Middle East

Turkey, NATO: Getting Closer to Divorce

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) Turkey has been a NATO ally since 1952, and US aircraft have used Incirlik Air Base in the south during the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base is home to a stockpile of US tactical nuclear weapons. A perusal of media reports leads to the conclusion that Turkey and NATO are heading […]

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Yemenis Protest 2 Years of Saudi Aggression as Famine Looms

Sana’a, Yemen (GPA) – Rights groups warn the US and UK that their continued support for the Saudi-led violence in Yemen will lead to a famine in mere months. Meanwhile, Yemenis on the ground take to the streets to protest 2 full years of Saudi aggression. Increasing Weapons to Saudi Arabia The Obama administration was no […]

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Deployment of US Troops to Worsen Situation in Syria: US Analyst

Tehran, Iran (Tasnim) – A California-based political analyst denounced a recent move by Washington to send additional forces to Syria to allegedly accelerate the defeat of the foreign-backed Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group, saying the deployment will “worsen the situation” in the Arab country. “This is a very negative development indicating the US has […]

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Despite Russian Warning, Israel Pledges to Keep Bombing Syria

Tel Aviv (GPA) – Following a meeting between Vladimir Putin and the Israeli ambassador to Russia concerning Israel’s recent actions in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country will not change their policy on bombing Syrian army positions. Tensions are high between Russia and Israel following several incursions into Syrian airspace by […]

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Turkey to Scrap Migration Agreement with EU

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Turkey’s relationship with the EU and NATO appears to have plumbed new lows. Ankara’s agreement with the EU to help hold back a flood of migrants is about to end. On March 13, Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced the freeze amid an escalating row over Turkish officials’ access to the Netherlands. Another […]

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41 Killed in US Attack on Syrian Mosque

Aleppo, Syria (teleSUR) “It was right after prayers at a time when there are usually religious lessons for men in it,” one witness told AFP. On Thursday the U.S. government confirmed that it carried out an airstrike in Syria which, according to AFP, struck a mosque killing 46 civilians. A spokesperson for U.S. Central Command […]

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Iranian Navy to Boost Presence in Int’l Waters: Commander

Tehran, Iran (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari highlighted the steps the Navy has taken to improve its capabilities and stressed the enhanced presence of his forces in high seas in the future. Speaking during a tour of Khoramshahr Naval Base in southwestern Iran, the commander underlined that the Navy is in possession […]

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UN Agency Calls Israeli Policy What it is: Apartheid

New York (GPA) – A report was issued this morning by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) that found Israel’s treatment of Palestinians fits the definition of apartheid by the standards of international law. ESCWA, which is composed of 18 Arab countries, published the report this morning claiming Israeli policy fits […]

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Yemeni Forces Pound Saudi Positions with Artillery Shells

Sana’a, Yemen (Tasnim) – The Yemeni army and allied fighters from the Popular Committees shelled two military bases inside Saudi Arabia, inflicting major losses on the kingdom’s military. The artillery attacks were launched against Saudi positions in the kingdom’s southern Najran Province, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network reported Thursday. During the shelling, dozens of Saudi soldiers were […]

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Hundreds of US Boots On The Ground In Syria

Raqqa, Syria (ANTIMEDIA) A number of leading outlets, including the New York Times, are now reporting that the U.S. is sending more and more ground troops into Syria. According to the New York Times, the U.S. just sent an additional 400 troops to Syria to help prepare for a looming fight in Raqqa, ISIS’ supposed capital in Syria. […]

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