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Al-Tanf: The Fragile Military Base

Posted on October 22, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians 22.10.2021 By Al-Ahed News Staff An infographics detailing information regarding the al-Tanf military base in Syria which accommodates American and British troops. Related Videos [embedded content] Targeting the al-Tanf base. Connotations that go beyond the geography of action and reaction [embedded content] Targeting the illegal U.S. al-Tanf base […]

Iraq Elects 2021: The People’s Decision in The Spotlight!

October 10 2021 By Mohammed Sleem The 10th of October 2021 is the day of Iraq’s parliamentary elections. The world is watching the democratic operation as the Iraqis are on spot to elect the best choice for their country, amid severe crises on several levels, especially the economic and political ones. Among the external ambitions, […]

Iraq: What Will the Elections Show

The upcoming October 10 parliamentary elections in Iraq can lead to real changes in the country only if there is a high voter turnout, especially among young people. This opinion is expressed by many international analysts and political scientists. If the apathy observed in society and calls for a boycott of the electoral process persist, […]

العروض الإيرانية بالليرة اللبنانية فمن ينافس؟

Posted on October 8, 2021 by martyrashrakat أكتوبر/ 8 تشرين الأول 2021 ناصر قنديل لا يحتاج الأمر إلى تحليل ونقاش لاستنتاج محورية قطاع الكهرباء في أزمة لبنان المالية، فأزمة المازوت هي فرع من أزمة الكهرباء، ومتى توافرت الكهرباء تراجعت الحاجة للمازوت إلى أقل من الربع، وتأمين الكهرباء يستدعي زيادة الإنتاج، وهذا يتطلب تمويلاً لإنشاء المعامل […]

Iraq’s Agriculture Reaps the Despoiled Seeds of US Meddling

October 5, 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen By Farah Hage-Hassan The poisonous effects of American interference and failed policies are still affecting Iraq’s agricultural sector today. Here’s how. Decades of US interference have plagued Iraq’s agricultural sector “You lied!” Those were the screams of former US Army veteran Mike Prysner echoing in the lecture hall during […]

Will Iraq’s election expose US-Saudi endorsement of Sadr’s drive to impose a prime minister?

Despite US President Joe Biden’s scathing criticism of his predecessor’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has not shied away from implementing them. In Afghanistan, he stuck to Trump’s troop withdrawal agreement with the Taliban. Following the Taliban’s swift takeover of Kabul, Biden blamed Afghanistan’s corrupt government and army. In Iraq, Biden – just like […]

Secretive UK Base Linked to US Assassination of Iran’s Gen. Soleimani

October 4, 2021 By Staff, Agencies A new research reveals that a secretive UK intelligence base was likely involved in the US military’s drone strike that assassinated Iran’s Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in early 2020, among its other controversial targeted killings. According to the research, it “was probable” that the targeted killing of General Soleimani […]

Sincerity of the Pledge to Withdraw American Troops from Iraq Raises Doubts

After Washington’s announcement of its decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq, the question of establishing the sincerity of the USA’s declared step remains at the center of attention for the international community. Yes, on the one hand it was confirmed that the USA would reduce the contingent at two military bases in Iraq by the […]

A Parable of (All-American) Violence – Accountability and the War of Terror

As a religious studies professor, I know a parable when I see one. Consider the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the final events in this country’s war in Afghanistan as just such a parable taken directly from the history of our moment. The heart-wrenching last days of that war amounted to a cautionary […]

Washington, Baghdad agree to reduce US troops in Iraq

Baghdad and Washington agreed on reducing the US combat troops in two military bases in Iraq by the end of September, Anadolu Agency reports. According to an Iraqi army statement on today, the decision was made during a meeting of the joint military committee in Baghdad on Thursday, which also considered shifting the international coalition […]

Zakharova: The US is No Longer A “World Leader”

Posted on September 16, 2021 by martyrashrakat September 16, 2021  Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova divulges the US no longer holds the position of a “world leader.” Russian Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova The Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry divulged that the US is no longer close to the position […]

Explosives target coalition convoy in southern Iraq

An improvised explosive device yesterday targeted a convoy providing logistical support for the international coalition forces in Al-Muthanna Governorate, southern Iraq, Anadolu reported citing a local security source. A police captain in Al-Muthanna told the agency that “an explosive device, planted by unknown persons has exploded in a convoy of trucks carrying logistical equipment for […]

Iraq, Iran agree to cancel entry visa requirements

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi yesterday announced that they have reached an agreement to cancel the entry visa requirements between the two neighbouring countries. Raisi said in a joint press conference following bilateral talks in Tehran that “several decisions were taken in the joint meeting with Al-Kadhimi”, adding that Al-Kadhimi […]

لماذا العراق؟….بقلم: أ. د. بثينة شعبان

Posted on September 8, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians 2021-09-06  أ. د. بثينة شعبان منذ الاحتلال البريطاني للعراق خلال الحرب العالمية الأولى التي انتهت عام 1918 لم تتوقف المحاولات الغربية لاحتواء العراق وخاصة لفصله عن امتداده الطبيعي إلى بلاد الشام حيث التبادل التاريخي والمعرفي والاقتصادي كان معروفاً بين مملكة إيبلا وبلاد الرافدين. وتشهد الرقم التاريخية والتطور الزراعي […]

