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Egypt frees Mubarak as crackdown on Islamists continues

August 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-egypt-mubarak-release-20130823,0,3434428.story

Egypt's longest-serving modern leader will be placed under house arrest. Mubarak, who had been in custody since shortly after his overthrow, was in effect freed on bail. He still is on trial on murder-related charges in the deaths of more than 800 protesters.

Netanyahu declares readiness to respond to Lebanon's aggression against Israel

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_22/Netanyahu-declares-readiness-to-respond-to-Lebanons-aggression-against-Israel-3296/

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel is ready to strike at anyone who tries to inflict harm on its people or its territory. The statement comes amid the claims that Lebanese militants had fired four rockets at Israel."Anyone who harms us, or tries to harm us, know we will strike them.

US Sponsored Rebels in Syria have been Defeated. Government Forces are Restoring Peace throughout the Country.

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-rebels-in-syria-have-been-defeated-government-forces-are-restoring-peace-throughout-the-country/5346632

12 armed groups declare their separation from the Dar al-Jabal brigade of the Free Syrian Army, protesting against linking with Al-Qaida and killing civilians.Opposition appears to be split,violent internal conflict is taking place. Russia, China prevent West from direct military intervention in Syria.

Four rockets fired at Israeli occupied territories

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1508330

Two of the four blasts hit the occupied territories on Thursday, according to Lebanese sources.One pair of rockets shot past the border into the area while the other fell in the border village of Alma in Lebanon.

Syrian President Assad reshuffles cabinet: Report

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/22/319994/assad-reshuffles-cabinet-report/

Assad appointed six new cabinet ministers by issuing a presidential decree on Thursday, the official SANA news agency reported.The Syrian president replaced the ministers of economy and external trade, industry, internal trade, higher education, tourism, and appointed a minister without portfolio.

‘Attacks kill 26, injure dozens in Iraq

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/22/319990/attacks-kill-26-injure-dozens-in-iraq/

A new wave of attacks in Iraq, mostly targeting security forces and Shia Muslims, has killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more, according to Iraqi security and hospital sources.

‘Egyptian forces arrest 75 MB members’

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/22/319988/egyptian-forces-arrest-75-mb-members/

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim also said that Brotherhood's top figures, including Abdel Moneim and the group’s spokesman Ahmed Aref, were among those arrested.He also added that the crackdown on the Brotherhood will continue until all wanted figures are captured.

Iran starts manufacturing new missiles

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Science, Iran

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1508102

Iran has started producing and testing a state-of-the-art generation of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles. is fired from F14 fighter jets. Missiles have been successfully tested and others will be tested. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.

EU agrees to suspend sale of arms, security goods to Egypt

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/21/319823/eu-to-suspend-arms-sales-to-egypt/

Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have agreed to suspend the sale of arms and security equipment to Egypt as well as to review aid to the country, EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton says. denounced the disproportionate use of force by the Egyptian security forces.

Corporate Media Begins Chemical Attack Propaganda Ahead of Syrian Invasion

August 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.anunews.net/blog/?p=41578

Fox News,other establishment media placed blame for chemical attack in Syria on al-Assad regime despite lack of evidence, basing their conclusions on information provided by “Syrian opposition groups,” the CIA’s Free Syrian Army terror organizations al-Nusra and al-Qaeda

Egypt court orders Mubarak release from jail

August 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/mubarak-release-egypt-lawyer-790/

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may be released from jail on Thursday after prosecutors cleared him in a corruption case earlier this week. Egypt’s deputy military ruler ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest.

US drone pilot demand outstrips supply

August 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/us-running-out-drone-pilots-765/

US Air Force is now facing a shortage in the number of pilots able to operate the military’s quickly expanding drone fleet, 159 Predators, 96 Reapers, 23 Global Hawks. high rate of attrition three times higher than aircraft pilots.

Russia suggests Syria ‘chemical attack’ was ‘planned provocation’ by rebels

August 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/russia-syria-chemical-attack-801/

Russian Foreign Ministry said homemade rocket with poisonous substance that has not been identified similar to rocket terrorists used on March 19 in Khan al-Assal, fired early on August 21 at Damascus from insurgent position.”“Provocation” might be opposition’s attempt to get support from UN Security Council

Syria's darkest hour: Hundreds of children's bodies piled high after nerve gas attack near Damascus leaves up to 1,300 dead

August 21st, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2398691/Syrias-darkest-hour-Hundreds-childrens-bodies-piled-high-nerve-gas-attack-near-Damascus-leaves-1-300-dead.html

The worldlooked in horror as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus that wiped out 1,300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds. Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit Damascus suburbs, Ain Tarma, Zamalka,Jobar before dawn.

