Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

Can Tunisia Get Hit by a New “Arab Spring”?

As you know, it was with the “Jasmine Revolution” in Tunisia in 2010-2011 that a wave of protests began throughout the Arab world, whose consequences are still being felt by a number of countries. And against this background, Tunisia became the first “new democracy.” The Ennahda that came to power as a result, closely linked […]

The Arab East: New Points of Reference of a New Policy

A large number of countries in the Arab world have finally been set into their natural motion and they are becoming more and more active in showing their independent character, gradually sloughing off the leadership of their past “sponsors” from the West.  At the end of March, an extraordinary period of regional summits and high-level […]

Yemen: Cheap Demagoguery and Huge Profits for London

Situated on the distant east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen and our neighboring Ukraine share a common fate. Both countries, at the will of the West, have become embroiled in conflicts desired by Western rulers. Instigation of Ukraine’s neo-Nazi rulers against Russia by the West, above all the United States’ “empire of lies and […]

Washington Knocks Down Turkey’s Bayraktar Business

In the US, it has long been understood that the market for services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has a great potential for development, wide ways of use and areas of application. The UAV market is expected to reach $50 billion by 2025. According to the CAGR indicator (cumulative annual growth rate), since 2020 it […]

Why Turkey is Playing on All Sides in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Ever since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine last month, Turkey has been seeking to project itself as a key mediator between Russia and Ukraine. As it stands, it has even achieved some success as far as its role in facilitating mediation is concerned. This role – and the success it has […]

Why does Erdogan Need the Istanbul Canal?

Almost a year ago Turkey started a large-scale construction project – Istanbul Canal with all the adjacent infrastructure. The project is planned to be completed in 6 years. According to the preliminary estimates, the budget of the project will be USD 15 billion. The Canal will be 45 km long, and its depth will be […]

Ukraine and Middle Eastern Media: Western Masks are Off!

The Ukrainian events have been a constant item on the agenda for media outlets of Middle Eastern countries since the start of Russia’s special operation. Observers note a never before seen information onslaught against Moscow coming from the West, when it comes to covering the Ukrainian crisis. According to many estimates, this torrent of content […]

The Russia-Ukraine “War;” How it Started versus How it’s Going

This analysis demonstrates that while the timing of the Russian-Ukraine War was indeed whimsical and suspicious, the war itself had been in the works for decades, and will ominously unfold into an even bigger conflict, as planned. As we shall explore, the “war” actually fits into several concurrent agendas of the The Powers That Be. […]

Israel Tries to Forge an anti-Iranian Coalition Yet Again

Despite Israel’s lack of success so far in its attempts to “fundamentally resolve” the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, it is actively trying to exploit its recent favorable relations with individual Arab states to bring such countries together in an anti-Iranian coalition it leads. To this end, amid improving Israeli-Egyptian relations, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett […]

Iran Says It Foiled Israeli Sabotage Plot Against Nuclear Facility

Iranian authorities said Monday they have arrested several operatives allegedly linked to Israel who attempted to sabotage an Iranian nuclear facility. Source

GOP/Dem Spending Bill Funds Border Security for Eight Foreign Countries

A Democrat spending bill, negotiated with Republicans, uses American taxpayer money to fund “border security” measures in eight foreign countries while including no new funds to construct a border wall along the United States-Mexico border. The government funding package spends about $370 million in taxpayer money to fund “enhanced border security” in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, […]

US is Abandoning its “Helpers” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Everywhere!

The dismissive attitude of the US political and military establishment towards its foreign “helpers” is well known. This attitude became even more apparent after Joe Biden’s recent appearance before the House of Representatives and Senate with his annual State of the Union Address, in which he described the people of Ukraine as Iranians. One could hardly attribute […]

Yemenis protest against fuel crisis in Houthi-held areas

Thousands of Yemenis yesterday took part in a demonstration denouncing the fuel crises and the sharp rise in fuel prices in Houthi-held areas, Anadolu reported. The Houthi-affiliated Saba news agency said: “Thousands of people gathered in the governorates of Sanaa, Saada and Amran (north), Hajjah (west), Taiz (southwest), and Ibb (central) in response to a call made by the […]

EU official: Yemen ‘one of most difficult countries’ in world for women

Deputy Head of the European Union Mission to Yemen, Marion Lallis, said yesterday that Yemen is “one of the most difficult countries in the world for women”, Anadolu reported. On the eve of International Women’s Day, Lallis said: “The participation of women and men is essential to achieving peace and sustainable development in the country”, emphasising the […]

Ukraine: Israel makes money ‘soaked in blood’

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba yesterday accused Israeli national airline El Al of making money “soaked in blood,” the Jerusalem Post reported. According to the Israeli daily, Kuleba accused El Al of bypassing the international sanctions imposed on Russia as it is accepting payments on its website from Russia’s Mir network for international electronic funds. “While the world sanctions Russia for its […]

PA: International double standards covers up Israel’s crimes

The Palestinian Authority (PA) yesterday criticised the international double standards, stressing it enables Israel to hide its daily crimes against Palestinians. A statement issued by the PA’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that the double standards policy “covers up violations and crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, their land and rights.” “The policy of double standards covers Israel’s persistence […]

