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He’s a human rights activist. Yet how does his employer, the Palestinian Authority, obstruct him?

He’s a human rights activist. Yet how does his employer, the Palestinian Authority, obstruct him?

If all Palestinians were like him, Israeli would have had no chance.

01 June 2016

by Max J. Schindler

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Although most of Fallujah’s population is believed to have fled, 50,000 people are still thought to be trapped inside with limited access to food, water or healthcare

31 May 2016

US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

US Allied Forces Launch Operation to Liberate Raqqa

“We’re launching this campaign with the help of coalition forces in northern Raqqa”

24 May 2016

Agent Orange: A Reflection of the US addiction to Biological and Chemical Warfare

Agent Orange: A Reflection of the US addiction to Biological and Chemical Warfare

In recent years, the hypocrisy of US expansionist doctrine has been further exposed by its historic involvement in the use biological warfare.

24 May 2016

Opinion: 1

by Danny Haiphong

BRITISH GENERAL SAYS A NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA IN 2017 IS “ENTIRELY PLAUSIBLE”

BRITISH GENERAL SAYS A NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA IN 2017 IS “ENTIRELY PLAUSIBLE”

With tensions between Russia and the West at post-cold war highs, a former NATO deputy military chief is now saying that a nuclear war with Russia over the Baltic nations in 2017 is "entirely plausible" according to RT

19 May 2016

U.S. Special Forces take the fight to ISIS in Libya

U.S. Special Forces take the fight to ISIS in Libya

U.S. is operating on the ground and over Libya as the West moves to boost security operations in the country to bolster Libya's desperate fight against ISIS

18 May 2016

Iraq Launches Western Operation Against Islamic State

Iraq Launches Western Operation Against Islamic State

Iraq's security forces have announced the start of an operation to retake control of Ar-Rutbah, a town in western Anbar province that links Islamic State-controlled areas there with the Jordanian and Syrian borders.

17 May 2016

Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight

Libya: US backs arming of government for IS fight

The US and other world powers have said they are ready to arm Libya's UN-backed unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group.

16 May 2016

ISIS declares state of emergency in self-declared capital

ISIS declares state of emergency in self-declared capital

U.S. military officials are closely watching social media and news reports that say ISIS believes it may soon come under siege in Raqqa, Syria, its self-declared capital

14 May 2016

Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed in Syria

Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed in Syria

The man believed to be Hezbollah's most senior military commander in Syria's war has been killed in Damascus.

13 May 2016

Three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

At least 93 people have been killed, police and medics say.

11 May 2016

Iraq says Islamic State control shrinks to 14 percent of its territory

Iraq says Islamic State control shrinks to 14 percent of its territory

U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State had retaken around two-thirds of the territory seized by the militants in their lightning sweep across the country's north and west in 2014

11 May 2016

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Regardless of whether they failed in their goals with regards to Iraq, or if chaos and instability is the goal in and of itself as many others would argue, the bottom line is that Iraq still has a chance

10 May 2016

by Navid Nasr

Afghanistan executes six death row prisoners in crackdown on Taliban

Afghanistan executes six death row prisoners in crackdown on Taliban

Afghanistan hanged six men convicted of terrorism, as part of a tougher new policy towards the Taliban promised by President in response to last month's suicide attack in Kabul

08 May 2016

Syrian civil war: Russia, U.S. to work together

Syrian civil war: Russia, U.S. to work together

While world leaders decry the bombing of a children's hospital in Aleppo, an unusual partnership in the Syrian civil war is forming in Geneva

04 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Airstrikes in Aleppo Kill Civilians

Airstrikes in Aleppo Kill Civilians

“It is our view that this, essentially, would be a refreshment of the cessation of hostilities and getting both sides to commit to refreshing the commitments that they made”

30 April 2016

Turning point in battle against IS?

Turning point in battle against IS?

The international campaign against the Islamic State is evolving quickly. As the U.S. announces a new phase in its campaign, the key question is what the extremist group will do to thwart the campaign

29 April 2016

Kerry expresses outrage after 50 killed in strike on Syrian hospital

Kerry expresses outrage after 50 killed in strike on Syrian hospital

An airstrike on a hospital in Syria has killed 50 people; the UN warns that the situation in Aleppo has become "catastrophic" amid intensified fighting in recent days

29 April 2016

The Kurdish Phoenix

The Kurdish Phoenix

It remains to be seen whether the Kurds will maintain their internal unity and cooperation with other Iraqi and international participants, and will continue to enjoy their friendly and secular image in the eyes of Western audiences.

