Middle East http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/mideast/ 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 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