West provoking civil war in Syria: Jonathan Steele
With Secret Order, Obama Enters US in Syrian Civil War
Presidential order gives clandestine service greenlight to fund and support opposition forces against Assad government
Obama authorized covert support for Syrian rebels, sources say
President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
Report: Syrian rebels acquired surface-to-air missiles
NBC News reported rebels obtained some two dozen missiles, delivered through Turkey; rebel army denies report.
Syrian MP killed publicly by FSA firing squad
Zeino al-Barri, a politician from a Sunni clan loyal to Syria’s President, is killed publicly in Aleppo.
The Power of War Propaganda on Iran, and How It Works
A new poll finds 80% of Americans think Iran has a nuclear weapons program and that it is a threat to the US and its NATO allies.
Netanyahu says US warnings not enough to stop Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said US assurances about military options are not enough to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
China reacts furiously to new U.S. sanctions over Iran
Beijing reacted furiously Wednesday, August 1 to new U.S. sanctions imposed on a Chinese bank over transactions with Iran, urging Washington to revoke them and saying it would lodge an official protest, AFP said.
Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran should pay US$6bn compensation for 9/11: judge
Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran should pay US$6 billion (Dh22bn) to relatives of September 11 victims for aiding in the 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal magistrate judge recommended in a largely symbolic decision.
Putin regrets NATO’s plan to leave Afghanistan
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is supporting the NATO mission in Afghanistan by providing a transit hub and isn’t happy about the alliance’s planned withdrawal.
Seven Afghans, four NATO troops killed
Seven Afghans working with Westerners have been executed, and four NATO troops and an interpreter killed in bomb attacks.
Bahrain authorities ‘weaponising’ tear gas
A US-based human rights group has accused the authorities in Bahrain of indiscriminately using tear gas as a weapon against protesters.
Spain’s Judge Garzon says United States secretly working to have Wikileaks founder tried there
A controversial Spanish judge criticized the U.S. investigation into WikiLeaks on Wednesday, saying that the grand jury process which could lead to charges being filed against the secret-spilling site’s founder is undemocratic.
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Rwanda: Europe Suspends Aid to Kagame Govt
A growing number of European governments is joining an international diplomatic drive to press President Paul Kagame’s government into ending support for rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Obama’s adventures in Africa
A recent United Nations report notes that U.S. military drone flights over Somalia are now frequent enough to endanger local air traffic. Calling Africa “the new frontier in terms of counterterrorism and counternarcotics,” the Drug Enforcement Administration has begun training paramilitary drug warrior teams in Ghana, and plans to expand the program to Nigeria and Kenya.