On Tuesday (15 September 2020), Israel signed a US-backed diplomatic agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, purportedly to improve the relations in the Middle East. However this supposedly historic move from all angles comes at a cost for the Palestinian people, breaking longstanding Arab unity in opposition to Israel’s military occupation.
The Ministry of Defence has revealed that Saudi pilots have undergone test-bombings at British ‘air weapon ranges’ in cooperation with the RAF.
Fuel has been added to the fire in Lebanon with the contents of a new report detailing the surge in poverty and extreme poverty the country has experienced over the last year.
Lebanon’s political crisis deepened after Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Monday (10 August 2020) on national television that the whole cabinet had resigned, despite President Michel Aoun asking them to stay on as caretakers until a new government is formed.
As the body count rises to over 150 confirmed dead, thousands in Lebanon took to the streets over the weekend to protest corruption and negligence.
Workers of the Haft Tappeh sugarcane factory in Shush, Iran, have demonstrated an iron will and resolve as they have now been on strike for well over a month at the time of publication (21 July 2020).
The new Iraqi government headed by Mustafa al-kadhimi was finally endorsed by the Parliament in the early hours of 7th May after several weeks of manoeuvres by the ruling blocs and an undeclared US-Iranian consensus.
With today set as the possible start date for Israel annexation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank – with plans seemingly stalling today – Robert Wilkinson analyses on the political machinations behind the plot.
Authoritarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared today (9 June 2020) that he has reached an unspecified agreement with Donald Trump for imperialist control of Libya during telephone talks.
On the initiative of the Palestinian People’s Party and the Communist Party of Israel, communist and workers’ parties from across the world signed the following joint statement.