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South Africa Calls for Israel to Be Declared an ‘Apartheid State’

21WIRE | “If there is any country or countries that can comprehend the suffering and the struggle for freedom and independence of Palestine, it is the African continent and the people of Africa.”

Erdoğan, Atatürk and Abdülhamid: Turkey’s Past, Present and Future

Dr Can Erimtan | Behold: the final steps in the transformation of Turkey into an Islamic nation state.

What Does International Quds Day Mean for Palestine and the World?

PressTV | Iran rallies support for the Palestinian cause, in opposition to Israel’s ongoing illegal occupation of the Holy Land.

Erdogan’s Dervish: Turkey Pivots Again, Ready to Face-off With Russia in Syria

Steven Sahiounie | What we all expected, but hoped wouldn’t happen: Turkey seems to be shifting position once again.

BREAKING: Saudi Coalition Announces Cessation of Military Operations in Yemen

21WIRE | The surprise announcement could mark the end of a brutal 7-year campaign led by the Kingdom against its neighbour.

Gulf States Defy Biden with Assad Visit and Relations With Russia

Steven Sahiounie | Undoubtedly, this is causing panic in Washington and London. 

UKRAINE: The Syria Playbook Redux

Peter Ford | The real danger: in this atmosphere of hysteria, the most far-fetched claims can be made without a shred of media scrutiny.

Saudi Beheads 81 Citizens in a Single Day, Then Deploys Security Forces to Quell Protests

21WIRE | Rights groups are no longer convinced of claims by bin Salman that the country was overhauling its justice system to limit use of the death penalty.

Iran Missiles Strike US Facilities in Erbil, Iraq

21WIRE | ‘Any repetition of attacks by Israel will be met with a harsh, decisive and destructive response.’

Tom Duggan, Independent War Correspondent in Syria, Dies at 68

Middle East Discourse | Independent correspondent who delivered raw and honest reportage at a time when Western mainstream media were busy pushing a regime change and pro-al Qaeda narrative.

How US Occupation Troops Are Looting Syrian Oil

The Cradle | Now in its fourth year of occupation, US keeps troops in Syria in order to maintain control of Syria’s own oil fields – and deny Damascus access to affordable energy for its citizens.

Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down a Barrage of Israeli Missiles

21WIRE | Syria’s SAM units were scrambled to repel an attack, intercepting the majority of the missiles fired by Israel.

The Problem with Dubai

Censored Blunder | This might just be the world’s biggest-ever pink elephant, and here’s why.

Israel Launched Missile Attack on Latakia, Syria

Middle East Discourse | Israel unleashes an unprovoked attack targeting Syrian food supplies and civilian businesses.

Saudi-US Coalition Faces Defeat as Yemeni Resistance Prepare to Retake Marib

21WIRE + The Cradle | Who controls Marib will control all of Yemen, as well as the world’s most strategic waterways. No wonder the US and Saudi are panicking.

13 European States Call for Israel to Stop Building 3,000 Illegal Settlement Homes

21WIRE | A day after US rebuke, UK, France and Germany are among countries saying Israel should ‘immediately’ scrap project

Muammar Gaddafi Interviewed Just Before NATO’s Attack on Libya

Journeyman Pictures | A rare interview from 2010, back when all seemed quiet on the regime change front.

VIDEO: Beirut – After the Blast

21WIRE | Unique footage of the aftermath of the blast and first-hand accounts of people caught in this tragic event.

Syrian FM: ‘US Presence in Syria is Illegal and They Need to Leave As Soon As Possible’

21WIRE | In terms of America’s international woes, Afghanistan was only the beginning.

Syria and Russia Launch Joint Bombing Operation Against Turkish-backed Militants in Idlib

21WIRE + The Cradle | Is this a prelude to the ‘final push’ that Damascus has been seeking for so long?