Trump's administration slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for maneuver if he wins next week's election. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for maneuver if he wins next
2020-10-27 01:10 | News | Al-Araby
The following is an outline of some points from Sisi’s speech at the joint press conference with Cypriot and Greek officials, according to the President’s official Facebook page: Egypt has presented a successful model in strengthening tripartite cooperation, in accordance with international law and the provisions of the United Nations on maritime law. The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum has contributed
2020-10-21 14:10 | Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Bassam Rady | EgyptIndependent
Islam Times - A senior White House official recently traveled to Damascus for secret talks with the Syrian administration, marking the first time such a high-level US official has met with Syrian officials in more than a decade, according to Trump administration officials and others familiar with the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported.
2020-10-19 04:10 | Syria | IslamTimes
September 28 named the Shams Day in the Iranian calendar commemorates the celebrated thinker Shams Tabrizi. He is known as the spiritual instructor and mentor of the Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273).
Shams-i-Tabrīzī, Shams al-Din Mohammad, or Shams Tabrizi was born in Tabriz in 1186 and died in 1248 AD. His tomb is in the city of Khoy in
2020-09-28 19:09 | News | AbrarOnline
“I like that when we kill them they lose their heaven. They are so scared of us! If we kill them they can’t go to heaven. It makes us laugh…. We make loud calls of happiness when we see them to let them know we are coming. That’s when they become cowards. I don’t know how many of them I’ve
2020-09-28 04:09 | Barack Obama, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Kurds | JuanCole
Trump Can’t Lawfully Use Armed Forces to Sway the Election: Understanding the Legal Boundaries by Deana El-Mallawany, Christine Kwon ( @chrstnkwn ) and Rachel Homer Trapped in a Pandemic: Iran’s Political Prisoners Face COVID-19 Behind Bars by Tzvi Kahn ( @TzviKahn ) COVID-19, California’s Wildfires, and Reimagining “The Reserves” by Jordan Beauregard ( @JRBeauregard ) Access to Information During a
2020-09-26 12:09 | Other | JustSecurity
The Israeli Air Force conducted a second round of missiles strikes on Syria in less than a week. Late on September 2, Israeli warplanes launched missiles at the T4 airport in the province of Homs. According to Syria’s state media, the strikes were conducted from the direction of the US-controlled zone of al-Tanf on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Syrian pro-government sources
2020-09-11 01:09 | China, Fascism, History | DissidentVoice
“As you know, in Syria we’re down to almost nothing, except we kept the oil. But we’ll work out some kind of a deal with the Kurds on that. But we left, but we kept the oil. And we left the border. We said Turkey and Syria can take care of their own border; we don’t have to do it.
2020-08-22 04:08 | Donald Trump, Featured, Petroleum | JuanCole
Focus on Africa Africa's largest mobile operator, and South African telecom giant MTN, announced Thursday it would pull out of the Middle East the medium term to concentrate on its pan-African strategy resolving to simplify its portfolio and exit its Middle Eastern assets in an orderly fashion. The group will scrap its interim dividend under a blueprint to navigate the
2020-08-06 19:08 | News | AfricaNews
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2020-07-26 11:07 | Opinion|off-the-cuff|India| | GulfNews
The Iranian Permanent Mission to the United Nations will protest to the UN Security Council and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over US military jets threatening Iranian passenger plane in the Syrian air.
Mahan Air passenger plane was on route to Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday night when it was threatened by two US military jets.
The pilot of the Iranian plane says when
2020-07-24 20:07 | News | AbrarOnline
Several passengers on an Iranian airline were injured on Thursday over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a U.S. fighter jet, according to Iranian media, but the U.S. military said its F-15 was at a safe distance.
