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New nuclear talks with Iran may be possible in coming weeks, U.S. says

Washington Post Joby Warrick The United States and five other world powers are hastily preparing for possible new talks with Iran amid signs that the country’s leaders might be willing to meet as early as next week to discuss scaling back nuclear activities in return for future sanctions relief. The six powers have agreed on […]

Young Israelis Fight for Social Justice

VICE MAG IN PALESTINE… “In the lead up to the one-year anniversary of the biggest protest in Israel’s history, we get tear-gassed by the IDF in the West Bank, and then we have drinks with a spokesperson for the Israeli protest movement…”

Hamas Leader Khaled Meshal Says Group Will Never Recognize Israel

Washington Post Joel Greenburg JERUSALEM — In a fiery speech Saturday before a mammoth rally in Gaza City marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, the political leader of the militant Islamist group, pledged that it would never recognize Israel and called for an Islamic Palestinian state on the territory of […]

Pre-Empty: US Ramps Up WMD Rhetoric Against Syria

  The chemical scare around Syria is receiving a skeptical response not only from Assad’s government, but now the very people seeking to bring him down. A senior rebel official has dismissed Washington’s reports that Assad was arming chemical warheads, saying it was all part of a media game.

NATO Says Anti-Missile Defense For Turkey Does Not Open Door To Syria Intervention

The Washington Post Anne Gearan BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Tuesday to send new American-made air defenses to Turkey’s volatile southern border with Syria, a boost to an alliance member on the front lines of Syria’s civil war and a potential backstop for wider U.S. or NATO air operations if the situation deteriorates further. The alliance’s […]

Nuclear Israel: The secret that is not

The United Nations General Assembly is pressing Israel to reveal its nuclear arsenal. Israel has lashed out against the overwhelming approval of the resolution, which calls for international inspectors to be allowed to examine its atomic programme. Its foreign minister said the vote was meaningless. The country also rejected a UN-backed conference on a nuke-free […]

BREAKING: Russia ‘Printing Money for Syria’ Claims Latest Report

By Alex Spillius Russia is printing bank notes and sending them by the plane load to Syria to help the besieged regime pay its soldiers and civil servants, a new report suggests. Flight records obtained by the investigative website ProPublica showed that at least 120 and up to 240 tons of bank notes were delivered […]

What Killed Arafat?

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera discovered rare, radioactive polonium on the ex-Palestinian leader’s final belongings. The finding suggests that Arafat was poisoned with polonium, a rare, highly radioactive element. The polonium was found in blood, sweat, urine and saliva stains on his personal effects, and the levels recorded by forensic pathologists in Switzerland – […]

Nuke ’em for Peace! UK Lord Suggests Neutron Bomb On Afghan-Pakistan Border

British ex-Defense Minister, Lord Gilbert, has threatened militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan with a neutron bomb. The UK could create “cordons sanitaire along various borders where people are causing trouble”, he said.

Handover Hangover: Karzai orders Afghan control of Bagram base

Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai has ordered his top security officials to take full control of the prison at Bagram air base. It’s still run by the US – despite an agreement to transfer power to Afghan authorities signed back in March.

Fighting in Gaza leaves U.S. in difficult position with Turkey, Egypt

Washington Post | Hillary was busy in Israel, making sure nothing good happened for Palestinians.

Gaza witness: No one’s safe, civilians terrified of war threat says Harry Fear

Israel says all male members of Hamas are now targets. Warplanes are dropping leaflets over Gaza, warning Palestinians to keep away from militant positions. RT spoke to a film-maker and activist Harry Fear in the embattled enclave, who says civilians are bearing the brunt of the Israeli onslaught.

Six Gulf monarchies recognize rebel bloc as Syrian voice

The Arab League has hailed the formation of Syria’s new rebel coalition, but stopped short of recognizing the group as the sole legitimate voice of the Syrian people. Leaders of Syria’s exiled opposition, beset by mutual suspicion and infighting, formed the new bloc on Sunday and are now seeking full international backing.

Military Escalation: Israel launches Missile Attack Against Syria

Global Reseach Niall Green Following the re-election of Barack Obama in last week’s US presidential poll, Washington and its allies have stepped up their war drive against Syria. In the most serious escalation of the 20-month conflict in the Middle East country, the Israeli armed forces fired a missile into Syrian territory Sunday. The strike, […]

‘DAVID CAMERON’S HIT LIST’: Govt supporters are ‘dead men walking’ in Syria

The new Syrian opposition coalition is now seeking official recognition from abroad, and aims to administer the flow of funds and potentially arms to rebels. UK Prime Minister is backing them with all they require, and recogizes the Free Syria Army (FSA) terrorists he’s arming as ‘more legitimate’ than the Assad government. The FSA, and […]

US, UK silent on Bani Walid ‘massacres and chaos’ in Libya

RT | Dozens of residents in the besieged city are being killed by pro-government shelling.

Syria Spillover: Border battle rages as arms smugglers cash in on Western, Gulf-backed civil war

Residents on the Syrian-Lebanese border have been forced from their homes by a series of violent clashes. Armed militia in Lebanon apparently used machine guns to attack the Syrian army across the frontier, triggering a tough response. ….

ARAB MOCKINGBIRD: ‘Alleged abuses on both sides of Syrian conflict’ says Al Jazeera, while only showing one side the story

Patrick Henningsen | Al Jazeera is currently masquerading as an “alternative” view in global media coverage, but it’s only western propaganda.

Predictable Chaos: ‘Libya ungoverned & ungovernable’

RT + James Corbett | The siege of Bani Walid started because the National Congress wanted to arrest the suspected murderers of the man ‘credited’ with killing Colonel Gaddafi.

New U.N. Talking Point: Anti-blasphemy law sharply debated at UN in wake of Mohammad video

NEW TALKING POINT: On the opening day of the General Assembly, the diplomatic discourse at the United Nations reflected the anger of the Muslim street over the release of an anti-Islam video in the United States.