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  • abir bassam 2020/09/18

    By Abir Bassam

    Lebanon boiling over its harbor hot tin

    What is being cooked in Beirut's harbor? It seems that there are urgent needs to keep Lebanon on guard.  The country is barely picking itself up after the blast on the 4th of August. Now, it is going through another dilemma as the fire burst on the 10th of September. The two major accidents suggest that the time has not yet come for Beirut to write its closure. 

  • Khaled 2020/09/14

    By Khalid Qaddoumi

    Normalization between some Arab governments and ‘Israel’: Facts and figures 

    The term itself says that something is not "normal". It needs to be normalized, or something that was a taboo is converted into permissible. This is the situation of the relations between Arabs and "Israel" since the Palestinians' catastrophe (Nakba) in 1948 when the "Israeli" occupation started. Hence, no doubt this topic is controversial and paradoxical.

  • Post 9/11 America: Islam and Muslims still suspect 2020-09-11 19:11

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Post 9/11 America: Islam and Muslims still suspect

    Nineteen years have passed by since a rogue band of extremists hijacked four passenger airplanes and executed a multi-pronged attack on the symbols of American hegemony. Muslims were immediately eyed with great suspicion and these fears were amplified by U.S. politicians in a misguided attempt to capitalize on the public’s shock and outrage. Over the interceding years Americans’ negative attitudes toward and perceptions of Islam and Muslims has only worsened.

  • 9/11 and death of the American dream 2020-09-11 14:06

    By Kevin Barrett

    9/11 and death of the American dream

    Sometimes comedians can get a laugh just by telling the truth. George Carlin was good at that. One of his most famous quotes is: “That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

  • 9/11 attacks 2020-09-11 13:01

    By Stephen Zunes

    No evidence suggests 9/11 was a conspiracy 

    I have seen absolutely no credible evidence to suggest that the 11 September 2001 attacks were a result of any kind of conspiracy by the U.S. governments or anyone outside of the Al-Qaeda network. It was indeed a terrorist attack planned and carried about exclusively by Al-Qaeda.

  • stephen Lendman 2020-09-11 09:25

    By Stephen Lendman

    9/11: The mother of all Big Lies

    They’re a longstanding U.S. tradition, dating from the 19th century. They enabled annexation of Texas. Half of Mexico followed. 

  • Shireen Hunter 2020-09-11 08:36

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    9/11 attacks shattered the Americans' sense of security: Shireen Hunter 

    TEHRAN - Shireen Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, is of the opinion that the September 11 attacks “shattered the Americans' sense of security” and led to “a far more directly interventionist American foreign policy.”

  • American Dream 2020/09/10

    By Keith Harmon Snow

    American dream, global nightmare

    For many years I have mistakenly believed that police shootings and killings of blacks and Native Americans in the United States occurred because police officers had made some kind of mistake.

  • abir bassam 2020/09/05

    By Abir Bassam

    The hypothetical compromise: The end of 10 years of war in West Asia

    On my way back from the south to Beirut two months ago, Elea crossroad in Saida was closed. As I took the long [S] turn to be able to reach Beirut road again, I came across the Lebanese Army.

  • ZHANG Yuan  2020/08/23

    By ZHANG Yuan 

    The relationship between great powers in the epidemic control stage: Not a zero-sum game

    The number of people diagnosed with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been rising, and the second wave of coronavirus might worsen the situation. The pandemic has triggered a global recession; unemployment rate reached an all-time high, and the public's anxiety surges.

  • abir bassam 2020/08/20

    By Abir Bassam

    International Tribune: A non-closed chapter

    Fifteen years, the Lebanese people have been waiting for fifteen years for the alleged justice that should be brought by the International Tribune. The tribune was commissioned to investigate the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri.

  • Robert Inlakesh 2020/08/18

    By Robert Inlakesh

    Wall Street Journal caught out in lies about “U.S. Seizure of Iranian vessels”

    Last Thursday, the widely regarded “reputable” ‘Wall Street Journal’ published a story, quoting unnamed U.S. officials, claiming that four Iranian vessels heading to Venezuela were “seized” in International Waters. But now it seems that they have changed their narrative, the narrative that the rest of Western Corporate media has adopted.

  • Abir bassam 2020/08/17

    By Abir Bassam

    Abraham Accord: Another historical betrayal

    We live a series of historical betrayals since the Arab revolution in 1916. The British betrayal brought the Saudi clan into power. Compromises brought the other monarchies in the (Persian) Gulf countries. Even more, betrayals were enforced on the Arabs by their own leaders in Camp David,

  • Lebanon 2020-08-12 10:57

    By Mehdi Shojaeian

    Lebanese are punished for backing resistance movement

    The corruption and issues that we face today in Lebanon are consequences of a 30-year legacy inherited by Hassan Diab’s government. The problems in Lebanon, especially the massive explosion at Beirut's port on August 4, all are rooted in one thing and that is that the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia are venting their anger against the Lebanese nation who endorsed the resistance movements in Lebanon and Iraq.

  • abir bassam 2020/08/11

    By Abir Bassam

    Beirut explosion: Hezbollah should not fall into the trap twice

    Hezbollah should be cautious not to fall into the as it is is facing the difficult challenges after Beirut blast: The call for the government to resign, the call for disarming, and accusing it.

  • us warplanes 2020-08-01 15:59

    By Habib Ahmadzadeh

    Ignorant, arrogant and all-pretentious

    Another Western thriller by the lawless government of the United States

    Once, as the narrative goes, Jesus Christ (PBUH) was hurriedly running away from someone. His disciples, who had never seen him in this condition, addressed him and said, "What has befallen on you, O' dear lord?" He replied, "I'm running away from an ignorant one."