The Iranian plane, belonging to Mahan Air, was heading from Tehran to Beirut when the pilot staged a safety maneuver,
2020-07-24 20:07 | News | AbrarOnline
He was tested many times but he proved his steadfastness, resolve and dedication. He had a natural inclination to worship one God and dislike for idol worship from the very beginning of his conscious life. He broke idols into pieces instead of bowing down before them. He was thrown into a huge furnace of fire but came out unhurt because
2020-07-23 04:07 | #Islam, Worship, Digital Rally for Kashmir | MuslimMatters
British citizen Shamima Begum, photographed in the Al Hawl camp in Syria in 2019, where captured ISIS brides and children were being held. She is holding her week-old son, who subsequently died. Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues
2020-07-21 20:07 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Belmarsh, control orders, deportation and extradition, Children in Guantanamo | AndyWorthington
As one former Legal Adviser has explained , the role you have been nominated for entails not only providing counsel to the State Department, but also serving as “a conscience for the U.S. government with regard to international law.” If confirmed, will you ensure that the United States upholds its international legal obligations and that those obligations are taken into
2020-07-20 17:07 | AUMF, Congress, Executive | JustSecurity
Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday that the US’ intentions in the Afghan peace process are doubtful.
In a television interview with Afghanistan’s Tolonews, he said that Tehran is not opposed to peace in Afghanistan, but that what the US is doing with the Taliban is a deal with the group.
Araghchi stressed that the peace process
2020-07-20 15:07 | News | AbrarOnline
The global oil market has entered uncharted territory. On
Monday, the price of WTI crude, the US oil benchmark, went negative for the
first time in history, closing at -$37 per barrel .
What happened? And what does it mean for international petroleum politics? Two factors drove the oil price collapse: market
fundamentals and the quirks of oil futures trading. Market fundamentals—oil supply
2020-04-24 20:04 | Environment/Energy, Security | DuckOfMinerva
Syrian authorities on Thursday sealed a major Shi’ite shrine that is a magnet for tens of thousands of Iranian pilgrims whom medics and the U.N. officials warned their congregation puts the country at risk of a major spread of coronavirus.
The move comes as the war-ravaged country steps up a lockdown to stem a major outbreak with a fragile
2020-04-03 17:04 | News | AbrarOnline
The Education Cannot Wait Global Fund (ECW) allocates a total of US$15 million in an initial series of emergency grants for the rapid delivery of holistic education services to protect and support vulnerable children and youth hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 16 countries/emergency contexts. These girls and boys are already impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and
2020-04-03 10:04 | Education, Health | IPSnews
Some wars are fought with bombs and bullets. These are the wars in Syria and Iraq, in Afghanistan and Yemen. Then there are quieter wars executed by drone. These cowardly wars also kill people, but not our people. These quieter wars accomplish what the more cacophonous wars accomplish without the public outcry and condemnation. Medical … Continue reading "The
2020-03-31 04:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
The European Union on Sunday echoed the call of UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen for an immediate and nationwide ceasefire in Syria, particularly in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The recently agreed ceasefire in Idlib remains fragile. It must be upheld and extended to the whole of Syria,” said Peter Stano, EU lead spokesperson for Foreign Affairs
2020-03-29 13:03 | News | AbrarOnline
Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Qasemi in a message on Saturday said that those who call for boosting sanctions and maximum pressure in the crisis-stricken world should be responsible for death of thousands of innocent people.
Those who are speaking of sanctions and maximum pressures amid the coronavirus-crisis-stricken world and when thousands of people are being killed and in
2020-03-29 12:03 | News | AbrarOnline
The US and EU sanctions on Syria have taken a toll on the health and welfare of the Syrian people for many years. They were designed to “hurt” the Syrian government, but have only hurt the innocent unarmed Syrian civilians caught in the middle of a US-NATO-EU attack on the Syrian population for “regime-change” which … Continue reading "Lift
2020-03-17 04:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
The US has carried out a series of airstrikes against multiple locations of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) on Friday night.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Security Media Cell announced in a statement, “At 01:15 local time on Thursday (2215 Wednesday) an American aerial bombardment struck headquarters of Hashd al-Sha’abi, emergency regiments as well as commandos from the 19th
2020-03-13 16:03 | News | AbrarOnline
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest gamble in Syria’s civil war appears to have come up snake eyes. Instead of halting the Damascus government’s siege of the last rebel held province, Idlib, Turkey has backed off, and Erdogan’s newest Syrian misadventure is fueling growing domestic resistance to the powerful autocrat. The crisis began on February … Continue reading "Erdogan’s
2020-03-11 04:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
Two whistleblowers that have been speaking out about a scandal within the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have responded to the organization’s attempts to discredit them. The OPCW has been doing some serious damage control over its investigation into a chemical attack that allegedly took place in Douma, Syria on April 7th … Continue reading "Douma
2020-03-10 04:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
Greece has repulsed nearly 35,000 migrants trying to cross onto its territory illegally since Turkey opened its border nearly a week ago, government sources said on Thursday, as it prepares to deport hundreds of others who made it through.
