Middle East

08.01.2020

Will Russia Become the Brother in Arms with Iran?

Will Russia Become the Brother in Arms with Iran?

By Punsara Amarasinghe The killing of Iranian leader of famous Quds force Gen.Qasem Soleimani in Bagdad seems to have made an apocalyptic move in the beginning of this new decade as some critics have already viewed this incident similar to the the assassination of Austrian crown prince Duke Franz Ferdinand… »

08.01.2020

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

These are dark times politically. But amid the gloom, there are real sources of hope in Israel-Palestine — not least all the people fighting to make it a better place. By Haggai Matar Here’s a new year’s resolution: I want to pay more… »

07.01.2020

AOC Condemns Killing of Soleimani: This Was an Act of Aggression Committed by the United States

AOC Condemns Killing of Soleimani: This Was an Act of Aggression Committed by the United States

Over the weekend, Democracy Now! spoke with New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and asked her response to the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. “We need to be tactical about how we can actively resist further escalation on already an unprecedented level of escalation and aggression by the president, and… »

05.01.2020

National Day of Action US Troops Out of Iraq

National Day of Action US Troops Out of Iraq

Rally in Times Square on Saturday, January 4th, in support to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest U.S. aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, the Trump administration launched airstrikes on the Iraqi… »

05.01.2020

An Iranian and an Israeli Talk

An Iranian and an Israeli Talk

With a banner hanging on the Maryhouse stage behind them reading “Pope Francis Proclaims: The very Possession of Nuclear Weapons is to be Firmly Condemned”, Emad Kiyaei rises, “First of all, thank you so much. Stepping into this space has been truly profound, knowing that so many here have fought… »

03.01.2020

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

‘An Explicit Act of War’: Senior Iranian Military Official Qasem Soleimani Reportedly Killed in Baghdad Drone Strike

“It’s like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer Common Dreams A drone strike believed to be from the U.S. military at or near the Baghdad airport reportedly killed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Major General Qasem Soleimani, an act that… »

03.01.2020

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new enemy—an Iraqi militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. How tragically predictable was that? So who or what is Kata’ib Hezbollah? Why are U.S. forces attacking it? And where will this lead? Kata’ib Hezbollah… »

29.12.2019

The Israeli right’s fury is driven by fear of Palestinian citizens

The Israeli right’s fury is driven by fear of Palestinian citizens

Palestinian citizens of Israel are intensifying their fight for equality. The right-wing has spent the last decade doing everything in its power to stop them. By Amjad Iraqi December 27, 2019 When the Knesset passed the Jewish Nation-State… »

24.12.2019

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

By Jhon Sánchez Like Tim O’Brien in “How to Tell a War Story,” from “The Things They Carried,” I start this article with the following: ‘This is true. We have a buddy [in Siria.]” Her name is Waad al-Kateab, a journalist. Waad documents her family life, marriage, and pregnancy from… »

11.12.2019

Afghanistan: 18 Years of War On Its Shoulders

Afghanistan: 18 Years of War On Its Shoulders

Interview by Cristina Mirra and J Jill Afghanistan told by Dr. Hakim who left the tranquility of Singapore to help the Afghan people to rise again: 18 years of war, 100 million landmines, 40% of the population illiterate. Could you share with us your vision of Afghanistan as you see… »

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