Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis

Getty Images Al-Buwayda is a quiet, dusty town on the road from Irbid in northern Jordan to Mafraq. It was here that the wave of Syrian refugees who fled fighting crested in 2015. The population of the area doubled from 95,000 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

Unreported: ‘Christianophobic’ attacks on the rise in France and Germany

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Christian places of worship in France and Germany are being torched and vandalized on a daily basis, according to news reports in Europe. In nearly all instances of attacks on churches, authorities and media obfuscate the identity of the vandals, … Read More

Libyan PM warns 800,000 migrants could arrive in Europe if instability in the country continues

Libya’s government is asking for help to stop a rival group’s offensive on Tripoli  The government is warning that the offensive could displace 800,000 Libyans  These refugees, and 400 ISIS prisoners, could then flee to Europe in the carnage Libya … Read More

No, the US isn’t abandoning the Kurds in Syria

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A Syrian partner force element fire their AK-47 (Avomat Kalashnikov) rifles on a firing line in controlled bursts during an advanced marksmanship training event with Coalition Forces instructors in support of Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in the … Read More

Opinion For Turkey, All Kurds Are Terrorists

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Turkey’s hatred of the Kurds means we have been shut out of international efforts to find a political resolution to the conflict in Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August … Read More

Sen. Graham: Kim Jong Un Talking Because he Is ‘Afraid’

North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un is coming to the negotiating table this week in Vietnam with the United States because he is “afraid” of a strong President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday. “We broke the Iran nuclear … Read More

Iranian militias in Iraq seek to shift Middle East features

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The militias have been accused of committing war crimes, which were motivated by sectarian revenge – Photo by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain CAIRO – 18 February 2019: The Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) has revealed plans to relocate most … Read More

Israel might expand covert war against Iran beyond Syria in coming year

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A reduction has noted in weapons shipments, funds to Iran’s Syria project. Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks overlooking the border between Israel and Syria. (photo credit: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS) With Iran continuing to entrench itself throughout the Middle East, … Read More

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