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The strategic importance of Ma’rib: Saudi-backed Hadi’s ‘last stronghold’

Middle East Observer Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTS8uVQl4QM Description:  TV report on the strategic importance of Ma’rib province for the fate of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, particularly following reports that Sana’a-led forces were on the verge of taking control over the entire Ma’rib governate. Source: Al Maydeen TV (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: Television presenter: Welcome. The Yemeni army and

The West uses trustfulness of Russians

The Russians should hate their state, their authorities, and then Russia will sink into chaos and become weaker. It seems the Russians had to develop an antidote against such a primitive approach. original text by Petr Akopov translated for the Saker blog by Olga source: https://m.vz.ru/opinions/2021/1/20/1080946.html Among the loud and quite predictable campaign in the West in response to detention of Alexei Navalny – with declaring him a “prisoner of

NYT Says Telegram Has an Important Mission, Only OUTSIDE of US Borders (Anna Sochina)

Translated and subtitled by Leo. Hello dear friends, you liked the ‘This Is Different’ rubric. So today, I offer to continue it. Last time we were comparing the relationship between the Russian opposition with the social media blocks. Back then, we found out that an American IT company has the right to block whomever they want. Including the American president and his supporters. But for a Russian IT company, this

The role of Musa al-Sadr in shaping national identity of Lebanese Shias

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/the-shaping-of-national-identity-within-lebanese-shias-the-role-of-musa-al-sadr/ Description: Lebanese university lecturer in history, Talih Kamal Hamdan, explores the role of the late Imam Musa al-Sadr in shaping a sense of national belonging and identity within the Shia sect in Lebanon, specifically during the 1960s and 1970s. Understanding the historical formation of the national and political identity of the Shia of Lebanon is particularly relevant today, as contemporary Lebanese Shia Muslims are highly influential actors not

Nasrallah: ‘It was Iran’s Soleimani who convinced Putin to enter Syria war’

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-it-was-irans-soleimani-who-convinced-putin-to-enter-syria-war/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ53nEfYWz0 Description: Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah recounts how assassinated Iranian General Qassim Soleimani held a two-hour long meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convinced him to militarily enter the war in Syria in support of the government in Damascus and its allies. Source: Al Mayadeen Programs (YouTube) Date: December 27, 2020 Transcript: – The Host: Did martyr Qassim Soleimani really meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, and

Trump’s Opponents Succeeded With Their Government Coup (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated and subtitled by Leo. A successful coup was staged by opponents of Donald Trump in Washington on January 6. Of course, Joe Biden’s inauguration has not yet taken place, but at the moment the incumbent head of the United States looks broken and surrendered, and the Democratic Party is triumphant. I greet you, our respectable subscribers of PolitRussia and once again congratulate you on the New Year 2021 and

‘No. of Hezbollah’s precision missiles more than what Israel thinks’: Quds Force

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/no-of-hezbollahs-precision-guided-missiles-more-than-israels-estimates-quds-force/   Description: Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi, Deputy Commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, addresses Israeli speculations regarding Hezbollah’s game-changing precision-guided missiles. Source: Al Mayadeen TV (You Tube) Date: January 3, 2021 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: – The Host: With regards to a point that the Israeli occupation continuously talks about, and even further, (the Israelis) declare

Assad’s Top Aide ridicules US demands for Syria to break ties with Iran-led Axis

http://middleeastobserver.net/assads-top-aide-ridicules-us-demands-for-syria-to-break-ties-with-iran-led-axis/ Description: Top Adviser to the Syrian President, Bouthaina Shaaban, ridicules US demands for Syria to cut its ties with Iran, Hezbollah, and the various Palestinian factions present within Damascus, all members of what is otherwise known as the ‘Resistance Axis’. Shaaban points out that these are matters of national sovereignty, and that Syrians are well aware that the huge ongoing ‘terrorist war’ against their nation is due to their

Poles Decided to Spit on Trump and Please Biden (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. The authorities of the Russophobic Poland have yet again demonstrated the full value of the Eastern European lackey behaviour before the USA. Andrzej Duda who just recently spoke about the joint military program ‘Fort Trump’ has now demonstratively abandoned this name and rushed to play up to Joe Biden. The newest history of relations between Washington and Warsaw consists of train of acts

