Bagdhad (FT) – Iraq is seeking exemptions from OPEC+ cuts in Q1 of 2021 and has discussed the issue with key producers in the 23-member coalition during three consecutive meetings, state-owned al-Sabaah newspaper reported, citing the country’s oil minister. Ihsan Ismaael said Iraq will continue to trim its output in October throughContinue Reading

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Ankara (GPA) – Yesterday we announced the launch of our series of stories on the current situation in Turkey, this is part two of that ongoing series. With multiple foreign military adventures, a tumbling lira, spiking COVID cases, and various condemnations from most of the outside world, what are the prospects forContinue Reading

Baghdad (MEE) – Four rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition and Nato troops on Friday, causing material damage but no casualties, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The Reuters news agency reported that the rockets hit the Besmaya base south of Baghdad, where Spanish troops have been based asContinue Reading

What Did We Do to Deserve the Cringe of NYTs Journalist Tom Friedman?

New York (FAIR) – On the occasion of the silver anniversary of Friedman’s foreign affairs column, then, let’s recall some of his greatest hits from over the years, starting with the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention. In a recent dispatch on coronavirus, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman complains thatContinue Reading

Ankara (GPA) – The aggressive foreign policy of the Trump Regime has pushed allies and enemies alike closer together, now including Turkey and Iran. The last several decades in the Middle East have shown just how important it is to take in the big picture and really appreciate just the sheer amountContinue Reading

Riyadh (TM) – Saudi Arabia condemns and denounces Turkish and Iranian assaults in northern Iraq, the kingdom’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, according to the Al Arabiya English service. “We express our condemnation and denunciation of the aggression attacks on Iraqi [soil] by Turkey and Iran. We consider this act of aggressionContinue Reading

Baghdad (TS) – The United States (U.S.) has withdrawn its forces Sunday from a military base in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, according to a statement released by the U.S. led coalition in the Middle East. Three hundred coalition personnel left the K1 base and handed it over to Iraq’s securityContinue Reading

Baghdad (GPA) – In a recent interview with channel Alahad TV, the leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq Sheikh Khazali stated that people in the Sunni provinces of Nineveh, Anbar and Salah ad-Din have now expressed a wish to join the resistance operations against the occupying American troops. It is well known thatContinue Reading

Bagdhad (TSN) – Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr has called for a “million-man march” against the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq, just days after the country’s parliament voted to expel foreign troops from their territory. Through his Twitter account, the political leader expressed that “the heaven, earth, and sovereignty ofContinue Reading