Saudi Arabia Invasion of Yemen Perpetuates Chaos and Lawlessness in Middle-East

March 29, 2015
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By Ajamu Baraka Wednesday evening Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States announced that Saudi Arabia had commenced military operations against the Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement in Yemen. The Saudi intervention was not unexpected. Over the last few weeks there were signs that the U.S. and the Saudi’s were preparing the […]

Al-Zoubi to Arab teachers: Syria will always be for all Arabs

March 29, 2015
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Damascus, Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said true belief in Arab nationalism remains unshaken “in times of ordeal, not only in prosperity,” indicating that Syria will always be for all Arabs. Al-Zoubi, who was addressing a delegation of Arab teachers currently visiting Syria, underlined the role of teachers in building generations capable of rising to the […]

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Syria at IPU calls for encountering terrorism threatening women all over the world

March 29, 2015
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Hanoi, Head of the Arab and Foreign Affairs Committee in People’s Assembly Fadia Deeb called on the parliaments all over the world for encountering terrorism phenomenon which threats women, alleviating the suffering of the Syrian and Iraqi women, and putting an end to the ordeals exposed to daily by the armed terrorist organizations. ” Syrian […]

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Speaker al-Lahham: War on terrorism will not succeed without cooperation with the Syrian government

March 29, 2015
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29/03/2015 Hanoi, SANA Speaker of the Syrian People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said on Sunday that the Western plans to train and arm elements labeled by the West as “moderate opposition” in Turkey and Saudi Arabia constitute a cover for supporting terrorism and chaos in Syria, and these plants are a blatant violation of international […]

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Will US Sanctions Fixation Kill Iran Nuke Deal?

March 28, 2015
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An agreement to constrain Iran’s nuclear program is within reach but could still fail if President Obama succumbs to political pressure and refuses to grant Iran meaningful relief from sanctions, as Gareth Porter explains. By Gareth Porter With the agreed deadline for reaching a “political framework” for a final comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran only […]

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Eight civilians killed, 25 others injured in new terrorist mortar attack in Aleppo

March 28, 2015
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Aleppo, A new terrorist mortar attack killed eight civilians and injured 25 others in Aleppo city on Saturday. Terrorists positioned in Bani Zaid neighborhood targeted al-Khaldiyeh neighborhood and al-Nil Street in the city with a number of mortar shells, leaving 8 civilians dead and 25 others injured, the Police said The injured were taken to […]

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The Big Upside of an Iran-Nuke Deal

March 28, 2015
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The neocon proponents of endless war are determined to sink the nuclear talks with Iran and clear the decks for another U.S. war in the Middle East, but the fallout from such a diplomatic failure would devastate American interests, write Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett. By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Stakes in the […]

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NYT Calls for Bombing Iran

March 28, 2015
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The New York Times continues its slide into becoming little more than a neocon propaganda sheet as it followed the Washington Post in publishing an op-ed advocating the unprovoked bombing of Iran, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry If two major newspapers in, say, Russia published major articles openly advocating the unprovoked bombing of a […]

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Palestine : New Report Documents International Crimes Committed During Operation Protective Edge

March 28, 2015
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International Federation for Human Rights In a report published today entitled “Trapped and Punished: The Gaza Civilian Population under Operation Protective Edge”, FIDH presents evidence consistent with the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Israeli military during Operation Protective Edge (July-August 2014). Our organisation, the first international human rights NGO to […]

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Refugees in Their Own Country: Iraq’s Ticking Time Bomb

March 28, 2015
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There are 5.2 million Iraqis in need of assistance amid rising instability across the country, according to Unicef and OCHA. They are also warning that the coming war on Mosul will result in increasing numbers of IDPs seeking refuge in the Kurdistan region, on top of previous waves, including the arrival of 225,000 refugees from […]

US-Saudi Blitz in Yemen: Naked Aggression, Absolute Desperation

March 27, 2015
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By Tony Cartalucci The “proxy war” model the US has been employing throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and even in parts of Asia appears to have failed yet again, this time in the Persian Gulf state of Yemen. Overcoming the US-Saudi backed regime in Yemen, and a coalition of sectarian extremists including Al Qaeda […]

