Middle East http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/mideast/ Dozens of refugees killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/yeme-m31.html Now in its sixth day, the Saudi-led, US-backed assault claimed the lives of at least forty people at a refugee camp in northern Yemen on Monday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4981c75-e8d6-4bc6-abb2-f0ccbf2ba04M/yeme-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/pers-m28.html The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bb13806-1a9e-459d-b1ee-1dea858eb6eC/pers-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia, Egypt prepare US-backed invasion of Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/yeme-m27.html The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb05600-aae2-4465-bf9a-39dd009bd69G/yeme-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Israeli settlers, soldiers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Nablus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/isra-m21.html The attacks signal a new offensive by settlers encouraged by the election victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf68ba6-cb06-464c-9938-6db6b7167f3L/isra-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Right-wing Israeli parties begin talks on coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/isra-m19.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head his fourth coalition government committed to the expansion of illegal settlements on the West Bank. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6df9b8d-6f05-466a-afe7-9bb5d84aa34G/isra-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z US intensifies pressure on Iran at nuclear talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/iran-m16.html US Secretary of State Kerry has made clear that the US will walk away from the negotiating table if Iran does not meet its demands. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73d815fc-689f-462b-aaa7-8092acb1868M/iran-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z With Senate letter, tensions mount over US policy toward Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/iran-m12.html The extraordinary intervention of Senate Republicans to derail any nuclear treaty with Iran is symptomatic of deep divisions within the US government. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef2a9df9-23ea-48bf-a782-5f42104e6c9D/iran-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/work-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a96d38e-ea01-42c1-8842-2ca11fc3c9bI/work-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Obama administration bows to Israel on eve of speech by Netanyahu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/bibi-m03.html The Israeli prime minister has organized a speech to the US Congress behind the back of the White House in a bid to scuttle a nuclear deal with Iran. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4179551-1f02-45f3-9005-89ed10f54edP/bibi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z US-Iran negotiations inch toward a nuclear agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/iran-f26.html The prospect of a deal has fuelled considerable tension between the US and its allies in the Middle East, particularly Israel. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/015e06b5-03d7-4410-bdf5-b8f746f7ad1F/iran-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z In leaked recording, Egyptian minister calls for machine-gunning protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/shab-f25.html Mass protests could leave the US-backed Sisi dictatorship "helpless" unless they were crushed, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim warned subordinates last year. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c306a5e-7317-4006-b68f-d2fbaa4ccafA/shab-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z US threatens military intervention as UN warns of “disintegration” in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/yeme-f14.html Comments from the top UN official and US politicians suggest that escalated military intervention in Yemen is imminent. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad8f9e11-7600-4c01-8421-6c1babed8b1J/yeme-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/wkrs-f13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f85b11-7d42-48f6-a480-707ef8d3091L/wkrs-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z US closes diplomatic facilities in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/usev-f12.html US Special Forces operations and drone strikes will continue despite the closure of the American embassy, according to statements from the Pentagon. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbf6b093-b945-4d88-b41b-2d38d01ab5dG/usev-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/wkrs-f06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5705719-699e-420c-b20e-844068709ddL/wkrs-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440e54a6-9669-47dd-8c99-0e6483c8186I/wkrs-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Israel threatens war following clashes with Hezbollah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/isra-j29.html Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the world should “look at what happened in the Gaza Strip” as a model for what Israel plans in Lebanon and Syria. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e0fa69a-bc86-4368-89c0-9444ec4ff9dA/isra-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Imperialist mourning for King Abdullah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/pers-j26.html The close collaboration between Washington and the Saudi regime speaks volumes about the nature of American intervention in the Middle East. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aec6c3a0-7bb2-4a90-b982-82f67133c68D/pers-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z At least 18 dead as Egyptian military regime violently represses demonstrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/egyp-j26.html At least 18 protestors were killed by security forces during mass demonstrations marking the anniversary of protests that led to the downfall of the Mubarak regime. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41b8a736-a272-46d6-8c9c-f11b486a251N/egyp-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Yemeni president resigns as Houthi insurgents consolidate control over capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/yeme-j23.html Hadi’s resignation marks a major defeat for US-Saudi efforts to counter the accelerating breakdown of Yemen’s political order. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbf14bf0-25cf-4042-b88a-f8800aa66e1B/yeme-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Israeli strike in Syria threatens wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/isra-j22.html Israeli troops and anti-missile batteries have been rushed to the country’s northern border in the wake of Sunday’s assassination strike. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd36b60-94e2-4156-a99e-d65b3016026O/isra-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f9b6e42-151a-435b-85b0-42872b38a68M/wkrs-j16.html 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z Yemen moving towards civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/12/yeme-j12.html Escalating protests and attacks are largely the outcome of the intervention of the American and Saudi governments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1879bbbd-2a91-49a4-b93a-601c62cab8fG/yeme-j12.html 2015-01-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/wkrs-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e32297d-65f7-4c49-b592-7dc41b33974B/wkrs-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Palestinian Authority signs up to International Criminal Court http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/03/pale-j03.html The move by Abbas and his Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, backed by the Arab regimes, is a last-ditch attempt to preserve their credibility. Sat, 03 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd77eb6c-72d6-439d-87ce-1750f095d0dM/pale-j03.html 2015-01-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/19/wkrs-d19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08038f2d-f4e6-448f-aaea-3e064867194P/wkrs-d19.html 2014-12-19T05:00:00Z US blocked negotiations for hostages killed in Yemen raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/raid-d13.html The US government stymied attempts to ransom British-American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, who were both killed last weekend. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c222a8-1378-47ad-8d5a-210029e9e71M/raid-d13.html 2014-12-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/12/wkrs-d12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41be1519-d646-4f45-a3fe-bf38777a43eL/wkrs-d12.html 2014-12-12T05:00:00Z Israeli prime minister Netanyahu calls March 2015 general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/08/neta-d08.html Netanyahu called the general election for March 17, appealing for the support of ultra-nationalist and religious parties. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e937d4-7446-418d-944d-cff8dc860b0L/neta-d08.html 2014-12-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/05/wkrs-d05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a82ab2a5-7127-45d7-ab30-6ca8a3f03adD/wkrs-d05.html 2014-12-05T05:00:00Z Mine disaster deepens crisis of Turkish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/turk-o30.html The mining disaster in Turkey led to the cancellation of celebrations of a national holiday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca5641d-79ab-4a97-ac56-f0467ee590cJ/turk-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Turkish government seeks new police state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/turk-o21.html According to Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the Homeland Security Reform Bill would “give the upper hand to the police” and “more space to resort to new tools and measures.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f371f2a-944a-4da4-b6b0-abf225e5b73B/turk-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/iraq-o16.html Shia militias, among the only ground forces to make advances against ISIS, have carried out a deadly campaign of sectarian violence against Sunnis. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b8661c3-f534-4431-884d-4c3f5ecbe36M/iraq-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Obama meets anti-ISIS “coalition” amid rising US-Turkish tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/aafb-o15.html The meeting at Andrews Air Force Base could not mask the deepening divisions over the strategy guiding the US-led war in Iraq and Syria. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b98a4467-b211-481e-ad51-5ea615ad82dO/aafb-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/wkrs-o10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8560a21c-ac00-4e9b-aef1-a77c5cac09eM/wkrs-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Turkey’s role in ISIS conflict threatens to reignite civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/turk-o09.html Ankara is determined that anti-ISIS operations do not strengthen Kurdish forces in either Syria or Turkey itself. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a858fb4b-0e87-42b4-8bfe-c6c538ec4a0L/turk-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/wkrs-o03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dceeb3b0-d205-407f-a164-82492c8fab6J/wkrs-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z US plans massive military escalation in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/syri-s29.html Statements from top US officials are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to prepare public opinion for full-scale war in the Middle East. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4b55d9d-1ae1-44b2-a9cb-60b8f51764eG/syri-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z French government exploits Islamist murder of Hervé Gourdel to expand Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/gour-s29.html The Islamist forces that murdered Gourdel benefited from the support of France and its allies amid the imperialist powers' proxy wars in Libya and Syria. 