Middle East

The Middle East is the world’s crossroads. It encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the mountains of Iran, the plains of Turkey and the deserts of the Levant.

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Trade between Iran, Iraq rising via Chazabeh border

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Saeed Mousavi, a director in the Chamber of Commerce of Ahvaz (center of Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province), said commodities are transported to Iraq via this border on...

Russia destroys 10 Turkish-backed militant vehicles in northern Syria

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The Russian Air Force destroyed over ten vehicles belonging to the Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria on Thursday, Moscow announced around 4:00 P.M. (Damascus Time). According to the Russian Ministry...
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Saraqeb is liberated, more then 25 000 Syrian soldiers at the gate of Idlib

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The 5th Corps forces are on the north side of the strategic city of Sarakeb. After the terrorists found themselves in a semi-encirclement, they fled, desperately shelling Turkish army...
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Russia confirms readiness to organize meeting of Netanyahu and Abbas

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy on the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov confirmed during his phone call with the Fatah movement Central Committee member Hussein...
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Turkish-backed militant attack in Idlib was doomed to fail – why launch it?

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Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer. He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf...
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Turkish warplanes intercepted 6 Greek F-16 jets

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Turkish warplanes allegedly intercepted a half dozen Greek jets this week during their large-scale military drills in the eastern Mediterranean, RT reported on Friday. According to RT, a number of Turkish warplanes...
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Iraqi Hezbollah announces readiness for military action to expel US forces

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah announced on Sunday, “the full readiness for extensive military action to force the American forces out of the country.”The...
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U.S. to Withdraw Troops From Sinai Peacekeeping Force Despite Israeli Opposition, Report Says

Israel said on Friday it would discuss with its closest ally the United States a Wall Street Journal report that U.S. troops may be withdrawn from an international peacekeeping...

Iran tells U.N. it reserves right to self-defense over Soleimani killing

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Iran told the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday that it reserves its right to self-defense under international law after the United States killed Qassem...
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Trump vows ‘1,000 times greater’ response to any Iran attack

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US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," after reports that Iran planned to...
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Flynn case bombshell: FBI analysts bought insurance fearing they’d be sued for misconduct

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FBI analysts working on the Michael Flynn Russia investigation originally planned to end the inquiry in fall 2016 and eventually bought liability insurance fearing they...
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Bryan Walsh: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war

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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some experts believe the risk of the use of a nuclear weapon is as high now as it...
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US withdrawal from Iraq continues

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US withdrawal from Iraq continues they offered 74 trucks to the Iraqi Border Guard Forces from Al-Asad Air Base and 40 containerized...
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IRGC begins construction of first all-Iranian petroleum refinery

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) begins constructing the first all-Iranian petroleum refinery in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas,...

Gas Without a Fight: Is Turkey Ready to Go to War for Resources in...

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Active exploration of gas deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean has boosted the region’s importance for the local powers. Most European states depend...