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Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to defend Kurds in Syria

August 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014561906

The president of Iraqi Kurdistan vowed Saturday to defend the large Kurdish population across the border in neighboring Syria from al-Qaida-linked fighters. Iraqi Kurdistan boasts a powerful militia known as the peshmerga, experienced and equipped fighters hardened by years of guerrilla warfare.

Wave Of Bombings Targeting Markets, Cafes In Iraq Kills 52

August 10th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014561953

Violence on the rise across Iraq since a deadly crackdown by government forces on a Sunni protest camp in April, attacks against spiked during Ramadan. fears the country could spiral into the edge of civil war..

Dozens injured in clashes between Egypt forces, protesters in Fayoum

August 9th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/09/317985/dozens-injured-in-egypt-clashes/

Dozens of people have been injured during clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters in the town of Fayoum. thousands of supporters of Morsi held similar rallies across the country including in Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria to demand his reinstatement.

Israeli drone strike kills five people in Sinai: Egypt security officials

August 9th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/09/317978/israeli-strike-kills-5-in-sinai-egypt/

At least five people have been killed in an attack carried out by an Israeli drone in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security officials say. The Israeli military also deployed the Iron Dome missile system in several areas on Egypt’s border.

Kurds in way: Witness account of atrocities as Al-Nusra Front asserts northern Syria position

August 9th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/syria-kurds-violence-chaos-279/

Witnesses are starting to emerge with grisly tales of kidnapping, rape and murder of Kurdish minorities in the north and north-east of Syria. Clashes between Al-Qaeda-linked militants and soldiers of the Kurdish Front have sunk the region into chaos.They still have more than 200 civilian hostages

Anti-U.S. Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt

August 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323838204579000830652806204.html?

Media Outlets Blast American Policies, Further Straining Ties, distrust of U.S. policies. The military thinks we coddled the Brotherhood and didn't intervene to control them. And the Brotherhood thinks that we never supported them when they needed support, and then gave the green light to the military."

Russia and Iran deepen political and military cooperation

August 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/08/russ-a08.html

Russia and Iran have expanded their political and military relations significantly in recent months. The offensive led by the US and its allies in the Middle East, which has destabilised the entire region and threatens to spread to Russia and Iran, is driving both countries into an alliance.

US launches new drone strikes against Yemen

August 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/08/yeme-a08.html

The US has carried out the drone strikes in rapid succession on orders from the Obama administration, ending a seven-week hiatus of strikes against Yemen. Terror scare being used to create a climate of fear to dissipate popular support for Snowden and popular opposition to the Big Brother surveillance

Shelling near home of Syria's Assad: locals

August 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014560325

Residents of Damascus and Syrian oppposition activists say there has been shelling near home of President Bashar al-Assad ,attempt to target his convoy. Security forces closed off roads leading to Malki. The Syrian information minister denied Assad's motorcade was hit.
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Israel can spark US-Russia thermonuclear war: LaRouche

August 8th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/08/317842/israel-can-spark-usrussia-nuclear-war/

American political activist Lyndon LaRouche has warned that the continuation of Israeli behavior towards Syria, including the recent air strikes against the Arab country, could end in a US-Russia thermonuclear war.

4 Israeli troops injured in Lebanon mine blast

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Police State, Science

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1502954

Israeli troops crossed the UN-designated Blue Line on foot and penetrated "roughly 400 meters inside Lebanon. Withdrew after the explosion. Lebanon Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour condemned incursion a violation of UN Resolution 1701, Lebanese sovereignty." Area is heavily mined.

Al-Qaeda replacing Assad is the biggest threat to US security - CIA deputy director

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/syria-assad-morell-qaeda-192/

The second-in-command of the(CIA): toppling of Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria is the largest threat to United States national security and may help al-Qaeda acquire chemical weapons.His biggest worry, warheads held by Assad may end up in hands of America’s adversaries.

Saudi Arabia dangles lucrative arms deal in front of Russia in exchange for dropping Assad

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/bandar-putin-assad-saudi-188/

Saudi Arabia offered to buy arms worth $15 billion from Russia, provide economic, political concessions in bid to weaken Moscow’s support of Assad. Anti-Assad opposition, which Saudi Arabia backs asked Putin to not oppose Security Council resolutions on Syria. No comment from the Kremlin

German arm sales to PG states to hit record high this year

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/07/317688/german-arm-sales-to-pgcc-to-hit-record/

Weapons destined for Qatar: 62 German tanks, 24 cannons. Germany doubled arms sales. Human rights violations no reason to refuse sales. Saudi Arabia biggest importer. Merkel’s government facing criticism for sales. Germany world's third largest arms exporter behind U. S., Russia.