Egyptian military junta moves to free Mubarak

August 20th, 2013
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/20/egyp-a20.html

After a week of massacres that have left thousands of unarmed protesters killed or wounded, the Egyptian military junta is moving to free the hated former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, who has sat in prison since a revolutionary uprising of the working class forced his ouster in February 2011.

Israel, instigator of crisis in Mideast: Iran

August 20th, 2013
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319589/israel-instigator-of-crisis-in-mideast/

Iran’s UN mission has described the Israeli regime as the key culprit in inciting crisis in the Middle East, pointing to the brutal killing of Palestinians through the use of diverse weaponry as just a portion of the crimes instigated by Tel Aviv.

UN takes issue with US, Israeli drone attacks

August 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319573/un-criticized-us-israeli-drone-raids/

The United Nations human rights chief criticized United States, Israel’s practice of drone attacks in different countries. Serious concern “about human rights implications for the protection of civilians of armed drone strikes carried out in military operations in Pakistan, Yemen, Gaza.”

‘Musharraf indicted on 3 counts in Bhutto case’

August 20th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319584/musharraf-indicted-in-bhutto-case/

Court in Pakistan has indicted former President Pervez Musharraf on murder, criminal conspiracy, failing to provide enough security for Bhutto after she returned from exile

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in West Bank

August 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/20/319572/israeli-forces-kill-palestinian-in-wb/

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, with no further details released yet.

Afghanistan: 20 killed in bomb and gun attacks

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/afghanistan-20-killed-bomb-and-gun-attacks

Ten people died when insurgents attacked police checkpoint, militants opened fire on a nearby tent housing construction workers for a road-building project. Nine died. Roadside blasts in Helmand province claimed eight lives, a statement from the office of the provincial governor said.

Brotherhood supporters hit the streets as army vows to confront violence

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/egypt-muslim-brotherhood-crackdown-627/

The rally was planned as the first in a series of daily protests in response to this week’s violent crackdown on Brotherhood sit-ins, which resulted in more than 700 deaths. The Islamist group has dubbed the action the “The Putschists’ Departure week.”

Yemeni inmates suffering brutal torture at Saudi prison: Report

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/18/319369/yemeni-inmates-tortured-in-saudi-jail/

The Yemeni prisoners have been subjected to electric shock, water-boarding and severe beating, harsh conditions and without access to legal representation. One prisoner has reportedly been tortured to death.Large number of Yemenis are reportedly detained in Saudi Arabia prisons

Five rockets hit eastern Lebanon town of Hermel

August 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/18/319364/five-rockets-hit-eastern-lebanon/

Incident took place in town near border with Syria. Not clear whether rockets launched from inside Lebanon or Syria. Syria has repeatedly reported infiltration of militants from Lebanon across its border. Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar supporting anti-Syria militant groups.

Ex-diplomat: US accelerating drone attacks in Yemen

August 18th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/18/319390/us-accelerating-drone-attacks-in-yemen/

Unnamed US official has told the Los Angeles Times that a surge in US drone strikes in Yemen over the past three weeks is an indication that the White House is to increase the number of its drone assaults there. Obama authorized 12 drone strikes in Yemen since those claims were made.

Commodities: Egyptian bloodbath threatens crucial routes for oil and gas supplies

August 18th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Economic

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/commodities/10251219/Commodities-Egyptian-bloodbath-threatens-crucial-routes-for-oil-and-gas-supplies.html

Crackdown by Egyptian army, fears of a disruption of oil supplies to the West have boosted oil price. Egypt plays a vital role in international energy markets through the operation of the Suez Canal and the Suez-Mediterranean (Sumed) pipeline. These are vital pieces of infrastructure in the global oil market.

Israel's West Bank Plans Will Leave Palestinians Very Little

August 18th, 2013
Categories: Zionism, Middle East

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35886.htm

Israel is incorporating the territory on the Israeli side of the "separation wall" cutting through the West Bank, taking arable land and water resources and Palestinian villages, clearing Jordan Valley of Palestinians establishing Jewish settlements, sinking wells,preparing for eventual integration.

The New Rules of the Game in Egypt

August 17th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/18246-the-new-rules-of-the-game-in-egypt

Although some openly state that they would prefer a military dictatorship to an elected Brotherhood government, most anti-Brotherhood apologists have held out hope that the military may yet guide the country back to democracy. In light of recent events—this might be wishful thinking.

