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An Upstart Saudi Prince Threw a Tantrum Felt around the World

By Vijay Prashad on November 15, 2017

What ails the royal court of Saudi Arabia? The Crown Prince—Mohammed Bin Salman—has arrested 11 rich and powerful princes and about 200 businessmen. These men of great wealth and might are being held in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh. (more…)

Propaganda for Regime Change in Syria

By Susan Dirgham on November 10, 2017

The book Dear World: A Syrian Girl’s Story of War and Plea for Peace was published in October 2017. It is purportedly written by a Syrian girl, Bana Alabed, with the help of her mother and an editor. (more…)

The US-Led War on Yemen

By Stephen Gowans on November 7, 2017

In October, 2016, two Reuters’ reporters published an exclusive, under the headline: “As Saudis bombed Yemen, U.S. worried about legal blowback.” (more…)

Britain still Proud of its Shameful Role as Patron of Israel’s Occupation

By Jonathan Cook on November 2, 2017

The wife of Palestinian Ahmed Reyad Shehada, 36, shot dead by the Israeli army, holds her daughter as she mourns during his funeral.

The oldest physical footprint left by the 100-year-old Balfour Declaration in what is today Israel is visible from my home in Nazareth. From my vantage point on a ridge above the Jezreel Valley, (more…)

WMD in Syria just like Iraq in 2003? Contradictions in the UN/OPCW Report on Khan Shaykhun

By Rick Sterling on November 3, 2017

Most western “experts” were dead wrong in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Are these same “experts”, institutes, intelligence agencies and biased organizations going to take us down the road to new aggression, this time against Syria? (more…)

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