Middle East

US steps up military operations in Yemen

By Niall Green, September 10, 2012

The Obama administration is intensifying its bloody campaign in the impoverished Middle Eastern country of Yemen.

US escalates CIA intervention on Syrian-Turkish border

By Bill Van Auken, September 8, 2012

Washington is rushing a beefed-up contingent of CIA operatives to the border between Turkey and Syria in a bid to escalate the war for regime change.

Obama considers new “red lines” against Iran

By Peter Symonds, September 5, 2012

The laying down of “red lines”—that is, the triggers for war—would bring the prospect of an unprovoked US attack on Iran one step closer.

Jewish youth charged with assault on Israeli Arabs

By Jean Shaoul, September 3, 2012

An attack by a gang of Jewish youths on several Palestinian Israelis that left one 17-year-old Palestinian close to death has shocked Israel.

UN Secretary-General: Washington’s emissary at Tehran summit

By Peter Symonds, August 31, 2012

Ban Ki-moon used the Non-Aligned Movement gathering to criticise and press the Iranian regime on a range of issues, from nuclear programs to the civil war in Syria.

Israeli court rules army not responsible for Rachel Corrie’s death

By Jean Shaoul, August 30, 2012

Haifa’s district court has dismissed a civilian suit brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie against the Israeli security forces for the death of their daughter in March 2003.

IAEA talks with Iran break down

By Peter Symonds, August 27, 2012

The failure of the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programs has prompted new threats from Israel.

Washington and its allies work to destabilise Lebanon

Part two

By Jean Shaoul, August 24, 2012

This is the conclusion of a two-part examination of the background to the current crisis in Lebanon.

Washington and its allies work to destabilise Lebanon

Part one

By Jean Shaoul, August 23, 2012

This is the first part of a two-part article examining the background to the current crisis in Lebanon.

US proxy war in Syria spreads to Lebanon and Iraq

By Eric London, August 18, 2012

The intensifying US proxy war in Syria is raising fears of a sectarian war throughout the Middle East.

Israeli threats heighten danger of Middle East war

By Peter Symonds, August 17, 2012

Regardless of its immediate purpose, Israeli warmongering can only heighten tensions throughout the region and add to the dangers of war.

Memo exposes Israeli war plan against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, August 16, 2012

A leaked memo providing a detailed blueprint for an unprovoked Israeli war against Iran coincides with multiple Israeli media reports indicating that such an attack may be imminent.