Middle East & North Africa


The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war by proxy on Iran, Turkish President Erodoğan has launched a major war against the Kurdish people and their aspirations for a Kurdish state.

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Life has become a bleak vision for us, something we fantasise about. And that is how it’s like to be in a war. We can listen to our hearts beating heavily as the bombardment begins,

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Washington is overtly supporting the Iraqi Shiite government, while covertly training, arming and funding the Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Supporting the influx of terrorist brigades into Iraq is an act of foreign aggression by the US and its allies

The USAF B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber: "An Instrument of Peace"...

Tactical nuclear weapons or so-called “mini-nukes” are bunker buster bombs equipped with a nuclear warhead. Their explosive capacity (e.g. the B61-11) varies between one third and six times a Hiroshima bomb.

The Oil Coup By Mike Whitney, October 09, 2015
Killing Fields: Are Israeli Forces Preparing For Another Genocidal Massacre of Palestinians? By 21st Century Wire, October 09, 2015
Media Reports ISIS Nuclear Plot That Never Actually Involved ISIS By Adam Johnson, October 09, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks out following a press conference at his Jerusalem office on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal with Iran could strike a heavy personal blow to Netanyahu, leaving him at odds with the international community and with few options for scuttling an agreement he has spent years trying to prevent. (AP Photo/Oren Ben Hakoon)
Netanyahu Emulates Provocation by Sharon in Inciting another Intifada: Where is the International Outrage? By Anthony Bellchambers, October 09, 2015
The UN General Assembly: Latin Americans Don’t Call for Nuremberg Prosecution of Western Leaders, Gaddafi Did in 2009 By Jay Janson, October 09, 2015
Why the U.S. Owns the Rise of the Islamic State and the Syria Disaster By Gareth Porter, October 09, 2015
Over 1,000 ISIS and Al Nusra Militants Surrender To Syrian Army In Last 24 Hours By Fars News Agency, October 09, 2015
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The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved By Tony Cartalucci, October 09, 2015
The Impulsiveness of US Power By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 09, 2015
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Large Scale Assault against ISIS by Syrian Armed Forces (SAA), Russian Warships Fired 26 Long Range Missiles against ISIS Positions By South Front, October 09, 2015
In One Week, Russian Airstrikes Destroyed Forty Percent of ISIL’s Infrastructure By Sputnik, October 08, 2015
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Obama Approved Israeli West Bank Violence By Stephen Lendman, October 08, 2015
Syria and the Drumbeat of World War By Bill Van Auken, October 08, 2015
Alleged “Violations” of Turkish Air Space by Russian Warplanes. Fear and Loathing in Turkish Airspace By Ulson Gunnar, October 08, 2015
Russia’s First Week in Waging a “Real” War on Terror. 112 Targets Struck. ISIS Forces Retreating By Stephen Lendman, October 08, 2015
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ISIS Terrorists Driving Toyota Pickup Trucks, Where Do They Get Them From? By RT, October 08, 2015
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Timeline of Russia’s Anti-terror Operation in Syria By RT, October 08, 2015
“The New Middle East”: Russian Style By Andrew Korybko, October 08, 2015
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The Double-Speak of American Civilian Humanitarianism By Luciana Bohne, October 08, 2015
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Syrian Army Storms Positions of Al Nusra, ISIS and “Moderate Terrorists”. Air Cover Provided by Russian War Planes By South Front, October 08, 2015
Russian Drone Films ISIS Militants Hiding Weapons, Munitions near Syrian Mosques By RT News, October 07, 2015
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The Dirty War on Syria: Barrel Bombs, Partisan Sources and War Propaganda By Prof. Tim Anderson, October 07, 2015
Choosing Hegemony: Turkey, NATO and the Path to War
Russia “Violated” Turkish Airspace Because Turkey “Moved” Its Border By SyrianFreePress, October 07, 2015
Syrian Government Forces Prepare Full-Scale Ground Offensive against US Sponsored Al Qaeda Positions By South Front, October 07, 2015
Russia’s Surgical Strikes in Syria: 80 Military Targets including Terrorist Command Posts, ISIS Training Camps, Ammunition Depots By Vladimir Kozin, October 07, 2015
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Israeli Fascist Brutality By Stephen Lendman, October 07, 2015
After All We Did For Them in Fallujah! By Edward S. Herman, October 07, 2015
A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists By Gary Leupp, October 06, 2015
ISIS Fighters Deserting After Russia Nails Them with 60 Sorties in 72 Hours. The US Couldn’t do This for a Full Year, WHY? By Russia Insider, October 06, 2015
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3,000 Terrorists Leave Syria Following Russian Airstrikes – Military Source By RT, October 06, 2015
How Syrians View Russia versus U.S. By Eric Zuesse, October 06, 2015
Britain’s Secret Widespread Use of Torture By Graham Vanbergen, October 06, 2015
A Game of Dice With Russia: “Do You Realize What You Have Done?” By Luciana Bohne, October 06, 2015
Russia Precipitates the Abandonment of the SWIFT International Payments System among BRICS Countries By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez, October 06, 2015
Washington’s War Crime in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, October 06, 2015
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Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 06, 2015
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Russia Disrupts Obama’s War Plans: US, NATO and Allies Plot “Plan B in Syria”. What Next? By Stephen Lendman, October 06, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. © Ammar Awad / Reuters
