Middle East http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/mideast/ US-backed military junta in Egypt sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/egyp-m25.html The biggest mass death sentence in recent history marks another escalation in the ruthless efforts of the US-backed military junta in Egypt to annihilate its political opponents. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780194c3-f294-4174-84e7-e5addcccf8bM/egyp-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Wave of strikes by Egyptian textile workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/egyp-f22.html Tens of thousands of textile workers in Mahalla and other industrial centers are on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2762db4-5899-4ee4-a655-2937c0bcc6bG/egyp-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z US dictates terms in international talks with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/iran-f21.html The Vienna negotiations produced nothing more than a broad framework for further talks. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b41b1a2-13e3-431f-a604-739efc2ef4dH/iran-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/wkrs-f14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7854d994-28a2-4ba9-ae03-ff717e906cdF/wkrs-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Australian documentary reveals Israeli torture of Palestinian youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/13/pale-f13.html The policy is aimed at terrorising the Palestinian population and suppressing any opposition to the Israeli occupation. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e467ee44-d2a0-47ab-a8ed-ceb9eb21097D/pale-f13.html 2014-02-13T05:00:00Z Obama renews threats as Syrian talks remain deadlocked http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/12/syri-f12.html Remarks by the US and French presidents indicate a shift to a more aggressive posture toward the Syrian government. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd203047-8e9f-4c63-beaa-ae0983198a2O/syri-f12.html 2014-02-12T05:00:00Z US threatens French companies with sanctions over Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/07/iran-f07.html The Obama administration has reacted to the arrival of a major French business delegation in Tehran with barely disguised hostility. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ab9b279-de4e-4b7c-a93e-ea9d6f5776aP/iran-f07.html 2014-02-07T05:00:00Z Iraqi military bombs Fallujah ahead of ground assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/04/iraq-f04.html The government has delivered an ultimatum to anyone still inside the city to leave or be treated as a supporter of Al Qaeda-linked militias. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52361606-6c4c-4817-a1be-ff476e79575J/iraq-f04.html 2014-02-04T05:00:00Z Pakistani court issues arrest warrant for ex-military dictator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/01/paki-f01.html Behind the drawn-out legal wrangling over Musharraf’s treason trial lie sharp differences in the country’s ruling elite. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba64ae8c-1625-4ca8-b398-e1b332873d8I/paki-f01.html 2014-02-01T05:00:00Z Three years of the Egyptian revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/25/pers-j25.html On January 25, 2011, mass revolutionary struggles erupted in Egypt against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5ffcbb7-5cbe-47d2-a4b0-633134c86d2F/pers-j25.html 2014-01-25T05:00:00Z Low turnout as Egypt’s US-backed junta holds constitutional referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/16/egyp-j16.html The referendum is intended to provide a pseudo-legal cover for the junta’s July 3, 2013 coup and the restoration of authoritarian military rule as it existed under Mubarak. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0bd98a8-df58-438d-a524-22ff1ce3e27F/egyp-j16.html 2014-01-16T05:00:00Z The catastrophe unleashed by US imperialism in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/14/pers-j14.html While the US pursues negotiations on Syria and Iran’s nuclear program to facilitate its “pivot to Asia,” the catastrophe that Washington has unleashed in the Middle East threatens to metastasize into a regional war. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e24302d-3a41-47c5-889b-114b1a13f9bO/pers-j14.html 2014-01-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95bf4cb8-af81-4f3d-a691-bb9c9a20d65F/wkrs-j10.html 2014-01-10T05:00:00Z Iran offers major concessions to US and European oil giants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/09/iran-j09.html The offer of lucrative energy contracts shows that much more is being discussed behind closed doors at international talks with Iran than its nuclear program. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb5ec3f7-8b3d-4cbf-8a8a-4dc89c4ab9bK/iran-j09.html 2014-01-09T05:00:00Z Tunisian political parties resume “national dialogue,” vote on constitution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/08/tuni-j08.html As the Tunisian Revolution approaches its third anniversary, the Tunisian ruling elite is resuming its “national dialogue” aimed at pre-empting renewed working class struggles. