Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

Israel’s offensive on Gaza continues, mediators unable to stop it

The Israeli bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip continues for the second day, and mediators seem unable to stop it. Early on Saturday morning, the Israeli occupation army announced it was preparing for a "week-long operation" against Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. Israeli media reported Israeli occupation army spokesperson, Ran Kochav, confirming that there […]

Rights groups condemn Israel’s attacks on Gaza

Two rights groups on Friday condemned the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza and the killing of Palestinians, including a woman and child, Anadolu Agency reported. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)posted on Twitter: "Israel is bombing Gaza again. Gaza has been under illegal siege for fifteen years – creating inhuman conditions for the inhabitants, more than […]

Russia announces elimination of opposition fighters trained by US Special Forces in Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry announced on Friday that its air forces had "eliminated" a group of opposition fighters trained by the US in Syria on 4 August. The ministry's statement read: "On 4 August, after the routine reconnaissance operations, Russian fighters eliminated a group of militants from the Martyrs Brigade terrorist group, which was hiding […]

Israel’s defence minister approves calling up 25,000 reservists

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz on Friday approved calling up 25,000 reservist soldiers, according to a statement reported by Israeli media. The statement, which was issued by Gantz's office, said: "Defence Minister Benny Gantz has approved the call-up of up to 25,000 reservist troops if required." READ: Israeli forces carry out strike in Gaza Meanwhile, the […]

Palestine: Presidency demands immediate stop of attack on Gaza

The Palestinian presidency condemned Israel's aggression against the Gaza Strip on Friday and demanded its immediate cessation, holding the occupying forces responsible for the dangerous escalation. In a statement, the presidency called on the international community to force Israel to:"Stop its aggression against our people everywhere, specifically in Gaza, and to provide them with international […]

Islamic Jihad: Israel disrespects Egypt’s mediator

Following the Israeli assassination of its military leader in Gaza, Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Friday accused Israel of disrespecting the Egyptian mediator. Speaking to journalists in Gaza, Islamic Jihad's media chief Daud Shehab shared that his movement had been in contact with Egypt: "Just one hour before the attack on Gaza." Shehab added: "The Egyptian […]

Hamas mourns leader of Islamic Jihad’s military wing

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas on Friday mourned Tayseer Al-Jaabari, the senior military commander of the Islamic Jihad's military wing, Al-Quds Brigades. The Israeli occupation army carried out several air strikes in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing ten people, including Al-Jaabari and a five-year-old girl, and wounding 55 others, the Palestinian Ministry of Health […]

Islamic Jihad: ‘Israel started the battle and does not know how to stop it’

Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Al-Nakhalah announced on Friday: "The enemy [Israel] started the battle [aggression on Gaza] and does not know how to stop it. Therefore, it should expect a strong retaliation." Al-Nakhalah asserted: "This moment is serious and decisive, and the priority is the resilience of the resistance forces," pointing out the importance of […]

Iraq May Be on the Verge of a Civil Strife

Regrettably, Iraq is going through one of the most serious political crises since the unjustified aggression of the United States, which deliberately destroyed the state mechanism of the Arab country. Nine months after the last parliamentary elections, Iraqi politicians still have not agreed on candidates for the posts of president and prime minister. Inevitably, disagreements […]

US is Willing to Sell Weapons to Turkey Only with Strings Attached

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, while answering questions from Anadolu agency journalists, announced negotiations with the United States on the purchase of F-16s to be held on August 15. As the readers may recall, earlier Ankara requested from Washington 40 F-16 fighters of the Block-70 version and 80 modernization kits for the F-16 aircraft […]

Israel warns Russia with ‘grave consequences’ over restricting Jews to Leave country

The anticipated closure of The Jewish Agency in Russia will have a serious impact on Russia-Israel relations, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned on Sunday. The quasi-governmental organization, which promotes the emigration of people with Jewish heritage to Israel, has been targeted by Russia’s Justice ministry over alleged violations of local law. “Prime Minister Lapid […]

The Summit of the “Other” Quad has Taken Place

Readers who take a more or less constant interest in current international politics are probably aware of the existence of an interstate configuration called the Quad, which includes the United States, Japan, India and Australia. Although since its establishment in early 2021, the members of this formation regularly hold meetings of various levels (including the […]

Biden’s Disastrous Visit to the Middle East

Some time ago, it seemed that there was no more important topic in the United States and the world media controlled by it than the visit of President Joe Biden to the Middle East that had been anticipated and then took place. Well-paid commentators, “pundits and experts” who could hardly find Saudi Arabia on a […]

The Middle East Is No Longer The US’s Backyard, It’s Over

US President Joe Biden’s visit was a complete failure and shows that Washington no longer possesses the power that it claims over the region — neither diplomatically, nor militarily. The Biden administration failed to achieve any of its primary objectives in the region with his visit and instead of sending a strong message to its […]

