Palace Coup in Riyadh
Opinion

Palace Coup in Riyadh

A new period in the Middle East It is said that Nature abhors a vacuum. The defeat of the « Islamic Emirate in Iraq and Syria » (or « Daesh », according to its Arab acronym) – which, in quick succession, has just lost Mosul, under the onslaught of the Iraqi army, Rakka, taken by…

Crown Prince bin Salman ‘Bribed’ Trump, Saudi Twitter Whistleblower Claims
Middle East

Crown Prince bin Salman ‘Bribed’ Trump, Saudi Twitter Whistleblower Claims

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally bribed Donald Trump with $1bn during the US president’s visit to Riyadh in May, an anonymous Saudi commentator, who uses the Twitter handle Mujtahidd, has claimed. Bin Salman, then-deputy crown prince, was able to win the US administration’s favour in his power struggle with his cousin Mohammed…

The Consequences of the US-NATO Destruction of Libya
Opinion

The Consequences of the US-NATO Destruction of Libya

Libya is rarely mentioned in the mainstream Western media, which is not surprising because the place is a catastrophic shambles as a result of the US-NATO Operation Unified Protector in 2011 during which the military alliance carried out 9,658 airstrikes and several hundred cruise missile attacks in seven months of war against the Libyan government. They didn’t lose a…

Trump in Asia: How Power Has Shifted Since Richard Nixon’s Trip to China in 1972
Opinion

Trump in Asia: How Power Has Shifted Since Richard Nixon’s Trip to China in 1972

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit as part of his five-nation tour of Asia. Sputnik looks at how the relationship between the US and China has changed Richard Nixon’s historic eight-day trip in 1972. Chinese President Xi Jinping rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, November 8,…

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Are Negotiations Being Considered?
Opinion

Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Are Negotiations Being Considered?

From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong, nowhere near surrender. Signs now indicate that as the war continues, some circles within the US power structure may be looking…