Six civilians killed in Damascus countryside explosion

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/07/317699/six-killed-in-explosion-near-damascus/

A least six Syrian civilians have been killed after an explosive device planted by foreign-backed militants exploded near Damascus. Four others were also injured in the explosion near a school. 18 civilians, killed in car bombing yesterday. Syrian troops killed 62 militants in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta.

Iran closely monitors Balkans developments: Foreign Ministry spokesman

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/07/317692/iran-closely-monitors-balkans-events/

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi says Tehran closely monitors developments in the Balkans due to the importance of peace and stability in this important and sensitive region. Iran has constantly called on Serbia and Kosovo to resolve their territorial disputes through direct dialog.

US foreign policy could lead to Third World War: Former Senate candidate

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/07/317701/us-foreign-policy-could-lead-to-wwiii/

Obama needs to be less concerned about Snowden more concerned about its attacks on the Constitution, Bill of Rights of this country reckless foreign policy with Israel that could lead to a Third World War,” he told Press TV on Wednesday. :Former US Senate candidate Mark Dankof.

17 US warships now off Syria

August 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Politics, Science

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/2012_12_06/17-US-warships-now-off-Syria/

Carrier U.S.S. Dwight D Eisenhower leading naval assault group which arrived in eastern Mediterranean. in close proximity to coast of Syria. On board the ship, 70 fighter-bombers,8,000 US servicemen. US has near Syria 10,000 fighting men, 17 warships, 70 fighter-bombers, 10 destroyers and frigates.

4 Yemenis killed in US drone attack

August 6th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Science

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1502426

Two unmanned aircraft fired four missiles at two vehicles in Wadi Abidah district.In another US drone attack on Sunday, six people have been killed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan. US drones had conducted more than 80 attacks in the country last year.

Rebels in Israeli uniforms fight in Syria

August 6th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1502466

The Syrian army found dead bodies of militants who wore Israeli uniforms, he said, adding Hebrew words have been printed inside the uniform.He added that the uniforms also have marked by FSA tags and al-Ghouta brigades.Using Israeli uniforms by the foreign-backed militants proves their links to the Israel.

Bomb kills 18, injures 56 in Damascus

August 6th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1502725

A bomb killed 18 people in Damascus in mainly Christian and Druze district similar bombing in same square on July 25 killed seven. Syria's Christian and Druze minorities have sought to remain neutral in the conflict. Many extremist militants suspect them of loyalty to government of President Bashar al-Assad.

India Accuses Pakistan Of Killing 5 Soldiers

August 6th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/06/209478488/india-accuses-pakistan-of-killing-5-soldiers

India accused Pakistani troops of killing five Indian soldiers after firing across the Line of Control, the de facto border in disputed Kashmir. Pakistan calls the allegation "baseless." This latest incident comes amid attempts to renew diplomatic overtures for peace between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

US and UK urge citizens to flee Yemen as closures used by some to legitimize NSA surveillance

August 6th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/

U. S., U. K. urge citizens and “nonemergency” employees to flee Yemen, Washington using the closures to legitimize increasingly National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. Critics stated no evidence surveillance providing value to counterterrorism programs.

Israel to subsidize new settlements on Arab land

August 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_05/Israel-to-subsidize-new-settlements-on-Arab-land-0944/

Israel has agreed to subsidize several Jewish settlements that were regarded as illegal until recently. Three out of 91 settlements designated as priority areas for development were legalized within the past year. Settlements are considered illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.

Iraqi forces kill 6 militants near Baghdad

August 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/05/317374/iraqi-forces-kill-6-militants/

Iraqi forces have clashed with armed militants in a town north of Baghdad, killing at least six of them amid a wave of deadly attacks in the Arab country. 10 militants were arrested and two car bombs and three motorcycle bombs were also defused in the incident. More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July,

Militants set Syrian Kurds on fire, new video footage shows

August 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/05/317373/militants-set-syrian-kurds-on-fire-video/

The video,, shows the al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Nusra Front militants pour flammable liquid on hand-cuffed, blind-folded men who appear to be Syrian Kurd soldiers.The militants then push the three into a fire they have made.Press TV cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video.

Stiff sentences for writers, military and political leaders in Turkish coup plot trial

August 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/turkey-ergenekon-trial-verdict-041/

Turkish court gave 17 life sentences in trial of 300 coup plotters, including ex-army chief, ex-top brass, leftist party leaders and a journalist. Sentences ranged from one year and three months to 117 years, charges: instigating armed uprising, “aiding a terrorist organization”, anti-state activities.

