Syrian Forces Block US military Convoy in HasakahSyrian army troops blocked a US military convoy and forced it to retreat from an area in northeastern province of Hasakah, amid public anger at the deployment of foreign forces in the oil-rich region.
UN Envoy Censures Israel’s Land Grab Policies in W Bank, Siege on GazaThe UN Middle East envoy lashed out at Israel’s unlawful demolitions and settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as the crippling siege the regime has imposed on Gaza, complaining of a lack of progress in efforts to achieve a so-called two‑state solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Iran to Resume Nuclear Talks in Brussels on ThursdayIran’s deputy foreign minister Ali Baqeri-Kani will travel to Brussels on Thursday to continue talks with the European Union’s deputy foreign policy chief Enrique Mora aimed at reviving the collapsed 2015 nuclear deal.
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).