US Policy Towards Kurds in Syria, Iraq Aimed at Undermining the Region, Turkish Security Expert Says

A US envoy’s rare visit to Syria’s mostly Kurdish-held al-Hasakah region and his promise that Turkey won’t interfere in NE Syria indicates that Washington is pushing ahead with the plan of unifying various Kurdish regional groups with the aim of dividing Syria and Iraq, Turkish security expert Abdullah Agar has said. … Read More >US Policy Towards Kurds in Syria, Iraq Aimed at Undermining the Region, Turkish Security Expert Says

Tony Blair Says New ‘Generation of Palestinian Politicians’ Needed for Peace With Israel

The former British prime minister and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change chairman was a guest at last week’s signing of the Abraham Accords between Tel Aviv, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and has touted his own work on “deepening relationships between Israel and the Arab world.” … Read More >Tony Blair Says New ‘Generation of Palestinian Politicians’ Needed for Peace With Israel

Qatar Eyes Normalisation With Israel in Exchange for Lifting of Gulf Boycott Against It, Source Says

Qatar is poised to seal a deal with Israel as early as next month, says a source involved in the talks, adding that when it happens, it will present a drastic change from the current position of Doha that right now negates the possibility of recognising the Jewish state without reaching a solution on the Palestinian front. … Read More >Qatar Eyes Normalisation With Israel in Exchange for Lifting of Gulf Boycott Against It, Source Says

US Smuggles Three Dozen Oil Tankers Out of Syria by Dead of Night, Report Claims

A convoy of 35 tanker trucks from the Jazira region of northeastern Syria has made its way out of the country into northern Iraq, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported, citing local sources. The convoy reportedly left Hasakah province on Wednesday evening. … Read More >US Smuggles Three Dozen Oil Tankers Out of Syria by Dead of Night, Report Claims

‘This Will Be Almost Total War’: Lindsey Graham Reportedly Urged Trump Not to Kill Soleimani

Graham, the South Carolina senator who has enthusiastically supported every war that the United States has started since 2003, reportedly reversed roles with the president, who has showed a penchant for restraint from embroiling Washington in new quagmires, when it came to the Iranian Quds Force commander. … Read More >‘This Will Be Almost Total War’: Lindsey Graham Reportedly Urged Trump Not to Kill Soleimani

Israeli PM Netanyahu Said to Literally Bring Dirty Laundry to White House on State Trips

The office of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he has been bringing laundry for dry-cleaning on state trips, calling the allegations “groundless” and aimed to “belittle” the peace agreement brokered by the White House for Israel, the UAE and Bahrain. … Read More >Israeli PM Netanyahu Said to Literally Bring Dirty Laundry to White House on State Trips