Putin calls on all parties to comply with JCPOA

All participants need to comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. He made the remarks while addressing the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on Saturday, Tass News Agency reported. “Everyone is concerned about the situation surrounding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. We believe that the only reasonable way is for the
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NATO Warfare in Syria: Creating and Exploiting Desperation

NATO terrorists murdered the Grand Mufti’s son. They murdered the Minister of Reconciliation’s[1] son, all with a view to corrupting the Syrian government and to bending its will. It didn’t work. NATO terrorists murdered about 25,000 innocent people in Aleppo … The post NATO Warfare in Syria: Creating and Exploiting Desperation appeared first on Global Research .
| English, iraq, NATO |

Turkey doesn’t receive enough int’l support in refugee issue: UN official

Turkey does not receive enough international support to tackle the refugee issue, U.N. Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria crisis Panos Moumtzis said in a Skype interview with Hürriyet Daily News on June 13, while lamenting international humanitarian agencies, including the United Nations, can only cope with maximum 800,000 refugees from Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib as the number can mount to 2 million.
| Turkey |

Lebanon says Russia, Europe eye investment in oil and gas

Author:  AFP ID:  Fri, 2019-06-14 23:01 BEIRUT: Russian and European firms are considering investments in Lebanon’s nascent oil and gas sector as it prepares to launch offshore drilling by the end of 2019, Energy Minister Nada Boustani said. “Several big companies have visited Lebanon,” she told AFP in an interview. “We are talking about
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Global Warfare: “We’re Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..”

Originally published in March 2007. Global Research Editor’s Note: This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America’s hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target “to be taken out”? All these countries are on the Pentagon’s drawing … The post Global Warfare: “We’re Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..” appeared first on Global Research .
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Russia is Calling Trump’s Bluff on Iran and Syria, and Winning Big

By trying to isolate Russia and Iran, the US is only isolating itself. (Moscow) – President Donald Trump won’t go to war with Iran. That was the prediction of Russian experts I interviewed in Moscow during the height of the US-Iran crisis in May. They were right. To date, Trump has threatened military action against […]
| Iran, Russia, Syria |

Is the Global Coalition the New Baghdad Pact?

by Peter Ford The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS is now into its third month without a single air operation against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) in Syria, and only a handful in Iraq. With IS in its caliphate… Continue Reading  
| Syria, Baghdad Pact, Bashar al-Assad |

Turkey warns France over ‘ties with YPG’ in Syria

Turkey has warned France over its ties with the YPG in Syria, a group Ankara considers as terrorist, reiterating its concerns that support to the group would pose great risk to the unity and territorial integrity of Syria.
| Turkey |

Video: Israeli Military Continues Strikes on Syria

During the night of June 12, warplanes of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a barrage of missiles at targets near Tell al-Hara in southern Syria. According to the Syrian state media, the IDF employed electronic warfare measures to suppress … The post Video: Israeli Military Continues Strikes on Syria appeared first on Global Research .
| English, idf, israel |

Syrian Families Released from the Infamous Rukban Concentration Camp

Dozens of Syrian families have been released from the US-controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Al-Tanf, southeast of Syria. The released families arrived at the Jaligam crossing in Homs eastern countryside after spending years in forced displacement and detention by the … The post Syrian Families Released from the Infamous Rukban Concentration Camp appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Rukban concentration camp, Syria |

Bernie’s Red Vermont

It was in a Burlington coffee shop known as a hangout for “alternative” people—as well as an occasional FBI observation spot for new-left activities—that Bernie Sanders told Greg Guma, the editor of the radical Vermont Vanguard Press , that he wanted to run for mayor.   Guma was in the midst of organizing his own mayoral candidacy in the upcoming 1981 election as part of the Citizens Party, a newly formed left-wing band of reformist candidates and activists that had already run a candidate
| Politics, Bernie Sanders, Vermont |

Sudan is heading for atrocity once again. The UK government must act | Kate Ferguson