Yemen and Israel’s Future Vision of the Middle East

March 27, 2015
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By Wayne Madsen Beginning in 1982 with the Yinon Plan, a proposed Israeli future for a Middle East based on a series of failed Arab states divided into warring smaller fiefdoms, and maturing in the 1990s with Binyamin Netanyahu’s commissioned policy paper called «A Clean Break,» which foresaw scrapping the entire peace process with the […]

S. Nasrallah to Saudi Invaders: Yemeni People will Triumph, You’ll be Defeated

March 27, 2015
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Marwa Haidar Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah lashed out at Saudi Arabia over its war on Yemen, stressing that the failure of Riyadh’s foreign policy is the real reason behind the Kingdom’s attack against its neighbor. In a televised speech aired on al-Manar TV, Sayyed Nasrallah called on Saudi Arabia to halt its military […]

Syrian Army, NDF Evacuate 16,000 Civilians from Busra al-Sham|Battle for Idlib Continues

March 27, 2015
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Syrian Army units, and NDF evacuated ~16,000 civilians from Busra al-Sham before evacuating their positions in the city. The soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army fight for the lives of Syrian citizens, and the command gave its orders based on what’s best for Operation Liberation of the South that is still in progress in Southern […]

Saudi Attack on Yemen – The New Normal?

March 27, 2015
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Tony Cartalucci Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented act of unprovoked unilateral military aggression against Yemen by the autocratic absolute monarchy, was allegedly triggered in a US-backed attempt to restore what Riyadh is calling the “legitimate government of Yemen.” What exactly constitutes a legitimate government is not clear for a despotic regime where elections are not […]

Al-Jaafari: UN should address Syria’s humanitarian situation in deeds not just in words, its report has fallacies

March 27, 2015
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27/03/2015 New York, SANA Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari demanded serious international action to translate the views frequently expressed within the UN frame that the crisis in Syria cannot be solved through military or humanitarian means. He was addressing a Security Council session on Thursday discussing the latest periodic report of the […]

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UNHRC Vote on Resolution Regarding Syria Exposes Member Divide

March 27, 2015
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27/03/2015 Geneva, SANA Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, said that the results of the voting on a resolution regarding the situation in Syria at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) reflects the division among its members regarding this issue and the growing dismay over the exploitation of […]

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President al-Assad’s Interview with Russian Media: The West’s Intervention in Terrorists’ Favor Must Stop

March 27, 2015
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27/03/2015 Damascus, SANA President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Russian media in which he hailed the Russian initiative for inter-Syrian dialogue as positive and denied any direct dialogue between Syria and the US, stressing that there has been no real change in the American or Western policies on Syria so far.  The following is […]

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Chaotic Situation in Yemen Benefits Al-Qaeda

March 26, 2015
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Growing Hostilities in Yemen: Gulf States Launch Military Operation Against Houthis Increased security vacuum caused by chaos in Yemen will benefit al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), experts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The security situation in Yemen has deteriorated in the past several weeks as the country is split among opposition Houthi fighters battling troops loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur […]

Saudi Arabia Coalition Starts Naval Blockade of Bab El-Mandeb Strait

March 26, 2015
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Military & Intelligence The Arab states’ coalition led by Saudi Arabia began naval blockade of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait which links the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported Friday citing anonymous sources. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The newspaper said that Saudi Arabia’s western fleet blocked major Yemeni ports, […]

Bashar Al Jaafari: Da’esh and Al Nusra Recruiting Syrian Children in Refugee Camps

March 26, 2015
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بشار الجعفري حول تجنيد الأطفال السوريين في المخيمات تربية الأطفال في مناطق داعش والنصرة وسائر التنظيمات على الإجرام وحرمانهم من التعليم والمدارس واستهداف مدارسهم وتدميرها، بشار الجعفري يتحدث أمام مجلس الأمن الدولي فجر ٢٦ آذار ٢٠١٥.

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