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Syrian FM to UN: 'Terrorists from 83 countries fighting in Syria'

September 30th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/syria-un-foreign-chemical-542/

Syrian government is fighting against “terrorist groups from 83 countries” to protect the country’s people, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told the UN General Assembly. Syrian government is engaged in a “war against terrorism including those linked to Al-Qaeda.

Militants kill six in capital of Iraqi Kurdish region: video

September 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1521161

Militantskilled six people in capital of Kurdish region of northern Iraq,in a rare attack in area usually spared violence plaguing the country. May be linked to civil war in Syria, where foreign-backed militants have battled Kurdish forces.Explosives-rigged ambulance also detonated at the scene.

Suicide bomber kills 27 at Iraq Shiite mosque

September 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1521204

A suicide bomber has targeted mourners at a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, killing 27, wounded 35.Latest in a series of attacks on funerals. Funeral was for person killed two days before when a house in Musayyib was blown up.Collapse of the mosque roof killed many of those who were present,

New Iraq terror attacks kill 14

September 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1521108

A new series of attacks across Iraq has killed at least 14 more people and wounded dozens as the terrorist carnage in the Arab nation continues.Killed: policeman, teacher,soldier electricity ministry employee, local council member, no claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Bomb kills at least 39 in Pakistan’s Peshawar

September 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/car-bomb-pakistan-peshawar-505/

An explosion near a police station in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar has killed at least 39 people and left over 100 injured in the third deadly bombing to hit the city in just a week. Week ago two suicide bombers blew up themselves in Peshawar's historic All Saints Church, killing 80 people.

Israel claims capture of Iranian spy

September 29th, 2013
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East

Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57605157/israel-claims-capture-of-iranian-spy/

A statement by the Shin Bet -- the Israeli equivalent of the FBI -- says Ali Mansouri, who entered Israel under the name Alex Mans, was sent by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force to set up business ties in Israel as a front for spying.

Syria crisis can end if West drops support for militants: FM

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/28/326602/backing-militants-fuels-syria-war-fm/

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the crisis in the country could end within weeks if the states backing militants halted their support. "Many countries speak about supporting political solution. They need to stop financing, terrorist groups. Especially Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar.

Bahrainis hold anti-regime rally in memory of activist

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/29/326619/bahrainis-stage-antiregime-protest/

People have taken to the streets of Bahrain to hold an anti-regime demonstration in solidarity with the mother of an activist killed by the regime. Aradi, 19, was killed after being chased by police, which made his car crash. Aradi’s brother sentenced to 15 years in jail as part of the crackdown on dissent.

Thousands protest military rule in Egypt after Muslim Brotherhood ban

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/28/egy-s28.html

Friday thousands protested against military rule in Egypt. Protesters marched in Cairo, Port Said, Assiut, Alexandria, Mansoura, other Egyptian cities. Protests were called by the National Alliance for Supporting Legitimacy,coalition of Islamist parties led by the MB.

China firm targeted by US sanctions wins $4bn Turkey air, missile defense tender

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/line/2013-09-27/#51249

Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T. Washington in February announced sanctions on China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIECfor violations of the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act.

Americans say Putin, not Obama, was most effective during Syrian crisis - survey

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/line/2013-09-27/#51249

Americans believe Russian President Vladimir Putin has been the most effective world leader in steering geo-political affairs during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, according to an Economist/YouGov survey. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said Putin deserves the most credit for how he handled events.

US drones violate Pakistan’s sovereignty: Sharif

September 27th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/28/326418/rein-in-terror-drones-pakistan-tells-us/

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says US assassination drone strikes are counter-productive and a violation of the country’s sovereignty, international law. Calling on Washington to end attacks on Pakistan’s tribal areas.Strikes cause “casualties of innocent civilians.

Russia slams West's hypocrisy on Syria militants

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/27/326412/russia-raps-doublestandards-on-syria/

Russia has denounced the Western countries’ double-standards by supporting militants in one country and fighting them in another. Lavrov criticized the West for accusing Assad of using chemical weapons on its own people without proof, warned against rising extremism.

US, Iran meet in nuclear talks

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/27/iran-s27.html

US Secretary of State John Kerry,Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Thursday in the highest-level talks between the two countries since 1979 Iranian revolution. Tensions generated by decades of US-led economic sanctions against Iran, assassination of Iranian scientists.