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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447c56bb-9269-4a2e-8ce5-6fc558e55e9H/wkrs-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Savage cuts in Israel follow Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/isra-s08.html While the Israeli working class faces more austerity, the Palestinian Authority has estimated that the reconstruction of Gaza will cost about $7.8 billion. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f3bccaa-0205-41b7-a5b5-4f60c265ae2D/isra-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Netanyahu indicates Gaza ceasefire paves way for wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/gaza-s01.html Netanyahu has faced criticism from within his Likud party and his coalition government for calling off military action short of his declared intention of obliterating Hamas and without consulting his security cabinet. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc4cd72b-e022-4762-a13d-c2b781d2d1dO/gaza-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/frsy-a27.html Paris’s role exposes France’s pseudo-left parties, who tried to falsely pose as critics of the government by calling for it to arm Syrian opposition militias. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de359b34-87fb-4d2a-bc92-03533e9a3bbE/frsy-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Indefinite ceasefire commences in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/gaza-a27.html While the truce holds out the prospect of an end to Israel’s one-sided war on Gaza, the Israeli military remains poised to resume action at the slightest pretext. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ad4f73f-dee3-4122-9f3c-3e959a93cadN/gaza-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Egypt, UAE conducted joint air strikes in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/liby-a27.html Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09f6f8da-9db0-4d83-b422-4ade5df772aC/liby-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the murder of James Foley? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/pers-a22.html The vicious execution of the American journalist has been seized upon as the pretext for launching new US wars of aggression in the Middle East. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b283b41b-566d-4d17-ba95-68082f3e2c8B/pers-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Obama authorises a new air war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/iraq-a08.html Once again, US imperialism is playing the humanitarian card—the plight of Iraq’s Yazidi minority—to justify its predatory aims. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/382177a9-1cf8-4ad4-875f-0388d810b01F/iraq-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Turkey to hold first popular election for president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/turk-a08.html Behind the turn to a popular election, all the major parties are lining up behind the ruling class’s drive toward authoritarian rule and war. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/591e4632-f8ad-4bf6-b459-aea4f01b96cL/turk-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/wkrs-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d530128d-0262-4feb-b2fc-bc5b9ddf553P/wkrs-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z US boosts missile sales to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/iraq-a01.html The deal is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to shore up the Baghdad regime and US interests in the region. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53bd1a60-924d-4482-9711-527dda83261M/iraq-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z US rearms Israel as its war crimes mount in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/warc-j31.html The Pentagon’s announcement laid bare the hypocrisy of the Obama administration’s expressions of “concern” about Israel’s killing of Palestinian civilians. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5b75f0a-3b98-460f-ab7a-086cd2d0e41D/warc-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html The US, the major European powers, and their regional allies all previously lent financial, military and political support to ISIS and similar groups. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e77240f9-7c8f-4504-b667-75002e01015G/isis-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Pakistan’s government mobilises the army in Islamabad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/paki-j29.html Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move amounts to establishing military rule in the capital. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608b5760-9ffb-496b-9e1b-b9b96f528c1P/paki-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wkrs-j25.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb42b1a-2b6e-478a-9aa0-e27cfc7083eB/wkrs-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z European Union backs Israel’s Gaza offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/euis-j24.html Ever since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, the EU has taken part in wars for regime-change in the name of “human rights.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54831ddf-21eb-4dbf-b447-f982afa2742D/euis-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/pers-j18.html The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d66e3e40-ffba-427f-a091-55bff5ee452A/pers-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Relations collapse between Iraqi government and Kurdish region http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/iraq-j12.html Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurdish leadership of being part of a conspiracy with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c838a1-5402-49cd-9786-c912818ddb0K/iraq-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Israel warns of imminent ground invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/isra-j11.html The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the Obama administration. