Sisi’s gamble: How Egypt’s turn toward Iran changes power in the region

Egypt’s warming toward Russia, Iran and Syria, and its ongoing hostility to Turkey, is fatally undermining relations with Saudi Arabia In recent months, there has been a major shift in Egypt’s foreign policy. Despite it almost going unnoticed, this unexpected policy change is a source of concern for many actors

Trump adviser Walid Phares signals major US foreign policy changes

      Donald Trump’s foreign policy adviser has signalled major shifts in Middle East strategy, including a review of the Iran nuclear deal, the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and stating that the Muslim Brotherhood will be designated a “terrorist” organisation by the United States. According to an

Our Golden Lady No More

  Last October 2016, 9 Myanmar policemen were killed in the town of Rakhine. The Myanmar Government accused the rebel group i.e. Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) as the main culprit. The incident soon set up waves of organised state violence against the Rohingya’s in the Rakhine. It lasted three weeks

UK Increases Aid To Yemen, Helps Saudi Arabia By Selling Arms

POSTED BY: MAI HUSSIEN SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 The Secretary of State for International Development in Britain Priti Patel announced that Britain will provide an additional £37 million in funding for Yemen this year, said Express newspaper on Sept.22. She also said that the government’s extra £37m this year, will bring the total to £100m,

No supplies, no surgeons, no hope: Aleppo medics overwhelmed

Medical staff tell MEE they are struggling in face of Russian air attacks, and watch as civilians die through lack of doctors and supplies Civilians litter the floor of a make-shift hospital following air attacks on Aleppo on 24 September, 2016 (AFP) Aleppo hospital staff say they are overwhelmed with

Football and flags: Why Celtic fans back the Palestinian cause

By Marc Patrick Conaghan   Scottish club’s followers have always shown solidarity towards the dispossessed and oppressed   This verse is from a song that Celtic football fans sing called The Fields of Athenry. Written during the 1970s, it tells the story of a family dispossessed of their land and left starving

Egypt’s prosecution to investigate spying claims against politicians Sabahi, Abul-Fotouh

Politicians Hamdeen Sabahi (L) and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh (R) A citizen has filed a report claiming former presidential candidates Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Hamdeen Sabahi have spied for Hezbollah and Iran Egypt’s prosecutor-general has ordered an investigation into a police report that accuses politicians Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Hamdeen Sabahi of spying for

July 15 Tweets Pose Questions On ‘Shadow CIA’ Stratfor

  – In similar circumstances, no one would have posted such information about the US president’s whereabouts, argues analyst Tweets by U.S.-based firm Stratfor on the Turkish president’s flight to Istanbul from Marmaris on the night of the July 15 coup attempt have drawn attention and controversy worldwide, said Anadolu Agency

Police Killings Won’t Stop Until U.S. Comes to Grips with its Racist Foundations

  The Real News Gerald Horne* and Paul Jay discuss the roots of police killing people of color in the American history of slavery, the elite policy that produces poverty and racism, and the laws that police officers are expected to enforce in order to maintain super exploitation and economic

Jordan, Turkey compete to woo Jerusalem

  A Palestinian woman holds a Turkish flag outside the Turkish Consulate in East Jerusalem, June 1, 2010. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad)   Jordan and Turkey are vying for power in Jerusalem, and Turkey appears to be gaining the upper hand at this point. In a clear sign of the decline of

Rouhani’s greatest win on the verge of becoming a liability

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a news conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly in regard to a long-term nuclear agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Sept. 26, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Rouhani’s greatest win on the verge of becoming a liability The

Why Shiites are divided over Iranian role in Iraq

    Followers of Iraq’s Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr shout slogans at Grand Festivities Square within the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, May 1, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)   On the night of April 30, the crowd that stormed the Green Zone gathered in the Great Celebrations Square inside the

Is Turkey’s ruling party really crumbling?

The international media has been rife with various stories about a large schism forming between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his prime minister and Justice and Development Party (AKP) head, Ahmet Davutoglu. This comes after sudden news that Davutoglu will be resigning his post as prime minister and will