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ddabf1f-dfc0-4b9b-bdd6-e8d8e1b8e28E/tuni-j08.html 2014-01-08T05:00:00Z The New York Times pronounces on destabilisation of the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/07/pers-j07.html The Middle East stands as proof of the malignant role of imperialism in imposing grinding poverty, brutal levels of exploitation and the ever growing danger of war. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8812220d-e4f5-4688-ac15-5405a32de96K/pers-j07.html 2014-01-07T06:00:00Z US, Iran say they will not send troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/07/kerr-j07.html Washington and Tehran have both pledged support to the Maliki government in Iraq, while ruling out the deployment of troops in the escalating battle in Anbar province. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd612585-6095-46a0-8ce3-e0633eec59aB/kerr-j07.html 2014-01-07T06:00:00Z Protests hit Turkey as corruption probes target Erdogan government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/31/turk-d31.html The government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming under increasing pressure from protesters at home and also faces growing international criticism. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8a8d3f4-6b98-4dc1-8e71-6303d368bcbK/turk-d31.html 2013-12-31T06:00:00Z Saudi Arabia angered by US-Iran rapprochement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/17/saud-d17.html The main thrust of Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy—its opposition to Iran and the “Shia arc”—has been undermined by Washington. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce703010-9642-4c75-a6bd-d111cdd5647D/saud-d17.html 2013-12-17T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/13/wkrs-d13.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41dc3fad-141f-4521-bea4-805fc028393H/wkrs-d13.html 2013-12-13T05:00:00Z Momentum builds around US nuclear deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/iran-n26.html The aim of US imperialism remains the securing of untrammeled dominance over Middle Eastern oil and the Eurasian land mass. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43921eed-19ed-4c85-974d-1b2aff1bdd2P/iran-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/wkrs-n22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5814a70-85d0-4d97-857b-91c758f4e21L/wkrs-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z Geneva talks on Iran’s nuclear programs extended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/09/iran-n09.html Even an interim deal in Geneva faces considerable opposition among American allies in the Middle East and in the US Congress. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd1dbb07-1a0d-4b7c-a752-c0e8b0bb0b0H/iran-n09.html 2013-11-09T05:00:00Z Iranians protest en masse against US aggression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/06/iran-n06.html The officially-sanctioned demonstration became a show of strength by sections of the Iranian elite wary of the new government’s attempted rapprochement with the US. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/052a5035-459e-486a-bd2d-848df682da1N/iran-n06.html 2013-11-06T05:00:00Z Geneva talks to restart on Iran’s nuclear program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/04/iran-n04.html The Obama administration has signalled that there will be no significant reduction in the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b27b404-9f02-41a0-b10a-19955176804G/iran-n04.html 2013-11-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/25/wkrs-o25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e6e6d64-a8d9-41d6-8a60-4ec1f32930eA/wkrs-o25.html 2013-10-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/04/wkrs-o04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf5b41d8-00d5-4cc4-b094-36b3085bc73A/wkrs-o04.html 2013-10-04T05:00:00Z Obama, Netanyahu stress war against Iran “still on the table” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/01/neta-o01.html At a White House meeting largely overshadowed by the threat of a US government shutdown, Netanyahu pressed Obama to maintain sanctions and military threats against Iran. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e2b2af3-34d4-4c37-b559-1c7b06de9d4K/neta-o01.html 2013-10-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/13/wkrs-s13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/960f7507-32ae-4b19-9234-9bfc2476d6bN/wkrs-s13.html 2013-09-13T05:00:00Z Growing calls for attack on Syria follow chemical weapons claims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/23/syri-a23.html Though the Western powers have yet to confirm the nature of the attack or produce any evidence linking it to the Assad regime, there are mounting demands for military intervention. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ff9aa4a-e5e2-4cf7-9056-d67a007489cB/syri-a23.html 2013-08-23T05:00:00Z Bahrain gripped by renewed protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/19/bahr-a19.html It is no coincidence that the extraordinary measures taken by the Bahraini regime against protest demonstrations occurred at the same time as the massacre carried out by the military junta in Egypt. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b739637e-8cb3-4576-8d17-cfcd00bf488C/bahr-a19.html 2013-08-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/16/wkrs-a16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74550a89-d63c-4dfb-881a-1245268d9b0H/wkrs-a16.html 2013-08-16T05:00:00Z US launches new drone strikes against Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/08/yeme-a08.html Under the cover of the global terror alert, the US is stepping up drone strikes against Yemen as a part of a wider intensification of military action in the Middle East. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/591a8655-ed72-4e04-b2ba-2ac7e7f2dedA/yeme-a08.html 2013-08-08T05:00:00Z Israeli-Palestinian talks a cover for US aggression in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/29/isra-j29.html The talks offer nothing to the Palestinian working class except more suffering and misery. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dde47ae3-bcb3-447a-9303-db4b4c23824B/isra-j29.html 2013-07-29T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/26/wkrs-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d3625d6-958d-4c44-b225-6f8351b6e52P/wkrs-j26.html 2013-07-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/19/wkrs-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bef11d5e-2074-49dc-9959-919e8e0828dG/wkrs-j19.html 2013-07-19T05:00:00Z US-backed opposition in Syria erupts into internal conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/15/syri-j15.html Rival factions of the US-backed groups fighting the Assad regime in Syria have engaged in a series of ambushes and assassinations over control and money. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaf22dfa-71da-40f2-8197-9f6402dfac3M/syri-j15.html 2013-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/12/wkrs-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00019570-403a-49ad-a60f-3d0e91eb443P/wkrs-j12.html 2013-07-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/05/wkrs-j05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfe1e7e4-028a-4585-be52-feee997c2d8A/wkrs-j05.html 2013-07-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f872958-62aa-4836-8426-2a4eb54a6d8P/wkrs-j28.html 2013-06-28T05:00:00Z Syrian war threatens regional sectarian bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/21/pers-j21.html Washington’s escalation of its proxy war in Syria, relying on far-right Sunni Islamist forces, is fomenting a Sunni-Shia sectarian war across the Middle East. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/504d38d4-96d2-414c-9d00-fd3856d4f83M/pers-j21.html 2013-06-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/21/wkrs-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d548bc-2526-4d76-8127-2c1b20c0137D/wkrs-j21.html 2013-06-21T05:00:00Z “Moderate” cleric wins Iranian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/17/iran-j17.html While Rouhini has called for moderation and dialogue with the West, the Obama administration will accept nothing less than complete capitulation to its demands. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fa6cd22-0d88-4448-aa94-26f6e529512D/iran-j17.html 2013-06-17T05:00:00Z Libya destabilised by factional and military infighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/liby-j14.html The massacre of 31 people by the Libya Shield Force, an Islamist militia, was the worst single death toll since the end of the 2011 NATO-led civil war. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e981e534-396e-4314-8b44-eb86e994fc4L/liby-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z White House convenes meetings on Syria escalation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/syri-j11.html The Obama White House is convening meetings this week to discuss measures to escalate the US-backed war for regime-change in Syria. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1f8c0d4-870d-42be-89ec-025c7bc2006H/syri-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Egypt: Supreme Constitutional Court invalidates Shura Council, Constituent Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/egyp-j11.html Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has ruled that the upper legislative house and the Constituent Assembly lack any legal foundation. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e50b061b-d7fb-4fd4-994f-c55e4f963e7H/egyp-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/07/wkrs-j07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/404aa177-cd67-4d3a-8fe8-de9dcb693d8D/wkrs-j07.html 2013-06-07T05:00:00Z Turkey at the crossroads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/pers-j06.html The massive protests of the past week have deep roots in the growth of social inequality that has accompanied Turkey’s closer integration into the capitalist world market. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fcd1bc9-dd1b-4c34-897c-590a9a0d1c8E/pers-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Turkish police round up young protesters for use of social media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/turk-j06.html Dozens of people ranging in age from 18 to 24 have been rounded up in the Turkish port city of Izmir on charges of “encouraging rebellion” through the use of Twitter and other social media. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/632489e6-be6c-4d0b-b3db-818b053f2e1A/turk-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Turkish clashes continue as Erdogan brands protesters “extremists” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/turk-j04.html Confrontations between demonstrators and riot police continued Monday in Istanbul, Ankara and cities across Turkey. