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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

Nasrallah – It was groups trained by Soleimani that drove US army out of Iraq in 2011

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-it-was-groups-trained-by-soleimani-that-drove-us-army-out-of-iraq-in-2011/ Description: In an extensive interview in late 2020, Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah provides a detailed explanation of the identity of the “resistance groups” that he says were responsible for militarily driving the U.S. army out of Iraq in 2011. Nasrallah explains that the overwhelming majority of the operations carried out on U.S. forces between 2003 and 2011 were carried out not by Al-Qaeda and its likes, but

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

‘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

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),

‘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

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

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

Lebanese academic explains Khamenei’s roadmap for ‘New Islamic Civilization’

Middle East Observer Description: The following is a translation of an Arabic article by Lebanese academic Dr Muhammad Mohsen Olleik, in which he analyses the roadmap by Iran’s Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei for the building of a new “Islamic Civilization”. Olleik, a lecturer in Education and Islamic Studies from the Lebanese University, says that the Islamic world today is before a “golden opportunity” that can bring about the revival of

Iran-Russia-China alliance transforming global balance of power: Naqqash

By Middle East Observer During a television political talk show, senior Lebanese political analyst Anees Naqqash commented on the significance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Russia on the 21st of July, 2020, to reportedly discuss the extension of a decades-long strategic agreement between Tehran and Moscow by a further 20 years. Zarif’s visit occurred around about the same time that reports emerged regarding the imminent signing of

Lebanon’s President: Justice will be served, economic siege now lifted

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/lebanons-president-justice-will-be-served-economic-siege-now-lifted/ Description: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun fielded various questions from local media surrounding the fallout from the national disaster at the Port of Beirut on August the 4th. Source: Al Jadeed News (YouTube) Date: August 7, 2020 (Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here) Transcript: Lebanese President Michel Aoun: Lebanese people are angry and I am angry

What happened —and didn’t happen— at the Israel-Lebanon border?

By Sayed Hasan for The Saker blog From resistancenews.org On the night of Sunday, July 19th, airstrikes hit Damascus International Airport. Though Israel didn’t claim responsibility for them, sticking to their longtime “zone of denial” policy, no one doubts they were the perpetrators. On Monday, the Syrian Army announced 7 soldiers were injured. It could have been one strike among hundreds of others, soon forgotten because of the lack of

Iraqi PMF leader: Operations on US forces to escalate day by day

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/iraqi-pmf-leader-operations-on-us-forces-to-escalate-day-by-day/ Description: Deputy Secretary General of the Al-Nujaba Movement, a faction of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), says that ‘resistance operations against U.S. occupation forces in Iraq will escalate day by day’. In an interview with Al Mayadeen TV, Nasr al-Shimmari added that the country’s ‘resistance forces’ had previously given time for dialogue in order for American forces to leave Iraq, however, it was clear that the ‘US only

Nasrallah: US choking Lebanon, Hezbollah will respond, Iran/China on standby

Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here Source: http://middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-us-strangling-lebanon-iran-china-ready-to-help/ Description: In a televised speech on Tuesday (16.06.2020), Hezbollah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah attributed the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon to the role of the United States in seeking to strangle the Arab country in the service of Israeli interests. Nasrallah said that Hezbollah will not allow the United States to starve

Nasrallah: Iran’s Khamenei is our ‘Husayn’ & the leader of Resistance Axis – English Subs

Description: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a large commemoration of ‘Ashura’ in Beirut (10-09-2019) that Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the modern-day example of Imam Husayn and hence the Lebanese group will never forsaken him. The grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the third Imam in Shia Islam, Imam Husayn was martyred in Karbala (southern Iraq) in 680 AD by the army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I. Due

Saudi Analyst: ‘Israeli enemy’s presence in Gulf waters is rejected, but Iran is to blame’ – English Subs

Description: Saudi political analyst Dr. Ahmad al-Shahri recently said that while he is opposed to the “enemy state Israel” entering Persian Gulf waters as part of a so-called US-led maritime security mission, it is in fact Iran that is to blame for “summoning” Tel Aviv and the “whole world” to this area. Source: RT Arabic Date: 7 August, 2019 Transcript: http://middleeastobserver.net/saudi-analyst-israeli-enemys-presence-in-gulf-waters-is-rejected-but-iran-is-to-blame-english-subs/ Help our work continue by supporting us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObs… Subscribe –