After Four Decades of Chaos is Iraq Finally Stabilizing?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Patrick Cockburn. Changes of government in Iraq are often fiercely disputed and frequently violent. When the monarchy was overthrown in 1958, the young King Faisal II was machine gunned in…

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Nadia Murad: I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Nadia Murad. The slave market opened at night. We could hear the commotion downstairs where militants were registering and organising, and when the first man entered the room,…

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Turkey: A vindictive and pitiless regime

Monday, October 1, 2018

Esen Uslu. The Turkish army of the modern republican era has never withdrawn from any piece of land it has occupied on whatever pretext. A former British army…

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Iraq: Haider al-Abadi is losing his grip on power

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on ZCommunications September 25, 2018. An Iraqi joke says that their country must have the most environmental government in the world since the same political leaders are…

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Idlib, Syria: Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Monday, September 17, 2018

Esen Uslu. Posted on Weekly Worker Sept 13, 2108. The forces of Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Iran and Russia, are poised to strike deep into Syria’s Idlib…

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Iran missile strike opens door to escalation with Kurdish armed groups

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fazel Hawramy. Posted on Al-Monitor Sept 14, 2018. The patience of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) with Iranian Kurdish groups operating from northern Iraq was wearing thin. Spiraling…

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Iranian Kurds begin strike against executions and missile attacks

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wladimir van Wilgenburg. Posted on Kurdistan24, September 12 2018. ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iranian Kurdish shopkeepers on Wednesday began Rojhilat-wide (Iranian Kurdistan) strike against the executions of Kurdish…

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Israeli Cruelty and Palestine’s Predicament

Monday, August 27, 2018

Vijay Prashad. Posted on Counterpunch August 27, 2018. Standing on the campus of Birzeit University in Ramallah (Palestine) one gets a full flavour of the beauty of Palestine…

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That Facebook Will Turn to Censoring the Left Isn’t a Worry—It’s a Reality

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Alan Macleod. Posted on FAIR August 22, 2018. On August 6, a number of giant online media companies, including Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Spotify and Pinterest, took the seemingly…

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Gunshot Gaza: hospitals struggle to treat surge in firearms injuries

Monday, August 20, 2018

Jonathan Owen Published by BMJ August 10, 2018. New types of complex injuries in the Palestinian territory are leading to lifelong disabilities as prompt comprehensive care is beyond…

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Is Israel Preparing A War On Hezbollah In Lebanon? Would Russia Expand Its Presence To South Lebanon?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Elijah J Magnier. Posted on American Herald Tribune August 13, 2018. Tension is silently mounting between Israel and Hezbollah on the Lebanese border, where frenetic preparations are taking…

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Warnings of ‘Iraq War Redux’ as Bolton and Pompeo Are Reportedly Leading Push to ‘Forment Unrest’ in Iran

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Jake Johnson. Posted on Common Dreams July 12, 2018. n writings and speeches over just the past several months, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and…

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US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee approves the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Amjad Iraqi. Posted on London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 14 · 19 July 2018. Late last month, the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee approved…

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Netanyahu, Putin talk Iran before Helsinki summit

Friday, July 20, 2018

Marianna Belenkay. Posted on Al-Monitor On July 11, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his third visit to Russia this year to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The talks were…

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Women are at the forefront of challenging extremism in Idlib

Friday, July 6, 2018

Leila Al Shami. Posted on Leila’s Blog July 5, 2108. This was originally published at Chatham House. Here is a longer, un-edited version. In May, SMART News Agency,…

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Why Are We Still Talking About Iran In The World Cup?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sophia Akram. Posted on the Iranian June 30 2018. While it may not have been an all out win for Iran this World Cup, there were nonetheless still…

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The Great Return March and the Women of Gaza

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fadi Abu Shammalah and Jen Marlowe Posted on Znet on June 13, 2018 from TomDispach on June 12, 2018 “I am here because I heard my town call…

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Lebanon’s mountains are being wiped from the map – but does anyone care?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Robert Fisk. Posted on the Independent June 2018. Rarely are journalists lost for words. But how do you describe the destruction of entire mountains, the slashing down of…

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As Planet Chokes on Plastic Waste, UN Report Offers Roadmap to Tackle Global Crisis

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jessica Corbett, staff writer. Posted on Common Dreams June 5, 2018. In what’s being called “hope for a better planet on #WorldEnvironmentDay,” a United Nations report published Tuesday found…

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Scourging Yemen: civilians are being punished with death

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kathy Kelly. Posted on ZCommunications 22 May, 2018. On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that…

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Morocco’s Movements Take to the Streets for Water, Labor Reforms, and Human Rights

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ilhem Rachidi. Posted on Toward Freedom May 10, 2018. Last December, the brothers Houcine and Jedouane Dioui died while working in a coal mine in Jerada, a small…

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Israel: The Struggle of Refugees and Palestinians is One

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Yehuda Stern. Posted on Left Voice April 12, 2018. There have been two important developments these past weeks in Palestine. The first began on March 30 in Gaza,…

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Calling on world conscience

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh. Posted on Electronic Intifada April 7, 2108. Much has already been written and said about the bloody events of the first Great March of Return…

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Bread, water and roses: The guerrillas of Shengal (Sinjar)

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Marcel Cartier. Posted on The Region on April 4, 2018. Powerful, sobering and heart-wrenching images are once again to be seen from the Yazidi heartland of Shengal, otherwise…

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Iran, Russia and Turkey plan Syria’s future as Trump seeks an exit

Friday, April 6, 2018

Erin Cunningham Posted on Washington Post on April 4. 2018 ISTANBUL — The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Wednesday for high-level talks on ending the Syrian…

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Israeli peace group urges soldiers to refuse orders to shoot Gaza protesters

Friday, April 6, 2018

Posted on Informed Consent on April 6, 2018. BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem launched a campaign entitled “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot,” on Thursday urging…

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Israel admits, then deletes, responsibility for Gaza killings

Monday, April 2, 2018

Ali Abunimah. Posted on ZCommunications April 1, 2018. From Electronic Intifada March 31. The Israeli army posted a statement on Twitter on Saturday apparently accepting full responsibility for…

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Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

Friday, March 30, 2018

Posted on The Region on March 29, 2018. A number of protests have broken out in Iran since the beginning of the year over water, a growing political…

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Iran: Prison sentence for Maryam Shariatmadari for taking off her hejab

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Maryam Shariatmadari, one of the women of Enghelab Street, who took off her compulsory hejab as protest on 23rd February 2018, following the weeks of protest across in…

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Bolton pick underscores Trump’s foreign policy confusion

Friday, March 23, 2018

Michael Crowley and Bryan Bender. Posted on Politico on March 23, 2018. For the Donald Trump who preaches an “America First” foreign policy with little patience for international…

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