28 April 2016

by Danny Orbach

UN envoy urges Obama, Putin to step in Syrian peace talks

UN envoy urges Obama, Putin to step in Syrian peace talks

Staffan de Mistura told that the cessation of hostilities agreed upon by the Western- and Saudi-backed opposition and Assad’s government – backed by Moscow –“hangs by a thread”

28 April 2016

Iraq Army Renews Offensive Toward Mosul Under Heavy Coalition Airstrikes

Iraq Army Renews Offensive Toward Mosul Under Heavy Coalition Airstrikes

The advance was brought to a halt, when the Iraqi soldiers have encountered heavy resistance after managing to retake three out of eight villages from ISIS fighters.

27 April 2016

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

Afghan President stepped back from attempts to engage Taliban in peace talks, vowing that Afghanistan will instead “execute” enemies of the state and prepare for an extended war

25 April 2016

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Mosul Dam is the key hydro-project that provides electricity and irrigation for millions of Iraqis. The good news ends there.

25 April 2016

by Theodore Karasik

BDS Will Fail to End the Israeli Occupation (and Didn't Actually Work in South Africa)

BDS Will Fail to End the Israeli Occupation (and Didn't Actually Work in South Africa)

Is the BDS (boycotts, divestment and sanctions) movement effective as a means to end the occupation? The historical record gives a negative answer. In order to achieve a breakthrough, one has to adopt an altogether different strategy.

20 April 2016

by Danny Orbach

WAR - CEASEFIRE: ALEATORY CONTRACT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH

WAR - CEASEFIRE: ALEATORY CONTRACT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH

The frozen conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh has started again: war, ceasefire; however, no option for peace.

15 April 2016

by Miray Aslan

Isis fighters’ numbers hit two-year low, Obama says

Isis fighters’ numbers hit two-year low, Obama says

"In other words, the Isis core in Syria and Iraq continues to shrink.”

14 April 2016

Al-Qaeda is back

Al-Qaeda is back

Chief executives are concerned over growing ties between the Taliban and al-Qaeda

13 April 2016

Afghan Taliban Announce Spring Offensive

Afghan Taliban Announce Spring Offensive

The Islamist movement vows to take more territory and launch large-scale attacks

12 April 2016

President Obama: Libya aftermath 'worst mistake' of presidency

President Obama: Libya aftermath 'worst mistake' of presidency

“Probably failing to plan for the day after, what I think was the right thing to do, in intervening in Libya”

11 April 2016

Killary – The Epically Abusive “Arctic Monster”: Part Two

Killary – The Epically Abusive “Arctic Monster”: Part Two

Some forums purport that Bill and Hillary Clinton knew so many people that just a few deaths among their associates should not raise concern

07 April 2016

by Satori Wolstenholme

Mass Grave Found in Syria's Palmyra

Mass Grave Found in Syria's Palmyra

Palmyra, coined as the "bride of the desert," used to attract tens of thousands of tourists every year.

03 April 2016

Why is David Cameron so silent on the recapture of Palmyra from the clutches of Isis?

Why is David Cameron so silent on the recapture of Palmyra from the clutches of Isis?

In the end, it was the Syrian army - and its Hezbollah chums from Lebanon, and the Iranians, and the Russians - who drove the Isis murderers out of Palmyra

28 March 2016

Syrian forces capture Palmyra city from ISIS militants

Syrian forces capture Palmyra city from ISIS militants

Palmyra recaptured from ISIS on Sunday, months after the city fell to the Islamic extremist group

27 March 2016

Opinion: 1

From Istanbul to Brussels: What Is Going On?

From Istanbul to Brussels: What Is Going On?

On March 19, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Istiklal street, by Taksim, Istanbul. And today, March 22, a major terror attack took place in Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station.

23 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Kurdish Federal Autonomy in Northern Syria: A Triple Challenge

Kurdish Federal Autonomy in Northern Syria: A Triple Challenge

With Russia pulling out of Syria in Putin’s latest chess move, things are expected not to calm down but to intensify

19 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Obama's Visit to Cuba a Continuation of War, not Peace, with the Socialist Nation

Obama's Visit to Cuba a Continuation of War, not Peace, with the Socialist Nation

The rulers of capital want to return Cuba to the days when US monopolies dominated the economy of the island

19 March 2016

by Danny Haiphong

Is Russia’s Syria Withdrawal Putin's Gamble? Economic, Geopolitical Consequences At Stake, Analysts Say

Is Russia’s Syria Withdrawal Putin's Gamble? Economic, Geopolitical Consequences At Stake, Analysts Say

Syrian civilians finally can hope that the current cease-fire is perhaps the beginning of the end of what has been classified as genocide

16 March 2016

Russia to withdraw forces from Syria

Russia to withdraw forces from Syria

Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu gave the order to withdraw and aircraft are being loaded up for long-range flights back to Russia.