Human Rights Suffer as Prime Minister Cameron “Climbs Into Bed” with Netanyahu By Anthony Bellchambers, October 06, 2015
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Kunduz Hospital Airstrike by US. Washington Admits they Did it. Gravest Violation of International Law. It Was Deliberate, It Wasn’t “Collateral Damage” By Medecins Sans Frontieres, October 06, 2015
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David Slews the Giant Goliath with a Slingshot, Netanyahu Attempts to Rewrite the Bible Story by Declaring war on Palestinian “Terrorism by Stones”. By Jonathan Cook, October 06, 2015
Where Did Obama Really Go to School? And What Is Really Happening in Syria? By Dr. T. P. Wilkinson, October 06, 2015
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Five World Leaders Challenge Western Imperialism through Diplomacy, Persuasion and Public Pressure By Prof. James Petras, October 05, 2015
So Who Is in Russia’s Crosshairs in Syria? US-NATO and Al Qaeda are Tightly Intertwined By Oriental Review, October 05, 2015
Russia Bombs Terrorists, USA Bombs Hospitals By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, October 05, 2015
THREATENING IRAN: US deploys F-22 fighter jets in Persian Gulf
Russia to Expand Syria Air Strikes against ISIS: Mission Creep or Strategy? By Dr. Christof Lehmann, October 05, 2015
Syria President al-Assad Interview: “New Anti-terrorism Coalition Must Succeed, Otherwise the Whole Region Will Be Destroyed” By Bashar al Assad, October 05, 2015
Russia Destroys Al Nusra Command and Control, Syrian Army Prepares Ground Attack against US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists, FSA Militants Surrender By South Front, October 05, 2015
France: Seeking Old Mandate in Syria By Sarkis Tsaturyan, October 05, 2015
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Timeline of CIA Interventions in Syria By Michael S. Rozeff, October 05, 2015
New York Times Moving into High Spin Denigrating Vladimir Putin on Syria By Peter Koenig, October 05, 2015
Russia versus America: A Lesson In The Abuse and Use of Power By Christopher Black, October 05, 2015
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Russian Air Force Hits 50 ISIS Targets in Syria over 3 Days, ‘Significantly’ Damaging Militants By RT, October 04, 2015
UK Government Acts To Stop Councils Divesting From Israeli Occupation By Middle East Monitor, October 04, 2015
It is the US that has been Destabilizing the Middle East, Not Russia By Sputnik and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 04, 2015
Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks By Stephen Lendman, October 04, 2015
The War on ISIS and Russia’s Role: The Covert CIA Agenda, Media Deception and Propaganda By Dr. T. P. Wilkinson, October 04, 2015
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Ireland’s Parliament: “If We Really Care about Refugees, We’ll Stop Allowing Shannon to Be Used to Bomb Their Homes…” By Mick Wallace, October 04, 2015
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Putin’s Lightning War in Syria By Mike Whitney, October 04, 2015
Syria versus America: What Exactly Would Define a Terrorist in The USA? What Have Your “Moderate Rebels” Done in the last Four Years? By Friends of Syria, October 04, 2015
Kaleidoscope of Power Games in the Middle-East – Stunning the Exceptional Nation – Lead-up to a US-Russia Proxy-War? By Peter Koenig, October 03, 2015
Putin Calls Out Washington By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 03, 2015
The Palestine Papers: Israel’s peacemakers unmasked
Israel Terrorizes Palestinians After Two Settlers Shot By Stephen Lendman, October 03, 2015
Nagorno-Karabakh Standoff: Geopolitical Struggle in the Caspian Sea Region By South Front, October 03, 2015
The Western Alliance Is Crumbling: EU Is Abandoning U.S. on Overthrowing Assad By Eric Zuesse, October 03, 2015
Syria: Russia Destroys Al Qaeda Hideouts, Command Post and Training Camp By South Front, October 03, 2015
Russia’s Campaign To Snuff Off The CIA’s Al-Qaeda Forces By Moon of Alabama, October 03, 2015
THREATENING IRAN: US deploys F-22 fighter jets in Persian Gulf
The Brave, New World of Armed Drones and UAVs. Thank God I Am Not A Child Born Today! By Anthony Bellchambers, October 03, 2015
US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes By Jason Ditz, October 03, 2015
Barack O’Bomber: US Airstrike Obliterates Hospital in Afghanistan, Casualty Numbers Rising By 21st Century Wire, October 03, 2015
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Israel’s New Police Chief Emerges from Shadowy World By Jonathan Cook, October 03, 2015
The Propaganda War against Syria Led by Avaaz and the White Helmets By Vanessa Beeley, October 02, 2015
Should the US Become an Ally of Al Qaeda in Syria? By Robert Parry, October 02, 2015
Why is Washington Against Russia Bombing ISIS and Al-Qaeda? By Daniel McAdams, October 02, 2015
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Russia and Iran are Coordinating in Syria to Preserve Regional Stability By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 02, 2015
The Anti-Russian Lying Machine in Action By Stephen Lendman, October 02, 2015
“Information on Civilian Casualties” Appeared “Before” Russian Jets in Syrian Airspace By Sputnik, October 02, 2015
This Is How Russia Handles Terrorists: Moscow Releases Video Of Syria Strikes By Tyler Durden, October 02, 2015
Finally Some Clarity About the Russian Plans in Syria. “Yes, Putin has just Won Another Major Victory against the Empire” By The Saker, October 02, 2015
Russian Airstrikes in Syria Targeted “NATO Created Mercenaries”. Michel Chossudovsky By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Sputnik, October 02, 2015
President Barack Obama publicly acknowledged a specific drone strike in Pakistan, an unprecedented step. He apologized for killing American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, two al Qaeda hostages, in a signature strike in Pakistan (Photo: White House)
Barack Obama’s Address to the United Nations General Assembly. Video and Transcript By Barack Obama, October 02, 2015