The risk of further massacres is rising, and a destabilised Sudan could attract Isis. But there is a window to prevent this Politicians and journalists frequently ask: where is the next Myanmar? Where will the next Syria be? The deteriorating situation in Sudan now presents an urgent test case of the strength of our resolve. In the last 10 days, at least 124 people have been killed by regime forces and more than 700 have been injured as protests
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War Crimes: Syria’s Assad has Systematically Targeted Hospitals as a Battle Tactic

By Zaki Kaf Al-Ghazal | – Although many reports touch on the political and humanitarian situation in Syria, little has been said about the medical situation in the war-torn country, and the plight of its doctors who remain there. The conflict has raged for eight years with no end in sight. The uprising against Bashar […]
| Bashar al-Assad, Syria |

Private armies and secret deals: Russia's drive into Africa – podcast

A cache of leaked documents appear to show how a close Putin ally is leading a push to turn Africa into a strategic hub with echoes of Soviet-era zones of influence. Luke Harding reports on the Kremlin’s drive to leave its mark on the continent. Plus comedian Jon Stewart tears into US lawmakers over the treatment of 9/11 first responders and emergency services A former hotdog seller who went on to become a billionaire and key ally of
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Russia’s Three-Step Plan for Any Military Intervention

by Evgenia Sokolovskaya While Russia’s role in Syria and Venezuela captures the world’s attention, the Kremlin is quietly bonding with new allies in Africa using the same three-step intervention method it has already adopted to expand its influence elsewhere. The… Continue Reading  
| Russia, Africa, Central African Republic |

I am a Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government”

The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people…the chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by USA and UK etc..Everyone knows that here. The post I am a Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your Government” appeared first on Global Research .
| Archives, English, Mobile |

A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table

This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat , respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the … The post A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Iran, israel |

The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib’s Liberation

A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from … The post The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib’s Liberation appeared first on Global Research .
| English, CIJA, Idlib |

Mental illness affects a fifth of people living in war zones

One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses, Reuters reports. The findings highlight the long-term impact of war-induced crises in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, the UN’s health agency said, and the numbers are significantly higher than in peacetime populations, where around one in 14 people has a mental illness. “Given
| Afghanistan, Asia & Americas, Australia |

State Media: Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli missile attack in southern Syria

Syrian Air Defenses thwarted an Israeli attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria and shot down a number of them, Syrian state news agency SANA said early on Wednesday. Located in Daraa Governorate, Tal al-Hara is considered as a strategic hill overlooking the occupied Golan Heights. The missile attack resulted only in damage and Israel then conducted an “electronic war” in which radars were subjected to interference, SANA added. READ: Syrian footballer and ‘singer of revolution’ killed in Hama
| Israel, Middle East, News |

Back to the Great Game

The US is pulling out of Afghanistan after two decades of fighting, says President Trump; Russia wants a buffer against ISIS; and both are extending their hands to the Taliban ahead of elections in July. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw 7,000 US troops from Afghanistan on 20 December 2018, the day after he announced the withdrawal from Syria. US defence secretary James Mattis resigned forthwith. A few hours later the Afghan government and diplomats in Kabul woke
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Will US and Israel Convince Russia to Alter Its Syria Policy?

by Mark N. Katz A meeting of the national security advisors from the United States, Russia, and Israel is due to take place this June in Israel to discuss regional security issues. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that nothing… Continue Reading  
| Israel, Russia, Syria |

Syria Direct launches audio series highlighting Syrian women’s voices

Syria Direct launches audio series highlighting Syrian women’s voices Syria Direct, a non-profit journalism organization dedicated to telling the stories of the Syrian conflict, has launched its first-ever audio journalism reporting series, Souriyeh / سوريّة. The 10-part series, featuring both Arabic and English-language reporting, takes its title from the feminine adjective of “Syrian.” The goal: to chart the role that Syrian women are playing in communities inside Syria, as well as the diaspora, after more than seven years
| Arab World, Middle East, News |

U.S. has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group, Turkey says

The United States has not yet taken up Turkey’s suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence systems, a senior Turkish defence official said on Monday. The two NATO allies have sparred publicly for months over Turkey’s order for the S-400s, which are not compatible with the transatlantic alliance’s systems. Washington says the S-400s pose a threat to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighters and has warned
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Did Assad Really Use Chemical Weapons in Douma?

