
The Sultan of Turkey
Christopher de Bellaigue – New York Review of Books
December 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Sultan of Turkey)
Saudi Court Sentences Poet to Death for Renouncing Islam
David Batty – The Guardian
November 30th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Court Sentences Poet to Death for Renouncing Islam)
Turkey Could Cut Off Islamic State’s Supply Lines. So Why Doesn’t It?
David Graeber – The Guardian
November 23rd, 2015 ( Comments Off on Turkey Could Cut Off Islamic State’s Supply Lines. So Why Doesn’t It?)
Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Succeeded
Kamel Daoud – International New York Times
November 23rd, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Succeeded)
The Agony of Saada: U.S. and Saudi Bombs Target Yemen’s Ancient Heritage
Iona Craig – The Intercept
November 17th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Agony of Saada: U.S. and Saudi Bombs Target Yemen’s Ancient Heritage)
Putin: ISIS Financed from 40 Countries, Including G20 Members
Russia Today – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 17th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Putin: ISIS Financed from 40 Countries, Including G20 Members)
Middle East: The Way Forward
Sufyan bin Uzayr – TRANSCEND Media Service
November 16th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Middle East: The Way Forward)
Now the Truth Emerges: How the US Fuelled the Rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
Seumas Milne – The Guardian
November 16th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Now the Truth Emerges: How the US Fuelled the Rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq)
The Saudi Prince and Two Tons of Narcotics
Andre Vltchek - CounterPunch
November 16th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Saudi Prince and Two Tons of Narcotics)
A New Book Reveals the Horrifying, and Fascinating, Details of Daily Life under Isis
Robert Fisk – The Independent
November 9th, 2015 ( Comments Off on A New Book Reveals the Horrifying, and Fascinating, Details of Daily Life under Isis)
Seymour Hersh’s News Report Banned in U.S. Is Finally Confirmed in Turkey
Eric Zuesse – Strategic Culture Foundation
November 2nd, 2015 ( Comments Off on Seymour Hersh’s News Report Banned in U.S. Is Finally Confirmed in Turkey)
How the West Broke Libya and Returned It to the Hatred of the Past
Yasmina Khadra – The Guardian
October 26th, 2015 ( Comments Off on How the West Broke Libya and Returned It to the Hatred of the Past)
Lockheed Martin, Boeing Rally around Saudi Arabia, Wave Off Humanitarian Concerns
Lee Fang – The Intercept
October 26th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Lockheed Martin, Boeing Rally around Saudi Arabia, Wave Off Humanitarian Concerns)
After Ankara: Why Erdogan and NATO’s Strategy Is in Ruins
Tariq Ali – CounterPunch
October 19th, 2015 ( Comments Off on After Ankara: Why Erdogan and NATO’s Strategy Is in Ruins)
French Government Aligns with Russia’s War against ISIS
Paul Craig Roberts – German Economic News
October 12th, 2015 ( Comments Off on French Government Aligns with Russia’s War against ISIS)
The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved
Tony Cartalucci – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 12th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved)
Nonagon of Toxic Conflict: Notes on the Turkish Quagmire
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service
October 5th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Nonagon of Toxic Conflict: Notes on the Turkish Quagmire)
The Middle East’s New Nakba
John Feffer – Foreign Policy In Focus
October 5th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Middle East’s New Nakba)
Yemen as Laboratory: Why Is the West So Silent about This Savage War?
Martha Mundy - CounterPunch
September 28th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Yemen as Laboratory: Why Is the West So Silent about This Savage War?)
How AIPAC-OFAC Are Working to Maintain Sanctions Targeting Iran and Her Students
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
September 28th, 2015 ( Comments Off on How AIPAC-OFAC Are Working to Maintain Sanctions Targeting Iran and Her Students)
Why Rich Gulf States Don’t Take In Syrians
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service
September 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Why Rich Gulf States Don’t Take In Syrians)
Why Sisi Cannot Be a Mubarak
Abdallah Hendawy – International Policy Digest
September 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Why Sisi Cannot Be a Mubarak)
Yemen: A War Crime Made in America
Niles Williamsonm, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service
September 21st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Yemen: A War Crime Made in America)
‘Yemen after Five Months Looks Like Syria after Five Years’
Michael Avender, CODEPink – TRANSCEND Media Service
September 14th, 2015 ( Comments Off on ‘Yemen after Five Months Looks Like Syria after Five Years’)
Why Does the Algerian Regime Fear Rachad?
Lakhdar Ghettas – Open Democracy
September 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Why Does the Algerian Regime Fear Rachad?)
