Posts Tagged ‘middle’

Washington Relocating from the Middle East to Southeast Asia

With Joe Biden being one of the key architects of the Obama administration’s “Asia Pivot”, an increasing focus on Asia – especially, Southeast Asia – was/is inevitable. However, it is not just Biden’s obsession with the region that explains the on-going shift. America’s drastic failure in the Middle East despite decades of military presence plus […]

The Baghdad Summit: A New Reality in the Middle East

In the Middle East, against the backdrop of recent transformations at both the regional and international levels, and the shameful way the United States is fleeing Afghanistan, various alliances and partnerships are also being reshaped. One of the most important processes taking place in this context is the rapprochement between Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan. For […]

Today’s Taliban May Be Truly ‘New’, and the Shift Could Transform the Middle East

Today 20/07/2021 Source: Al Mayadeen Most significantly, rather than having a tunnel vision limited to the narrow territory of Kandahar, the new young Taliban leaders want to play the strategic ‘Great Game’. There is a subtle breeze blowing; it is too soon to call it ‘a wind’.  But a striking change has – and is […]

Progressive Suggests Tearing Down Dumb Pointless Fence In Middle Of Field

Brought to you by: BEACONSFIELD, ENGLAND—According to sources, there’s a fence standing in the middle of a local field, with no apparent reason for being there. Local progressives are suggesting it be torn down immediately. “I don’t want the fence to be here, so we should just tear it down immediately,” said Hercule Flambeau, a progressive activist. “As […]

Ireland’s Franciscan Friars: Men in the Middle of a Divided Society

The origins of Christianity in Ireland trace back as far as the 5th century, when the Bishop Palladius was sent from Rome on a mission to convert the Irish people in 431 AD. Palladius was followed a year later by the famous St Patrick, who was ultimately credited with bringing the Christian religion to Ireland. […]

A Pair of Solar Flares and Radio Blackouts Over China, Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa

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The Middle East: USA’s Provocative Actions

On June 27, 2021, US warplanes carried out surprise air strikes targeting three locations of Iran-backed militia along the border between Iraq and Syria. In its Telegram channel, Sabereen News reported that four fighters were killed as a result of the attack on the headquarters of the 14th Brigade of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), more […]

Building collapse shows town’s rich, middle-class division

The condo tower collapse in Surfside could exacerbate the division that already exists between the tiny Florida town’s new luxury buildings built for the global elite and those constructed decades ago for the middle class. It is already creating headaches for some small businesses. The town has seen the construction of numerous new condos in […]

A Change in Washington’s Approach to the Middle East?

The generally reliable Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed but knowledgeable source, has reported that Joe Biden’s administration is considering “sharply reducing the number of US anti-missile systems in the Middle East in a major realignment of its military footprint there”. Many politicians, both in the Persian Gulf region and in the US, responded by playing […]

How Moral Weakness Doomed US Middle East Standing

As June 2021 comes to a close, the US just finished bombing militia units, part of the Iraqi government’s military forces, along its border with Syria. The US mission against these forces deployed against a resurgent ISIS (banned in Russia) is, supposedly, in response to attacks on US forces in Iraq. US forces in Iraq […]

Change in the Middle East?

By Philip Giraldi The media focus on the Summit meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin has to a certain extent crowded out news about the new government in Israel, headed by hardline nationalist Naftali Bennett. In those media outlets that are actually discussing the change there is an odd sort of perception that […]

Relic Cults: Why Dead Saints Were So Important in the Middle Ages

The practice of preserving and enshrining the remains of saints and heroes, or other items associated with their life or death, has been ongoing for thousands of years dating back well into the pre-Christian era in Europe. These remains are known as relics or “holy relics” and were an important part of Christian worship throughout […]

Talking or bickering? Will Putin and Biden discuss the “dirty war” in the Middle East?

The whole world is looking forward to the meeting of the new US President Joe Biden with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Although the Kremlin and the White House urge people not to expect too much from the June 16 summit, one still wants to believe that a personal meeting by the leaders of the […]

Faux-Woke Corporations Go All-Out for Pride Month — Except Middle East Branches

At least seven major multinational companies changed their social media logos to rainbows as June began for “Pride Month.” The companies notably failed to update logos on their Middle East and Asian pages, where LGBT people face the most oppression. It appears that for some corporations, concern for LGBT persons is limited by geographic boundaries, […]

At Least 800,000 Missing Children a Year (Middle Video)

https://www.sgtreport.com by Madison Dibble, Breaking News Reporter |   | June 29, 2020 05:03 PM The unit responsible for tending to cases involving rape, human trafficking, and the physical and sexual abuse of children may be on the chopping block in Los Angeles County. The county CEO Sachi Hamai proposed more than $145.4 million in cuts to the Los Angeles […]

China and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East

The recent escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has taken center stage in the global arena and politicians from various countries are vociferously calling for its immediate resolution. During a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on May 16, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Vershinin urged the opposing sides to cease […]

