Middle East Archives | Page 63 of 104 | GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Middle East

UN mission lebanon

US wants UN Mission in Lebanon to Report on Hezbollah ‘Violations’

Beirut (MEE) – The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing international peacekeepers’ mandate in Lebanon at the end of the month. The United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah in the volatile area near the border with Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley said […]

Read More
syria us-led coalition syrian war

Syrian Government Asks UN to ‘Dismantle’ US-Led Coalition

Damascus (TLS) – The request comes a day after a U.S.-led airstrike claimed the lives of 43 civilians residing in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian Foreign Ministry repeated their request that the U.S.-backed coalitionbe disbanded by a U.N. Sunday, citing crimes committed against civilians in their bid to put an end to U.S. involvement in Syria’s six-year long […]

Read More
israeli police indicting netanyahu israeli elections EU netanyahu

Former Netanyahu Aide Turns State’s Witness in (Both) Corruption Cases

Tel Aviv (GPA) – Former Netanyahu Aide, Ari Harow, has turned state’s witness in two bribery cases against the current Israeli Prime Minister. Harow has agreed to cooperate with Israeli prosecutors in the ongoing corruption investigations as a part of his own plea bargain.  Although Netanyahu dismissed this latest development in a Facebook video, calling it “the scandal of the […]

Read More
riyadh tel aviv Saudi Arabia Israel al jazeera jerusalem saudi -israeli

Inching Closer to Saudi Arabia, Israel Moves to Ban Al Jazeera

Tel Aviv (GPA) – In a move in line with their warming relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel has moved to close the Jerusalem Al Jazeera branch and ban the outlet’s journalists. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced at a press conference on Sunday that officials would start taking steps to shut down Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem location. […]

Read More
Turkish reinforcements kurdish controlled afrin turkey syria

Turkish Reinforcements Arrive on Syrian Border

Ankara (GPA) – US forces are beginning to worry about a new front in the Syrian war as Turkish reinforcements arrive on the border of Kurdish controlled Afrin. Turkey has been exchanging rocket and artillery fire with the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria in recent weeks, and it now looks like Ankara is seeking to expand operations. Turkey […]

Read More
us troops yemen us role in syria

U.S. Troops Flow Into Yemen and More Are Probably on the Way

Aden (GPA) – More U.S. troops entered Yemen this week escalating ground operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). And according to the Pentagon, additional troops are likely to follow. Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis has not ruled out sending additional troops to Yemen shortly, possibly even in a matter of weeks. U.S. and U.A.E. Troops […]

Read More
us role in yemen yemen donald trump saudi arabia

Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and the Media’s Hypocritical Outrage over Human Rights

Washington D.C. (GPA) – While western mainstream media focuses on alleged human rights abuses and a creeping “dictatorial regime” in Venezuela, a genuine human rights catastrophe is taking place in Saudi Arabia. One of the strongest and closest U.S. allies in the middle east region is not a democracy but a monarchy: Saudi Arabia. The […]

Read More
Nasrallah Hezbollah sanctions on Hezbollah

Nasrallah: Israeli Aggression Result of Normalizing Relations with Arab States

Beirut (TeleSUR) – Nasrallah stressed that Israel’s ploy at al-Aqsa Mosque had failed. The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement said Wednesday Israel’s acts of aggression at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound are the consequences of the so-called peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians. Nasrallah made the remarks in Beirut during a meeting with Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special […]

Read More
war with qatar

Gulf Diplomatic War with Qatar Opens Front in US Media

Washington D.C. (MEE) – Attack ads, lobbyists and tweets may do little to sway Washington wonks and lawmakers they are aimed at. A new word is making the rounds in Washington: Qatarism. The term was hatched by Saudi Arabia-funded publicists in the US capital in a bid to swing decision-makers against what they depict as a […]

Read More
sanctions against iran

Iran Reserves Right to Respond to US Hostile Moves: Spokesman

Tehran (TNA) – New Sanctions Against Iran: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the United States’ move to impose fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, saying Iran will not remain silent over such measures that are in violation of the JCPOA. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a congressional sanctions bill […]

Read More