Regime Change Refugees: On the Shores of Europe
Vijay Prashad - CounterPunch
September 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Regime Change Refugees: On the Shores of Europe)
Twenty-six Things about the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About
Prof Michel Chossudovsky - Global Research
September 7th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Twenty-six Things about the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About)
Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya - Global Research
September 7th, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
U.S. & Saudi Arabia War Crimes Keep Killing Yemenis
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
August 31st, 2015 ( Comments Off on U.S. & Saudi Arabia War Crimes Keep Killing Yemenis)
Saudi Arabia’s 175 ‘Mass Judicial Executions’ In 1 Year Condemned by Amnesty International
Russia Today – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 31st, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia’s 175 ‘Mass Judicial Executions’ In 1 Year Condemned by Amnesty International)
Religious Eugenics: How Saudi Arabia Is Sponsoring a Frightening New Movement in the ME
Catherine Shakdam - Russia Today
August 24th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Religious Eugenics: How Saudi Arabia Is Sponsoring a Frightening New Movement in the ME)
Turkish State Launches Massive Assault on Kurds under Cover of Finally Tackling ISIS
AndrewNFlood, Anarchist Writers – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 24th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Turkish State Launches Massive Assault on Kurds under Cover of Finally Tackling ISIS)
Shifting Priorities: The Rise and Fall of Arab Revolutionary Discourse
Ramzy Baroud – TRANSCEND Media Service
August 17th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Shifting Priorities: The Rise and Fall of Arab Revolutionary Discourse)
Dubai’s Skyline Is a Monument to Oppression, Not Prosperity
Laith Shakir – Foreign Policy In Focus
August 10th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Dubai’s Skyline Is a Monument to Oppression, Not Prosperity)
The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed: U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War
Peter Van Buren - TomDispatch
August 3rd, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed: U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War)
The Agenda behind ISIS’ Cultural Genocide
Maram Susli, New Eastern Outlook – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 27th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Agenda behind ISIS’ Cultural Genocide)
A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal
Ramzy Baroud – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 27th, 2015 ( Comments Off on A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal)
Yemeni Genocide Proceeds Apace, Enjoying World’s Silence
William Boardman - Reader Supported News
July 13th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Yemeni Genocide Proceeds Apace, Enjoying World’s Silence)
The Tunisia Massacre and the Irish-ISIS Connection
Maidhc Ó Cathail – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 6th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Tunisia Massacre and the Irish-ISIS Connection)
If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
July 6th, 2015 ( Comments Off on If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?)
The Contrasting Fates of Tunisia and Libya
Stephen Zunes – National Catholic Reporter
June 22nd, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Contrasting Fates of Tunisia and Libya)
The Ultimate Guide to Middle East
Sufyan bin Uzayr – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 22nd, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
The US Government’s Not-So-Secret Support for Al Qaeda and ISIS
Dan Sanchez, Antiwar – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The US Government’s Not-So-Secret Support for Al Qaeda and ISIS)
Save Our Stones – Jihad and Vandalism
The Economist – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Save Our Stones – Jihad and Vandalism)
Is the Middle East America’s to Lose?
Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Is the Middle East America’s to Lose?)
The Losing War against Ungoverned Spaces
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Nathaniel Barr, Pragati – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on The Losing War against Ungoverned Spaces)
Logistics 101: Where Do ISIS Get Their Guns?
Tony Cartalucci, New Eastern Outlook – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Logistics 101: Where Do ISIS Get Their Guns?)
Hackers Point Out U.S. Arming, Funding ISIS
Kit Daniels, Infowars – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 15th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Hackers Point Out U.S. Arming, Funding ISIS)
U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot by ‘Accidentally’ Arming ISIS
Eric Pianin - The Fiscal Times
June 8th, 2015 ( Comments Off on U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot by ‘Accidentally’ Arming ISIS)
Israel Signals It’s Ready to Destroy Hezbollah – Include Iran as a Twofer?
Franklin Lamb – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 8th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Israel Signals It’s Ready to Destroy Hezbollah – Include Iran as a Twofer?)
Dude, Where’s My Humvee? Iraq Losing Equipment to Islamic State at Staggering Rate
Peter Van Buren, Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service
June 8th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Dude, Where’s My Humvee? Iraq Losing Equipment to Islamic State at Staggering Rate)
Saudi Arabia Advertises For Eight New Executioners as Beheading Rate Soars
Reuters in Riyadh – The Guardian
May 25th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia Advertises For Eight New Executioners as Beheading Rate Soars)
Egypt’s Crisis Today: The Deep Power of the Generals
Abdallah Hendawy – al-Araby
May 25th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Egypt’s Crisis Today: The Deep Power of the Generals)
Hillary Clinton, Phosphates, and the Western Sahara
Stephen Zunes – National Catholic Reporter
May 18th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Hillary Clinton, Phosphates, and the Western Sahara)
The Killing of Osama bin Laden
Seymour M. Hersh – London Review of Books
May 18th, 2015 ( 1 Comment »)
No Arab Bolivars: As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles Out
Ramzy Baroud – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 4th, 2015 ( Comments Off on No Arab Bolivars: As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles Out)
Saudi Arabia: Lost in the Sands of War
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service
May 4th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Saudi Arabia: Lost in the Sands of War)
How the U.S. Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis
Stephen Zunes – Foreign Policy In Focus
April 27th, 2015 ( Comments Off on How the U.S. Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis)
Freedom in Martyrdom
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir – The Huffington Post
April 27th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Freedom in Martyrdom)
Six Messages, One Video
Abdallah Hendawy – Al Araby
April 27th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Six Messages, One Video)
Yemen Peace Plan Deserves Strong Support and Speedy Action
René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service
April 20th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Yemen Peace Plan Deserves Strong Support and Speedy Action)
Hadi: A Hollow President Whose Masters in Riyadh Are Killing Us
Hossain al-Bokheiti – Middle East Eye
April 20th, 2015 ( Comments Off on Hadi: A Hollow President Whose Masters in Riyadh Are Killing Us)