Tag: Palestine

Why it’s so hard to make sense of Trump’s foreign policy

Scott Lucas | Under Donald Trump, trying to predict, dissect and understand the US’s attitude to the world has become almost impossible – not that plenty...

Iran military official: West used lizards for nuclear spying

AFP | The former chief-of-staff of Iran's armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on...

Modi reveals changed stance after three-hour visit to Palestine

News Analysis | On February 10, Prime Minister Modi made a three-hour visit to Ramallah, Palestine, from Amman, Jordan and said “India hopes to see...

Erdogan support for Pakistan highlights US’ worsening ties with the world

News Analysis | On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain to express his solidarity with Pakistan. US President Donald Trump...

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth...

Trump creating conditions for America’s waning influence

Junaid Ali Malik | There is a national debate going on in America over the Trump Administration’s foreign policy. The scholars and analysts are seriously...

Finding balance amid KSA-Iran tussle

Junaid Ali Malik | Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Iran both have immense importance for Pakistan. Iran was the first country that recognized it. Saudi Arabia...

Iran’s soft power masterstroke against Saudi Arabia

Andrew Korybko | Iranian President Rouhani pulled off a soft power masterstroke when he publicly gave Saudi Arabia two clear conditions for the resumption of...

Erdogan counters Trump by declaring Turkey will open embassy to Palestine...

AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in...

PM Abbasi supports Muslim leaders in declaring Al Quds as capital...

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed his dissatisfaction with the response of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) in demonstrating solidarity with...

Is Middle East witnessing an end of civil wars and sectarian...

James M. Dorsey | Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and...

2 Palestinians dead and 80 injured during anti-Trump protest

Reuters | At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump's...

Playing with Fire: There are no good guys in the Middle...

James M. Dorsey | Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is...

Jeremy Corbyn under fire for supporting Muslims over Israeli Prime Minister

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for speaking at an event organized by the Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend). He addressed the Muslim Engagement and...

Writing “Israel” In Quotation Marks Is A Peaceful Form Of Pro-Semitic...

Andrew Korybko | The political entity that’s recognized by most of the world’s states as “Israel” was founded under very controversial circumstances related to the...

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what US foreign policy had sown

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and hate against the 'Collective Western meddling' in the affairs of the Muslim countries, in particular,...

Is Kurdistan a US-Israeli conspiracy to balkanize Middle East?

M K Bhadrakumar | The result of the Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq will be known in the next 48 hours or so, but no surprises...

PM Abbasi demands UN investigate India’s Human Rights violations in Kashmir

News Analysis |  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the rightful struggle of the Kashmiris for self-determination is being brutally suppressed by India. He...

Why Israel is flexing muscles at Hezbollah

M K Bhadrakumar | The Israeli armed forces began on Tuesday a massive fortnight-long military exercise, billed as the biggest in the past 19 years, simulating a war...

Balfour Declaration, Russian Revolution and the Arab Oil

Nauman Sadiq | Is this not the international politics most significant coincidence that the Balfour declaration for the creation of Israel was adopted in the...

Iraqi forces ‘completely surround ISIL’ in Tal Afar

News Analysis | According to Iraqi and US officials, Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militias have "completely surrounded" fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group in...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

How the western media constructs false narratives?

Nauman Sadiq | What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is the...

All the UAE’s men: Gulf crisis opens door to power shift...

James M. Dorsey | With attention in the Middle East focused on the Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates is elsewhere seeking to reshape the...

Iran sits pretty as the Qatar crisis continues to loom

News Analysis | The Qatar saga continues to frustrate peaceniks. For many, this rift between Arab countries is Iran’s hit. As the crisis remains unresolved,...

Realignments in the Middle East: Which is the stronger bloc?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Almost a week has passed since the terrorist strikes in Tehran but Iran has not retaliated with any “surgical strike” against...

The coerced dictated definitions: Who are terrorists and freedom fighters?

Muhammad Feyyaz | Qatar is in the eye of a storm, and sectarian blocks have deepened as never before. Indeed, geopolitically, the whole edifice of...

Added conflicts and proxies: Redefining the Middle Eastern alliances

Samson Simon Sharif | For over the past hundred years, West Asia has been the theater of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict...

The Gulf tightening its noose: What are Qatar’s real options?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, are likely...

Summer of ‘67 (Part-I) – How the six-days long Arab-Israel war...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | The world, especially the Arab Middle East, is now witnessing the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israel War that resulted in...

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