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Iranian FM Arrives In Baghdad For Talks Amid Tensions With U.S.

May 25, 2019           |                                       

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad for talks with his Iraqi counterpart and other officials amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States. Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim, President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Mohammed al-Halbousi during his two-day visit that began on May 25, the […]

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Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is pursuing catastrophe to protect U.S. dominance. Assuming that rationality prevails and that Bolton and co. can be contained, the U.S. will continue with the successful program of crushing Iran’s economy and punishing its population. The threat of a U.S. attack on Iran is all too real. Led […]

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Bomb-Laden Drone From Yemeni Rebels Targets Saudi Airport

May 21, 2019           |                                       

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attack a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Middle East tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The attack on the Saudi city of Najran came after […]

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British General Says No Evidence of “Increased Threat” From Iran

May 15, 2019           |                                       

Why Is Everyone Running for President? It’s a Billion-Dollar Industry. Hospital Workers in Toledo, Ohio, Strike for Safe Patient Care Daenerys Targaryen Was Never a Liberator Omar Says Criticisms of Her and Rashida Tlaib Are Designed to Silence Muslims The US Is Making Immigrants Pay for Its Red Tape With Asylum Application Fees British General […]

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Jerusalem Cable Car Project Passes Over Objections from Many Quarters

May 14, 2019           |                                       

East Jerusalem has received new impetus from the rise of the Israeli far right and Washington’s decision to move its embassy to the city. But if completed, critics say, the long-running proposal would contribute to erasing the visibility of Palestinians in the city they hope to make their capital. Planning for the $55 million tourism […]

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White House Reviews US Military Plan for 120,000 Troops for Iran War

May 14, 2019           |                                       

John Bolton ordered the Pentagon to come up with an “updated” plan for getting more American troops into the Middle East to fight a war against Iran. The plans are in now, according to officials, who say that the options envision 120,000 US ground troops in the Middle East. Incredibly, this option appears to just […]

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With B-52s, carrier battle group in place, US war against Iran on a hair trigger By Bill Van Auken 11 May 2019 The USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group made its way through the Suez Canal on Thursday entering the Red Sea and the heart of the Middle East, while a US bomber task force […]

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If genuine, the report published by an Israeli newspaper widely seen as Netanyahu’s mouthpiece offers a catastrophic vision of the Palestinians’ future, writes Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook Jonathan-Cook.net A report published this week by the Israel Hayom newspaper apparently leaking details of President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” reads like the kind of […]

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US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in ‘Message’ to Iran

May 6, 2019           |                                       

John Bolton issued a statement on Sunday announcing the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln’s Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East, saying it was a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran. Which is to say that Bolton intends the deployment to be perceived as a threat, saying any Iranian threats against US interests, or […]

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Washington tightens sanctions to cut Iran oil exports to “zero” By Bill Van Auken 23 April 2019 With the lifting of waivers that allowed five major countries to continue purchasing Iranian oil, Washington has launched another and far more dangerous phase of its illegal and unilateral economic sanctions against Iran. The waivers were granted last […]

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The Seven Years of Lies About Assange won’t Stop Now

April 11, 2019           |                                       

For seven years, from the moment Julian Assange first sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, they have been telling us we were wrong, that we were paranoid conspiracy theorists. We were told there was no real threat of Assange’s extradition to the United States, that it was all in our fevered imaginations. For […]

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This Israeli Election is Between the Right Wing and the Even More Right Wing

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Israel’s election campaign, now in its last days, must be the first in which a sitting Israeli prime minister has sought to win over voters by boasting about how much he insulted a president of the United States. One of the last campaign videos by Benjamin Netanyahu spliced together media clips of US analysts voicing […]

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It is time to stop believing these infantile narratives the political and media establishment have crafted for us. Like the one in which they tell us they care deeply about the state of British political life, that they lie awake at night worrying about the threat posed by populism to our democratic institutions. How do […]

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