Why Iraq is at the center of the dispute between Iran and the United States

posted in: Middle East, News

Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday. (Khalid Mohammed/AP) Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated throughout 2019, but on New Year’s Eve these tensions were illustrated by a dramatic new … Read More

Middle East Disaster: Nuclear War Between Russia and Israel Is Possible

Middle East Disaster: Nuclear War Between Russia and Israel Is Possible Although unlikely. Key point: Were the Israelis and Russians to come to blows, or if Moscow were to seriously threaten military force against Israel, could the United States risk … Read More

Erdogan warns Europe of new migration crisis

Bombardments by the Assad regime have led millions of Syrians to flee their home country (Photo: Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail) Turkey cannot handle “another refugee wave” from Syria, the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Sunday (22 December). Talking at an … Read More

You’re Dead: Israel Is Proving That Iranian Troops Are Not Safe In Syria

posted in: Israel, News

The Israeli Air Force recently destroyed an IRGC HQ. Key point: Israel is stepping up its attacks on Iran in Syria. On November 19, four unguided artillery rockets arced out from Syrian territory into Israeli airspace in northern Galilee in the … Read More

Why Syria’s small oil reserves have become the linchpin for political control in the region

KEY POINTS In 2010, before conflict erupted, Syrian wells produced around 385,000 barrels per day, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. That amounted to just 0.5 percent of global production — around what North Dakota produced that … Read More

Israel’s war with Iran will cause never-before-seen images

Former senior Air Force officer warns that while Israel’s foes have no interest in war, they may try taking advantage of government-less Israel. Hezbollah fighter walk near a military tank in Western Qalamoun, Syria August 23, 2017.  –(photo credit: REUTERS) … Read More

The European Union Needs to Prepare for the Next Wave of Migrants

A volunteer helps a young boy following a sea rescue operation near the Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 27. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES In 2015, at the start of the wave of migrants who hit European shores over the next … Read More

Russia: White Helmets, militants preparing false-flag chemical attacks in Syria

posted in: News, Russia

Members of the so-called civil defense group White Helmets) purportedly check the vitals of a boy recovered from under the rubble of a building following an airstrike in the town of Maaret al-Naasan in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on … Read More

New migrants put Germany’s established crime gangs under pressure

posted in: Germany, News

More and more foreigners are suspected of ties with organized crime in Germany, authorities told public broadcaster ARD. Newly arrived immigrants often act as competition to established Arab-Lebanese clans. Newcomers from Syria, Iraq and other countries are changing the structure … Read More

Iran planning attacks on Israel: Netanyahu

posted in: Israel, News

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning attacks against the Jewish state and said everything possible would be done to prevent them. The premier, who was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday and … Read More

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