Sport and politics do mix, as FIFA’s hypocrisy demonstrates

Israel’s war on Palestinian sport is as old as the settler-colonial state itself. Sport is a critical aspect of popular Palestinian culture, and since culture itself is a target for the decades-old Israeli attack on Palestinian life in all of its manifestations, sport and athletes have been targeted purposely as well. Despite this very obvious […]

Lapid: No alternative to US leadership of the world

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid yesterday met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss Israel’s efforts to end Russia’s war on Ukraine, local media reported. “There’s no real alternative to American leadership that is determined to prevent wars and bloodshed,” Israel National News reported Lapid saying. “Israel is totally committed to doing everything possible to […]

Iran fights like lions, Israel surrenders like rabbits,’ Netanyahu

Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday harshly criticised the government over its stance towards Iran’s nuclear file, local news reported. “Today, in the Bennett-Lapid-Gantz government, there is only weakness, weakness, and more weakness,” Netanyahu told a Likud party meeting, referencing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, his coalition partner and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Minister of Defence Benny […]

Ukraine crisis jeopardises Middle East’s Black Sea wheat supply

Wheat importers face a threat to delivering politically sensitive bread supplies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine closed off access to the lower-priced Black Sea grain they depend on, Reuters reports. The ensuing conflict has halted shipping from Ukraine’s ports, while financial sanctions have put payments for purchases […]

Kuwait motosurf player quits UAE comp to avoid Israel opponent

Kuwaiti motosurf player Abdul Razzaq Al-Baghli withdrew from the Emirates International Motosurf Championship to avoid competing against an Israeli competitor. Thirty-four competitors from a range of countries are taking part in the championship which commenced on Saturday in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. In a video shared on social media, Al-Baghli explained that his decision […]

Western racism at its worst

They have always stressed the importance of human rights, the right of all people to live a free and dignified life, and equality among all human beings, but when it actually comes down to it, this mask has fallen, and the true face and hateful racism of Western states has been exposed. Such slogans about […]

Syria: pro-Assad fighters recruited by Russia to fight in Ukraine  

Russia is recruiting fighters from Syria skilled in urban warfare for operations in Ukraine, US officials are reported by the Wall Street Journal to have claimed. The move suggests that the Russian invasion is poised to enter another dimension within Ukrainian cities and face stiff resistance. Russian forces have been operating inside Syria since 2015 […]

Israel Defends Kiev’s Nazi Authorities

Russia’s recognition of the independence of the LPR and DPR caused some confusion in Tel Aviv, where at first nobody was in a hurry to make a statement. Moreover, after intense consultations in Israel’s Foreign Ministry and National Security Council, local officials were forbidden to provide comments by the ruling coalition, leaving the Jewish nation-state in a very uneasy situation. […]

Russian Gas and Ukraine: a Middle Eastern Perspective

Hype in the West regarding Russia’s plans to seize Kyiv and its other “schemes” garnered response and comments in the Middle Eastern political circles and media. Among these the US-driven propaganda narratives regarding Moscow’s alleged intent to use its gas as a geopolitical weapon and about the gas stranglehold that Russia has allegededly put on […]

Fatah calls for escalating resistance against settlers

Fatah yesterday called on Palestinians to escalate the popular resistance against attacks of Israeli Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, Anadolu reported. This came during a meeting of Fatah’s Central Committee in Ramallah to discuss the continuous settler attacks on Palestinians, sharp rise of settlement activities and increasing raids of religious sites including Al-Aqsa Mosque. According […]

Yemen evacuates nationals from Ukraine amid Russian war

Yemen said, Monday, it had evacuated 22 nationals from Ukraine amid Russia’s war on the Eastern European country, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a statement, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry said 18 citizens left Ukraine through Poland, while four others were evacuated through Romania. There are no official estimates of the number of Yemenis in Ukraine. […]

Settler group Elad is Israel’s weapon to evict Palestinians from Silwan

Elad settler organisation, also known as Ir David Foundation, is Israel’s weapon to steal Palestinian lands, including private land owned by Palestinians who fled Israeli aggression in 1948 or 1967. The pro-settlement Israeli association was established in 1986, and has been operating mainly in the occupied Palestinian village of Silwan in East Jerusalem, south of the Old City and Al-Aqsa Mosque. It has been working to […]

Israel sprays skunk water at Palestinians marking Israa and Miraj

Israeli forces yesterday attacked dozens of Palestinians, and arrested a child and a young man near Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem. Local sources told the media that 23 Palestinians were injured after occupation forces used heavy handed measures to disperse Plestinians who had gathered to mark the ascension of the Prophet Muhammed (peace be […]

Expert: Israel exploiting war in Ukraine to encourage Jewish migration

Israel is using the Russian war on Ukraine to encourage Jewish migration to Israel, expert in Israeli affairs Iyad Hamdan said yesterday. Speaking to Quds Press, Hamdan said that the Israeli occupation received hundreds of secular Jews who immigrated from Ukraine in order to maintain the balance between the secular and religious Jews in Israel. He pointed out that Israel does not stop […]

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