Middle East: Next Round of Conflict and its Consequences

The press in the Middle East is gradually beginning to uncover why Israel suddenly raised the level of military escalation against the Palestinians, leading to the mass death of civilians on each side.  The escalation in Palestine begins with the attacks and ethnic cleansing of the Arabs of East Jerusalem in the Sheikh Jarrah area, […]

Impact of Egypt’s Growing Influence in the Middle East

Not only is the Middle East one of the cradles of civilizations but also a region with the largest natural gas and crude oil reserves on the planet. It is a place where different cultures collide, a focal point of international trade and an important political arena. Interests of three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe) […]

Middle East Christians denounce state-sanctioned violence in Gaza and Jerusalem

Churches in the Middle East and organizations representing Christians have condemned the violence in Gaza that killed more than 240 over the past two weeks, and Israeli aggressions in Jerusalem. Here is a rundown of the latest statements from leading ecclesiastical organizations. One of the most prominent voices from the region, the Middle East Council […]

Violence tests Biden’s pullback from Middle East hotspots

Surges in violence and scenes of civilian suffering are testing President Joe Biden’s resolve to wrench America’s foreign policy focus and troops away from the hotspots of the Middle East and Afghanistan and giving ammunition to Biden’s political rivals at home. Biden and his supporters say that by shifting the U.S. military and diplomatic focus […]

Middle East Peace Plan – Justice to Palestinians and Security for Israel 

Letter to President Biden and his cabinet about Israel and Palestine conflict Letter to President Joseph BidenVice-President Kamala HarrisSecretary of State Tony BlinkenSenate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerSenator Minority leader Mitch McConnelCongressional Majority leader Nancy PelosiCongressional Minority leader Kevin McCarthy It is time we work for the security of Israel and Justice to the Palestinians. We […]

Cutting Out The Middleman: Middle Eastern Countries Will Now Just Lob Giant Sacks Of American Tax Dollars At Each Other

Cutting Out The Middleman: Middle Eastern Countries Will Now Just Lob Giant Sacks Of American Tax Dollars At Each Other MIDDLE EAST—The United States has long been buying weapons for both sides of various conflicts in the Middle East. But now, with multiple financial crises going on at home, the U.S. is looking for ways […]

French-US Tensions at UN Over Middle East Violence

United Nations Security Council members attend a meeting on the Middle East, at the UN headquarters, in New York City, Dec. 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Shannon Stapleton. i24 News – Ongoing violence between Israel and Gazan armed groups has stirred up a diplomatic stand-off at the United Nations between France and the United States. […]

Biden: President Trump Did ‘Nothing’ for Middle East Peace

President Biden claimed on Tuesday that former President Trump did not help bring peace to the Middle East, even as historic violence has erupted between Israel and Palestine under his watch. “Aside from putting forward a peace proposal that was dead on arrival, we don’t think they did anything constructive really to bring an end […]

Secretary Of State Signals U.S. Still Not Calling For Middle East Cease-Fire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signaled Monday the U.S. still was not joining calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers as fighting entered its second week, with more than 200 people dead, most of them Palestinians in Gaza. Blinken’s stand comes despite growing pressure from the United States’ U.N. Security […]

Is it Possible to Avoid Armed Hostilites in the Middle East?

A number of days have passed since tensions have boiled over in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, which came under the Israeli rule following the 1967 Six-Day War. And the conflict is threatening the stability of the Middle East. There have been violent clashes, particularly around the Al-Aqsa Mosque on top of Temple Mount, the […]

Middle Easterners Run For Bomb Shelters After Learning U.S. Suffering Oil Shortages

Middle Easterners Run For Bomb Shelters After Learning U.S. Suffering Oil Shortages MIDDLE EAST—Innocent civilians around the Middle East scrambled for their bomb shelters after hearing the news of a gasoline crisis in the United States. “They’re running out of gasoline? We’re in danger! Ruuuun!!!” shouted one man in Syria as he grabbed his wife’s […]

Why should Biden and the Americans clean up a Middle East mess, again?

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Tensions Rise In Middle East As One Side Wants To Kill Jews And The Other Side Are Jews Who Don’t Want To Die And Neither Will Compromise

Tensions Rise In Middle East As One Side Wants To Kill Jews And The Other Side Are Jews Who Don’t Want To Die And Neither Will Compromise JERUSALEM—Israel has tried to get along with Palestine and other neighboring countries, but a core disagreement between the two groups has increased tensions and made peace seem impossible. […]

Biden Continues Rollback Of Trump Policies Like Peace In The Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A spokeswoman for President Biden said Wednesday that he remains committed to rolling back all of former President Donald Trump’s policies, including peace in the Middle East. Palestinians in the West Bank voiced their collective approval by launching celebratory rockets into Israel. “Everything President Trump did was completely wrong, so the opposite of what he did […]

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