Thousands of migrants have made for Greece since Ankara said on Feb. 28 that it would let migrants cross its
2020-03-05 14:03 | News | AbrarOnline
There is no unanimity in Washington over support for Turkey in Syria’s Idlib because of Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems, U.S. envoy James Jeffrey said on Thursday.
Fighting in Idlib has intensified in recent weeks as Russia-backed Syrian government forces mounted an offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion in the country, displacing nearly a million people.
2020-03-05 14:03 | News | AbrarOnline
Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday ruled that an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Afghan military and U.S. forces may proceed.
The decision, which comes days after the United States agreed to pull its troops from the long-running conflict, overturns a lower court decision and opens the way for prosecutor Fatou
2020-03-05 14:03 | News | AbrarOnline
Syrian journalist killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria A Russian airstrike on the northern Syrian city of Ma’arat al-Naasan killed Abdul Nasser Haj Hamdan, a photographer working for the Media Office in Binnish, a pro-civil rights opposition outlet in Syria Russian and Syrian military forces must ensure the safety of journalists and other civilians and... The post Syrian journalist
2020-02-26 18:02 | Arab News, Arab World, Journalism | TheArabDailyNews
Against all odds, and in the very difficult weather conditions the SAA cleaned all of Jamiyat Zahraa western Aleppo after taking control of the Llayramon and cleaned the two cities of Hreitan and Anadan in Aleppo’s northwestern countryside.
Hayyan, Bayanon, …
The post Syrian Forces Secure Aleppo City Completely appeared first on Global Research
2020-02-17 23:02 | English, Aleppo, Syria War | GlobalResearch
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad congratulated his forces Monday for recent gains in northwestern Syria that led to his troops consolidating control over Aleppo province, pledging to press ahead with a military campaign to achieve complete victory “sooner or later.” Assad, who rarely appears in public, said in a televised address that the onetime economic hub of Aleppo,
2020-02-17 23:02 | aleppo, humanitarian crisis, idlib province | TruthDig
In Turkey, it is by now a good tradition to threaten Syria with a war every time when luckless Idlib rebels suffer another military defeat from the Syrian Army. This week was no exception. Recept Tayip Erdogan spearheaded the choir …
The post Video: Turkey Supports Al Qaeda Against Syrian Forces in Idlib appeared
2020-02-17 02:02 | English | GlobalResearch
No one is ever held accountable One of the principal functions of a United States Embassy overseas is to provide citizen services, which includes coming to the assistance of Americans who are treated badly by the local government. It is a responsibility that most embassies take seriously, with the exception of the facility
2020-02-15 15:02 | Commentary & Analysis, Philip Giraldi | CftNI
Facing accusations that it issued a doctored report alleging a chemical attack in Syria, the OPCW has released an inquiry attacking two whistleblowers as rogue actors. Leaked documents obtained by The Grayzone reveal serious distortions in the OPCW inquiry as …
The post New Leaks Shatter OPCW’s Attacks on Douma Whistleblowers appeared first on
2020-02-14 15:02 | English, chemical weapnos, Douma | GlobalResearch
In February 2020, the Syrian Army reached the vicinity of the main stronghold of anti-government forces in Syria, the city of Idlib. This development plunged into shock supporters and the leadership of Idlib armed groups and became a visual confirmation …
The post Video: Battle of Idlib and Prospects of Turkish-Syrian War appeared first on
2020-02-14 05:02 | English, Idlib, Syria War | GlobalResearch
For the first time in about 8 years of the war, Syrian government forces have established control of the entire M5 highway, which runs from the border with Jordan through Damascus, Homs and Hama to Aleppo.
During the first half …
The post Video: Syrian Army Gives Turkey “Flick on Nose” in Nayrab, Secures Entire Aleppo-Damascus
2020-02-14 01:02 | English, Syria War, Syrian Arab Army | GlobalResearch
A new video from the Al-Qamishli countryside was released this afternoon following a skirmish between the U.S. Armed Forces and residents of Khirbat Amo.
