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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? 

Middle East Report: Liberating Marib and Trouble for US, Israel in Erbil

Mideastream | An update on key developments regarding events in Yemen, Iran and Iraq. 

US ‘Airstrike Diplomacy’ Continues in Syria and Iraq

Brian Berletic | Washington is back to its old games again – trying to stir-up sectarian division in the Middle East and gradual stoke the flames of conflict with Iran.

‘Stop Punishing Palestinians for Resisting Oppression’

Maureen Clare Murphy | A western political routine: wilfully ignoring the colonization by Israel – and the native Palestinian people whose land it covets.

Israeli Warplanes Attack Multiple Targets Across Syria from Lebanese Airspace

Antiwar.com | Syria reports some of the missiles were intercepted.

A Decade On: The West’s Dirty War on Syria Continues

Brian Berletic | The West is still insisting on a so-called ‘political solution’ in Syria, which really means simply forcing President Bashar Al-Assad from power. Is this now a de facto permanent policy?

Bibi, Biden and Trump: Do Palestinian Lives Matter?

Dr. Can Erimtan | The Lobby had not counted on the ‘BLM effect,’ and has now done the improbable, making a floundering Biden somehow look stronger during the crisis.

TONE-DEAF: Biden ‘Commends’ Netanyahu, Promises to ‘Replenish’ Israel’s Iron Dome

21WIRE | Could Biden’s remarks shortly after the purported ‘ceasefire’ be any more tone-deaf?

Pulling Out of the Istanbul Convention: Women’s Rights and Homosexuality in the New Turkey

Dr. Can Erimtan | This latest move looks to undermine the legacy of Atatürk and the promotion of women’s rights – as a prelude to a full-blown Islamic state.

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Kill ‘At Least’ 27 Palestinians, Including 9 Children

Antiwar.com | Violence has been escalating due to planned evictions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Israeli forces storming al-Aqsa mosque.