Middle East

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… »

24.02.2018

U.S. Escalates Syrian War

U.S. Escalates Syrian War

“The commitment must be to end United States interventions and declare independence from anyone who is not firmly opposed to crimes cooked up in Washington.” Reprinted with permission by Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report editor and senior columnist, 14 Feb 2018   The seven year-old war waged against Syria ought… »

24.02.2018

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria?

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria?

By Nauman Sadiq On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group. In order to understand… »

22.02.2018

Palestinian youth in Nablus: ‘Unite and stop with the division’

Palestinian youth in Nablus: ‘Unite and stop with the division’

Palestinian youth demonstrate in Nablus, demanding peace and calling for non-violent opposition to the occupation. By +972 Magazine Staff Palestinian youth from across the West Bank demonstrated near Al Najah University in Nablus on Monday. The demonstrators held a long banner bearing slogans calling for peace, supporting non-violent struggle, and… »

26.01.2018

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

WMD out of the Middle East: Achieving the Possible

A preparatory conference was held this week at the Edinburgh City Chambers in which diplomats, experts, academics and civil society representatives with understanding of the Middle East region considered the elements that would be required in order to start work on getting an agreement between countries in the Middle East… »

25.01.2018

‘I won’t fly refugees to their deaths’: The El Al pilots resisting deportation

‘I won’t fly refugees to their deaths’: The El Al pilots resisting deportation

At least three pilots for Israel’s flag carrier publish declarations publicly refusing to take part in the forced deportation of asylum seekers should they be asked to. The Israeli government is giving tens of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers a stark choice: deportation or indefinite imprisonment. By Yael… »

23.01.2018

Redrawing the map of Syria

Redrawing the map of Syria

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the United States “does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders”, accusing Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity along Turkish and Iraqi border zones. Speaking at an annual press conference in Moscow… »

11.01.2018

Jordan FM, EU’s Mogherini discuss Jerusalem

Jordan FM, EU’s Mogherini discuss Jerusalem

Jordan’s foreign minister and the European Union’s foreign policy chief discussed Jerusalem over the phone Monday and agreed on the need to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of a two-state solution, Anadolu reports. In a written statement, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry said Ayman Safadi and Federica Mogherini addressed the results of… »

07.01.2018

What about Iran’s protests

What about Iran’s protests

By Emily Thornberry, Labour Member of Parliament and Shadow Foreign Secretry, published in Facebook, with thanks to Owen Jones who introduces her post: “Support human rights in Iran, learn from the calamitous history of Western intervention in the Middle East. Excellent post from Emily Thornberry.” “Dear Friends, A number of… »

05.01.2018

Dozens of Israeli Teens: ‘We Refuse to Enlist Out of a Commitment to Peace’

Dozens of Israeli Teens: ‘We Refuse to Enlist Out of a Commitment to Peace’

Sixty-three Israeli teenagers have published an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Thursday, declaring their refusal to join the Israeli army due to their opposition to the occupation. The group calls itself the “2017 Seniors’ Letter,” continuing a long tradition of similar letters sent by high school seniors announcing… »

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