According to a report from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the residents of Khirbat Amo attempted to block …
The post Video: Residents of Syrian Town Open Fire on US Armed Forces Patrol
2020-02-14 00:02 | English, Syria | GlobalResearch
Two of the three Afghan nationals and former Guantánamo prisoners who were recently repatriated to Afghanistan, having initially been released from Guantánamo to the UAE in 2016-17. On the top row: Hamidullah (aka Mawlawi Hamdullah Tarakhail) photographed at Guantánamo over a decade ago, and subsequently photographed after his return to Afghanistan. On the bottom row: Obaidullah, photographed before his capture
2020-02-13 20:02 | Afghanistan, Afghans in Guantanamo, Bagram | AndyWorthington
Syrian rebel fighters have shared the video that probably showed firing the Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), at a Syrian regime Mi-17 military helicopter during fighting in Idlib on Tuesday. The helicopter was shot down on Wednesday AEDT in Nairab, west of Saraqeb, by fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a hardline Islamist group that is the successor of al-Qa’ida in
2020-02-13 18:02 | Army, News, Video | DefenceBlog
After the illegal assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani , FAIR ( 1/9/20 ) noted that the corporate media offered no moral objections to murdering another country’s high-ranking state official. The media consensus was that Soleimani was a despicable “terrorist” responsible for the deaths of “hundreds of Americans”—a formula that buried the crucial distinction between terrorism and armed resistance ,
2020-02-13 16:02 | cnn, fox news, isis | TruthDig
Since 2012 the M5 Damascus-Aleppo had been under the control of jihadist forces. The Syrian Army has now liberated the M5 Damascus-Aleppo road and over 140 cities, villages and strategic hills. Turkey and the Uzbeks, Uighurs and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham …
The post Syria Imposes the Astana Deal by Force as Turkish, Russian Tensions Rise appeared
2020-02-13 14:02 | English, Astana Deal, Russia | GlobalResearch
Syria was the very reason why relations between Turkey and the United States deteriorated as the latter openly backed the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the People’s Protection Units (YPG), that Ankara considers a terrorist organization. …
The post Crisis in Syrian Idlib Has Firmly Put Turkey Back into NATO’s Sphere appeared
2020-02-13 14:02 | English, Idlib, NATO | GlobalResearch
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment .
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday released a long-awaited list of 112 companies that do business with Israeli squatters on the Palestinian West Bank. These squatters have most often been covertly sent in by the Israeli government itself to steal Palestinian land, build
2020-02-13 12:02 | News | TruthDig
The Syrian Arab Army SAA has completed its main task within the current military operation by securing the Damascus – Aleppo Highway aka M5 after weeks of heavy clashes and fast maneuvers.
This is the first time since 2012 the …
The post The Syrian Arab Army Secures Fully Control of the Damascus – Aleppo Highway
2020-02-12 18:02 | English, Syria, Syria War | GlobalResearch
The PR department of the Turkish Defense Ministry dealt a crushing blow to forces of the Assad regime that had once again treacherously attacked innocent Turkish personnel in the province of Idlib. At least 5 Turkish soldiers were killed and …
The post Video: Turkey Fights Back Against ‘Assad Aggression’ in Idlib appeared first on
2020-02-12 18:02 | English, Idlib, Syria | GlobalResearch
A reiteration of the war on Palestine, on the Arab world, on the Muslim world, on international law and human rights. There is no other way to describe the Trump-Kushner-Netanyahu ‘deal.’ Media comment centers on the last opportunity for the Palestinians. Will they take the scraps they are offered, or will they miss yet another opportunity to have something taken
2020-02-12 17:02 | Articles, Commentary, Middle East | PalestineChronicle
Last month the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv held an event to celebrate Canadians fighting in the Israeli military. They invited all 78 Canadians in the IDF to the ambassador’s residence to demonstrate their appreciation. Referring to non-Israelis who join the IDF, ambassador Deborah Lyons told the Jerusalem Post, “ Canadian lone soldiers are a particularly
2020-02-12 17:02 | Articles, Commentary, canada | PalestineChronicle