Middle East

Revelations of a High-Profile Qatari Official...

h673242323A few days ago, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad Bin Jassim in an interview with the BBC announced that his country had been providing all sorts of assistance…

Salman’s Shake-Up: Saudi Maneuvers Are ...

67777The Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Riyadh is now serving as a temporary prison, holding some of the 201 people that have been detained on the orders of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman…

The Complicated Situation Around Lebanon

664tIt seems that Tehran has realized the threat of a conflict with the coalition, the instigators of which are Saudi Arabia and Israel, and decided to reduce the tension. The Islamic Republic of Iran has back-pedaled. At the briefing on November 13, a representative…

Arbaeen – The Untold Largest Pilgrimage...

IMG453453453Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world…

The US Wants ‘Peace’, but Opposes Dialogue in...

6149907604_f4a40d86b2_oWhile we often hear rhetorics about ‘no military solution’ to the Syrian conflict, and despite the fact that ISIS has been almost completely routed from the country, a viable political solution, one that may restore Syria to its pre-war…

Iran vs Israel: Things Went South

67455445It’s been noted time and time against that an abrupt increase in the level of tensions observed today in the Middle East can be attributed to the steps that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been taking. In addition to the uneasy situation with Lebanon, Tel-Aviv kicked…

Saudi Arabia Begins System Reform

1231On November 4, 11 princes of the royal Al Saud Family, 38 active and retired ministers, as well as several dozen senior officials, were arrested in Saudi Arabia. This was formally done under the guise of fighting corruption. In reality, however, this action is part of a purge…

Is Iran Facing a Greater Regional War in the ...

65432342342On the morning of November 10, it was announced that US President Donald Trump would not be holding an exclusive meeting with his Russia’s counterpart President Vladimir Putin during the APEC summit in Vietnam after all. This announcement came as a big…

New Ground Realities in Syria

222As it has become obvious from events unfolding in Syria, one would be right to bet on the destruction of militant terrorist groups instead of any sort of negotiations. After all, the talks in Astana, just like the Geneva talks before them, failed to create preconditions for the peaceful settlement of the Syrian…

Why Iran’s Maritime Ambitions Growing?

i65745543Many leading politicians, experts, and the media could no doubt not fail to notice that, almost from the first days of his stay at the White House, US President Donald Trump has methodically darkened the clouds over the skies of Iran. On 29 January…

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Are Negotiation...

56342342From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong…

How is Saudia Engaging Iran in a New Regional...

54234231231The House of Saud’s bid to engage with Iraq after almost a quarter century is perfectly illustrative of the former’s renewed push to create a regional wedge against the fast increasing Iranian influence in Iraq, as also in…


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