Sadr’s Withdrawal from Politics: Permanent or Temporary?Iraq once again descended into chaos on Monday after powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr said he was quitting politics, prompting his loyalists, in particular Saraya al-Salam militiamen, to storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to government offices and diplomatic missions. However after a day of deadly clashes that claimed lives of about 30 people and wounded hundreds more, Sadr told his followers to leave their protests in central Baghdad and apologized to the Iraqi people.
Israel Does Not Believe in ’Peace’: AbbasMahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s President said the Israeli regime "does not believe in peace," citing Tel Aviv’s litany of chronic abuses against Palestinians.
The Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot has blamed Saudi King-in-waiting Mohammed bin Salman over his “sinful projects,” saying Mohammad bin Salman has “opened the door wide for corruption and moral degradation”.
Observers of developments in the Middle East have long taken it as a given that the United States and Israel are seeking for an excuse to attack Iran. The recently terminated conference in Warsaw had that objective, which was clearly expressed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it failed to rally European and Middle Eastern states to support the cause.
A recent operation carried out in Yemen’s al-Badya province by Ansar Allah revealed an active alliance between al-Qaeda and IS forces who, documents reveal, were hoping to recreate a Mosul or Raqqa-like scenario in central Yemen.
Alwaght- On September 11, 2001, an unbelievable and astonishing event occurred, bringing about major changes in the world’s economy, particularly in the politics and governance of the West Asian region. At that time, in the days and months after 9/11, many political observers saw the al-Qaeda terror attacks on the Twin Towers, that were directed by Osama bin Laden, as an instantaneous and historic excuse needed to advance US strategy by neoconservatives of America (George W. Bush was in office at the time).