US freaking out as Iran elects next president

Hardliner Reisi won at Iran’s recent presidential election, which saw a record-low turnout and murmurs of electioneering in his favor. Is Iran’s new president a “brutal hangman” or a “defender of human rights?” And what does his election portend for relations between Tehran and Washington? RT America’s John Huddy (in for Rick Sanchez) sets the scene. Then RT America’s Faran Fronczak joins with details about the election and its implications before former naval intelligence officer John Jordan and Prof. Mohammed Marandi of the University of Tehran share their insights. … Read More >US freaking out as Iran elects next president

Gaddafi’s son seeks Libyan presidency 10 years after NATO-backed campaign plunged country into chaos – media

The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly eyeing his country’s highest office a decade after his father was overthrown and murdered by NATO-backed rebels, triggering years of civil unrest. … Read More >Gaddafi’s son seeks Libyan presidency 10 years after NATO-backed campaign plunged country into chaos – media

Bibi’s done? Anti-Netanyahu coalition notifies Israeli president that it has formed new government after Arab party joins

Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett have put together a governing coalition to oust PM Benjamin Netanyahu, just minutes before time ran out. For the first time in history, an Arab-Israeli party will be on board. … Read More >Bibi’s done? Anti-Netanyahu coalition notifies Israeli president that it has formed new government after Arab party joins

Herzog elected Israel’s new president with 87 votes, as midnight deadline looms for opposition to oust Netanyahu

Isaac Herzog has been elected Israel’s eleventh president, winning a sizeable majority of 87 votes from the Knesset’s 120 seats. The vote comes as several parties race to form a new government before midnight. … Read More >Herzog elected Israel’s new president with 87 votes, as midnight deadline looms for opposition to oust Netanyahu

Is the Palestinian struggle moving back to armed resistance? (Yasser Arafat’s nephew Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa & Daniel Levy)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Dr. Yasser Al-Kidwa, the nephew of the late leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation Yasser Arafat. He discusses the presidential election next door in Syria which saw Bashar Al-Assad re-elected for another 7-year term, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Ramallah to meet with Mahmoud Abbas, perceptions that the Palestinian Authority and ruling elite are out of touch for still pursuing negotiations with the United States … Read More >Is the Palestinian struggle moving back to armed resistance? (Yasser Arafat’s nephew Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa & Daniel Levy)