Al Qaeda Opens First Official Twitter Account

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://freebeacon.com/al-qaeda-opens-first-official-twitter-account/

Shamukh al-Islam website, used by al Qaeda members to communicate, issue statements, started its first Twitter account. new account expected to be intelligence target for governments tracking al Qaeda. Unlike the closed website, Shamukh’s Twitter postings, members are public.

Bomb blast injures 20 in Yemeni capital

September 26th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/26/326159/bomb-blast-injures-20-in-yemeni-capital/

Wednesday an army intelligence officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed al-Saidi, killed by bomb planted in his car. Yemeni air force officer shot dead by gunmen day after gunmen killed another colonel at busy intersection. Friday, militants attacked police, army in Shabwa Province, killing 56 security personnel.

US tests nuclear-capable missile as Iran urges disarmament

September 26th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Science, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/26/326167/us-tests-nuke-as-iran-urges-disarmament/

The US Air Force tested a nuclear-capable Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) hours before Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no nation should possess nuclear weapons. 1961 US Air Force accidentally dropped two hydrogen bombs over North Carolina, failed to detonate.

Homemade sarin was used in attack near Damascus – Lavrov

September 26th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/

Russia has enough evidence to assert that homemade sarin was used on August 21 in a chemical attack near Damascus, the same type but in higher concentration than in an Aleppo incident earlier this year, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said.

BREAKING: Whistleblower Reveals U.S. State Dept. Ships Arms Directly to al-Qaeda

September 25th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Politics

A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

43 die: Iraq's days of carnage drag on

September 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/25/326023/43-die-iraqs-days-of-carnage-drag-on/

Coordinated assault against local government and police buildings in northern Iraq and other attacks across the country killed 43 people, injured dozens more, according to security and hospital sources. Incidents occurred day after 25 people were killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq.

Iran president proposes ‘world against aggression' in UN speech

September 25th, 2013
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Iran

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1520038

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proposed establishment of “coalition for peace” to replace “military option on table” in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Instead of the incompetent coalitionwe need to concentrate on coalition for sustainable peace, throughout the world.

US Demands Syria Destroy Chemical Weapons Lickety-Split, But Says It Needs Decades to Safely Eliminate Its Own Chem

September 23rd, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/US_Demands_Syria_Destroy_Chemical_Weapons_Lickety-Split%2C_But_Says_It_Needs_Decades_to_Safely_Eliminate_Its_Own_Chems/29073/0/0/0/Y/M.html

. US is insisting that Syria’s gas stocks must be gone or destroyed within the next eight and a half months. US itself says it needs over a quarter of a century to destroy its own chemical arsenal.

Syria militants enter Turkey despite tight border security: Turkey pres.

September 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/23/325557/turkey-unable-to-bar-syria-militants/

Turkish President Abdullah Gul says his country is not able to prevent infiltration of militants from neighboring Syria into its territory despite tight security measures along the border. "We aren't managing to prevent terrorist infiltrations despite all precautions taken

US presses for UN resolution to justify war on Syria

September 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/23/syri-s23.html

Obama administration is engaged in a new round of bullying to force Russia and China to agree to a UN Security Council resolution that would give the green light for US military action against Syria.

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

September 23rd, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/egypt-bans-muslim-brotherhood-group

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Opens the door for a wider crackdown.

Assad: Syria will allow access to chemical sites

September 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/al-qaida-branch-announces-leaders-death-syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites, but cautioned in an interview broadcast Monday that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.

Mortar shell hits Russian embassy compound in Damascus, injures 3

September 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/damascus-russia-embassy-injured-203/

“On the morning of September 22, as a result of mortar shelling in the Damascus Mazraa district, one of the shells exploded on the territory of the Russian Embassy in Syria,” said Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "Russia's embassy is working normally,

Western countries blinded by ‘Assad must go’ mentality - Lavrov

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

Link: http://rt.com/politics/official-word/west-assad-lavrov-syria-210/

Western countries are more focused on exercising their political dominance than finding a solution to Syria’s chemical weapons crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Russia’s Channel One TV.

Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War in Syria to Maintain Oil, Gas & the Dollar's Reserve Status

September 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://12160.info/forum/topics/saudi-arabia-s-proxy-war-in-syria-to-maintain-oil-gas-the-dollar

Saudis view fighting in Syria as a conflict with wide and serious repercussions that will shape the political trajectory of the Middle East for years to come .Syrian war presents the Saudis with a chance to hit three birds with one stone:Iran, its rival for regional dominance, Tehran’s ally Assad, and Hezbollah supporters.

Turkey Is Looking To Hire 6,000 Twitter Users To Spew Propaganda On Social Media

September 21st, 2013
Categories: Middle East, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/turkey-is-looking-to-hire-6000-twitter-users-to-spew-propaganda-on-social-media/

Turkish government hiring 6,000 young social media users to post propaganda in attempt to counter greed and corruption, shed negative public image. China, Vietnam, employ similar tactics ,doing it for years. Turkish government arrested over 30 people for tweeting “misleading information” or “propaganda.”

Potential US war on Syria based on a snuff movie

September 21st, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325131/us-syria-war-based-on-a-snuff-movie/

Videos of victims of the chemical attacks used to justify US-led war on Syria.It is not determined who killed the children and by what method. Some observers have pointed out that the victims appear to have tourniquets on their arms. That would suggest that they received a lethal injection.

Obama to demand Syria's Assad removal at UN speech

September 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325225/obama-to-demand-assad-removal-at-un/

US President Barack Obama will use his Tuesday's address to the United Nations in New York to demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down, according to US officials. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, admitted Washington’s claims based on “common-sense test” not evidence.

Israel, Jewish lobby demand more U.S. taxpayer dollars

September 20th, 2013
Categories: Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.john-friend.net/2013/09/israel-jewish-lobby-demand-more-us.html

United States federal government currently gives Israel $8.5 million in military aid each day, totally over $3 billion annually,are demanding even more money. United States, is committed by law to ensuring that Israel maintains a “qualitative military edge, to include missile defense programs.

Greek public workers strike over austerity layoffs

September 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-greece-public-workers-strike-20130918,0,3566558.story

Vowing to topple the government, thousands of state workers took to Greece’s streets Wednesday to protest job cuts that international lenders want in exchange for money to keep this debt-choked country afloat. traffic came to a halt as trains idled for hours, leaving thousands of commuters, tourists stranded.

US report confirms Israel has at least 80 nuclear warheads

September 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/16/324261/us-report-says-israel-has-80-nukes/

The report published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, nuclear weapon proliferation experts Robert Norris and Hans Kristensen estimate that Israel halted its production of nuclear warheads back in 2004 “once it reached around 80 munitions,” RT reports Monday.

Rohani Says Syria Unrest Part of 'Plot'

September 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.rferl.org/content/iran-rohani-western-plot/25107842.html

Iranian President Hassan Rohani says the ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as continued unrest in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Bahrain, are "chains of a single plot" to benefit Israel.

Obama Talks a Lot About How Many Children Assad is Killing, But Conveniently Forgets About Drones

September 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2013/09/16/obama-talks-a-lot-about#more21152

Obama continues to voice his outrage against the plight of the Syrian children (which, by the way, he should) he is neglecting to even acknowledge the plight of the Pakistani and Yemeni children who are being killed, not by chemical weapons, but by America’s very own drones.

Saudis Sending Death Row Prisoners To Fight With Rebels In Syria

September 13th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://news.firedoglake.com/2013/09/13/saudis-sending-deathrow-prisoners-to-fight-with-rebels-in-syria/

Osama Bin Laden and Saudi Intel Chief Prince Bandar are traditionally the biggest backers of radical Islamist groups in the world. President Assad continually noted in his interview with Charlie Rose that the Saudis were pouring their petro-dollars into Wahhabist Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria.

How the People Pushed Back on Syria - and Won (for Now)

September 12th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/how-the-people-s-wish-for-peace-won-out-for-now

People petitioned, called their representatives in Congress, held rallies, and used social media to demand a nonviolent approach to the crisis.While Congress was debating and fielding calls from constituents, military strikes were on hold.

Israel’s chemical weapons under the spotlight

September 11th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East

Link: http://www.redressonline.com/2013/09/israels-chemical-weapons-under-the-spotlight/

While Bashar Assad is busy gassing Syrians, a nearby rogue state, Israel, has been busy accumulating all sorts of chemical weapons, besides its massive nuclear arsenal.

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