Israeli Media: Saudi Spy Chief Secretly Visited Israel, Palestinian Autonomy
Middle East

Israeli Media: Saudi Spy Chief Secretly Visited Israel, Palestinian Autonomy

This week Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, who directs the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), Saudi Arabia’s primary spy agency, paid an unexpected visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah, although those visits have not been officially confirmed by the Israeli and Palestinian governments. Israeli news outlet Debka reported that Iranian engineers have been working almost nonstop to expand…

The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today
Middle East

The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] Meade met secretly with Colonel Zaim at least six times to discuss the “possibility [of an] army supported dictatorship.” [“Cold War…

Facing Disaster: The Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar
Opinion

Facing Disaster: The Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar

The plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority from Myanmar, mirrors the struggle of the Palestinians, the Sahrawi and other oppressed Muslim groups which have suffered from decades of relentless state-backed persecution Farouk’s restrained manner contrasted unsettlingly with the slow creep of tears along the fringes of his cheeks. A fine-featured, skeletal middle-aged man, (his…