Total, ENI to Launch Sea Exploration after Lebanon-Israel Deal

Stephane Michel, then president of Total Middle East and North Africa, speaks during a signing ceremony to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in Beirut, Lebanon, February 9, 2018. (AFP) TotalEnergies would have 60% stake in the operation and ENI the rest. French oil giant Total said Tuesday it would soon launch exploration…

Is Turkey Changing Course in Idlib?

Steven Sahiounie The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian warplanes shelled positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, on November 6 in Idlib province.  Some of the terrorists killed were: Abdul Minam Muhati, Radwan Hussain Muhayer, Abu Dawoud al-Filistini, Mohammad Ali al-Kadour, Abu Hussein al-Raddad, Abu Hajat al-Chad, Amro abu…

Europeans Oblivious to Unfolding Dynamics — The Price Will Be Horrific

Alastair Crooke The Moscow-Berlin alliance had to be sabotaged to prevent further economic integration that would have drawn the continents closer together to form the world’s biggest free trade zone. Washington had to stop that in order to preserve its economic stranglehold on Europe, and what remains of dollar ‘privilege’. Politico reported that as Americans go…

Greece Follows a Two-Faced Policy toward Turkey

Steven Sahiounie On September 10, two Greek Coast Guard boats opened fire on a Turkish cargo ship with an international crew while it sailed in international waters. The “Anatolian” was attacked off the northwestern Turkish island of Bozcaada. Turkey reported no casualties in the attack but has demanded an immediate investigation. After two Turkish Coast Guard ships…

Yemen: “We Are the Terrorists.”

Phil Butler We are the terrorists. Americans are the terrorists creating tremendous suffering and tragedy around the world. And no, I am not the only one admitting to this. Deep down, all of my fellow citizens know what we are up to. A recent incident in Yemen drives home the hegemony my country has created, having looted,…

Contemporary Zionism Pursues its Assigned Role as an Advanced Military and Intelligence Base of Anglo-American, European Imperialism

Niloufer Bhagwat The real nature of Zionism and the  Zionist Israeli project, which is closely allied to and an extension of Anglo-American and European Imperialist policy and global reach and constitutes an advanced military and intelligence base in occupied Palestine, in the heart of the Middle East, aimed at controlling governments and resources of a…

Why the West is on the Wane

Bouthaina Shaaban News about the dialogues and outcomes of the Group of Seven summit that was held in Germany a few days ago, and about the results of the NATO meeting that was recently held in Spain, raise deep questions in the minds of Western citizens. Both meetings didn’t address any of the concerns or…

How the GCC is Benefiting from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Salman Rafi Sheikh Military conflicts are a deadly – and costly – business, especially for those who fight them directly. But these conflicts also benefit others directly and indirectly. Those involved in the military-industrial complex benefit from both actual and potential conflicts. This has been the most famous story in the US and continues to…

What Turkey Tries to Achieve by Opposing NATO’s Expansion

Salman Rafi Sheikh Internal divisions in NATO are not a new phenomenon, with tensions between Turkey, due to its ties with Moscow, and the US and the rest of NATO being its primary manifestation. Turkey’s recent objections to NATO’s expansion by including two Nordic states of Sweden and Finland reveals, yet again, that the organisation…

The Birth of a “New World Order” from the Ukrainian Battlefield

Elijah J. Magnier There is a lot of speculation about the birth of a “new world order” from the womb of the battle in Ukraine between America and Russia. The Middle East, Asia and Africa are awaiting the results of this battle, its implications and what will be the outcome to form new alliances once…