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Western Governments Seek to Evacuate White Helmets from Syria, Resettle Them in Canada

    Western Governments Seek to Evacuate White Helmets from Syria, Resettle Them in Canada

DARAA, SYRIA – Throughout much of the Syrian conflict, the exploits of the rescue organization that calls itself the Syrian Civil Defense, better known to Western media as the White Helmets, have been a source of constant controversy. Much of this controversy stems from their multi-million dollar funding from Western governments and their documented collaboration…

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As Saudi-Led Attack on Hodeidah Escalates, Yemeni Tribes Bolster Resistance

    As Saudi-Led Attack on Hodeidah Escalates, Yemeni Tribes Bolster Resistance

HODEIDAH, YEMEN — The attack on Hodeidah — Yemen’s fourth largest city and predominant port on the Red Sea, responsible for providing over 70 percent of Yemenis’ food, aid and medicine — has gained speed this week as the U.S.-Saudi-led coalition rejected an initiative from the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, aimed at…

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NATO Summit Tells Member States to Get Rid of Russian Weapons

    NATO Summit Tells Member States to Get Rid of Russian Weapons

The final declaration of the recent NATO summit in Brussels says that the allies are committed to “working to address, as appropriate, existing dependencies on Russian-sourced legacy military equipment through national efforts and multinational cooperation” (paragraph 31). From now on they will “foster innovation to maintain our technological edge.” Actually, the very need to include such a clause into the text…

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War in Yemen Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City

    War in Yemen Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City

Sana’a (GPA) – In March of 2015, a coalition of over two dozen countries launched a war against this tiny and impoverished country at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula. Women and children constitute roughly 30% of all casualties. In fact, airstrikes frequently target women and children. Here’s exactly what 1,200 days of US-Saudi war in…

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Bolton Says US Troops Will Remain in Syria Until “Iranian Menace” Wiped Off the Map

  Bolton Says US Troops Will Remain in Syria Until “Iranian Menace” Wiped Off the Map

WASHINGTON – While most of the U.S. mainstream media spent the weekend fretting over President Donald Trump’s Monday meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton revealed, perhaps inadvertently, a dramatic change in the Trump administration’s Syria policy during a Sunday television appearance. During an interview with ABC’s Next Week…

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Ireland’s Advancement of Boycott Bill Could Be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

  Ireland’s Advancement of Boycott Bill Could Be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record time, defunded UNRWA and leaks…

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Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

  Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

QUITO, ECUADOR – Ecuador’s passionate re-embrace of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offers one of the clearest and most dramatic signs that the country’s leadership is dead-set on shedding any vestiges of the “post-neoliberal” era it was said to have entered a decade ago during former President Rafael Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution. The warmth displayed by…

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US Airstrike Kills 54 Civilians Near Abu Kamal in Push to Control Syrian Border

  US Airstrike Kills 54 Civilians Near Abu Kamal in Push to Control Syrian Border

ABU KAMAL, SYRIA – Around midnight on Friday, U.S.-led coalition warplanes in Syria conducted intensive airstrikes near Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, with estimates of civilian casualties ranging from 30 to 54. Syrian state media agency SANA has claimed that at least 30 were killed and that most of the dead were women…

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5 Times the US Actively Supported ISIS or Similar Groups

  5 Times the US Actively Supported ISIS or Similar Groups

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Everyone knows U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has more to do with destabilization than diplomacy. Whether arming terror states like Israel and Saudi Arabia or flattening entire countries like Libya and Iraq, American intervention is pretty much always a humanitarian disaster. At times, this policy has even included arming ISIS…

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Israeli Defense Minister Calls to Shut Down Israeli Embassy in Ireland

  Israeli Defense Minister Calls to Shut Down Israeli Embassy in Ireland

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman called to shut down Israeli embassy in the Irish capital Dublin, Thursday, in response to the Irish Senate’s decision to boycott Israeli settlements products. Lieberman tweeted: “It is pointless to summon the Irish ambassador to Israel for reprimand. Israel should close the embassy in Dublin immediately. We will not turn the…

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