US is Trying to Drive Erdogan into a Corner – but Without Success

Joe Biden’s administration is currently losing on all its foreign policy fronts, but he is still hoping for success, if nowhere else, in his confrontation with the Turkish leader Recep Erdoğan, so that he can demonstrate to the world and the US public, that there is still some “gunpowder left in the barrel.” This consideration […]

US “Iran Nuclear Deal” Ploy Coming Full Circle

Hopes for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) simply known as the Iran Nuclear Deal seemed to fade further during US President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Israel where the US and Israeli governments signed a pledge to use force against Iran should it pursue nuclear weapons (weapons both the US and Israel possess). […]

LIVE at 11AM ET: How the White House Learned to Love Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program

With a catastrophic loss already in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden may be about to unleash more chaos in the Middle East. With the United States eager to reenter a nuclear deal with the leading state sponsor of terror, is an Iranian bomb far behind? In this eye-opening episode of Over The Target LIVE, Lee Smith […]

Russia & 13 BRICS Countries Prepping in Military War Games

Russia is prepping to bring for the first time its military war games to Latin America – Iran and China join in In a strategic move that seeks to preposition forward-deployed military assets in Latin America and the Caribbean, the VRIC nations are getting ready to make a loud statement that the region is ready […]

Russia Formed a Peacekeeping Axis in Tehran

As predicted on the eve of Joe Biden’s Middle East visit and Putin’s trip to Tehran, the Russian president clearly demonstrated the significant difference between Russian and US foreign policy.  First of all, it lies in Moscow’s aspiration to create humanitarian conditions for peacebuilding that meet global requirements, while the White House has confirmed its […]

Yemen is in the Grip of a Severe Humanitarian Crisis

Several months of truce in Yemen have significantly reduced the number of civilian casualties. Yet, people are still dying from mines, but this figure has decreased by two-thirds compared to previous months. Since 2015, Yemen has been divided between government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition and the Houthi rebel group, also known as […]

Anti-Russian Sanctions: a Middle Eastern Perspective

The Arabic portal “Elaph” has called anti-Russian sanctions the “friendly and bitter fire of the USA in Europe” that has led to negative consequences for the economies of the countries of the Old World. They suffered from them after announcing the rejection of Russian gas, with no clear alternative to replace it. The portal’s opinion […]

Biden criticised by Sanders for visit to Saudi Arabia

US President Joe Biden has been criticised at home for his visit to Saudi Arabia. Senator Bernie Sanders said that it "rewards a dictatorship" and the visit shouldn't have occurred given the de facto Saudi ruler's "involvement in the murder of a journalist," Reuters has reported. Biden fist-bumped Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman shortly […]

Biden visit revealed deep differences among top Fatah leaders

Senior Fatah leaders yesterday revealed that US President Joe Biden's visit to Bethlehem highlighted the deep differences among top leaders of Fatah's Central Committee, Quds Press reported. The senior leader, who preferred to remain unknown, said that the differences are between the camp led by Secretary of the Central Committee, Jibril Al-Rajoub, and Fatah Deputy leader, Mahmoud Al-Alou, and […]

Israel ‘will respond swiftly and forcefully to any fire’ from Gaza, says Lapid

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday that Israel "will respond swiftly and forcefully to any fire" launched from the Gaza Strip, which has been under a strict Israeli siege for 15 years. He made no mention of the fact that fire from Gaza is in response to the root cause of the conflict […]

Israel carries out arrest campaigns across occupied West Bank

Israel's occupation forces have launched a massive arrest campaign in a number of cities and towns across the occupied West Bank. They were met by local people trying to prevent the raids. At dawn on Monday, the Israeli forces raided neighbourhoods in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus and Hebron, as well as the Jalazone refugee camp. At […]

Al-Aqsa Mosque: illegal settlers storm site

Illegal Israeli settler groups stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning under the protection of heavily armed Special Forces from the occupation army. According to administrators of the Noble Sanctuary, "Dozens of Jewish extremists stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Mughrabi Gate at exactly seven o'clock." They pointed out that such groups make provocative tours around the courtyards […]

Iran calls for regional dialogue including Saudi Arabia and Turkiye

The head of the Strategic Council for Foreign Policies in Iran, Kamal Kharazi, called yesterday for regional dialogue with Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, Egypt and Qatar to resolve political and security differences in the region, Anadolu has reported. Kharazi is a senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He told Al Jazeera that Qatar […]

Hamas calls on world to hold Israel accountable for crimes

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement has hailed a UN report after an investigation of Israeli practices, documented crimes and violations against Palestinians and Arabs. "These crimes included cold-blooded killings, systematic torture of Palestinian detainees, forced deportations, discrimination, racial segregation, house demolitions and colonial settlement expansion," said Hamas. The movement pointed out that the Israeli crimes […]

Biden’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’ is no direct path to ‘robust regional infrastructure’

US President Joe Biden has confirmed what I said in my article last week that a person does not need to be a Jew to be a Zionist. His speech at Ben Gurion Airport was a declaration of his Zionist affiliation as he stood on the same land that was usurped by the advocates of […]

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