Middle East

10.04.2018

U.K. PREPARES TO JOIN TRUMP’S STRIKES ON SYRIA

U.K. PREPARES TO JOIN TRUMP’S STRIKES ON SYRIA

The UK is drawing plans to join a possible US military action against Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in town of Douma, which took place on April 7. According to reports, on April 9, military chiefs were instructed by the authorities to plan an… »

10.04.2018

Gaza: another slaughter as the UN once again looks the other way

Gaza: another slaughter as the UN once again looks the other way

At this very moment (2pm local time, April, 7), the funeral of the last victims of Israeli gunfire is taking place here in Gaza. Yesterday’s slaughter showed the world how Tel Aviv, confident of its impunity, intends to stop the people of Gaza from peacefully protesting against Israeli… »

05.04.2018

Mass Evacuations from Syria’s War-Ravaged Cities ‘Desperate Measures in Desperate Times’ — Senior UN Adviser

Mass Evacuations from Syria’s War-Ravaged Cities ‘Desperate Measures in Desperate Times’ — Senior UN Adviser

In Syria, the mass evacuation of civilians is threatening to leave aid workers “overrun” and “acutely underfunded,” as details emerge of the unparalleled destruction in urban areas like the former ISIL-held city of Raqqa, UN senior adviser Jan Egeland on 4 April 2018 said. “This is the very… »

03.04.2018

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee is a Californian academic and human rights organizer who has always been involved in the causes of the Middle East. He is part of the Syria Solidarity Movement. What people and organizations are in the Syria Solidarity Movement? The Syria Solidarity Movement has a diverse membership from Syria,… »

03.04.2018

There are already 17 dead, victims of repression in Gaza

There are already 17 dead, victims of repression in Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March on Friday, commemorating Land Day. The Israeli army claims that part of the demonstrators threw incendiary bombs and burning tires at the position of the soldiers who responded with rubber and lead bullets, as well as tear gas. The… »

25.03.2018

Palestine becomes the sixth country to ratify the Treaty on the Probibition of Nuclear Weapons

Palestine becomes the sixth country to ratify the Treaty on the Probibition of Nuclear Weapons

According to the Palestine Press office in Italy, and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on the 23rd of March Palestine became the 6th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, approved last year on the 7th of July at the UN. The Treaty… »

24.03.2018

The U.S. War in Iraq: 15 Years and Counting… the Dead and Displaced

The U.S. War in Iraq: 15 Years and Counting… the Dead and Displaced

Fifteen years have passed since President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and a coterie of neoconservatives, enabled by mainstream media cheerleaders, launched the invasion of Iraq with a murderous bombardment of Baghdad they branded “shock and awe.” Far from delivering the promised freedom and democracy and exposing stockpiles… »

23.03.2018

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

Why 55 U.S. Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen

By David Swanson Tuesday’s debate and vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to end (technically whether or not to vote on whether to end) U.S. participation in the war on Yemen can certainly be presented as a step forward. While 55 U.S. Senators voted to keep the war rolling along,… »

21.03.2018

How They Sold the Iraq War

How They Sold the Iraq War

The war on Iraq was a propaganda war where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us. Blair paid a price for his grandiose puffery. Bush has skated freely through the tempest. Why? By Jeffrey St. Clair. First published on… »

04.03.2018

The Middle East’s Nuclear Technology Clock Starts Ticking

The Middle East’s Nuclear Technology Clock Starts Ticking

by Dr James M Dorsey The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options. Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement, a seeming US willingness… »

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