How ‘Office of the US President’ developed ‘Imperial Power’: TV Report

http://middleeastobserver.net/how-office-of-the-us-president-developed-imperial-power-tv-report/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK99dRpL9WQ Description: Television report on the historical development of the US president’s powers, into what is now referred to by some as the ‘Imperial Presidency’. Source: Al Mayadeen TV (YouTube) Date: November 27, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: TV Report: When the Americans managed to defeat Britain and achieve their independence (on the 4th of July, 1776),

Why Did RT Hire Liberals That Are Bringing Harm to Russia? (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated and captioned by Leo. Guess who started the cycle of documentaries about the “main people of the country” on the state channel RT Russia? From the editor-in-chief of the disgusting Russophobic radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov. It is this person who, in violation of the law, does not liquidate the media despised by the people, according to RT, is worthy of the title of “the main person

‘Truce with US occupiers is now over’: Iraq’s Sheikh al-Khazali

http://middleeastobserver.net/truce-with-us-occupiers-is-now-over-iraqs-sheikh-al-khazali/ Description: Secretary General of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq movement, Sheikh Qais al-Khazali, announced in an interview with Iraqi state television that the truce that ‘resistance factions’ provided US occupying forces weeks ago had now ended. Al-Khazali explained that the truce was now over because US occupying forces did not meet the main condition of providing a timetable for their withdrawal from Iraq. The other key condition was that the

Expert explains Yemen’s global strategic value & why US/Saudis want it

http://middleeastobserver.net/expert-explains-yemens-global-strategic-value-why-us-saudis-want-it/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtTiaZ73oqU&feature=youtu.be Description: An expert on Yemen, Hassan Shaaban, explains the global strategic importance of Yemen and its Bab al-Mandeb waterway, and thus underlines the motives of the American-Saudi military campaign in the impoverished country. Source: Al-Manar TV via Kalam Siyasi (YouTube Channel) Date: Oct 25, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript:   Hassan Shaaban, Expert in Yemeni

Russian and Belorussian Defense Ministers Give Important Update on Belarus

  Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. Meeting took place on October 27, 2020. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu: Good day, dear colleagues. The Republic of Belarus was and remains our closest neighbour, reliable ally and strategic partner. This is particularly important under the current conditions of international instability, when the mistrust in relations between countries is growing, when attempts are made to undermine the basis of the international

Saudi-led blockade keeps lifeblood Yemeni port at standstill

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/saudi-led-blockade-keeps-lifeblood-yemeni-port-at-standstill-news-report/ Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szlry1As6jQ Description: News report on the deteriorating situation at Yemen’s lifeblood port of Al Hudaydah caused by the Saudi-led blockade. Source: RT Arabic Date: October 24, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: RT reporter: A complete standstill and empty berths with no commercial ships nor humanitarian aid… This is the

Naqqash: I predict US civil war after 2020 Presidential Election

From : http://middleeastobserver.net/naqqash-i-predict-us-civil-war-after-2020-presidential-election/ Description: In a recent interview with Syrian television, senior Lebanese political analyst Anees Naqqash says that he predicts that an American ‘civil war’ will ensue from the 2020 US presidential election on November 3, regardless of whether Donald Trump wins or loses the election. Source: Syrian Al-Akhbariya, via the ‘Kalam Siyasi’ YouTube channel Date: October 11, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing

Former USSR Republics Are Going Crazy. Russia Doesn’t Stop Them. (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. Note for video: If the subtitles are off compared to the text below, it’s because YouTube has changed their captioning system and it is a worse update than usual. This time it doesn’t allow me to update the saves from the original translation file. Next time I will try a different method.   Apparently Azerbaijan’s war against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, which filled the

If the Burevestnik Cruise Missile Is a Joke, Then Why Are Anglo-Saxons Worrying? (Ruslan Ostashko)

Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. The phrase “filmed at Mosfilm” has become a meme after the Euro-Ukies and the Russian ‘creatives’ squealed for a long time in unison about Putin’s cartoons in the form of drawings of the Crimean Bridge and the new weapon systems. While they have had to grudgingly admit the existence of the bridge, the reality of such missiles as the ‘Burevestnik’ is more than

Jewish Settler Chief: ‘Palestinians have no right to a state, Bible says Israel for the Jews’

Middle East Observer   Description: In an extended interview with the Israeli i24News Arabic channel, Jewish settler leader Daniella Weiss says that Palestinians have no right to establish a state, and that the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people as proclaimed by the ‘eternal words of the Bible’. Weiss also expresses her disappointment with the UAE for demanding that the annexation plan for parts of the West Bank

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