Qatar To Buy US Patriot Missiles in $11B Deal

Qatar will buy US Patriot missiles for the first time in a major arms deal worth $11 billion as Washington awaits a decision by the Gulf state on a lucrative fighter jet contract.

‘Normalization with Israel Impossible’ – Turkey’s PM Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan harshly criticized Israel over the air strikes on Gaza which left dozens dead, saying that it is impossible to continue the normalization process with Israel under these circumstances.

Egypt Court allows Mubarak-Era Figures Back in Politics

An Egyptian court overturned an earlier court ruling barring former members of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) from contesting presidential or parliamentary polls.

Bahrain expels top US diplomat for inteferrence

The Kingdom of Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of Tom Malinowski, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour who was confirmed by U.S. Senate for the job on April 2014 to advance human rights around the world, for interference in Bahrain's internal affairs. The top U.S. diplomat, now considered a persona non grata and must leave the Kingdom effective immediately, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Don’t Believe the Propaganda: The Sectarian Myth of Iraq

Former UK Prime Minister and War Criminal Tony Blair has been widely derided for his attempted justification of the 2003 Iraq invasion, and his claim last weekend that he's blameless over the current turmoil which is false. The most serious sectarian and ethnic tensions in Iraq's modern history followed the 2003 US-led occupation, which faced massive popular opposition and resistance and was exacerbated three years ago, when sectarian groups in Syria were backed by the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Iraq: ISIL are Devil-dolls of the CIA

CIA operatives have admitted that they fabricated Osama Bin Laden devil-dolls as part of a psychological warfare operation against Pakistan. Today, it appears that the Zionist wing of the CIA is still in the business of manufacturing terrorist devil dolls. The latest set of devil dolls is ISIL, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant according to the author.

Syrian FM on Election: USA-West defeated, end of conflict ‘begins today’

Syria's Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said that the massive turnout for the landmark presidential election imposes an unavoidable reality that no one can ignore, demonstrating the defeat of US and its allies and that the end of the three-year conflict in his country "begins today".

What Iran Really Wants: Iranian Foreign Policy in the Rouhani Era

In Iran’s view, the nuclear crisis is wholly manufactured and therefore reversible, writes Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Insider: Obama asked Saudi King to remove ‘Bandar Bush’

The removal of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a key figure in kingdom’s foreign relations, especially ties with the United States and the crisis in Syria from his post, raised questions as why it happened at such a critical time.

Syria genebank sends seeds to Global Seed Vault in Norway

More than 80 percent of the valuable crop seeds kept in a gene bank in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been shipped to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway for safekeeping, the bank's director general.

Saudi Calibrates: King orders removal of Prince Bandar as spy chief

Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar bin Sultan has been removed from his post as kingdom’s Director General of the Saudi Intelligence Agency with General Youssef Al-Idrissi according to the king's royal decree. The Saudi prince is also known to have had close ties with former US President George W. Bush, and was an advocate of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

US Scrambling, Assad Syrian Government Downfall Impossible Now

Assad’s victory in the upcoming elections would be a landslide victory due to all the humiliating losses of USA and its allies in Syria. Western intelligence circles are on a state of shock, not only because of the recent military achievements by the Syrian government, but because all their estimates about the collapse of the Syrian government proved shortsightedness and major blow to their studies and analysis.