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Why Palestinian Children Throw Stones

By Jonathan Cook on January 16, 2017

Forget the empty posturing of world leaders in Paris yesterday. This photo tells us what the Israel-Palestine “conflict” is really about. (more…)

2016 ‘Deadliest Year’ for West Bank Children in Decade

By Zena Tahhan on January 5, 2017

Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said. (more…)

Syria: The Diplomatic Endgame

By Tim Anderson on January 6, 2017

Wars are always concluded with political settlements. In the endgame over Syria, Russia has worked directly with Turkey, to agree on orderly evacuations of the NATO-backed terrorist groups from Aleppo and, with Iran, is now engaged in talks on a wider resolution to the failing war on Syria. (more…)

History is not the same as before: The Liberation of Aleppo and its Geopolitical Implications

By Niraj Srivastava on December 19, 2016

The first illegal use of NATO to bomb a country was the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Aleppo was liberated on December 15, 2016 when the Syrian Army took control of eastern Aleppo, and the terrorists – mostly belonging to Jihadi groups such as the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front – were evacuated, mainly to Idlib. (more…)

The Information War on Syria and Beyond

By Rick Sterling on December 30, 2016

The U.S. establishment is not happy. They are not content with largely dominating media narratives on Syria and other critical foreign policy issues; they want total dominance. (more…)

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