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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.

Anti-Israeli resistance must span entire Middle East: Analyst

August 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/01/316697/antiisrael-resistance-must-span-mideast/

The sole path to liberate the land of Palestine is for the regional countries to join efforts to strengthen the existing model of resistance against Zionism, a political analyst tells Press TV. Palestinians need the people countries of the region to build capacity [for] resistance [against] Zionism and imperialism,”

Assad says sure he will defeat Syrian rebels

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

Link: http://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/assad-says-sure-he-will-defeat-syrian-rebels/

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday he was confident of victory against rebels. Assad’s forces have staged a counter-offensive in recent weeks, pushing back from the capital Damascus and retaking several towns near border with Lebanon.

Latest platform for Syria's president: Instagram

July 31st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Science

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/latest-platform-syrias-president-instagram

Syria's president has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded by idolizing crowds.Assad led the Syrian Computer Society before his father's death.

NATO missiles in Turkey increase regional tension: Iranian lawmaker

July 31st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/26/274645/nato-missiles-add-fuel-to-mideast-fire/

An Iranian lawmaker says deployment of Patriot missiles along Turkey's border with Syria will escalate regional tension in the Middle East. Turkey request NATO for Patriot systems along its border with Syria, claim deployment only defensive would not “support a no-fly zone or offensive operation” in Syria.

No-fly zone over Syria violates international law: Iran MP

July 31st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/31/316568/syria-nofly-zone-breaches-intl-law/

An Iranian lawmaker says the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria by the United States is a flagrant violation of international laws. The no-fly zone is one five options proposed to US Congress by General Martin Dempsey to help extremist groups topple the government of Syrian President al-Assad.

Syria militants take 200 Kurds hostage

July 31st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/31/316573/syria-militants-take-200-kurds-hostage/

Foreign-backed Takfiri militants in Syria have taken hostage about 200 Kurdish civilians after clashes in two villages in the east of the country. There were no immediate details about the hostages but they are all said to be from the two villages.The Kurds in the region had recently forced the militants out of the area.

Syria army continues mop-up operations across country

July 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/30/316390/syria-army-continues-mopup-operation/

Syrian army drove back a group of militants who were attempting to infiltrate Syria through the Lebanese border. repelled a terrorist attack on the National Hospital in the Homs countryside, killing scores of militants.

17 bombs explode across Iraq killing at least 60

July 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://rt.com/news/bombs-baghdad-car-police-726/

60 people were killed and over 100 wounded as 17 car bombs exploded targeting Shia areas across Iraq bombs were hidden in parked cars. Today's attacks closely linked with the Taji and Abu Ghraib prison breaks, which encouraged terrorist groups to launch further attacks in areas of a specific sect.

Israel test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

July 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/13/313543/israel-test-fires-nuclearcapable-missile/

Range of between 5,000 and 11,000 kilometers,can carry a warhead of up to one ton.In 2008, the Israeli military test-fired another long-range ballistic missile, threatening to strike Iran. Israeli regime has never allowed any inspection of its nuclear facilities.

Profiting Off War: A Look Into the World of Israeli Arms Dealing

July 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/profiting-off-war-a-look-into-the-world-of-israeli-arms-dealing/5344276

Occupied Palestinian Territories largest most advanced weapon-testing laboratory.Most of Israel’s economic growth can be attributed to the huge defense industry,Israel’s main export industry.Israel world’s sixth largest arms exporter). “Palestinians are no longer just targets. They are guinea pigs.”

65 killed in US overnight airstrikes in Afghanistan

July 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/29/316168/65-killed-in-us-air-raids-in-afghanistan/

US military has confirmed separate air raids in three villages, saying those killed were militants. local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks. Two days ago, 60 people killed,others injured in similar airstrikes. Afghan government warned Washington to stop attacks on innocent civilians.

Egypt restores feared secret police units

July 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014551670

Country's interior ministry announced the resurrection of several controversial police units that were nominally shut down following the country's 2011 uprising.Police brutality also went unchecked under Morsi, who regularly failed to condemn police abuses committed during his presidency

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