Lebanon: Bellwether, Battleground, And Bastard Child Of The Mideast

By Maj. Danny Sjursen (USA-Ret.), AntiWar.com. -

When I was a kid, "Beirut" became a cultural shorthand for any chaotic and violent urban setting. In the 1990s, my hometown rappers – the Wu Tang Clan – repeatedly shouted out the Lebanese city [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Post. -

American interventionism in the Middle East has resulted in two of the longest wars in U.S. history, and led to countless deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as widespread instability in the [...]

In Letter To American People, Iranian President Raps Sanctions

By Hassan Rouhani, Tasnimnews.com -

On behalf of the great Iranian nation, I write to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the Iranian New Year (Nowruz). The coronavirus outbreak has endangered the health [...]

Locust Swarms Are Eating Their Way Across Two Continents

By Bob Berwyn, Insideclimatenews.org -

As giant swarms of locusts spread across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, devouring crops that feed millions of people, some scientists say global warming is contributing [...]

Fears Rise As Two COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Besieged Gaza Strip

By Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss.net -

It was an announcement Palestinians were hoping they would never have to hear in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, the first two cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed [...]

12 Ways The US Invasion Of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Mronline.org -

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the [...]

China Calls For Lifting Of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

By Betsey Piette, Workers.org -

Amid the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19, China called on March 16 for the immediate lifting of U.S. sanctions on Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. China’s call came [...]

Iraq’s Resistance Reveals How U.S. Troops Will Be Removed From Its Country

By Staff, Moonofalabama.org -

Yesterday the U.S. attacked five sites in Iraq and killed 3 Iraqi soldiers of the 19th Division, two policeman and a civilian. The strikes came after some 10+ rockets, fired by unknown people, [...]

Afghanistan: ICC Appeals Chamber Authorises The Opening Of An Investigation

By Staff, Icc-cpi.int -

Today, 5 March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court ('ICC' or 'Court') decided unanimously to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes [...]

U.S. Breaks Its Just Signed Agreement With The Taliban

By Staff, Moonofalabama.org -

Today a U.S. fighter jet bombed a Taliban unit which was fighting with an Afghan government checkpoint. The air attack came just a day after U.S. President Trump had a telephone call with the [...]

A Difficult Peace

By Sean Reynolds, Vcnv.org -

Nearly a thousand of us were gathered in Chicago beneath the alarming edifice of Chicago’s “Trump Tower.” Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani had been brutally murdered the day before in Iraq, with [...]

“So-Called ‪’Peace Deal’ Is Anything But”: Critics Warn US-Taliban Deal Exposes Fallacies Of Endless War Paradigm

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to [...]

The Afghanistan ‘Peace Deal’ Riddle

By Pepe Escobar, Informationclearinghouse.info -

Nearly two decades after the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan post-9/11, and after an interminable war costing over $ 2 trillion, there’s hardly anything “historic” about a possible peace [...]

Can The Arab Uprisings Move Toward A Successful Revolution?

By Joe Gill, Middleeasteye.net -

Week after week, the protesters return to the squares, blockading streets and highways, attempting to tear down the barriers erected to protect the centres of state power. They face bullets, [...]

As Usual, Western Media Grossly Distort Syria’s Conflict

By Staff , Strategic-culture.org -

Western news media are once again distorting the conflict in Syria with lopsided coverage this week, claiming to focus their concern on a humanitarian crisis in the northwest of the country. [...]