Sourced: Middle East Eye George Nader, the Lebanese-American businessman and convicted paedophile, who is co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign funding, organised a secret summit of Arab leaders on a yacht in the Red Sea in late 2015, Middle East Eye can reveal. Nader proposed to the leaders gathered on… Continue reading THE SECRET YACHT SUMMIT THAT REALIGNED THE MIDDLE EAST
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GAS AND OIL DIPLOMACY IN EASTER MEDITERRANEAN PRELUDE TO REGIONAL WAR
Sourced: Al Arabiya By Shehab Al-Makahleh The Middle East has undergone major vicissitudes following the “Arab Spring” demonstrations. The Mideast is one of the most important regions in the world and the stability of which is mandatory to peace and stability in the world. Since 2011, the Middle East has entered a state of uncertainty… Continue reading GAS AND OIL DIPLOMACY IN EASTER MEDITERRANEAN PRELUDE TO REGIONAL WAR
THE U.S ALLIANCE WITH TURKEY JUST LUNGED TOWARD THE BREAKING POINT
Sourced : The Washington Post By David Ignatius Talking with Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of American troops in the Middle East, is a paradoxical reminder of the limits of U.S. military power to determine political outcomes. American bombs helped destroy the Islamic State in Syria, but they can’t stitch the rag doll of the… Continue reading THE U.S ALLIANCE WITH TURKEY JUST LUNGED TOWARD THE BREAKING POINT
MAHMOUD ABBAS : PALESTINIANS NO LONGER ACCEPT USA AS MEDIATOR
Sourced : The Guardian By Peter Beaumont The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has formally declared that Palestinians will no longer accept the US as a mediator in the Middle East peace process following Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In his strongest public statement since Trump’s announcement last week, Abbas said… Continue reading MAHMOUD ABBAS : PALESTINIANS NO LONGER ACCEPT USA AS MEDIATOR
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DETERMINED TO TAKE REGIONAL LOOK AT AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN ISSUE
Sourced : Live Mint By Lalit K Jha The Trump administration is determined to take a regional perspective on the Afghan- Pakistan issue, the White House said on Thursday, noting that the previous regimes have “not done enough” to address the challenges in the war-torn country. The White House is currently in the middle of… Continue reading TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DETERMINED TO TAKE REGIONAL LOOK AT AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN ISSUE
US GENERAL SAYS SDF FORCES NEED HEAVY WEAPONS TO DESTROY ISIS IN AL-RAQQAH
Sourced: ARA News By: Wladimir van Wilgenburg Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, who recently visited the Raqqa frontline said that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces need more than the AK-47s weapons –that will be issued after 20 days of training– in the fight against ISIS. “Anti-tank weapons systems to… Continue reading US GENERAL SAYS SDF FORCES NEED HEAVY WEAPONS TO DESTROY ISIS IN AL-RAQQAH
TOMAHAWK MISSILES AGAINST CHINESE SHIPS ?
Sourced : Israel Defence By Yotam Gutman & Ami Rojkes Dombe A recent experiment conducted by the United States on a new version of the Tomahawk cruise missile – the Tomahawk Block IV – suggests that it will serve as a temporary solution for American warships facing Chinese ships, at least until the new Sea-to-Sea… Continue reading TOMAHAWK MISSILES AGAINST CHINESE SHIPS ?
CHINESE MILITARY TO PROVIDE “AID AND TRAINING ASSISTANCE” TO SYRIAN GOVERNMENT
Sourced : South China Morning Post The Chinese military will provide aid and training to the Syrian government under a deal reached between a Beijing envoy and Syria’s defence minister in Damascus on Sunday. It is another step in Beijing’s engagement in the Middle East after China named Xie Xiaoyan, former ambassador to Iran, as… Continue reading CHINESE MILITARY TO PROVIDE “AID AND TRAINING ASSISTANCE” TO SYRIAN GOVERNMENT
THE U.S IS SENDING B-52s TO QATAR TO PUMMEL ISIS
Sourced : Business Insider The US Air Force two deployed B-52 bombers to Qatar on Saturday to join the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the first time they have been based in the Middle East since the end of the Gulf War in 1991. US Air Forces Central Command said it last… Continue reading THE U.S IS SENDING B-52s TO QATAR TO PUMMEL ISIS
ISRAEL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR KURDISH INDEPENDENCE
Israeli Ambassador to the U.S Ron Dermer expressed Tel Aviv’s support for the Kurdish people’s aspirations for independence in the Middle East. Israel’s Maariv newspaper reported that the ambassador’s statements were made during an interview with a Kurdish television station. Dermer said: “Israel has another people in the Middle East who truly love freedom, and… Continue reading ISRAEL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR KURDISH INDEPENDENCE