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Beirut Blast: Over 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured, Possible Evacuations Due to Toxic Materials

21WIRE | Death tolls are expected to rise sharply once rescue crews are able to search the port area.

Israel Bombs Southern Syria After Claiming That ‘Hezbollah Tried to Attack IDF’

21WIRE + AP | Israeli military claim that the four men they executed had ties to ‘Iran or Hezbollah.’

The Re-Conversion of the Ayasofya: Starting the Countdown to 2023

Dr. Can Erimtan | Make no mistake: this is one of Erdogan’s final set-pieces in transitioning away from its former secular republic, and into a new, more Islamist State.

Syria and Russia to Build ‘New Hagia Sophia’ in Hama Province

21WIRE + MEM | New project show the importance of ‘peaceful dialogue’ between the major faiths.

Iranian FM on US Targeting Passenger Jet: ‘These Outlaws Must be Stopped’

21WIRE | Washington continues to play its dangerous game with Iran and Syria.

NYT Report: Israel Planted a Bomb at Iranian Nuclear Facility

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Is the timing of this event significant?

Under Cover of COVID, US Diplomats Leaving Saudi Arabia, Expecting ‘Surprises’ from Yemen

21WIRE + South Front | Coronavirus may well provide a face-saving exit for a faltering Saudi-American alliance in Yemen.

Sanctions Continue to Destroy Syria’s Food Supply, Millions on ‘Brink of Starvation’

Antiwar.com | Syria was already under heavy US sanctions, but the new measures can target anyone, regardless of nationality, who invests in the country.

Why U.S. Wars in the Middle East Are Far from Over

Tony Cartalucci | Despite its current lull in activity and influence, Washington has no intention of abandoning its agenda of hegemony in the region.

More Prominent ISIS Members Reappear in Turkish-Occupied Areas in Syria

South Front | ISIS terrorists are once again on the move in Syria, threatening the stability of the region.

SUNDAY SCREENING: Steal of the Century (2020)

SUNDAY SCREENING | Why the Palestinian people have unanimously rejected Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’.

At Long Last: Mahmoud Abbas Finally Declares Oslo No More

21WIRE | Abbas declares the Oslo agreement ‘null and void’ along with any subsequent amendments to it.

BREAKING: US Removing Its Patriot Missile Systems from Saudi Arabia

21WIRE | Defense strategists signalling that Iran no longer poses an immediate threat to US interests in the wider region.

Netanyahu Shared Fake Video as ‘Proof’ of Iran Coronavirus Cover-up

21WIRE | Israel’s leader has been caught trafficking in internet fake news.

Saudi Officials Indicate Hajj Pilgrimage May Be Canceled This Year

21WIRE + MEE | For the first time in human history, most of the world’s governments have simultaneously outlawed religious gathering.

Mideast Coronavirus Update: Syria, Gaza, Yemen & Iran

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | New coronavirus cases are hitting areas of the world already engulfed in lock-downs, wars and humanitarian disasters.

Al-Aqsa Mosque to Remain Closed Over Coronavirus Safety Concerns

21WIRE | Israel and the Palestinian authority admit they have no plan in place to deal with a pandemic level event.

US-Israel Predictably Behind Turkish Aggression in Syria

Tony Cartalucci | Turkey now has to decide if it wants to end the Syrian conflict on the side of those losers, or with the victors.

Despite Al-Nusra Breaches, Syria and Russia Working to Open M5 Highway

Khaled Iskef | Until militant groups begin to withdrawal from positions threatening the M5 highway, then further clashes are expected.

Turkey in Syria: Stuck Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War

Tony Cartalucci | Contrary to Western narratives, hostilities in Idlib are not Syria’s doing, nor that of Syria’s Russian and Iranian allies.