Iraq protests against Iran and government corruption are a rare sign of hope in the Mideast

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The U.S. has been trying to weaken Iran’s influence over Baghdad ever since America invaded the country. Now an unlikely source is helping: The Iraqi people. Demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Tuesday.Ahmed Jadallah … Read More

Israel said bracing for direct cruise missile or drone attack by Iran

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Security cabinet to meet next week as Army Radio cites sources saying Tehran may respond to strikes against its regional proxies attributed to Israel Illustrative: Iran says it successfully tested the Hoveizeh cruise missile on February 2, 2019 (Screen grab … Read More

Iraqi government seems powerless against protesters even as ‘unknown’ snipers take toll

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as demonstrators take part in a protest over unemployment, corruption, and poor public services, in Baghdad, Oct. 2, 2019. – REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily A video of a fearless teenager performing a dance from the popular multiplayer online game … Read More

Iran Presence in Iraq Threatens Israel, Security Officials Say

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Reports Tuesday credited Israel with earlier attacks on Iranian targets in Iraq ■ Israeli intelligence says Iran is providing Iraqi militias with missiles more accurate than Hezbollah’s, capable of hitting anywhere in Israel. Location of two reported Israeli strikes against … Read More

‘Iran building military front against Israel’

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Iranian diplomat says Iran is working to establish a military front against Israel along with Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. Iran navy wargames – Reuters Iranian diplomat Amir Al-Moussawi reports of a plan to create an “axis of … Read More

Iran Declares War on the US’s Covert Influence in Iraq

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When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. … Read More

Pompeo Snubs Germany’s Merkel To Make Surprise Iraq Visit, Cites Iran “Escalation”

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It seems the White House’s “maximum pressure” campaign is now in overdrive following John Bolton’s announced carrier strike group and bomber deployment to the Persian Gulf region based on “troubling and escalatory” threats from Iran. On Tuesday Secretary of State … 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

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