The spin behind Saudi Arabia’s ‘humanitarian aid plan’ for Yemen
Presented as a great humanitarian effort, the Saudi-led coalition’s new aid plan for Yemen essentially aims to tighten the blockade and monopolise access to aid in the hands of the […]
Why is Nato Air Force moving from Turkey to Jordan?
People in the Middle East are joking, cynically: “From Incirlik, Turkey to Al-Azraq, Jordan with love.” That is, if they pay any attention to the movement of NATO troops in […]
What’s in Al Jazeera’s undercover film on the US Israel lobby?
The leading neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies is functioning as an agent of the Israeli government, Al Jazeera’s forthcoming investigation on the US Israel lobby will reveal. According […]
The authoritarians who silence Syria questions
I am loath to draw more attention to the kind of idiocy that passes for informed comment nowadays from academics and mainstream journalists. Recently I lambasted Prof Richard Carver for his arguments […]
Western howls of outrage over the Ghouta siege ring hollow – we aren’t likely to do anything to save civilians
How can we complain when we will not ourselves deal with the armed Islamist opposition to Assad (I am not at this point talking about Isis) or try to arrange our […]
Lebanon – Should it be Devil, Deep Blue Sea… or Russia?
Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger. Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure […]
Gaza hospitals shut down as deadly siege tightens
Emergency generators have run out of fuel in at least 19 health facilities in the Gaza Strip as Israel’s deadly decade-old siege on the territory tightens. The health ministry […]
US continues trafficking in deceit with Hezbollah ‘narcoterrorism’ unit
Last month, the US Justice Department announced the launch of an exciting new project: the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT), which will continue the US effort to paint the Lebanese group […]
Hotel Intercontinental siege – is Kabul falling?
Afghanistan is now facing mortal danger. It has to survive, but it is not clear how it can manage. Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul, which was attacked by gunmen last […]
Towards an endgame?
Turkey makes a decisive move against Kurdish fighters on the border with Syria On January 20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkish forces alongside the Free Syrian […]