Category Archives: Middle East

A truck tries to penetrate into the Quantico Marine Corps Base

By Robert Willmann Back on Friday, 3 May 2024, a box truck pulled up to the gate of the Quantico Marine Corps Base on Fuller Road in Virginia. The two men in the cab of the truck claimed they were … Continue reading

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Israel attacks Iranian embassy in Damascus

DAMASCUS, April 1 (Reuters) – Suspected Israeli warplanes bombed Iran’s embassy in Syria on Monday in a strike that Iran said killed seven of its military advisers, including three senior commanders, and that marked a major escalation in Israel’s war … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Israel, Middle East, TTG | 87 Comments

More provocation. An attack on a Moscow concert hall and mall by several persons has produced many casualties.

By Robert Willmann As if indiscriminate violence has not been enough starting at the Mediterranean Sea and going through Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and then up into Ukraine. Now an attack on a civilian entertainment and mall area in … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Europe, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Russia, Ukraine Crisis | Tagged | 163 Comments

Gaza aid reaches shore in first sea delivery

The Spanish ship Open Arms left Cyprus on Tuesday with 200 tonnes of food desperately needed for Gaza, which the UN says is on the brink of famine. Videos posted online show a crane moving crates from the barge to … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Middle East, TTG | 10 Comments

Gaza aid ship expected to set sail from Cyprus

A ship carrying desperately needed humanitarian aid is expected to set sail this weekend, bound for Gaza. The Spanish vessel, Open Arms, is scheduled to depart from Cyprus – the closest EU country to Gaza – and hopes to use … Continue reading

Posted in Gastronomie, Israel, Middle East, TTG | 90 Comments

“US retaliatory airstrikes on targets in Iraq and Syria will not be the last”

The carefully planned raids were the largest yet against Iran’s proxies and are likely to continue until threats to US personnel are neutralised. US retaliation, when it came, was broad and deep, and telegraphed five days in advance. The White … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, TTG, Yemen | 45 Comments

“Kataib Hezbollah: Iran-backed group suspends attacks against US after drone strike”

An Iran-backed Iraqi militia suspected of a drone strike in Jordan that killed three US soldiers says it has suspended operations against US forces. Kataib Hezbollah, which is part of an umbrella group that claimed Sunday’s attack, said this was … Continue reading

Posted in Jordan, Middle East, The Military Art, TTG | 92 Comments

The UN International Court of Justice will issue its order January 26 on South Africa’s complaint against Israel about genocide in Gaza, Palestine

By Robert Willmann The International Court of Justice (ICJ), part of the United Nations organization, is going to make public a decision and opinion on Friday, 26 January 2024, at 1:00 p.m. Netherlands time (6:00 a.m. central time). The case … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Israel, Justice, Middle East, Palestine | Tagged , | 116 Comments

US and UK striking Houthi targets in Yemen to retaliate for spate of attacks

By Eleanor Watson | Updated on: January 11, 2024 / 7:53 PM EST / CBS News The U.S. and U.K. carried out strikes on targets in Yemen to retaliate for Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, President Biden announced in … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, TTG, Yemen | 234 Comments

Why Xiangshan Forum could be ‘useful opportunity’ for US-China military ties

Beijing is expected to restart military communication with Washington when it hosts a security forum from Sunday, but analysts say issues like Taiwan and the South China Sea will make it challenging. The three-day Xiangshan Forum – seen as Beijing’s … Continue reading

Posted in China, Middle East, TTG | 47 Comments