Iran detains man spying for Israel

August 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1502321

Man charged with spying gathered some information about mining and economic activities of Kerman Province in his second effort but was nabbed by Iran security forces before passing the second batch of information to his liaison officer. Israeli arrested an ultra-Orthodox man who tried to spy for Iran.

Assad praises Syrians for backing armed forces against militants

August 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/05/317229/assad-lauds-support-for-armed-forces/

Syrian president called the Western-backed opposition “a failure.” Syrian Army’s push against the militants rattled their sponsors. Saudi weapons, money main reason behind war. Syrian troops have recently conducted successful operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on militants.
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Clashes rage around Damascus

August 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/04/c_132599607.htm

Clashes between the government troops and the opposition rebels raged across Syria Saturday.
The rebels have recently stepped up their assaults in the suburbs of Damascus.
Syrian army killed a number of members of the armed opposition groups in several districts in Hom

Balkans Feed the Syria Battle

August 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/balkans-feed-the-syria-battle/

There are believed to be more than 300 Muslims from the Balkans fighting in Syria. They come from Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia. Volunteers from Bosnia gather in Turkish town Antakya,cross into Syria illegally. The monthly income for jihadis about 600 dollars.unemployment, 45 percent

Is Egypt On The Verge Of Engineered Civil War?

August 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-03/egypt-verge-engineered-civil-war

Egypt is now ripe for internal conflict far beyond civil disobedience into the realm of Syrian-style civil war. Every regime in Egypt the U.S. touches becomes subject to revolution or military overthrow.Protests continue to escalate, and the current military regime has responded with violence

US senators call for tougher sanctions against Iran

August 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/03/317001/us-senators-warn-against-iran-diplomacy/

Majority of US senators signed a letter to President Barack Obama, warning against diplomacy with Iran. senators: US must reinforce option to use military force against Iran. Obama favors diplomacy. The bill, which passed, 400-20would cut Iran's oil exports by one million barrels per day over a year.

Anti-Palestinian group to “monitor” boycott activists on campus

August 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: /Anti-Palestinian group to “monitor” boycott activists on campus

Group that works against Palestinian rights plans to increase surveillance on American campuses in effort to remove the “element of surprise” it says contributed to growing success of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns, attempt to redefine criticism of Israel as a form of bigotry.

China objects to tougher US sanctions on Iran

August 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/02/316844/china-objects-to-us-new-bans-on-iran/

China, major buyer of Iran's oil, reiterated its opposition to the US plan for tougher sanctions against Iran.Opposes sanctions that will hurt the interests of a third party,"U.S. goal of ending all Iranian oil sales worldwide by 2015.

US State Department warns Americans about al-Qaeda attacks

August 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/02/316894/us-predicts-alqaeda-attacks-in-august/

US State Department issued global travel alert for American citizens, warning al-Qaeda may be planning attacks until the end of this month. Attacks are seen as occurring in the Middle East, North Africa.Americans warned potential for attacks on “public transportation, tourist infrastructure.”

Three rockets hit Beirut near Defense Ministry, presidential palace

August 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/01/316741/three-rockets-hit-southeast-of-beirut/

Three rockets have crashed into the Baabda district near the Defense Ministry and the presidential palace, southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut, Press TV reports.No reports of casualties or damage from Thursday night’s incident, not clear from where the rockets were fired.

Israel to lauch more attacks on Syria - US intel

August 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_08_01/Israel-to-lauch-more-attacks-on-Syria-US-intel-0040/

Recent Israeli airstrike failed to detroy all Russian-made antiship cruise missiles which ultimately means that more Israeli attacks should be anticipated. Warehouse itself was destroyed, American intelligence concluded that Syria relocated several Yakhont missiles before attack.

US has no plan to withdraw from Afghanistan: John Kerry

August 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/01/316690/us-not-to-pull-out-of-afghanistan-kerry/

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has no plan to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan even after the 2014 pullout deadline"We are drawing down, not withdrawing," Kerry said. Many Afghans believe that the US is envisaging permanent military bases there.

CIA targeted rescuers of drone victims in Pakistan: Report

August 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/01/316731/cia-targeted-rescuers-of-drone-strikes/

CIA unmanned aircraft deliberately targeted rescuers attempting to help victims of previous drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas“If civilian ‘rescuers’ are indeed being intentionally targeted, there is no doubt about the law: those strikes are a war crime.

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