Trump describes al-Baghdadi as ‘whimpering and crying’ before dying in US operation: ‘He died like a coward’

President Trump, announcing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, described him as dying “in a vicious and violent way, as a coward, running and crying.” “He died like a dog, he died like a coward,” Trump said in a speech to the … Read More

U.S. preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in initial deal with Taliban

Soldiers carry the casket of Spec. Michael Nance at Dover Air Force Base on July 31 in Delaware. Nance and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer were killed on July 29 in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province. (Steve Ruark/AP) The Trump administration is preparing to … Read More

There Is No End in Sight for Turmoil in the Middle East

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Gilbert Achcar, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. The Middle East and North Africa continues to reverberate from the … Read More

Russia warns U.S. to not ‘look for excuses to start a new conflict’ after report claims Iran Killed 600 U.S. soldiers

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Moscow expressed skepticism toward Washington’s recent allegations that Iran was behind the deaths over 600 U.S. troops in Iraq and warned against launching any new wars in the Middle East. During a Tuesday press briefing at the State Department, Brian … Read More

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria summit

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Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the so-called ‘Baghouz pocket’ Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the … Read More

‘Time for This War in Afghanistan to End,’ Says Departing U.S. Commander

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Gen. John Nicholson, center, during the change of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday.Credit Credit Massoud Hossaini/Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — When American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Lt. Col. John W. Nicholson … Read More

German Court: Bring Back Deported Jihadist

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, A court in Germany has ruled that the recent deportation to Tunisia of a failed asylum seeker – an Islamist suspected of being a bodyguard for the former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – was unlawful and … Read More

Pro-ISIS outlets vow unleashing biological warfare on West

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FILE PHOTO © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters Despite crushing defeats in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State’s propaganda outlets urged lone-wolf attackers to unleash biological warfare on the West, including dissemination of viruses from feces and droppings of rats. A propaganda … Read More

Militias’ Rule In Fourth Generation Warfare In Middle East Region: Dangerous Trend – Analysis

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Iran’s IRGC’s Naval special forces, S.N.S.F. Photo Credit: sayyed shahab-o- din vajedi, Wikipedia Commons. Militias sharing power with weak central governments has become a growing phenomenon in the Middle East, causing widespread alarm of state structure collapsing and chaos spreading … Read More

Russia Constrains Iran

Poster showing Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Russian President Vladimir Putin (ABNA News – Iran) In an astounding series of statements, Russia has made it clear that it expects all foreign forces … Read More

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