Middle East http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/mideast/ US threatens Russia with end to cooperation in Syria as fighting rages in Aleppo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/29/syri-s29.html Kerry’s blunt warning to Lavrov that the US is considering ending all bilateral cooperation with Russia in Syria shows how close the situation is to all-out war. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db760088-24be-46eb-9460-06d23b813ceI/syri-s29.html 2016-09-29T05:00:00Z Syria and the pro-imperialist pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/27/pers-s27.html The response of leading spokesmen of state capitalist and Pabloite tendencies reflect the increasingly open pro-war policies of substantial sections of the international pseudo-left. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/461b4ed6-47d2-410d-b396-13053bb89edC/pers-s27.html 2016-09-27T05:00:00Z US accuses Russia of “war crimes” as danger of clash in Syria mounts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/26/syri-s26.html The hypocritical accusations of war crimes hurled at Moscow by the US, Britain and France are an attempt to provide a cover for their reckless policy of regime change in Syria. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d1e5e27-51a4-445c-b097-07906eb7f41P/syri-s26.html 2016-09-26T05:00:00Z 62 dead, 100 wounded as US bombs Syrian army near Deir ez-Zor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/19/deir-s19.html The bombing threatens to escalate the Syrian conflict into all-out war pitting the US-led NATO alliance against Russia and Syria. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6325c181-32f6-4584-995d-ca1b14150faF/deir-s19.html 2016-09-19T05:00:00Z US special forces flee “moderate” rebels in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/17/syri-s17.html The threat by the so-called rebels to slaughter American special operations troops exposed the immense contradictions underlying US imperialism’s war for regime change in Syria. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8063dd4-9dcd-4ec5-ba3e-e881e8ad57aO/syri-s17.html 2016-09-17T05:00:00Z Fighting rages on in Syria in wake of US-Russia brokered agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/12/syri-s12.html Washington has acceded to the agreement to give some respite to its proxy forces around Aleppo, where government troops have made substantial gains over recent weeks. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b280937-b1c8-46e2-b0ea-4fb539dc4e5O/syri-s12.html 2016-09-12T05:00:00Z US pressures Turkey to curb attacks on Syrian Kurds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/30/syri-a30.html The Obama administration is allied with both sides in the mounting conflict provoked by Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80e691a6-cff6-430e-a833-c4fd972309cB/syri-a30.html 2016-08-30T05:00:00Z Turkey expands invasion of Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/26/syri-a26.html Washington’s support for the Turkish invasion is aimed at creating the conditions for a broader intervention to topple the Assad regime. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb983f74-e127-48d0-ab64-1d409ebdfe0A/syri-a26.html 2016-08-26T05:00:00Z New flashpoint in escalating war: Turkey shells ISIS and Kurdish forces in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/24/syri-a24.html Turkey and the US are increasingly working at cross purposes in Syria, further frustrating Washington’s central aim of removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96a1a24a-d41f-46e6-9dcf-b2cfbfea4c4F/syri-a24.html 2016-08-24T05:00:00Z “Human rights” propaganda campaign paves way for military escalation in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/19/pers-a19.html The saturation of the airwaves and the press with images of a five-year-old child in Aleppo should be taken as a warning that Washington is preparing public opinion for a major military escalation. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74c20f6d-272a-4e98-a966-5c90da7793fL/pers-a19.html 2016-08-19T05:00:00Z Growing disquiet in Washington over Russian-Iranian actions in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/18/syri-a18.html The use by Russian bombers of Iranian bases to attack targets in Syria has provoked official US protests and warnings that Washington’s policy is creating a strategic crisis. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/626275b5-0eb5-4ce2-b283-250976ff985D/syri-a18.html 2016-08-18T05:00:00Z The New York Times whitewashes US imperialism in Middle East and contemplates ethnic cleansing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/17/arab-a17.html A essay published by the <em>Times</em> on Sunday concludes that the collapse of nationalist governments in the Middle East proves the necessity for a sectarian division of the region. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cde50866-7c23-4027-8460-ec13ef6b49eN/arab-a17.html 2016-08-17T05:00:00Z Saudi coalition airstrike on hospital in Yemen kills at least 11 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/16/yeme-a16.html Yesterday’s attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital is part of a deliberate campaign to terrorise the Houthi population. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f1d2c78-152c-42e9-8086-61439dae3a1O/yeme-a16.html 2016-08-16T05:00:00Z British RAF carry out airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/iraq-a04.html The bombings mark a further escalation of Britain’s participation in imperialist military operations in the Middle East. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07e73e8f-d052-43e6-bb58-ffc69c6efa9I/iraq-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z India ships food after mass protests by starving Indian workers in Saudi Arabia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/08/04/indi-a04.html Laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia, the most reliable ally of US and European imperialism in the Middle East, are being left to starve by the thousands. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73790712-897e-4fbe-a208-65a95116172D/indi-a04.html 2016-08-04T05:00:00Z Pentagon accuses Russia of targeting US-British Special Forces base in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/25/syri-j25.html US-Russian tensions are surging in Syria, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to delay a further escalation of the war until after the 2016 US elections. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e25cf0-0f6d-45b6-a9be-258fef45216E/syri-j25.html 2016-07-25T05:00:00Z US air raids kill more than 200 civilians in northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/22/nato-j22.html The slaughter in northern Syria gives a foretaste of the bloody offensives being prepared by Washington and its NATO allies against Raqqa and Mosul. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9fcce6b-24cb-48bf-88de-b6c397f562fI/nato-j22.html 2016-07-22T06:00:00Z The Turkish coup: A warning to the international working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/pers-j18.html The attempted seizure of power by the military in Turkey, a key NATO member and sixth largest economy in Europe, is indicative of far broader dangers across the globe. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b37c9d-b702-4de8-8727-fe452162b2aL/pers-j18.html 2016-07-18T05:00:00Z US Defense Secretary Carter announces 560 more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/13/usse-j13.html The deployments will support a joint US-Iraqi offensive against the urban center of Mosul, which is projected to last for months and turn hundreds of thousands more Iraqis into refugees. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df3479e9-a273-4289-8b7e-6bdde5e195cM/usse-j13.html 2016-07-13T05:00:00Z The Chilcot verdict on Iraq: A war crime by British and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/07/pers-j07.html The Chilcot report provides conclusive proof that those responsible for the war have the blood of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on their hands. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84f97f07-8f08-4b00-b4a3-5dd73481a04N/pers-j07.html 2016-07-07T05:00:00Z Washington plans escalation of war for regime-change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/05/syra-j05.html Both the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates have declared their support for intensified bombing and the imposition of a no-fly zone directed against the Syrian regime and its Russian backers. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40079897-95e0-4a67-b372-67547b18782O/syra-j05.html 2016-07-05T05:00:00Z Terror attacks shake US-backed Baghdad regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/04/iraq-j04.html At least 125 Iraqis were killed by a massive car bomb explosion in Baghdad Saturday, underscoring the crisis of the US-backed Iraq state Mon, 04 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd685493-0bcb-4204-b8f9-0af0afd980eP/iraq-j04.html 2016-07-04T05:00:00Z Reports of sectarian massacres as Fallujah falls to Iraqi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/20/fall-j20.html The Iraqi forces are being accompanied by US, British and Australian military “advisors.” Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fa11e08-5f74-4f94-b202-db4837f4dcdL/fall-j20.html 2016-06-20T05:00:00Z State Department “dissent” memo backs escalation of regime-change war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/18/syri-j18.html The memo has ratcheted up tensions with Moscow while providing a glimpse of what may prove to be the policy of the next US administration. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57486c26-90eb-4b4f-b719-531db91c85cA/syri-j18.html 2016-06-18T05:00:00Z After Tel Aviv attacks, Israel launches police-state crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/10/isra-j10.html The Netanyahu government has deployed hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and imposed punitive travel restrictions on more than 80,000 Palestinian civilians. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c61c9a16-ef8d-4748-b8fa-7b43c7e58d3G/isra-j10.html 2016-06-10T05:00:00Z Fallujah: A symbol of US war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/08/pers-j08.html The humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Fallujah is the product of the US-led invasion in 2003 and Washington’s deliberate stoking of sectarian conflict in the face of determined Iraqi resistance. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b49cacd-ead0-4e4f-859e-01f4f06510cD/pers-j08.html 2016-06-08T05:00:00Z US-backed offensive against Fallujah threatens “human catastrophe” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/06/01/iraq-j01.html The siege of the Iraqi city has exposed the deep sectarian fault lines in Iraq that are the product of the US occupation and its divide-and-rule tactics. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b95f2f50-cc46-4931-8504-63d242178f4C/iraq-j01.html 2016-06-01T05:00:00Z Thousands of civilians in danger as US-backed forces mount offensives in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/26/iraq-m26.html The offensives launched by US-backed forces on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border threaten to deepen the region’s crisis. Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95a58c0f-7fcb-46b0-9aa0-818c556314aK/iraq-m26.html 2016-05-26T05:00:00Z Refugees shot by Turkish border guards http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/05/17/turk-m17.html According to eyewitness reports published by Human Rights Watch, at least five people were shot or beaten to death by Turkish border guards on the country’s border with Syria in March and April. Tue, 17 May 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/243b1894-c163-4334-b227-eb6254b9206N/turk-m17.html 2016-05-17T05:00:00Z Hollande sheds crocodile tears over refugees in Lebanon visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/19/leba-a19.html French President François Hollande began his four-day trip to the Middle East, visiting Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, to boost economic and military ties amidst escalating war. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/785d9811-3d46-496b-a7dc-cc563eb533aM/leba-a19.html 2016-04-19T05:00:00Z Plan B: CIA prepares to arm Syrian “rebels” with antiaircraft weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/14/syri-a14.html Washington is warning that if it is unable to achieve regime change through UN-brokered talks, it will drastically escalate the Syrian bloodbath. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3deaa2a-0727-44ec-9583-3582bf53683M/syri-a14.html 2016-04-14T05:00:00Z Saudi onslaught against Yemen continues amid official cease-fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/13/yeme-a13.html Yet another UN-brokered “cease-fire” in Yemen has failed to effect even a temporary halt to the violence that has left more than 6,000 Yemenis dead Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a49903d8-50da-4878-bd6a-354f3df0d10E/yeme-a13.html 2016-04-13T05:00:00Z UK documentary exposes Saudi role in global terror operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/05/saud-a05.html The Saudi ruling family spent $70 billion exporting its particularly repressive form of Islamism through books, the media, Islamic welfare institutions and charities. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f01b4a2-a62e-4fc4-8ae4-9e7c87d5cd1A/saud-a05.html 2016-04-05T05:00:00Z Military chiefs seize on Brussels attacks to send more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/29/iraq-m29.html More than four years after the official end of the US occupation of Iraq, and with a current presence of some 5,000 troops, military leaders are calling for additional military assets. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/450a6a0f-cd46-402c-99d7-71ec961a110D/iraq-m29.html 2016-03-29T05:00:00Z Historic city of Palmyra falls to Syrian government forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/28/syri-m28.html The renewed push by the Syrian military, aided by Russian air cover, followed last week’s visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Moscow. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55d2e7c2-98e0-4b8b-9010-b4d039aac5eN/syri-m28.html 2016-03-28T05:00:00Z Hundreds of US Marines provide combat support as Iraqi forces advance toward Mosul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/25/iraq-m25.html Two weeks after secretly deploying to northern Iraq, US Marines are pounding Iraqi villages in support of an Iraqi government offensive overseen by US advisors. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/882184b4-9b69-4133-a5d1-284a2545454P/iraq-m25.html 2016-03-25T05:00:00Z Arson attack on witness to murders in Palestinian village of Duma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/witn-m23.html The fire was clearly aimed at intimidating the witnesses in the forthcoming trial. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dd8ff2f-843d-44ca-803e-e590d8fd99dH/witn-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z The terror bombings in Brussels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/23/pers-m23.html This horrific attack targeted innocent people in no way responsible for the imperialist wars that have devastated the Middle East. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdccd501-fa34-4131-8df0-70540fd600aJ/pers-m23.html 2016-03-23T05:00:00Z Teachers take strike action against Palestinian Authority http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/12/pale-m12.html The strike by thousands of teachers over miserable pay, one of the largest mass strikes ever seen in the West Bank, has been met with repression from the Palestinian Authority. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ace09a08-579d-4f73-8dc3-02515d84c71G/pale-m12.html 2016-03-12T05:00:00Z Washington steps up threats over Iran missile tests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/11/iran-m11.html While the tests by Iran do not violate the nuclear accord, Washington sees them as an intolerable affront to its drive for hegemony. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac3db82a-9f3e-4eee-a0df-cf0449a8484I/iran-m11.html 2016-03-11T05:00:00Z US generals push for more troops in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/10/iraq-m10.html In congressional testimony, a top commander made clear that the US intervention is aimed not merely at ISIS, but at Iran and Russia as well. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0777f203-cde2-454b-89b1-7bc58868c9cI/iraq-m10.html 2016-03-10T05:00:00Z Syria fighting continues into third day of US-Russian “truce” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/29/syri-f29.html US war planes continue to strike targets throughout large areas of the country, while American commandos organized offensive operations by an array of proxy forces. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84129cc6-2d9f-42bd-81df-6882326d647P/syri-f29.html 2016-02-29T05:00:00Z More than 100 killed in ISIS suicide bombings in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/22/syri-f22.html The devastating attacks in Homs and Damascus came just hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a tentative ceasefire, for the second time in two weeks. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e0b88d-2981-4b8f-b168-e94465d5de9P/syri-f22.html 2016-02-22T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia cancels $3 billion grant for French military aid to Lebanon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/22/saud-f22.html Saudi Arabia’s decision to halt military aid to Lebanon points to escalating tensions across the Middle East unleashed by the war drive in Syria. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0ce45de-81c4-45de-b3fa-a90b976dc5cM/saud-f22.html 2016-02-22T05:00:00Z Egypt: Italian student tortured to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/17/egyp-j01.html Evidence is mounting that the Egyptian military used bestial methods to torture student and journalist Giulio Regeni to death. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6cd8b13-9e7e-425a-9259-a3b109b2c54O/egyp-j01.html 2016-02-17T05:00:00Z Syria fighting escalates as ceasefire deadline approaches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/16/syri-f16.html The intensifying clashes on the Syrian-Turkish border have placed the five-year-old conflict in Syria on a hair trigger for provoking a global confrontation. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c132a5c0-57c0-4f19-9861-57540615085A/syri-f16.html 2016-02-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/12/labo-f12.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a1869c0-b0df-4d10-99c3-fd380fbc5d8M/labo-f12.html 2016-02-12T05:00:00Z New York Times vents recriminations over Syria debacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/09/cohe-f09.html Roger Cohen’s hysterical column expresses rage within sections of the military and intelligence apparatus over the fate of the US regime-change operation. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e039988-c191-4828-bee6-7dae0b588baC/cohe-f09.html 2016-02-09T05:00:00Z Geneva talks begin as US-backed war in Syria expands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/02/pers-f02.html The opening of the talks was overshadowed by a vicious bombing attack on a Shia shrine outside the Syrian capital of Damascus. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9fee20a-b3d1-4b55-a0a2-8a30c524994F/pers-f02.html 2016-02-02T05:00:00Z Netherlands to begin bombing Islamic State in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/02/nlsy-f02.html Prime Minister Rutte’s announcement of the decision to begin bombing ISIS in Syria marks a dramatic escalation of the Netherlands’ involvement in the US-led campaign. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/561ce0e9-3b92-46e1-94a8-f1b3b65adc6G/nlsy-f02.html 2016-02-02T05:00:00Z Europe joins the economic “gold rush” to Tehran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/30/iran-j30.html Iranian President Rouhani’s trip to Europe signals that Iran is wide open for foreign investors following this month’s lifting of international sanctions. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc424ae3-caa4-4c19-bd24-36b9940f84cD/iran-j30.html 2016-01-30T05:00:00Z On eve of Syria “peace talks,” Washington threatens escalation across region http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/25/mide-j25.html Top US officials have declared that they are prepared to seek a “military solution” in Syria, put “boots on the ground” in Iraq and launch another US-NATO war in Libya. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf172333-fdea-4308-921a-1cb39a5da2bK/mide-j25.html 2016-01-25T05:00:00Z Turkish invasion threat escalates Syrian conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/22/syri-j22.html The reports of Turkish incursions into northern Syria come amid heightened tensions between Ankara and Moscow. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a79eaf-5e5b-48ec-8520-a8c0d0ca973K/syri-j22.html 2016-01-22T05:00:00Z “Staggering” violence in Iraq: The legacy of US war and occupation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/21/iraq-j21.html From January 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015, the UN recorded at least 55,047 civilian casualties, while warning that the real toll could be much higher. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b069b197-a56b-4ca2-b98f-e7c60b9bdbeB/iraq-j21.html 2016-01-21T05:00:00Z Iran releases US sailors in run-up to nuclear sanction relief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/14/iran-j14.html The incident served to highlight the deep divisions within the US political establishment over the nuclear deal. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9161de6-faa2-4c4d-b5f9-bac4f05d82fO/iran-j14.html 2016-01-14T05:00:00Z US Navy vessels impounded in Iranian waters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/13/iran-j13.html US Republicans seized on yesterday’s incident to repeat their charge that Obama is “appeasing” Tehran and demand a renewed campaign of economic sanctions and military threats against Iran. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fa97e46-4785-40d7-9820-debcfd079c9F/iran-j13.html 2016-01-13T05:00:00Z Turkey and Western powers escalate war rhetoric in response to Istanbul attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/13/turk-j13.html Tuesday’s suicide attack in the heart of Istanbul has provoked an outburst of war threats and moralizing from the Turkish and NATO elites. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ca880a-c27b-46f0-ad70-c19f4d75d54G/turk-j13.html 2016-01-13T05:00:00Z Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy against Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/12/isra-j12.html Around 46 Palestinians have been killed during demonstrations and clashes with the security forces by a single shot to the head or chest. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ab88084-cfd0-495c-912d-566c1042544O/isra-j12.html 2016-01-12T05:00:00Z US-armed Saudi coalition cancels ceasefire, renews military onslaught in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/06/figh-j06.html The US government has helped coordinate the Saudi-led war against Yemen, which has already killed thousands of civilians and reduced large sections of the population to starvation. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc5040c0-f6e8-4062-beee-8edb93ef8f0M/figh-j06.html 2016-01-06T05:00:00Z US threatens new sanctions on Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/01/04/iran-j04.html Washington’s threat is particularly provocative as it came just days after Tehran fulfilled a key aspect of last July’s nuclear deal—to ship its enriched uranium to Russia. Mon, 04 Jan 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ada1bd-edcc-49fe-afc5-45c3f5148eeE/iran-j04.html 2016-01-04T05:00:00Z US-backed Iraqi forces recapture Ramadi from ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/29/rama-d29.html Amidst boasting by Iraqi Prime Minister of the “liberation” of Ramadi, even the sanitised media footage shows scenes of utter devastation. Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31d29168-eb89-46e9-94cb-790c8766935D/rama-d29.html 2015-12-29T05:00:00Z US air strike kills 12 Iraqi civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/23/iraq-d23.html The latest death toll from the US bombing campaign came as Iraqi troops and militias entered the ISIS-held city of Ramadi. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7136ca9d-c190-49f3-9d75-1ef4e615ffbL/iraq-d23.html 2015-12-23T05:00:00Z Canadian Special Forces battle ISIS militants as calls grow for expanded war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/21/cana-d21.html Canada’s media is becoming increasingly shrill in its demand that Trudeau renege on his election pledge to recall Canada’s fighter jets from the Iraq-Syria war. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e962bc69-8f0d-4b8c-a725-9ba1fa99c2eB/cana-d21.html 2015-12-21T05:00:00Z UN resolution papers over deep divisions on Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/19/syri-d19.html The resolution adopted Friday left open the future of Assad and the distinction between opposition and terrorist groups. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aeea1d5-a970-41d6-93b0-c1579a8e335D/syri-d19.html 2015-12-19T05:00:00Z Obama vows expanded war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/15/syri-d15.html In remarks at the Pentagon, President Obama sought to counter his critics within the political establishment by vowing to escalate US military operations in Syria. Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c44ff5-832f-4d15-a630-a274923406aF/syri-d15.html 2015-12-15T05:00:00Z Syria claims US airstrikes targeted government forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/08/syri-d08.html Reports of the first direct US strikes against Syrian government forces come as hundreds of Turkish forces massed in Iraq in defiance of Baghdad’s call for their withdrawal. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1c0b546-5a8e-4cad-8205-55995711c1eE/syri-d08.html 2015-12-08T05:00:00Z The new imperialist carve-up of the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/12/07/pers-d07.html The reasons presented to the public for the rapid escalation of war in Syria have little to do with the strategic discussions taking place in top ranks of the military and the intelligence agencies. Mon, 07 Dec 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f60ab3ea-7f6d-45ac-a9bc-a7ef87bc905P/pers-d07.html 2015-12-07T05:00:00Z Israel: Netanyahu capitalises on Paris bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/19/isra-n19.html Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is using the terrorist attacks in Paris to ramp up tensions in pursuit of Israel’s geostrategic interests. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bc0385a-1241-46b8-a938-30e06c81bebF/isra-n19.html 2015-11-19T05:00:00Z Turkey after the elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/07/pers-n07.html Erdoğan’s AKP government is a regime of crisis. The wars carried out by the US and its imperialist allies have shattered the social and political structures of the entire region. Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebea80d9-6a86-47ce-adc6-6d183e0e74cK/pers-n07.html 2015-11-07T05:00:00Z Israel: Racist mob lynches migrant as violence intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/21/isra-o21.html Ultra-nationalist Jewish politicians have encouraged the mobilisation of vigilante groups and fascistic mobs that go on the rampage while the police stand and watch. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f2efb0e-50b2-4bef-b2bb-2b8c5de9782L/isra-o21.html 2015-10-21T05:00:00Z Obama backs Israeli crackdown in Jerusalem http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/17/isra-o17.html Israeli security forces have killed 37 Palestinians since October 1, mostly teenage youth shot down for throwing rocks at Israeli police and soldiers. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fb362a9-6345-4923-9a7b-4a0e7cdc11cB/isra-o17.html 2015-10-17T05:00:00Z Unifor demands NDP keep silent on Canada-Saudi Arabia arms deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/13/caun-o13.html The opposition parties’ unwillingness to attack the government over the Saudi arms deal demonstrates their fear of raising any issue which could endanger Canada’s alliance with the US. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2d28711-f6b1-43ba-b870-d15610d5820G/caun-o13.html 2015-10-13T05:00:00Z Israeli forces step up repression in Jerusalem, West Bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/10/isra-o10.html Nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been wounded in dozens of violent clashes with Israeli troops, police and settlers over the past week. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cc26520-db40-46a9-80db-be65cdb0da0H/isra-o10.html 2015-10-10T05:00:00Z Obama-Putin meeting highlights crisis of US policy in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/30/syri-s30.html The twists and turns of US policy reflect massive contradictions in Washington’s Middle East agenda and fierce divisions within the foreign policy and military-intelligence establishment. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550e41f3-8bc8-4537-b88e-0a5690c7d60A/syri-s30.html 2015-09-30T05:00:00Z Poll shows 81 percent of Syrians believe US created ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/18/isis-s18.html Half of those surveyed oppose US airstrikes, and only 21 percent believe their lives are better now than before the Western-orchestrated civil war in Syria. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f1a33aa-98e6-4d68-b636-b936ba89837P/isis-s18.html 2015-09-18T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia and UAE prepare for major US-backed ground offensive in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/yeme-s01.html Five months of airstrikes, facilitated by US military intelligence and logistical support, have been supplemented by a growing ground invasion by Saudi and UAE military forces. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf548d52-45f9-42d0-b5c2-37909e8bb95E/yeme-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Mass protests against failing infrastructure shake Lebanon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/01/leba-s01.html Protests demanding the treatment of uncollected trash also express opposition to Lebanon’s endemic corruption and its sectarian system of government. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9b6b20d-cab6-4e81-948c-f9506e9975bE/leba-s01.html 2015-09-01T05:00:00Z Yemen faces humanitarian crisis as US-backed assault continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/20/yeme-a20.html Reports released this week document the devastating impact of the Saudi-led onslaught on Yemen, which has killed hundreds of children and limited access to food, water and medicine. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d42e4f1-ff21-4001-af29-94174770deeK/yeme-a20.html 2015-08-20T05:00:00Z <em>New York Times</em> uses rape allegations to promote a wider war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/15/rape-a15.html Rape was not a serious problem before Washington intervened to occupy Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein, overthrow and murder Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and ignite a sectarian civil war in Syria. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87397aaf-7324-4417-884e-8198e97387bP/rape-a15.html 2015-08-15T05:00:00Z Turkish government steps up repression of political opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/12/turk-a12.html Police have violently broken up peaceful antiwar demonstrations, and the government has blocked more than 90 news websites. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ab31c7b-2cd4-4733-a46a-413393a35ddJ/turk-a12.html 2015-08-12T05:00:00Z Abadi announces reforms aimed at “decentralization” of Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/11/iraq-a11.html Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s political reforms are based on a strategy worked out in coordination with the Obama administration during the opening months of 2015. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/820d1f57-b7d4-4d63-8a16-1d65389ddceE/iraq-a11.html 2015-08-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/wkrs-a07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/434db9b1-b93b-4a5a-a796-0a5808b9f6fH/wkrs-a07.html 2015-08-07T05:00:00Z Over 450 civilians killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/05/syri-a05.html The real death toll is undoubtedly far higher, because the US and its allies cover up all evidence of civilian deaths. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b552fd8d-1ba9-4fd2-ae8b-80b4f43c979J/syri-a05.html 2015-08-05T05:00:00Z Clashes erupt on West Bank after child is murdered by Zionist settlers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/01/isra-a01.html Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e9c7ecb-e5aa-4267-85fc-76e0fecc7cdC/isra-a01.html 2015-08-01T05:00:00Z The Iran nuclear pact and US imperialism’s drive for global hegemony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/pers-j21.html Obama’s “engagement” with Iran is a strategic bet that through a combination of pressure and inducements US imperialism will be able to harness Tehran to its predatory agenda. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e62f67b-5c1f-4b0f-a747-59d8420537dM/pers-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z UK defence secretary admits flouting parliamentary ban on military involvement in Syrian war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/uksy-j21.html Defence Secretary Michael Fallon used the parliamentary debate to propagandize for war. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33338000-1ac9-4293-aa1d-7c3a2f8b16cK/uksy-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z UN Security Council approves pact on Iranian nuclear programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/21/iran-j21.html Despite the UN vote, the nuclear pact still faces concerted opposition in the US Congress and political establishment. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d7726c-239a-4120-869b-f1dbe9d59c9H/iran-j21.html 2015-07-21T05:00:00Z Iran signals closer collaboration with West http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/18/iran-j18.html While hardliners have expressed some opposition to this week’s nuclear agreement, significant layers of business are already positioning themselves for the lifting of sanctions. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad500a89-cd66-4641-9b28-1a5086cbb4cA/iran-j18.html 2015-07-18T05:00:00Z Obama at the Pentagon: No end to ISIS war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/obam-j07.html Flanked by a phalanx of military officials and commanders, Obama outlined a perspective of endless war in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ca17087-c9f2-4485-86d7-62b2cfdbc5dE/obam-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Canada’s participation in US military-strategic offensives grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/07/cana-j07.html Ottawa is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s main military-strategic offensives against Russia, China and the Middle East. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb3ddded-c0b4-44e8-aedf-dbe4120e609K/cana-j07.html 2015-07-07T05:00:00Z Egyptian air force bombs Sinai after heavy clashes with ISIS affiliate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/03/egyp-j03.html The strikes left at least 23 dead, one day after heavy fighting in the peninsula between government troops and Islamist forces killed some 120 people. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a34e2988-291f-402a-8e09-dd586638b9bL/egyp-j03.html 2015-07-03T05:00:00Z Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/01/syri-j01.html Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b2eeb5-86b6-41a0-8c11-0ce2a8afab9H/syri-j01.html 2015-07-01T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks to go past June 30 deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/29/iran-j29.html The US is threatening to walk away from the talks unless Tehran capitulates to its demands for further sweeping concessions. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5154ab-3552-4ca2-917a-61a7c2ec61dP/iran-j29.html 2015-06-29T05:00:00Z UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/24/isra-j24.html The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc77d078-9ad9-46e4-83b7-af521306689P/isra-j24.html 2015-06-24T05:00:00Z Renewed Saudi-led bombardment kills, wounds dozens of Yemeni civilians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/22/yeme-j22.html Saudi and Gulf forces pounded targets across Yemen over the weekend after negotiations between Saudi and Houthi leaders ended without any deal on Friday. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b5d4065-b7b2-4010-937d-98ce4018474A/yeme-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z The US arming of ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/06/03/pers-j03.html Underlying the massive rearmament of ISIS forces with captured US weapons are the contradictory and vastly destructive policies pursued by US imperialism. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63caaf0a-e87b-4039-b656-932cd0e0a97N/pers-j03.html 2015-06-03T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief hints at shift in US policy in war with ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/25/isis-m25.html In an interview with CNN, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the ISIS victory at Ramadi showed that Iraqi government forces did not have the “will to fight.” Mon, 25 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8abcc3fd-bbcb-472f-9761-9a8e21ce306K/isis-m25.html 2015-05-25T05:00:00Z The fall of Ramadi and the criminality of US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/pers-m20.html The threat of both a sectarian bloodbath and region-wide war is the byproduct of Washington’s predatory interventions in the Middle East. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45cd2d7a-477d-40ae-8c0c-8f6b95f9152N/pers-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z