Category: Middle East

Medea Benjamin: More U.S. Weapons for Yemen War

Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia deepens a “toxic” tie between Washington and the House of Saud

Robert Fisk: Trump about to mess up in Middle East?

There he was talking of the ‘ultimate deal’ between Israel and the Palestinians – as if peace was just a commodity to be bought or sold

Medea Benjamin: Why Were Saudi Streets So Quiet?

Trump’s Saudi trip wasn’t protest-free because people love him, but because protest is punishable by death

Juan Cole: Trump on Islam

Neo-Orientalism and anti-Shi’ism

Norman Solomon: Warfare State at War with Trump

Interview on the Trump/Russia affair and plans to isolate and perhaps attack Iran

Patrick Cockburn: Trump puts US on Sunni Muslim side of war

US President’s speech gives a green-light to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East to carry on torturing and oppressing minorities

Robert Harvey: Stay the Course With Rouhani

The world cannot afford the breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal

Marjorie Cohn: Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike as Trump Visits Israel

Will Trump express concern about Israel’s human rights violations, including those underlying the prisoners’ hunger strike?

Robert Fisk: Hypocritical and condescending

So after inventing “fake news”, America’s crazed President on Sunday gave the world’s Muslims a fake speech

Juan Cole: Trump in Monarchy during Iran’s Election

Trump just sold the deputy crown prince another $110 bn worth of high-tech, state of the art weapons. Yemen is having a cholera outbreak and is on the verge of mass starvation.

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