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd94c179-af6e-42fa-9aa3-70c28ed7c47D/turk-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z Syrian opposition forces launch rocket attacks in Lebanon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/syri-j04.html US-backed Syrian opposition forces pummeled Shia targets in Lebanon as Hezbollah fighters continued massing near Aleppo. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b2b2883-f325-4cdd-bcd8-61d4b8ba389K/syri-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/31/wkrs-m31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 31 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3718985c-c3d7-4590-ab01-4ad1336f86bG/wkrs-m31.html 2013-05-31T05:00:00Z European powers lift embargo, move to arm Syrian opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/28/syri-m28.html On Monday the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) met in Brussels and agreed not to renew the arms embargo against Syria. Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bd715d1-6c3c-47b3-b81c-38792862ad1P/syri-m28.html 2013-05-28T05:00:00Z Settlements authorised as Kerry tries to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/28/isra-m28.html Benyamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government has begun the legal process to retrospectively authorise four outposts as settlements in the Occupied West Bank. Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eb98b0f-e4fd-4276-a66a-a03e510dc0bG/isra-m28.html 2013-05-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/17/wkrs-m17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d323410d-9edf-46bc-b697-fc26cc709e6O/wkrs-m17.html 2013-05-17T05:00:00Z Video shows US-backed opposition fighter cannibalizing Syrian soldier http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/16/syri-m16.html The video makes clear the barbaric character of the Islamic fundamentalist forces the US has mobilized in its proxy war against Syria. Thu, 16 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2705811-4f29-42a3-ab34-7cdb61a46a5J/syri-m16.html 2013-05-16T05:00:00Z Nationwide protests against austerity in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/16/isra-m16.html The budget aims to cut the deficit that reached US$11 billion in 2012. Thu, 16 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3de06aae-0a27-4e1d-afb3-59c509ca1c6E/isra-m16.html 2013-05-16T05:00:00Z Reports suggest Syrian opposition involvement in Turkish bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/14/turk-m14.html Despite evidence that groups involved in the campaign against the Syrian regime were behind the bombings, Turkish leaders are pushing to use them as a pretext for war. Tue, 14 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b0b6386-6580-48f6-a6bc-4dc48be7236L/turk-m14.html 2013-05-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/10/wkrs-m10.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/025bef4e-e35d-409f-9a7c-e48339a5480H/wkrs-m10.html 2013-05-10T05:00:00Z British imperialism’s return to “East of Suez” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/08/uaem-m08.html Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates, got the full treatment on his state visit to Britain last week. Wed, 08 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d428e657-89c7-4c5e-817b-303936f12faC/uaem-m08.html 2013-05-08T05:00:00Z UN says US-backed opposition, not Syrian regime, used poison gas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/07/syri-m07.html UN investigator Carla del Ponte’s statements explode the propaganda lie that the US is preparing to attack Syria to defend its people from chemical weapons. Tue, 07 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86218a34-e5c1-4c83-8317-11bdfa3ef8bM/syri-m07.html 2013-05-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/26/wkrs-a26.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8c94504-fa00-47fb-83d8-3bcabf7e846J/wkrs-a26.html 2013-04-26T05:00:00Z US finalises arms deals with Israel, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/25/arms-a25.html The United States is flooding the Middle East with armaments, a further sign that the preparations for military intervention against Syria are ultimately aimed at Iran. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe31887f-73ee-4e46-9b3e-12207e7f786N/arms-a25.html 2013-04-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/19/wkrs-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b20f3869-4a99-4161-8cd1-31f3bb19db6F/wkrs-a19.html 2013-04-19T05:00:00Z Syrian opposition militia declares allegiance to Al Qaeda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/16/alnu-a16.html The leading fighting group in the US-backed war against the Syrian government has announced its loyalty to Al Qaeda. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85cafdb8-0a3f-4f9c-837e-d70e2e6aa15A/alnu-a16.html 2013-04-16T05:00:00Z Washington escalates Syria intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/04/syri-a04.html The US and Jordanian militaries have stepped up a program to train thousands of armed fighters to send into Syria with the aim of carving out a buffer zone in the south of the country. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e55bcd2d-f466-498e-90e8-f80005f9974H/syri-a04.html 2013-04-04T05:00:00Z Trial of political activists underway in United Arab Emirates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/03/uaem-a03.html The despotic United Arab Emirates regime has begun a trial of 94 pro-democracy activists. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9f3cc3b-e869-4c4d-a2fb-1a36a5877fdJ/uaem-a03.html 2013-04-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/29/wkrs-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03a8196e-5d6f-4fa8-a674-9ab0d2d6548F/wkrs-m29.html 2013-03-29T05:00:00Z Obama talks “peace” in Israel while preparing war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/22/isra-m22.html In a speech delivered in Jerusalem Thursday, Obama identified US interests unconditionally with Israel, while reiterating war threats against both Syria and Iran. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49291aa8-2a00-41b1-a540-bed06d92e69A/isra-m22.html 2013-03-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/22/wkrs-m22.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e572101c-b0e6-408f-8270-90f43b0daadJ/wkrs-m22.html 2013-03-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/15/wkrs-m15.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3addbc4-67cb-46bf-8ca7-59e9242bd41B/wkrs-m15.html 2013-03-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/08/wkrs-m08.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fc048ed-60f7-4dc0-8cee-ca18ca6fc0aH/wkrs-m08.html 2013-03-08T05:00:00Z French government promotes pseudo-left opposition parties in Tunisia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/07/tuni-m07.html After Chokri Belaïd’s assassination, Paris is seeking to advance the petty-bourgeois Popular Front to advance its imperialist interests in Tunisia. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6501b96-0271-4c27-a446-c8a05ea3479J/tuni-m07.html 2013-03-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/01/wkrs-m01.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31272cca-1159-4587-b074-0fbb19723cdA/wkrs-m01.html 2013-03-01T05:00:00Z France-Qatar tensions rise over Mali war, Tunisia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/28/fran-f28.html Tensions between France and its Qatari ally are rising amid accusations that Qatar is funding Al Qaeda-linked militants fighting France in Mali. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/978b12fd-d690-4cd8-9917-71c1f7abe7aJ/fran-f28.html 2013-02-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/22/wkrs-f22.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6344624d-cdef-48be-9c74-11fdb8610c5A/wkrs-f22.html 2013-02-22T05:00:00Z Mass strikes and protests shut down Port Said in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/19/egyp-f19.html Renewed strikes and protests have swept Egypt since January 25, the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Egyptian revolution that toppled long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/786738dc-d38a-4629-b1de-bb8da1aadeaM/egyp-f19.html 2013-02-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/15/wkrs-f15.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b09938ed-24ed-4105-b5c9-892db3f6eceF/wkrs-f15.html 2013-02-15T05:00:00Z Pentagon chiefs reveal divisions over Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/12/syri-f12.html Tactical differences have emerged within the Obama administration over how best to prosecute its strategy for regime-change in Syria. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cbdd7f7-da18-465e-8b3f-dddbf3111f7E/syri-f12.html 2013-02-12T05:00:00Z Tunisian government begins to unravel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/12/tuni-f12.html The murder last Wednesday of anti-Islamist politician Chokri Belaïd has undermined the government coalition, whose main component is the Islamist Ennahda Party. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2df154c-3c7f-4760-8c72-117495e3df8O/tuni-f12.html 2013-02-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/08/wkrs-f08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa06801a-69a2-4310-bd75-6a8b7ff27ecB/wkrs-f08.html 2013-02-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/01/wkrs-f01.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60edb9c4-c95e-4251-9cdf-60cc0d8e314G/wkrs-f01.html 2013-02-01T05:00:00Z With death toll rising, Egypt’s opposition calls for talks with Mursi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/31/egyp-j31.html With the death toll in Egypt’s protests having climbed to near 60, the head of the main bourgeois opposition coalition has called for talks with President Mursi. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/351602fa-9342-4fec-baa3-0193f38f164B/egyp-j31.html 2013-01-31T05:00:00Z Revolutionary Socialists offer their services to the Egyptian bourgeoisie http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/31/rsoc-j31.html With the eruption of the mass movements against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the RS came forward as the chief advocate of a united movement of the Islamists and liberal bourgeois parties to block social revolution. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23b94214-2283-405b-bffd-a50e88dc0f9L/rsoc-j31.html 2013-01-31T05:00:00Z Jordan on the brink of disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/29/jord-j29.html Last week’s elections in Jordan resulted in a large majority for tribal leaders, pro-monarchy loyalists and businessmen. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8fa85ca-5e2c-43ec-80bc-de6ec9a5c6aD/jord-j29.html 2013-01-29T05:00:00Z Israel’s elections augur deepening political instability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/24/isra-j24.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing electoral alliance, Likud-Beiteinu, and his religious coalition partners won a much-reduced majority in Tuesday’s elections, resulting in a hung parliament. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a8ed4f0-0c61-4917-8b90-0608d8fe552N/isra-j24.html 2013-01-24T05:00:00Z Fatal accidents fuel discontent with Egyptian Islamist government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/18/egyp-j18.html Only days before the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, protesters denounce Islamist President Mursi after a series of deadly accidents. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f019795e-575e-46e1-b790-1b1391736b0K/egyp-j18.html 2013-01-18T05:00:00Z The rotten foundations of US policy in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/16/pers-j16.html The death of 13 migrant workers in a labor camp fire in Bahrain comes on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s beheading of a Sri Lankan maid. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d80b99e4-9e86-4b73-9196-efe2713fe1bD/pers-j16.html 2013-01-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/04/wkrs-j04.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36cf9d4e-4e3f-4ff7-8620-ca1e1bf13c2E/wkrs-j04.html 2013-01-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/21/wkrs-d21.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b35262f-07ea-49c4-b669-c95672848b6O/wkrs-d21.html 2012-12-21T05:00:00Z US, Arab allies call for intervention in Syria after bombing of Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/20/syri-d20.html All media reports of the bombardment of Yarmouk stress that the Syrian government is guilty of a crime and must pay a price. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d922a52-3805-4656-beb8-15fd316e74fI/syri-d20.html 2012-12-20T05:00:00Z Israel considering attack on Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/18/syri-d18.html Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has twice asked Jordan for its support to bomb Syria’s alleged chemical weapons facilities. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45585639-bcc2-4694-b351-a93b4c6d373D/syri-d18.html 2012-12-18T05:00:00Z Syria in the crosshairs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/15/pers-d15.html The US and its imperialist allies are building up to a direct intervention in Syria, with the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey and the official recognition of the opposition. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fa0534e-32c6-4110-8bd1-516da3736c3D/pers-d15.html 2012-12-15T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-left backs imperialist intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/14/syri-d14.html The overt shift by Socialist Alternative into the imperialist camp is bound up with the new political requirements of the Labor government. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cc0aa10-db76-4065-89d2-d2545f47a84D/syri-d14.html 2012-12-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/14/wkrs-d14.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f357b1eb-fbb5-472a-8bb6-d1a7af070feJ/wkrs-d14.html 2012-12-14T05:00:00Z “Friends of Syria” meeting demands Assad cede power to Islamist opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/13/syri-d13.html Representatives of 130 governments, led by the US and the European powers, officially recognized the Islamist Syrian opposition as the sole representative of the Syrian people. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/830b4d81-469e-4fed-8943-323e5bfcb56I/syri-d13.html 2012-12-13T05:00:00Z Washington discovers terrorists in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/12/pers-d12.html In branding one of the principal anti-Assad militias as a terrorist organization, Washington is exposing the character of the US-backed war in Syria. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/448ed3ac-6d5b-42bb-b12e-c6e8630c286I/pers-d12.html 2012-12-12T05:00:00Z Syrian “rebels” establish unified military command http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/10/syri-d10.html The composition of the new council exposes the reactionary character of the Syrian opposition, dominated by Islamists, lacking any popular base and reliant on the major powers. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/609a7163-cc0a-44be-aed8-4d32ffe07f7A/syri-d10.html 2012-12-10T05:00:00Z Mounting evidence of US plans for military intervention against Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/08/syri-d08.html Unsubstantiated claims that Syria intends to use chemical weapons are as transparent a pretext for military aggression as the lies a decade ago about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction.” Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c954c8f6-036c-4e94-ac1b-1420945be57I/syri-d08.html 2012-12-08T05:00:00Z