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Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped Into Disowning the Palestinians
World  (tags: Middle East, Palestine, Palestinian refugees, West Bank occupation, Area A, Area B, Area C, Gaza, settlements, control, Oslo )

Evelyn
- 22 days ago - palestinechronicle.com
While Israel sees the entirety of Palestine as its geographic domain, and the whole Middle East region as its political and security domains, Abbas is merrily stuck in Area A - 3% of the West Bank and less than 1% of the total size of historic Palestine
Who Is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?
World  (tags: Middle East, bombing, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait., ISIS, Egypt, Libya, US, EU, France Robert Fisk )

Evelyn
- 24 days ago - informationclearinghouse.info
There are the really big winners in all this blood, the weapons manufacturers. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin supplied £1.3bn of missiles to the Saudis only last year.
The Killing Fields Then and Now
World  (tags: Khmer Rouge, Islamic State, Cambodia, Middle East, state terrorism )

Chris
- 25 days ago - christopherjamesstone.wordpress.com
Is there something uniquely murderous about Cambodians and Arabs? Or is there something else which might account for this psychotic behaviour?
What Happens in Kirkuk Could Determine the Future of Iraq
World  (tags: Kurds, ISIs, future of Iraq, Kurdish sovereignty, world, conflict, middle east )

Cal
- 45 days ago - globalpost.com
The people of Kirkuk have largely welcomed the peshmerga and the security theyâEUR(TM)ve brought. But the question of whether Kurdish forces should remain there permanently is more controversial.
US Is Major Driver of Global Expansion in Arms Trade, Report Finds
World  (tags: Arms Trade, US, weapons manufacturers, Middle East, Conflict )

Brian
- 73 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Study finds American arms exports on the rise as manufacturers ship more weaponry to Middle Eastern states
Syrians Mark Women's Day Underground in Idlib Cellar
World  (tags: Syria, Middle East, Bashar al-Assad, Women, International Womens Day )

Brian
- 80 days ago - aljazeera.com
About 150 women take part in event honouring female leaders of protest movement, as war rages across country.
How Big Corporations Are Raking in the Profits on Iraq's Disintegration
World  (tags: war, Middle East, Iraq, corporations, profits, military-industrial complex )

Freya
- 131 days ago - alternet.org
The current American war in Iraq is a struggle in search of a goal. It began in August as a humanitarian intervention, morphed into a campaign to protect Americans in-country, became a plan to defend the Kurds.
U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' Over Settler Attack of Convoy
World  (tags: US, Israel, Jewish Settler Violence against US Consu, Middle East )

Eleonora
- 144 days ago - haaretz.com
The U.S. State Department said on Friday it is "deeply concerned by the incident where U.S. diplomatic vehicle was attacked with stones by armed settlers in the West Bank."
For Yazidi Women, Escaping ISIS Doesn't Mean The Ordeal Is Over
World  (tags: women, Yazidi women, ISIS, sexual atrocities, society, culture, middle east, iraq, world )

Cal
- 169 days ago - npr.org
The Yazidis, a small ethno-religious minority concentrated in Iraq's north, already were a conservative, insular community. Now, families are torn between empathy for the suffering women and generations of tribal codes of honor that have never faced such
WFP Resumes Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees As Fundraising Drive Exceeds Goal
World  (tags: United Nations, World food program, WFP, Syrian refugees, Syria, Middle East )

Judy
- 170 days ago - wfp.org
GOOD NEWS! The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is reinstating food assistance to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries thanks to a massive expression of support from the public, the private sector and donor countries.
Decent Respect
World  (tags: UK Parliament, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Politics )

Eleonora
- 222 days ago - zope.gush-shalom.org
"In an atmosphere of great enthusiasm, the British parliament adopted with a huge majority (274 for, a mere 12 against) a pro-Israeli motion...Over half the seats were occupied, more than usual...the opponents of Israel were in hiding and did not dare .."
Saudi Arabia Beheaded 59 People So Far This Year -- But Hardly Anyone Is Talking About It
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, behadings, law andorder, middle east, violence, world )

Cal
- 225 days ago - news.vice.com
it is easy to forget that Saudi Arabia, a member of the UN's Human Rights Council and a close ally of America in the war against the Islamist fighters, is itself routinely carrying out the practice of beheading.
"The Terrorists R Us." The Islamic State "Big Lie"
World  (tags: USA, Middle East, Al Qaida, ISIS, Terrorism, Hegemony, Resource Theft )

Eleonora
- 243 days ago - globalresearch.ca
... who have endorsed America's campaign against the Islamic State, ..., are fully aware that US intelligence is the unspoken architect of the Islamic State, which is part of a vast network of US supported "jihadist" terrorist entities.
Hours Before Strikes, U.S. Official Says Targets Presented No 'Imminent Threat'
World  (tags: USA, ISIS, Al Qaida, Terrorism, Middle East, Hegemony, Resources Theft )

Eleonora
- 243 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Hours before the U.S. launched airstrikes ... a senior administration official told the Guardian ... that neither of the two groups targeted in the Monday night strikes ... posed an imminent threat to the U.S.
The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria ... It's Not ISIS
World  (tags: USA, Al Qaida, ISIS, Terrorism, Hegemony, Resources Theft, Middle East )

Eleonora
- 244 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The fact can't be refuted: ISIS was born of Western intervention in Iraq and covert action in Syria. This Frankenstein-like experiment of arming the alleged freedom-seeking Syrian opposition created the monster that roams the region.
 

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