by Helena Cobban Last month, a network of UK-based academics challenged allegations—which the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) officially corroborated on March 1—that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians in the outer Damascus suburb of… Continue Reading  
| Syria, Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons |

Russia, Syria report: 1.8m Syrian refugees have returned home

Around 1.8 million Syrian refugees from surrounding and foreign countries have returned to their homes and respective areas in Syria, a joint statement by the Russian and Syrian coordinating headquarters revealed yesterday. The “organised mass return of Syrian refuges to their places of permanent residence or temporary accommodation centres has been resolved. As of today, about 1.8 million Syrian citizens have already returned to their homes,” the statement reported. Since the overall success of the campaign to defeat Daesh and
| Europe & Russia, Middle East, News |

300,000 Syrians take refuge near Turkish border: UN body

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians had to take refuge in camps near Turkish border due to rising clashes in northwestern Syria since April, a UN agency said on June 11.
| Turkey |

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama

Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. Initially, militants seized … The post Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Hama, Syria |

Rights group: 10-year-old Palestine girl still in Syria regime detention

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said the Syrian regime forces continue to detain ten-year-old Palestinian girl, Hadeel Al-Ayyathi, six years after she was captured. According to the group, Hadeel was arrested at the age of four while passing through a Syrian regime checkpoint near Yarmouk camp in March 2013. Her fate and that of her mother’s remain unknown. The group has documented the detention of 1,758 Palestinians since the start of the war in Syria, including hundreds of
| Middle East, News, Palestine |

The Biggest Barrier to a Leftist Foreign Policy: Democrats

In the last six weeks, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called for President Trump to invade Venezuela. National Security Advisor John Bolton proclaimed that the Monroe Doctrine is “alive and well” as he announced new sanctions on Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua in front of a group of Bay of Pigs veterans. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said there would be strikes on Iran for any attack on “American assets” in the entire Middle East. And over
| Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politics |

2m Syrians could flee to Turkey if crisis worsens, says UN

Up to two million refugees may flee to Turkey if the fighting rages in northwestern Syria as aid funds run seriously low, the United Nations (UN) warned yesterday. The Russian-backed Syrian army has been carrying out air and ground assaults on the opposition’s last stronghold, forcing tens of thousands to leave their homes. “Our fear is if this continues, and if the numbers continue soaring, and if the conflict intensifies, that we could see really hundreds of thousands, a million,
| Europe & Russia, International Organisations, Middle East |

The Most Crucial Pipeline of the Middle East?

Contemporary Middle Eastern history is strongly influenced by energy politics. Besides providing revenue for the state’s coffers, oil is also a potent geopolitical tool in the hands of resource-rich countries. Recently, officials from Lebanon , Syria and Iraq have engaged … The post The Most Crucial Pipeline of the Middle East? appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Iran, Kirkuk oil pipeline |

Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch calls for return of Syria refugees

Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi yesterday called for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be returned to their countries. Such efforts must be taken to protect their civil rights and their identity and cultural heritage against efforts that aim at fragmenting them and undermining their identity, he explained. During mass yesterday, Al-Rahi went on to call on the government to speed up the adoption of the draft public budget that was prepared by the government with a focus on fighting corruption and
| Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East |

Up to 2 million Syrians could flee to Turkey if clashes worsen: UN

Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on June 10.
| World |

Syria Observatory: More than 240 people killed in clashes in Idlib

More than 240 people have died in the past few hours during violent clashes between Syrian regime forces and opposition groups in the northern province of Idlib, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul Rahman, said. Abdul Rahman told the Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath news channel yesterday that Syrian regime forces had managed to regain control of the strategic town of Jalameh, west of Tal Al-Meleh, adding that this comes at a time when Russian air forces intensified
| Middle East, News, Syria |

While the World Watches Trump, It’s Missing What’s Really Going On

Our leaders know how to bang the war drums and, by and large, we go along with them. The US threatens Iran with war – so will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz and attack American warships in the Gulf? Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fall on Golan – so does an Arab-Israeli conflict More
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Russia: Nearly 900 Syrians returned home in 24 hours

