US Endorses Syrian Terrorism: Russian Foreign Minister
Washington’s reaction to blasts in Damascus is a downright justification of terrorism, slams Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. US State Department announced that terror acts in Syria are not surprising in light of the Assad regime’s actions.
Who is Fighting in Syria?
For the last 18 months, Syria has been prey to troubles that have steadily increased to become a widespread armed conflict having already killed about 20,000 people. If there is consensus on this observation, narratives and interpretations vary beyond.
Defector Tlas lacks support among Syrian rebels
The flamboyant scion of a military family that has been a pillar of the Syrian establishment is flirting with the idea of playing a major role in the revolt, but a history of service to the Assad dynasty and lack of domestic support are not on his side.
Syria Tightens the Noose Around Its Own Neck
A senior Syrian government spokesman just confirmed his nation did indeed possess chemical weapons, and might employ them against a “foreign aggressor.”
The embattled regime of Bashar Asad just managed to shoot itself in both feet, provide ammunition to Syria’s enemies, and give them yet another excuse to intervene in its raging civil war.
Syrian Blood Etches a New Line in the Sand
Once upon a time, early in the previous century, a line in the sand was drawn, from Acre to Kirkuk. Two colonial powers – Britain and France – nonchalantly divided the Middle East between themselves; everything north of the line in the sand was France’s; south, it was Britain’s.
20,000 RUSSIANS ‘WON’T BE RESCUED IN SYRIA’
PRESIDENT Putin was last night warned that he is taking a “big gamble” with the lives of 20,000 Russians in Syria.
Russia’s Putin voices Syria settlement plan
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, July 23 articulated his plan for a peaceful settlement to the civil conflict in Syria, RIA Novosti said.
Islamist Rebel Leader ‘Ready’ to Fight Syrian Troops in Aleppo
When talking about comments made by a Syrian rebel leader, confusion is inevitable. There are any number of Syrian rebel blocs, and each has a leader, and sometimes within those blocs there are several leaders vying for the role of actual leader, and others just styling themselves as leaders when they talk to Western media outlets.
Golan Druze in bitter split over Syria bloodshed
Every day, dozens of curious Druze climb a stony hillside in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to see if they can catch a glimpse of the fierce fighting raging just over the border in Syria.
Obama signs Israel security bill ahead of Romney visit
President Barack Obama signed a measure on Friday to strengthen U.S.-Israeli military ties, a move that could score points with American Jewish voters on the eve of Republican rival Mitt Romney’s highly publicized visit to Israel.
Tense Talk in Conference Between U.S. and Pakistan
Tensions flared between the United States and Pakistan on Friday, as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Russia denies plans for new navy bases abroad
Russia’s Defence Ministry has denied reports Moscow its planning to set up its first new overseas navy bases since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
Who decided? How did the U.S. military get into Africa
Less than a decade ago, the United States had almost no military presence in Africa. Be it military intervention in Mali, or the rapidly growing US bases via AFRICOM, the US continues to expand its hold on Africa through the ‘Pentagon’s New Spice Route.” The US justifies drone campaigns in Yemen and Somalia, the deployment of private contractors and the use of African ports for the transport of US military equipment in the interests of US security. Is this a return to the age of imperialism?
Far from a Humanitarian Savior, the U.S. Causes Vast Misery In Africa
Americans want to believe their president when he poses as a humanitarian world leader. But Africa knows different. Literally millions have died and been displaced as a direct result of U.S. imperial strategies. “American policy in Africa is to create chaos, and then to present itself as the cure.”
Sudanese struggle to ignite their own uprising
“I think my country Sudan has really hit rock bottom.” Those were the last public words uttered by Usamah Mohamad, a 32-year-old Sudanese web developer-turned-citizen journalist, in a video announcing he would join protests against President Omar al-Bashir.
Mali president returns to crisis-wracked nation
Mali’s interim president Dioncounda Traore returned to Bamako on Friday amid tight security after a two-month stay in Paris for medical treatment after he was attacked by a mob in his office.
U.S. considers direct strikes against al-Qaeda in Mali
The U.S. is likely to weigh options ranging from military assistance to direct strikes to drive a growing al-Qaida presence out of the coup-wracked African nation of Mali, a Pentagon official said Thursday.
Libya Spillover Leads to Mali Coup
Army Officers Drive Out President Amid Anger Over Lack of Arms to Fight Separatists Returning From Gadhafi Campaign
Will Libya Become Another Somalia? Or Worse?
Libya seems well on its way to becoming the next Somalia, with much of the country already ruled by tribal/clan based armed militias. As was the case in Somalia, Libya is in the process of separation, with the eastern, oil rich, Cyrenica region having issued a de facto declaration of independence.
US plans $4 billion missile sale to Kuwait
The Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, said it plans to sell 60 Patriot missiles to Kuwait in a deal worth an estimated $4.2 billion, as the emirate tries to bolster its defences against any threat from Iran, according to a report.
Cuba willing to sit down with US
Cuban President Raul Castro said Thursday that his government is willing to mend fences with bitter Cold War foe the United States and sit down to discuss anything, as long as it is a conversation between equals.
Sex, Lies and Julian Assange
Four Corners reporter Andrew Fowler examines in detail what happened in those crucial weeks while Julian Assange was in Sweden. What was the nature of his relationship with the two women who claim he assaulted them? And what did they tell police that led the authorities to seek his arrest?
EU no to Israel, Hezbollah stays off terrorist list
The European Union has kept the Lebanese group Hezbollah off its list of terrorist organisations. Thus member states rejected a renewed request from Israel after the bloody attack in Bulgaria last Wednesday that killed five Israeli tourists.