‘We are coming’: Chilling Blackwater ad triggers fears of Trump seeking to privatize Mideast wars

Blackwater, the controversial US private security company, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out a full-page commercial in the latest edition of Recoil magazine with a chilling message declaring “We are coming” The resurrection within the military contractors’ market of notorious Blackwater, which, after numerous scandals and several rebrandings, is now known as […]

West bears responsibility for chaos & terrorist attacks in MidEast and N. Africa – Lavrov

The western states that supported regime changes and financed militants in the Greater Middle East, particularly in Libya, bear responsibility for the chaos ravaging the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his visit to Cairo. Lavrov arrived in Cairo on Monday with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu for a joint meeting of the […]

US to send senior MidEast diplomat to Syria talks in Astana after Putin-Trump call

Washington is dispatching a top State Department official as the US representative at the new round of intra-Syrian talks in Astana that kick off Wednesday. The move follows a call between US and Russian leaders, in which they discussed de-escalation in Syria. While the US did send its observers to two previous rounds of the […]

US to send F-35s to MidEast to fight ISIS in ‘not too distant future’

The US Air Force is mulling deploying F-35 fighter jets to the Middle East to step up efforts in battling Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) terrorists sometime in the future, although the specific date is not set yet. The deployment could take place in “not so distant future,” General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, the outgoing […]

White House: Mideast peace may not come in the form of a two-state solution

Reuters WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may not come in the form of a two-state solution — a dramatic shift from former President Barack Obama, who said he saw no alternative. Speaking to reporters ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]