Sunday, 18 August , 2019

Lebanon

Israel blames Putin for permitting Syria to defend

Israeli Media Blames Putin For Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes This takes the "blame Russia" cake. With a S-200 on top. By...

What the media misses in the Syrian bloodbath: a ‘thank you’...

Wikileaks has released what may be the most under-reported story of the year in a yearfull of them, Hillary Clinton's uncanny fulfillment of Oded Yinon's plan for the Middle East according to Israel 30 years ago. This was summed up in Yinon's "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties." Yinon, an influential right-wing Israeli strategist, envisioned a

Hidden Struggle: Why Kurds ‘Must be Kept Under the Roof of...

By Ekaterina Blinova A hidden struggle for hearts and minds is going on in Syria: Western geopolitical players are trying to establish their control over...

The Tragedy of Syria and the Middle East at Large

By Peter Koenig and Amin Abadi, The Kayhan Institute A few weeks ago, Amin Abadi from the The Kayhan Institute of Teheran asked me for...

100 Years On: Sykes-Picot Agreement Still Haunts the Middle East

100 years ago, the terms of a secret deal dividing the Middle East between the UK and France were put forward. A century on,...

The Recapture of Palmyra

By Robert Fisk The biggest military defeat that Isis has suffered in more than two years. The recapture of Palmyra, the Roman city of the...

Terror and double standards

The Paris and Brussels attacks have rightly caused outrage across the globe. However, while millions in the West took to social media to share...

Syria and Russia

The announcement of a partial retreat of Russian forces from Syria puzzled more than one international observers. Here we bring to the attention of...

Behind the end of the historic role of France in MIddle...

Alain Gresh, of Monde Diplomatique explains the reasons behind the French eclipse in the Middle East. Read the article in L' Orient-Le Jour http://www.lorientlejour.com/article/958545/alain-gresh-diagnostique-la-fin-du-role-historique-de-la-france-au-moyen-orient.html and also http://www.lorientlejour.com/article/975041/palestine-quel-malaise-francais-.html  

A looming provocation? Turkey, Syria and the refugees

It seems that neither Turkey or Saudi Arabia are very happy with the Obama-Putin agreement in Syria. They are not also happy with the...