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfab7e93-c7b1-4828-b3c6-e365f66360cE/isra-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Thousands demonstrate at funeral of slain Palestinian youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/isra-j05.html Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would delay any major military escalation for 24 hours while cease-fire talks with Hamas continued. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/099afc85-f3d4-4891-9465-4fbd76d475dC/isra-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US general suggests re-invasion of Iraq if “national interests drive us there” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/iraq-j04.html Planning is being made for a full-scale intervention into what is a cauldron of conflicts and intrigues. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/273ff5a6-8466-4ece-a43a-1c5f37e3f4eA/iraq-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Israel attacks Palestinian territories after bodies of missing youth discovered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/isra-j01.html From the time the boys disappeared, Netanyahu and his government shamelessly exploited their fate. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b45bf619-7cb5-4bca-a1f4-f0027685e0fH/isra-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Region-wide war threatens as Iraqi state disintegrates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/iraq-j27.html Iraq’s prime minister has turned toward enlisting the assistance of Shiite militias, the Iranian Shiite regime and Russia. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a4a8d4d-5e5d-464c-90d2-600ec9e14c9A/iraq-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z General cites official request from Iraqi government for US air strikes against Sunni insurgents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/iraq-j19.html The main factor in the success of the Sunni uprising has been the influx into Iraq of ISIS fighters who were financed and armed with Washington’s support to overthrow the government in Syria. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0de2b650-a04f-47d3-b3ed-28da32e578dC/iraq-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia warns of civil war in Iraq with “unpredictable consequences” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/saud-j19.html Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states helped fund and fuel the sectarian war in Syria that has now spilled into Iraq. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e47e0f1-46ef-4439-b6a6-4756e2ab165C/saud-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z The crisis in Iraq and the response of the Turkish ruling class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/turk-j19.html The ISIS offensive in Iraq has revealed the corrupt and cynical character of the regional allies of American imperialism—first and foremost, the Turkish ruling class and its political representatives. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60d9acb3-ee37-4ca7-b36e-6da6b37b6cdD/turk-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Civil war escalates in Iraq amid reports of sectarian massacres http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/iraq-j16.html The events of the past week have starkly exposed the ethnic and sectarian fracturing of Iraq that was fomented during the US occupation. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97857976-4f31-4f15-b08d-4274c969949E/iraq-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z The fall of Mosul and the crimes of imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/pers-j12.html The fall of Mosul to Al Qaeda-linked militias underscores the crimes of US imperialism in Iraq and throughout the region. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/574a41e6-fa15-4227-aca4-b89954b683cO/pers-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Pakistan’s largest airport attacked by Taliban group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/11/paki-j11.html The attacks were triggered by the Pakistan military’s provocative air raids in the tribal region, especially North Waziristan. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db704a0-0fa0-4638-8374-51c3eb937abB/paki-j11.html 2014-06-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/wkrs-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97fe3d8e-579c-4544-a981-7d2dabfb98dI/wkrs-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z Libya plunging towards civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/liby-m27.html The coup bid by retired general Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army killed at least 79 and wounded more than 140 in attacks in the eastern port city of Benghazi and the capital Tripoli. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3e29cae-4cd9-4c3b-b35c-28cfc3d8443D/liby-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z International talks on Iran’s nuclear program stall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/iran-m20.html The US is insisting that Iran largely dismantle its nuclear facilities before crippling international sanctions are lifted. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5830e57b-4ce6-4c66-bbf2-5a8b4680f46M/iran-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/16/wkrs-m16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae48b08-1096-4888-b4c5-1bc084d4df3H/wkrs-m16.html 2014-05-16T05:00:00Z US steps up Mideast military interventions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/dron-a21.html US wars and US-instigated civil wars have killed millions in the Middle East over the past two decades. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6854d0-fe00-491a-99aa-9b2ee817224K/dron-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Military junta implements reign of terror in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/egyp-a16.html Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, is due to sign a new anti-terrorism bill that effectively outlaws all political opposition. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa1da9e2-50c1-4095-a03b-b9e6308c6e0F/egyp-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z 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