Israel & Palestine Middle East Syria

Israeli Air Force: Providing Cover for ISIS

Tel Aviv (AHT) – An aspect of the conflict in Syria that has not received the attention it undoubtedly deserves, has been the role of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in acting as the de facto air force of Daesh [ISIS] and sundry other Salafi-jihadi and rebel groups fighting in the country. Evidence of the extent of this […]

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Middle East Qatar Saudi Arabia

Qatar-Saudi Rift Enters New Phase With Regime Change Efforts

Riyadh (TNA) – Failed in its efforts to change Doha policy, Riyadh has reportedly made new efforts to change the regime in the neighboring Arab country. Ten-weeks after the rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Persian Gulf, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Al-Thani, a descendant of Qatar’s founder who is a little-known […]

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New Senate Bill Targets Wikileaks, Russia, Independent Press, and First Amendment

Washington D.C. (MPN) – With the Russian meddling narrative serving as a pretext, the U.S. Senate, embracing the “Pompeo Doctrine,” is moving to stifle and criminalize WikiLeaks and, by extension, any such “dangerous,” transparency-providing entities that threaten to cast doubt upon Washington’s “official stories.” The Senate Intelligence Committee is pushing Congress to label WikiLeaks a “non-state […]

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PKK confirms capture of two Turkish spies in Iraq

Bagdhad (MEE) – Capture of two MIT operatives led to the expulsion of Iraqi Kurdish official from Ankara on Friday. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday publicly confirmed the capture of two Turkish secret service officers in Iraq last week. Diyar Xerib, a leading member of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) – a PKK-affiliated transnational body – […]

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US Military Faces Erosion of Its Might

Washington (SCF) – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared in June that he was «shocked» upon his return to the Pentagon by the poor state of the US military’s readiness for combat. It was widely believed that the statement was just another attempt to convince lawmakers that the military needed more money. Perhaps, it was one of the reasons, […]

Middle East Saudi Arabia

Awamiyah: Saudis Relocate Tens of Thousands of Shia Away from Oil Fields

Awamiyah (AHT) – Since May 2017 an ongoing insurgency has been raging in the Shia heartland town of Awamiyah in eastern Saudi Arabia and its only thanks to the BBC being allowed to enter the area and film the destruction that the world can see how the House of Saud’s war against the Shia population of Yemen has now expanded to […]

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Trump ‘Presidential’ Again—for Ramping Up War in Afghanistan

Washington (FAIR) – Donald Trump is finally “presidential” again, pundits insist, now that he is ratcheting up another US war. In a speech on August 21, the far-right US president did an about-face, announcing a surge in the 16th year of the war in Afghanistan, which he had previously harshly condemned. Trump did not reveal many specifics, but […]

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What Reports Of Drug Use Could Mean For US Special Forces

Washington DC, (TFC)— Overseas, Trump’s administration has conjured looming clouds of unease over US military operations. As tensions mount with Russia and North Korea, US Special Operations pepper earth with raids, airstrikes, and disappearances. Increases in the frequency and intensity of their operations, however, reap reports of rampant drug abuse among operatives. As the days go […]

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UN Urges US-Led Coalition to Rein in Airstrikes in Syria’s Raqqa

Raqqa (TNA) – The United Nations called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause to allow an estimated 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa, and urged the US-led coalition to rein in air strikes that have caused civilian casualties. “Boats on the Euphrates must not be attacked, people who come out cannot risk […]