Macron’s Visit to Iraq and Ankara’s Zealous Reaction

French President Emmanuel Macron’s two-day visit to Iraq, during which he visited several cities and was the special guest at a regional conference in Baghdad, ended on August 30, The president of France previously visited Baghdad In September 2020, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and President Barham Salih. At the press […]

Baghdad summit | Mideastream

Posted on September 3, 2021 by martyrashrakat [embedded content] Iraq hosted a regional summit on Saturday supposedly aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East while emphasizing the Arab country’s new role as a mediator. Heads of state attending included Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin […]

هل يسقط خط السفن الإيرانية مبرّر البقاء الأميركي في سورية والعراق؟

أيلول 3 2021  ناصر قنديل – يجزم الخبراء الأميركيون على تنوع خلفياتهم، بأنّ سببين من ثلاثة أسباب لبقاء القوات الأميركية في سورية والعراق قد سقطا مع الانسحاب الأميركي من أفغانستان، وهما أولاً، البقاء لضمان وزن وحضور لفريق حليف، فالقوات الأميركية تشكل المصدر الرئيسي للحفاظ على قوة وحضور الجماعات الكردية المنضوية تحت عنوان قسد، كما كانت […]

Iraq: Afghan Lessons and Reality

It may only be a matter of time before the states of the Middle East, whose instability has been embodied by the West led by the United States, begin to feel the echoes of the Taliban’s rapid conquest of almost all of Afghanistan. The consequences of the Sunni Islamist triumph will not be lost on […]

Amir-Abdollahian From Baghdad Airport: US Cannot Evade Responsibility for Martyr Soleimani’s Assassination

Posted on August 28, 2021 by martyrashrakat  August 28, 2021  Source By Staff, Agencies Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the US cannot escape from its responsibility for the assassination of martyr Qassemi Soleimani and it is a must for the Americans to bring to his murderers to justice. He made the remarks in […]

Iran, Hezbollah and Lebanon – No Strings Attached!

August 26, 2021 By Staff The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia has always been eye-catching for regional observers. For decades observers have seen the Middle East through the prism of a Saudi-Iranian cold war. During the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, Gulf States particularly Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, lent more than $37bn to Saddam Hussein’s war […]

Five US Logistics Convoys Targeted In Iraq

Posted on August 24, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians August 23, 2021 By Staff, Agencies Informed sources reported that five US occupation logistics convoys were targeted in Iraq by Tuesday noon. The Saberin News reported on Tuesday that two other US Army logistics convoys had been targeted in Iraq’s al-Diwaniyah province. Shortly after the news broke, media […]

Afghanistan: The end of the occupation

A lot of nonsense about Afghanistan is being written in Britain and the United States. Most of this nonsense hides a number of important truths. First, the Taliban have defeated the United States. Second, the Taliban have won because they have more popular support. Third, this is not because most Afghans love the Taliban. It […]

Iraq: The Restless Centennial of Statehood

Iraq is about to celebrate its centennial of statehood established on August 23, 1921, when Faisal I bin Al-Hussein, son of the Grand Sharif of Mecca, was proclaimed king of the newly artificially created kingdom. After World War I, Britain took the future king from the Hejaz (now a region in the west of Saudi […]

سوريا لم تنتظر دعوتها: أيّ جوار من دوننا؟

Posted on August 18, 2021 by martyrashrakat الأربعاء 18 آب 2021 قالت الخارجية العراقية إنها غير معنيّة بأيّ دعوة لا تُقدّم باسم الحكومة (سانا) العراق محمود عبد اللطيف دمشق | لم يقتصر نفْي توجيه دعوة عراقية إلى سوريا لحضور قمّة بغداد على الجانب العراقي، بل إن نفياً مبطناً جاء من الرئاسة السورية نفسها، التي لم تتحدّث […]

Syria’s President Receives Head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces

Posted on August 16, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians  August 16, 2021 The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received on Monday Faleh al-Fayyad, Head of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq. Al-Fayyad delivered a letter to President al-Assad from Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi regarding the Neighboring Countries Conference to be held late this month in Baghdad, and […]

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: Hoarding Oil Is a Betrayal of Trust

August 16, 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen By Al Mayadeen In his most recent speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says that the tragic explosion in Akkar should be a determining factor for the authorities regarding the formation of a government, noting that storing fuel to sell it on the black market is a betrayal of trust. [embedded […]

Dozens of US Tank Trucks Carrying Oil Spotted Leaving Syria for Iraq

Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360°  AUGUST 9, 2021 Tim Korso Despite being deployed in Syria without the legal approval of Damascus or a UN Security Council mandate, the US has justified helping local militias extract and smuggle oil out of the country with the need to fund the Kurds and keep the crude out of the hands […]

Resistance Groups: US Sanctions Won’t Weaken Our Resolve to Defend Iraq

11 Aug 2021 By Staff, Agencies The Iraqi resistance groups targeted by US sanctions said the restrictive measures show that their counter-terrorism campaign poses a challenge to the Americans, stressing that the bans will fail to weaken their resolve to protect the homeland and restore its sovereignty. The Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah, both […]

Iraq Returns to the Deadly Embrace of the US

US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have signed an agreement officially ending the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after US troops occupied the country.  Combined with Biden’s withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan by the end of August, the Democratic […]

Biden Is Not Ending The Forever Wars

Western mainstream media is painting Joe Biden as some sort of anti-war President, a man seeking to end the American empire’s “forever wars,” as Biden himself puts it. The US media are even working to paint drawdowns and troop withdrawals as a negative, however, there is no evidence for what they are actually asserting. US […]

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