middle east

Russian FM: US playing with fire, encouraging separatism in Kurdish region in Syria

Press TV – February 6, 2023 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States is “playing with fire” with its activities on the common border between Iraq and Syria, especially by backing separatist militants affiliated with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and encouraging separatism. Lavrov said at a press conference in Baghdad with […]

It’s Turkey vs NATO – once again

Turkey’s decision to block Sweden’s NATO membership has sparked a new controversy in the alliance at a time when the alliance is desperately looking to expand. Tukey’s Erdogan thinks that Sweden has failed to take the action that it was supposed to take i.e., act against “terrorists” living in Sweden and expel others involved in […]

The anticipation of a retaliatory strike is even worse than the actual strike…

A real war always begins unexpectedly, even if the parties have been preparing for it for a long time. However, it is not uncommon for “big wars” to be provoked by small countries in the hope of becoming part of the clientele of major powers (allies). The recent provocations in the form of airstrikes against […]

US giving cold feet to countries willing to normalize with Syria

Press TV – February 3, 2023 The United States is actively working to discourage countries willing to normalize relations with Syria, according to a report. The report, based on the summary of a recent UN Security Council meeting on Syria seen by al-Akhbar, shows that Washington has tried to draw “red lines” for countries seeking […]

And Iran will neither capitulate nor give in…

Kamikaze drones struck Iran from the air again on the night of January 28-29, 2023. A number of cities, including Rasht, Khoy, Hamadan, Ban, Karaj, Tabriz, Mazandaran, Mahabad, and especially Isfahan, where nuclear research facilities and military factories are located were targeted. The sounds of gunfire and air-raid sirens rang out in Tehran itself, Javanrud, Rasht, […]

The Arab world is shifting towards a policy of healthy aging

The world is currently experiencing an aging population, which will necessitate increased government spending in the coming decades to ensure an acceptable standard of living for older adults. As a result, officials and policymakers must adapt to shifting priorities by focusing on a comprehensive strategy for healthy aging. An in-depth examination of the Arab World Demographic […]

White House continues to block energy sharing plan for Lebanon: French official

The Cradle | February 1, 2023 Pierre Duquesne, France’s envoy on international support to Lebanon, stated on 31 January that Egypt is still seeking assurances from Washington to start exporting gas to Lebanon via Syria. “My Egyptian counterparts today told me, ‘we want something precise’ … There is a problem of exemption … and that concern […]

NATO and Turkey: an expulsion or a warning?..

All international political alliances (particularly military-political ones) are formed on the basis of shared interests and threats to two or more international relations subjects. In other words, there is something that unites and something against which the alliance is formed. NATO’s formation in 1949, led by the United States, signaled the beginning of a new […]

Iran-Lebanon: Have there been any changes to their Inter-State Relations?

During an official visit to Lebanon on January 13, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated that Lebanese politicians could fill the months-long presidential vacancy through dialogue and without foreign intervention. He denied that his country is meddling in Lebanese affairs, but said at a press conference that Iran will remain Lebanon’s “loyal friend” during the […]

Turkey is Developing 21st Century Weapons

Turkey remains a key element in the overall geopolitical architecture of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. On the occasion of the upcoming celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic, the country is demonstrating to the world the very significant capabilities of its national armed forces and its military-industrial complex […]