Trump says Isis has been defeated, but he is ignoring the bigger and much more worrying picture
- Patrick Cockburn
President Trump says that in the coming week the US and its allies will announce that they have captured all of the land previously controlled by Isis. He claims that US-led forces “have liberated virtually all of the territory previously ...
Apple and Google urged to dump Saudi app that lets men track women
- Ben Hubbard
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Saudi mobile application that lets men track and restrict the movements of women in the kingdom has come under increased scrutiny this week with an American senator and rights groups urging Apple and Google to remove ...
Iran looks East amid US trials and tribulations
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Banks in Tehran have developed a cryptocurrency to get around the US economic embargo, while allies work on ways to bypass the dollar
On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, this past Friday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made an effort ...
The myth of the US “knocking the hell out of ISIS” in Syria
- Stephen Lendman
ISIS is a US creation. So are al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot, and other terrorist groups – used by the Pentagon and CIA as proxy troops.
Trump claiming “(w)e’re knocking the hell out of ISIS…We have defeated ISIS in Syria” ...
Prospects for Yemen in 2019 and beyond
- Helen Lackner هیلین لاکنر
The fear and terror induced by this situation, combined with unbearable survival conditions are creating a generation of psychologically scarred people, many of whom will never be able to live normal lives.
A boy waits for the arrival of UN ...
Trump’s Syrian pullout is a game changer
- MK Bhadrakumar
The US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday regarding the withdrawal of American military from Syria has predictably run into strong headwinds in the Washington Beltway. A formidable coalition appeared overnight – comprising ...
Yellow Vests: when the Arab world ironizes the social movement in France
- Syrine Attia سيرين عطية
The social protest movement that has been stirring in France for the past month has caused a lot of reactions from the Maghreb and Middle East countries. Between satire and parallel with the Arab spring, journalists and Internet users do not hesitate ...
Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing
- Nina dos Santos & Michael Kaplan
London (CNN)In his public writings, Jamal Khashoggi's criticism of Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was measured. In private, the Washington Post columnist didn't hold back.
In more than 400 WhatsApp messages sent to a fellow ...
How Saudi Arabia is trying to erase Yemen's history
- Ghada Karmi غادة كرمي
The war in Yemen is heading towards its fourth year, its only tangible result so far being the gradual destruction of the country and its people.
The Old City of Sanaa in 2001 (AFP)
Ostensibly, it is being fought to restore the rule of Yemen's ...
MbS embarks on crusade to win back the Arabs
- Fausto Giudice Фаусто Джудиче فاوستو جيوديشي
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman sits on an ejector seat. Put in the saddle by his Alzheimer’s-stricken dad after the ejection of the previous putative heir, Prince Mohamed bin Nayef, he knows very well that the clan leaders can at any ...