Now President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is demonized and 'mistrusted', ridiculed and dismissed as a demagogue, condemned as a rough element, mocked as a buffoon. In his own country he is enjoying the highest popularity rating of any president in its history: at least well over 70 percent, but often even over 80 percent.
Turkey and Russia have coordinated a comprehensive truce plan, which will be presented to the parties of the conflict in Syria. This is not the first time, when the United States has not been invited to take part in negotiations on the regulation of the Syrian conflict. In December, foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey gathered in Moscow
The liberation of Aleppo, Syria's second city and an ancient marvel, represents the most serious setback for the 15-year long Washington-led aggression on the entire region. An effective recolonisation of the region has stretched from Afghanistan to Libya, under a range of false pretexts. Invasions and proxy wars have been backed by economic...
The brutal killing of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in Ankara was committed the day when Russian President Putin was going to attend "Woe from Wit" at Moscow's Maly Theater - the spectacle based on the great play by Alexander Griboyedov. Griboyedov was a writer, musician and diplomat of the highest rank, who was killed in Persia
The first casualty in war is truth: when conflicts flare up fierce is always very difficult, if not impossible, to be able to inform the public by maintaining a slightest impartiality and intellectual honesty. Often it is easier adapt yourself to the common choir, the official mainstream, because it is the most comfortable and safe solution.
Vladimir Putin started his two-day visit to Japan on December 15. The Russian president arrived in Japan two hours later than was originally planned. Putin is staying in Japan in the town of Nagato, the native town of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Russian president was accommodated in a modest hotel next to hot springs
The Committee on Armed Services of the US Senate said at a meeting dedicated to the struggle against global threats to the United States that terrorist organizations in the Middle East, as well as Russia and China, were the biggest challenges to the United States of America. Russia and China seek to restore their erstwhile influence
China resorted to tough rhetoric at a meeting of the UN Security Council and blocked a resolution on Aleppo. China's ambassador accused the West of unleashing the war in Syria. China is mad because Trump accused Beijing of protectionist policies and made it clear that he would establish relations with Taiwan
Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger
Turkish President Erdogan stated that the Turkish army launched a military operation in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Kremlin was surprises to hear such a statement from the Turkish leader. Putin's official spokesman stated that Erdogan's recent statements on Syria came contrary to what he had said before
The friendship between Russia and Egypt started many decades ago, when the USSR rescued Egypt from collapse and helped the Egyptians create a modern army and return the territories seized by Israel. The USSR ran an extensive program to create the Egyptian army, but it was air defense systems that pushed Israel towards a move to sign the peace...
We do not know what Obama will do in the Middle East before January 20, when Trump takes office officially. It is not ruled out that the outgoing president may make thoughtless decisions. Trump said during his campaign that he was not interested in Bashar Assad - he was interested in the destruction of the Islamic State
The cause of the wars that has been ongoing in the Middle East for a century is the decision taken in the Cairo conference of 1921. In the Cairo conference, the 40 representatives of British imperialism drew up the new borders of the Middle East without bothering to consult the people who lived there