Military fire shots, tear gas at Cairo mosque filled with Islamist protesters

August 17th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/military-gunfire-mosque-egypt-616/

Egyptian security unleashed a barrage of bullets after gunmen opened fire at security from a second-story window at around 2 pm local time. One lone gunman started shooting from one of the mosque’s minarets, forcing the surrounding crowds to take cover. A small explosion was heard.

Iraq’s Kurdistan in emergency due to Syrian refugees influx

August 17th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/17/319258/refugees-cause-emergency-in-kurdistan/

Iraqi Kurdistan region has faced an emergency situation as it is dealing with an influx of Syrian Kurds, who have managed to escape from Takfiri militants, Press TV reports.According to the report on Saturday, a massive number of refugees have arrived in the region since Thursday.

Al-Qaeda attacks Syrian Kurdish town, kills 18

August 17th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/17/319202/alqaeda-attacks-syria-town-kills-18/

The incident took place after the foreign-backed militants assaulted the strategic border town, clashing with the Kurds in the area, reports said on Saturday.Most of the dead are militants. The attack forced a large crowd of civilians to flee into villages in the neighboring Turkey.

Mass protests defy curfew, army crackdown in Egypt

August 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/17/egyp-a17.html

The junta mobilized sharpshooters in helicopters and on rooftops and tanks,armored vehicles and barbed-wire emplacements to block off large parts of downtown Cairo for the protests. Thugs armed with sticks and machetes to attack marchers protesting coup that toppled President Mohamed Mursi.

Egypt threatened by full-blown conflict: Political commentator

August 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/17/319131/egypt-threatened-by-fullblown-conflict/

“Egypt is indeed at a critical stage. There is no doubt that the massacre that occurred just two days ago has clearly escalated the tensions inside the country and then the spreading of sectarian violence throughout Egypt,” will have devastating implications throughout the region.”

Syria: Gunmen kill 11 near Christian villages

August 17th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-gunmen-kill-11-near-christian-villages/

Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, near a town in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said, an attack described by a local resident as aimed at members of the religious minority. Christians are particularly vulnerable to the violence sweeping the country of 22 million.

Syrian airstrike kills at least 15, wounds dozens

August 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Aug-17/227634-syrian-airstrike-kills-at-least-15-wounds-dozens.ashx#axzz2cBhfZEOf

BEIRUT: Syrian warplanes struck targets in a rebel-held district in the contested northern city of Aleppo Friday, killing 15 people, wounding dozens, leaving some trapped under the rubble of buildings. Three buildings completely flattened in the rebel-held district of Kalassa,

Clashes kill 70 as Egypt Islamists protest

August 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Aug-16/227516-egypt-braces-for-more-violence-as-brotherhood-calls-march-of-anger.ashx#axzz2cBhfZEOf

Thousands of Islamists protested Friday across Egypt, sparking violence that killed at least 70 people and turned parts of Cairo into battlefields after police authorised the use of live ammunition, two days after 578 people were killed. Crackdown drew strong condemnation from the international community

Saudi King Abdullah expresses support for Egypt crackdown

August 16th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/16/319064/saudi-king-backs-egypt-crackdown/

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has said his country supports Egypt's fight on terrorism, describing the brutal crackdown on supporters of Morsi as the military-backed government's "legitimate right."

Clashes spread in Egypt amid rising death toll from army massacre

August 16th, 2013
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/16/egyp-a16.html

Casualties mount into the thousands, fighting spreads, at least 4,200 injured, angry people mobilizing on the ground. Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi issued a statement praising police for their “self-restraint” and justifying the massacre: “The state had to intervene to restore security and peace

Hundreds of Morsi supporters torch govt building in Giza after brutal crackdown

August 16th, 2013
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/egypt-crackdown-brotherhood-protest-530/

Hundreds of Morsi supporters have stormed a government building in Giza and set it alight, reports state TV. This comes after Wednesday’s brutal crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood loyalists in which over 630 people died.

Clashes, shots and tear gas at 'March of Anger' in Cairo

August 16th, 2013
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/cairo-march-egypt-protest-574/

Shooting has erupted in central Cairo at a massive "March of Anger" as pro-Morsi supporters and other opponents of the military protested Wednesday's brutal security crackdown.Deaths of at least 17 Morsi supporters, and 15 law enforcement officials throughout Egypt, with scores more wounded.

Egypt Is Descending Into Civil War, But Don’t Expect Obama To Cancel His Golf Vacation

August 15th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/egypt-is-descending-into-civil-war-but-dont-expect-obama-to-cancel-his-golf-vacation/59729/

The largest Islamic nation in the Middle East is on the verge of descending into civil war, the Syrian civil war is starting to spill over into Lebanon.638 people are now dead 3,994 people wounded . Egypt heading to civil war

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