Some 900 Syrian refugees have returned to their homes from Jordan and Lebanon over the past hours, Russia’s defence ministry announced yesterday. “Over the past day, in total 884 people returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from the territory of foreign states,” the Ministry’s Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees said. “341 people, including 103 women and 174 children, had left Lebanon for Syria via the Jaydet-Yabus and Talkalakh checkpoints, while 543 others, including 191 women and 324 children, from Jordan via the Nassib checkpoint,” the centre
| Europe & Russia, Jordan, Lebanon |

Beto’s Bet on Iowa

Near dusk on a muggy Saturday night in Cedar Rapids, more than 80 Iowans stood patiently in a slow-moving line in the parking lot of a strip mall near downtown. The attraction: the chance to question or take selfies with Beto O’Rourke, dressed in an open-neck blue shirt and gray pants. Those in line at the opening of O’Rourke’s local headquarters ranged from retired nurse Connie McCall (“Beto really relates. He looks right at you”) to trucking executive Lance Voutrobek (“I like his appeal to the centrist, more
| Politics, Election 2020, Beto O'Rourke |

Iran urges Europe to normalise economic ties with it or face consequences

Iran said on Sunday Europe was in no position to criticise Tehran for its military capabilities and it called on European leaders to normalise trade ties with the Islamic Republic despite U.S. sanctions, or face consequences. President Donald Trump last year withdrew the United States from world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sweeping sanctions. Trump condemned the accord, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, as flawed for not being permanent and for not covering Iran’s ballistic missile
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Russia/Syria: Flurry of Prohibited Weapons Attacks

( Human Rights Watch ) – (Beirut) – The Russian–Syrian joint military operation has used internationally banned and other indiscriminate weapons in unlawful attacks on civilians in northwest Syria in recent weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. According to the United Nations, the area is home to 3 million civilians, at least half of whom […]
| Syria |

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance

On June 6, joint forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (the former official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria), other al-Qaeda-linked groups and a coalition of Turkish-backed militants known as the National Front for Liberation launched a large-scale advance in northern Hama. … The post Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Hama, Terrorism |

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC: Iranian oil minister

Author:  Reuters ID:  Sat, 2019-06-08 08:11 GENEVA: Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published by the Iranian parliament news site ICANA on Saturday. “Iran has no plans to leave OPEC...and regrets that some members of OPEC have turned this organization
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On Edward Dutton’s RACE DIFFERENCES IN ETHNOCENTRISM—and Why White Ethnocentrism Will Return, by Lance Welton

In September 2015, the European Union was subject to what has become known as “The Great Migration.” [Prepare yourselves: The Great Migration will be with us for decades, by Fraser Nelson, Telegraph, September 3, 2015]In a matter of weeks, hundreds of thousands of people—most of them young and male, from Syria and other parts of...
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China-Russia relations: Leaders visiting economic forum

During his three-day state visit to Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended an economic forum in St Petersburg. The two allies discussed the topics of Venezuela, Syria and North Korea.
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U.S. will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia defences – sources

The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter jets, U.S. officials say, in a clear sign of the escalating dispute over Ankara’s plans to purchase Russian air defences. The two NATO allies have sparred publicly for months over Turkey’s order for Russia’s S-400 air defence system, which Washington says poses a threat to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 stealthy fighters, which Turkey also
| News |

Deposed dictators have often found somewhere to flee to – so where would Putin go?

Even with so much plundered wealth, which respectable state and political leadership would accept such a fugitive? In 1989-90, the Communist bloc’s rapid collapse and German reunification cut short Vladimir Putin’s promising KGB career in Dresden. Just a decade later, he was president of Russia and, excepting Dmitry Medvedev’s (2008-2012) interim puppet regime, he has been ever since.
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Senior UN adviser warns of catastrophe in Syria's Idlib

A top U.N. adviser warned on June 6 of a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, northwestern Syria, where the Bashar al-Assad regime has been stepping up airstrikes.
| World |

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East The post “Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East appeared first on Global Research .
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