  • Zeinab Awada 2020-07-29 21:51

    By Zeinab Awada

    Media didn't pay attention to humanitarian aspects of the harassment against Iranian plane

    In the latest escalation between the United States and Iran, two American fighters intercepted an Iranian passenger plane over Syria. The harassment led to the injury of some passengers. 

  • Change Hua 2020-07-28 12:10

    By Amb. Change Hua

    Understand the essence of China’s diplomacy

    The world has continued to change in profound ways. As COVID-19 rages on, the health of people around the world is under grave threat, economic globalization faces unprecedented headwinds, and the world economy is plunged into deep recession. Unilateralism, protectionism, and bullyism are resurging. Deficits in governance, trust, peace, and development are widening further.

  • Professor Otto Spijkers 2020-07-11 10:51

    By Professor Otto Spijkers

    25 years later: Questions of legal responsibility for Srebrenica 

    On July 11, 2020, exactly 25 years have passed since the genocide in Srebrenica happened. In 1995, Bosnian Serb soldiers killed more than eight thousand Bosnian Muslim men in just a few days, while a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force of Dutch soldiers was there to protect these men. This makes the Srebrenica genocide also a dark page in Dutch history.

  • James L. Gelvin 2020-07-05 11:52

    By UCLA Professor James L. Gelvin

    West Bank annexation: The triumph of domestic politics over international law and common sense

    If Israel annexes the settlement blocs and/or the Jordan Valley, it will mark the triumph of domestic politics--both Israeli and American--over international law and even common sense.

  •  Celebrating with Libyan national flags in Tripoli in early June after fighters loyal to the U.N.-backed government captured the town of Tarhuna from rival forces loyal to the commander Khalifa Hifter. (Photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) 2020-07-04 10:44

    By Salman Parviz

    Post-war reconstruction plans for Libya?

    After heavy losses in early June Haftar ready to stop fighting

    An assessment trip is planned within two weeks by Turkish banks and companies on how to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure. People familiar with the plan informed Reuters. Turkish state lenders plan to help set up Libya's banking system and assist in organizing payment channels through Turkey for key Libyan imports.

  • ZHANG Yuan 2020-07-03 13:24

    By Dr. ZHANG Yuan

    Fighting COVID-19: Cooperation and the New World Order

    (The Post-hegemonic Order in the Post-epidemic Era Should be an International Order without Absolute Hegemony)

    In 2020, all countries are facing multiple pressures to curb turbulent epidemic pressures, gain economic recovery, ease financial crises, inspire people, and rebuild public confidence.

  • Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst 2020-06-29 12:24

    By Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst

    The UN: 75 years of false expectations and failure

    The disunited nations The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) presents a symbolic moment to reflect on what a failure the organization has been. Its establishment created false expectations among the international community that all nations will finally be treated equally irrespective of their size, but in reality, the UN is dominated by the five most important victors of the Second World War that sit on its Security Council (UNSC) and were also coincidentally or not the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Marvin Zonis 2020-06-28 18:52

    By Marvin Zonis

    The United Nations in West Asia

    When one contemplates the role of the UN in West Asia, one thinks immediately of its role in the ongoing and intractable conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In what their many decades-long conflict over control of land and their ability to govern that land, the UN has failed to bring any resolution of that conflict.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2020-06-28 15:33

    By Rodney Shakespeare

    The anniversary of the United Nations; maybe an end to unipolarity

    Believe it or not, the United Nations was established to prevent war. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, to prevent war being waged by certain nations. And even that is not true. Maybe it should be to allow war to be waged by a privileged group but not by others. Oh dear! It’s all so difficult!

  • stephen Lendman 2020-06-28 12:32

    By Stephen Lendman

    The United Nations: An imperial tool

    Headquartered in New York with offices in Geneva, Vienna, The Hague, and Nairobi, the UN is supposed to be an intergovernmental organization that champions peace, opposes war, and represents the rights, interests, and welfare of all nations and people everywhere equitably.

  • Rahim Hayat Qureshi 2020-06-25 11:30

    By Rahim Hayat Qureshi Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran

    The brotherly bond between Iran and Pakistan

    As I present my credentials to H.E. President Rouhani, it is a moment to reflect over the longstanding fraternal, cultural and historical bonds between Iran and Pakistan.  

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2020-06-21 12:11

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Anti-racism protests in view of Ayatollah Khamenei’s letter to Western youth

    Uprisings decrying racism and injustices perpetrated and perpetuated by police have erupted in hundreds of U.S. cities and towns, and spread to numerous cities in North America and Europe. Initially triggered by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, protests have expanded to embrace the broader cause of eliminating racism and injustices embedded in Western capitalist governments.

  • Greta Berlin 2020-06-14 11:53

    By Greta Berlin

    June 6, 1976......

    Where did the years go? And why has life become worse for the Palestinians? America is one month short of celebrating 200 years of independence and Palestinians are nine years into Israel occupying the rest of their land. I sit at my window seat in Chicago on a sunny June afternoon and remember the day I became a Palestinian.

  • Mick Napier is a founder member of Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a campaigner against the crimes of the UK government, and a commentator on current affairs with specific reference to Palestine and West Asia. 2020-06-12 18:23

    By Mick Napier

    Netanyahu's latest land grab

    Israel is now openly planning the incorporation of a huge chunk of the Palestinian West Bank into Israel. As usual, the Zionist project seizes the maximum amount of land while excluding the maximum number of Palestinians, who will be herded into areas and denied citizenship.