15 March 2016

5 years after the spark, Syria war at a critical juncture

5 years after the spark, Syria war at a critical juncture

A diplomatic framework is in place to end the Syrian carnage, a two-week-old partial cease-fire is holding, and peace talks are set to resume in coming days.

13 March 2016

Why do most Palestinian-Israeli politicians defend Hezbollah against Gulf Arabs? It is due to their secularism, not religiosity

Why do most Palestinian-Israeli politicians defend Hezbollah against Gulf Arabs? It is due to their secularism, not religiosity

In one of the Levant’s stranger squabbles, Palestinian politicians in the Israeli parliament condemned the Gulf Cooperation Council for classifying the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militia as a “terrorist organization.”

12 March 2016

by Max J. Schindler

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters'

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters'

Even though the government denies its army targeted civilians Investigators found that 1,300 women had been raped last year in oil-rich Unity State alone.

11 March 2016

Eating Leaves, and Other Ways Besieged Syrians Try to Survive

Eating Leaves, and Other Ways Besieged Syrians Try to Survive

The horrors of everyday life in Syria where the war shows no signs of stopping

09 March 2016

When it Comes to Hezbollah, Israel has Russia’s Ear

When it Comes to Hezbollah, Israel has Russia’s Ear

It appears then that while Iran and Russia have a tight alliance in Syria, they also have their major disagreements and contradicting interests, more than what meets the eye

09 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

The dangerous "replay" button

The dangerous "replay" button

For Washington to arm jihadists meant to open the way for the collapse of the USSR, and now they continue to do so in Syria.

03 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Will the Ceasefire hold? Kerry’s Plan B for Syria

Will the Ceasefire hold? Kerry’s Plan B for Syria

Syria would be wise to focus on ISIS and Nusra rather than attack the other rebel groups, so as to show them that peace pays more than war.

28 February 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Syria: Peace and Victory

Syria: Peace and Victory

Whether it is Sudan, Yugoslavia, Serbia itself, Macedonia, Ukraine, Russia, China, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen or Iran, the methods, and the eventual (or hoped for) outcome of partition vary only slightly.

28 February 2016

by Navid Nasr

Libya: The Re-Intervention

Libya: The Re-Intervention

What is the main mission of the UN? To bless NATO bombs?

26 February 2016

by Navid Nasr

How Russia is Losing the Information Warfare Thanks to RT

How Russia is Losing the Information Warfare Thanks to RT

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” —Proverbs 18

23 February 2016

by Scott Bennett

President's first duty

President's first duty

"It is time to throw the “fat cats” from both Wall Street and K Street out. It is high time to let our government know what the American people really think about them and their destructive policies."

17 February 2016

by Stefan Karganovic

Old Imperialisms Die Hard: Militarising the Balkan Peninsula

Old Imperialisms Die Hard: Militarising the Balkan Peninsula

Whilst old imperialisms die hard and some dream about the glory days of bygone eras, like the Austrians in the Balkans or the Germans in Greece

16 February 2016

by Van Gelis

FSA: Free Syrian Army or Fruitcake Salafi Army?

FSA: Free Syrian Army or Fruitcake Salafi Army?

Some of the biggest lies repeatedly told, and repeatedly debunked, over the course of the past several years include "the Assad regime's" supposed propensity for using chemical/biological agents on "ITS OWN PEOPLE!!!"

22 January 2016

by Navid Nasr

Israel/Palestine: Moving Beyond the Oppressed/Oppressor Paradigm

Israel/Palestine: Moving Beyond the Oppressed/Oppressor Paradigm

A Palestinian murdered another Israeli. Only that, as usual, the human rights advocates will find an excuse for this murder too.

21 January 2016

Opinion: 1

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Syria Rebel Leader’s Assassination a Major Blow to the US-NATO-Saudi Agenda. Part 2.

Syria Rebel Leader’s Assassination a Major Blow to the US-NATO-Saudi Agenda. Part 2.

This article focused on the death of Zahran Alloush, commander of the Jaish al-Islam group in the Damascus suburbs, and his organization’s laundry list of crimes against the Syrian people, as well as...

14 January 2016

by Eric Draitser

The Cry of Madaya and A Western Fairytale

The Cry of Madaya and A Western Fairytale

1001 tales in the Middle East.

13 January 2016

by Panagiotis Papargyris

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Turkey funding ISIS: Evidence does not convince those who believe what they want to believe

Russian evidence is in the eye of the Western beholder

04 December 2015

by Danielle Ryan

Germany is about to go to war in Syria – but with whom?

Germany is about to go to war in Syria – but with whom?

In the past the German army actually helped the terrorists in Syria.

03 December 2015

by Tobias Nase

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