In the UK, parliament may still be in summer recess, but government ministers aren’t resting. Defense Minister Michael Fallon jetted to Oman August 28 to cement a number of military agreements with the Sultanate’s leaders. The inking represents a continuation of a longstanding and rarely examined “special relationship” between the two countries.
…from SouthFront In June 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS) occupied about one-third of Iraq’s territory, including Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. It meant the radical islamists were close to capturing Baghdad and imposing its authority over all of Iraq. At that point the Iraqi government recognized the real danger of the situation and started […]
Just one year ago, Director of Europol Rob Wainwright warned Europe of further terror attacks.
US investigators uncovered a global financial network headed by one of high-ranking representatives of the Islamic State terrorist organisation (banned in Russia). According to the Wall Street Journal, which refers to a written statement from the FBI, terrorists used fake transactions on eBay to send money to their accomplice in the United States.
by Katherine Frisk: South Africans Protest Zuma-Gupta State Capture Who is behind Jacob Zuma’s Proposed Land “Expropriation Without Compensation? ” The same people who are behind Islamic State. The same people who have been behind the land grabs in Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Syria over the last six years and intend to extend their resource theft […]
Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today The definition of the term “terrorism” has been deliberately left undefined by the Western powers to use it as a catch-all pretext to justify their interventionist policy in the energy-rich Islamic countries. Depending on context, “terrorism” can mean two markedly distinct phenomena: that are, religious extremism or militancy. If terrorism […]
…from SouthFront As the ISIS terrorist group is collapsing in Syria and Iraq, the competition among powers involved in the conflict increases. In March, Moscow and Astana become the main centers of the diplomatic activity with top leaders from Israel, Turkey, the UK and other powers discussing the issues confronting the Middle East. Ongoing events […]
Trump is acting on behalf of his Israeli masters in sending the US military back into the Middle East, a Zionist agenda to destabilise the region, destroying the Arab nation states while their Turkish and Saudi friends seize large areas for themselves.
In March, Moscow became the center of the diplomatic activity of global and regional powers involved in a number of the ongoing crises in the Middle East.
by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor … with Press TV, Tehran The United States has no credibility in the Middle East region despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to make it look like otherwise, a political analyst says. Gordon Duff made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Monday when asked about […]
Jim W. Dean – These Syrian Army PoWs would have been killed anyway if the last group of jihadis fought it out to the end. There was no feasible way to make the turn over of the city and have any control over what the jihadis did.
by Valentin Vasilescu for Veterans Today If the military policy of the Trump administration is foreseeable in the fight against the Islamists and the deployment of NATO in Eastern Europe, it is more difficult to anticipate in the Far East. Valentin Vasilescu gives some leads. Donald Trump will be the president of the United States […]
Drone footage focuses on the Saint Elias Cathedral in the Al-Jadideh quarter of Aleppo. The church will hold its first Christmas ceremony in four years this coming Sunday. The church is considered to be one of the oldest in the Middle East. It was built in 1873. Throughout the Syrian crisis, the church has been the target of three missile attacks by militants.
In recent years, Chechnya has been conducting a dynamic activity beyond Russia’s borders. Once a rebellious land, but now one of the most loyal republics to the Kremlin, it has built a number of economic and political contacts, including some of the most influential leaders in the Middle East.
On November 28, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies officially surrendered the western Ghouta towns of Khan al-Shih and Zakiyah to government forces. In total about 3,000 militants and civilians were set to be evacuated to Idlib province from these villages via green buses.
..from SouthFront Last weekend, Syrian government forces delivered a devastating blow to the al-Nusra led militant coalition, known as Jaish al-Fatah, inside the Aleppo city. The Syrian army’s Republican Guard, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the Desert Hawks Brigade, Liwa al-Quds and other pro-government groups liberated the neighborhoods of Hanano, Jabal Badro and Inzarat. They […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian army and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) launched a joint military operation against the ISIS terrorist group east of Aleppo city on November 24. Their forces reportedly liberated at least 2 villages in the area: Sheikh Kife and Nirbeh. Pro-government sources also argue that they liberated Juba and Halisah, but […]
If the US launches a military campaign to oust the Syrian government, it would further fracture the country and have tremendous negative long-term consequence for the entire region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova warned.
The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced in a statement on Saturday that the military aircraft struck a militant gathering in al-Sahel al-Aysar region, which lies east of the militant-held city of Mosul.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, to discuss the ongoing fight between the Syrian army and Kurdish militia forces in the northeastern city of Hasakah. Here is a rough transcription of the interview: Press TV: When the Kurds are helping fight terror groups in Syria, the same as […]
President Barack Obama has warned of the existence of Daesh sleeper cells in the US and says the possibility of further terrorist attacks in the country is real.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the US of importing terror to the Middle East through its interventions, pointing to Iraq, Libya and Syria as examples. Speaking at an event being held in honor of the holy Islamic day of Eid’l Fit’r in Davao City on Friday, the leader challenged the narrative that the Middle […]
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Heads of State Summit took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in June 2016. Counterterrorism operations were one of the main topics of the Summit. Chinese experts believe that the situation in Syria needs special attention from the SCO members states, as the ISIS terrorist group poses a serious threat to the security of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Russia, as well as the surrounding regions, including the Middle East and the Caucasus.
Once the Army of British East India Company under Lord Clive defeated Siraj ud Daula in the battle of Plassey in 1757 with the help of infamous Mir Jaffar, the British in collusion with the Hindus oppressed the Muslim Bengalis and in a matter of 50 years they converted the entire class of their nobility into serfs and upgraded the Hindus from serfs to masters.
Tonight Donald Trump reigned triumphant in all five states, while Hillary Clinton continues to lead, narrowing the odds that Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich will be able to rally a comeback for their respective parties’ nominations. Almost instantaneously, the Associated Press called Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania for Trump. At the same time, Maryland […]
… by Ian Greenhalgh The new king of Saudi Arabia is reviving a decades old scheme to link the two halves of the Arab world. Currently, traveling by land from Saudi Arabia to Egypt requires passing through both Jordan and Israel; the proposed bridge across the Straits of Tiran would bypass both nations and allow direct travel between […]
The Albion Class assault Ship HMS Bulwark of the British Royal Navy advances in the northbound lane of the Suez Canal, close to the Egyptian town of Ismailia. Flush military chiefs have been handed an £800-million budget boost as they consider new bases in the former British protectorate of Oman and beyond to re-establish its […]
It is obvious from the outside that the USA has become the face and fist of the global NWO evil empire. But are the majority of the American People aware of this and more importantly can they wake up out of their stupor to restore some dignity to their country and to the world?
By seeking to establish an Islamic caliphate, Daesh (Islamic State/ISIL) has thrown into question the legitimacy of the post-Ottoman Middle Eastern borders defined by European colonialist powers; is the Sykes-Picot agreement the root cause of the ongoing strife in Syria and Iraq and should the Middle Eastern boundaries be redrawn? Trouble Brewing in Syria: […]