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The Deep State’s Long Enmity Toward the People of Iran

    The Deep State’s Long Enmity Toward the People of Iran

The U.S. deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. That was the year that the CIA, which was called into existence in 1947 when the U.S. government was being converted to a national-security state, targeted Iran with its first regime-change operation. And guess…

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Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen

    Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen

Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances. The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed…

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Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

    Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since…

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Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout

    Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout

MOSCOW – Washington has slammed Russia with a wide-ranging new wave of sanctions in connection with Moscow’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, sending the ruble on a downward slide and provoking a sharp reaction from markets. The move, announced by the U.S. State Department…

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Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

  Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least 35 Palestinian children, around 30 in Gaza and five in the occupied West Bank, making 2018 a record-breaking year for child fatalities in Palestine with nearly four months still to go. The NGO Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) determined the total…

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Neocons Concoct Threat of “Iranian Hackers” to Justify Preemptive “Counterattack” Against Iran

  Neocons Concoct Threat of “Iranian Hackers” to Justify Preemptive “Counterattack” Against Iran

WASHINGTON — Several reports in both American and Israeli media have recently been circulating the claim that Iran is increasingly likely to respond to draconian U.S.-imposed sanctions by conducting “cyberattacks” against the United States. According to this narrative, “Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and…

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Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

  Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

Gaza (GPA) – Israel struck more than 150 locations in Gaza Wednesday night through Thursday morning, despite recent talks to resume a ceasefire to divert from an all-out war. The ceasefire, brokered between Israel and Hamas and administered by Egypt, would seek to end the joint Egypt-Israeli entity air, land, and sea blockade of coastal Gaza, maintained since…

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Thousands of Locals From Daraa and al-Quneitra Join Syrian Army

  Thousands of Locals From Daraa and al-Quneitra Join Syrian Army

More than 3,800 civilians and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the southern governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra have joined the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) so far, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 10. Daraa and al-Quneitra joined the reconciliation process last month and the…

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Ahed Tamimi Comes Home to Great Joy but Also Reminders of Pain

  Ahed Tamimi Comes Home to Great Joy but Also Reminders of Pain

NABI SALEH, PALESTINE  — “All Palestine’s Children are Ahed Tamimi,” Nariman Tamimi said in an interview after the much-publicized mother and daughter were released from an Israeli prison on July 29. Ahed Tamimi’s mother said this in response to the tremendous amount of coverage that her daughter’s arrest and subsequent release received. Nariman said that,…

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As Denuclearization Talks Stagnate, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Heads to Iran

  As Denuclearization Talks Stagnate, North Korea’s Foreign Minister Heads to Iran

TEHRAN – Iran welcomed the Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, as North Korea is officially known), Ri Yong-ho, to Tehran one day after the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran. The visit also came in the midst of faltering talks between Pyongyang and Washington over fulfilling the goal of denuclearizing the…

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