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UNSC met on Syria kidnapping

It was Monday that Press TV first asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office for a condemnation of the kidnapping in Syria by the Free Syrian Army. On Tuesday — it was made official — as Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Akbar Salehi formally requested Ban’s help in resolving the crisis.

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Israel and Egypt Attack Sinai Insurrection

Egyptian air force attacks in Sinai for first time since 1973 August 2012 began violently in the Sinai Peninsula. Glowing leftovers from the violence that took place last February erupted into full flames, causing unprecedented attacks from Israel and Egypt. On August 5, Global Jihad militants attacked an Egyptian outpost near Gaza, killed 16 Egyptians, […]

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Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test

Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test A member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula on 8 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – Stringer) By: Abdel Rahman Youssef Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 The Sinai attack could “burn” the Egyptian president by setting him […]

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Color Revolutions –The Hue of Coup d’Etat

In his article Western Leaders Slip into Their Childhood, Thierry Meyssan reviews the color revolutions, their genesis and their commonalities. He also reveals why Syria seems to be a harder nut to crack for such idealistic revolutionaries as Obama and Cameron: not enough young Syrians properly  inspired. * * * *“The slogan “Bashar must go!” was supposed […]

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The UAE: holding back the tide

This article by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen was originally published on Open Democracy under a Creative Commons License. * * * * As a deeply-tribal and largely homogeneous society that has also engaged heavily both in state-branding and institutional partnerships in recent years, the security crackdown in the UAE holds particular resonance, calling into question the […]

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“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,”

“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,”  The Sinai Attack: Sending a Message An Israeli soldier inspects a burnt armoured vehicle near the Kerem Shalom border crossing after unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt on 6 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – David Buimovitch)   “there are two winners, Israel and […]

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Syria: Chief Mole Defects

Syria Prime Minister Riad Hijab Defects to Jordan Invariably, propaganda fails. It may take a long time—ask former denizens of the USSR—but eventually, most of the truth is discovered by the People. Sometimes it is enough to look at the speaker to spot a governmental lie. Joseph Goebbels—Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in […]

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Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading

Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading (Dp-news – Sana) Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN United Nations, NY- In a speech before the UN General Assembly, Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the Qatari-Saudi-western UN draft resolution serves only the interests of Israel. Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN, […]

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Ousting Bashar al-Assad

Israel’s possible reaction to the ongoing deterioration in Syria One hour before sunrise, the heat was already scorching. In the late summer, there was no hope of a relieving rain. Yet, fast flowing air cooled the motorbikes, making the trip sufferable. Half hidden in its morning gloom, the City of Damascus could already be seen. […]

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Dismembering the Arab World

Dr Makram Khoury-Machool is a Palestinian scholar, based in Cambridge, UK  The behaviour of the NATO-aligned, anti-Syrian bloc is now blatant enough for us to better understand what is happening in Syria. On the one hand, we find political operators such the ad-hoc group ‘Friends of Syria’, and on the other, two Arab personalities, both ministers […]

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Syria Has No Enemies

I know you may find this hard to believe, but no matter how much you look, you will not find enemies of Syria.  On 1 April, 2012, for example, the Friends of Syria held a conference in Istanbul, and you know how many countries were represented?  Seventy!  Of course, Syria was not one of the […]

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Turkey plays US dangerous game on Syria

Published on Aug 1, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews. For more than a year, the deadly unrest in Syria has brought about more questions than answers but what’s definitely clear is that civilians have been the main victims of what the armed opposition says is a government crackdown and the government says is a foreign-backed attempt to […]

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West provoking civil war in Syria: Jonathan Steele

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil. The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security […]

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Palestinian Reconciliation: Cocking aggregates

From Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem: Dweik: Reconciliation must come before elections. According to Abbas, Elections must come before Reconciliation. Palestinian are facing a puzzle similar to the egg and chicken puzzle: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Since the last elections Fateh and Hamas never stopped taking about Palestinian reconciliation. Hamas never […]

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From post-modernism to post-secularism

After more than a century of secuarlisation, Egypt’s cultural life is set to revolve again around the Quran. “The Quran is our Constitution” exhorted President Mohamed Morsi during the cliff-hanger presidential election, Egypt’s first ever bona fide presidential election, in which he trounced the old guard’s representative. But what does this arresting image really mean, […]

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Arab Spring against interests of Israel

Published on Jul 21, 2012 by Press TV Global News In an attempt that can only be described as ethnic cleansing, more than 26,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished by the Israeli forces since 1967.  The Israeli regime plans to turn the Palestinians in the occupied territories into a minority in their homeland. To further […]

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Yet More Blood and Tears for Syria

General Fahad Jassim al-Freij is sworn in as Defence Minister by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) in Damascus in this handout photo distributed by Syrian News Agency (SANA) 19 July 2012. (Photo: Reuters – SANA – Handout)   By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Thursday, July 19, 2012   The blow was heavy. The bombing itself may […]

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US has nothing to offer Egyptians: Lawrence Freeman

Published on Jul 16, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews Egyptians have welcomed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by throwing tomatoes and holding protests as they view her visit an example of Washington’s meddling in the country’s internal affairs. Washington threw its weight behind the Hosni Mubarak regime for over three decades but now claims to support […]

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Persian Gulf Rent-a-Sheiks

(Excerpted from Chapter Five: Persian Gulf Rent-a-Sheik: Big Oil & Their Bankers…) Recent destabilization campaigns against the Qaddafi government in Libya and now targeted at the Assad government in Syria, have been spearheaded by Persian Gulf monarchies whose interests have always been more aligned with those of Western bankers and multinationals than with the aspirations […]

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Manufactured Realities
The Truth About The Arab Spring, Occupy Movement And Anonymous – by Bill Noxid

by Bill Noxid (Summary and excerpts) In an impressively large and detailed analysis of social media communications, their echoes in the mainstream media (MSM) and the subsequent official/governmental position on what he concludes was a manufactured “event,” Bill Noxid sets out to show just how the false perception was created and propagated worldwide. The incredibly […]

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Israel dismayed by Mursi Victory

According to some Israeli strategic thinkers, “darkness” has descended with the victory of the Islamist current in Egypt’s presidential race, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem… Palestinians wave green Islamic flags that represent Hamas and the Egyptian national flag as they celebrate the victory of Mohamed Mursi in the Egyptian presidential elections, in Gaza City […]

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The good news from Cairo

There is no doubt that the election of Muammed Morsi as President of Egypt is a heartening news for all free men and women around the world. It is certainly good news for the Egyptian people, exhausted and thoroughly impoverished by decades of corruption and decadence sustained by military dictators who were mostly answerable to […]

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Egypt-Iran: an Alliance is Born

Opposing alliances create concentric rings around Eastern Mediterranean gas fields Egypt is back in the new version of the Great Game; in this century the race is not after the vast territories of Central Asia, but after the rich gas fields discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean. On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Mohamed Morsi was declared […]

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Hamas heartened by apparent Mursi victory

Palestinians and Israelis react to the possible victory of Islamists in Egypt’s presidential race, with Fatah and Tel Aviv left worried, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah Palestinian Islamists, who closely followed this week’s Egyptian presidential elections run-off, reacted with deep satisfaction to the apparent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi over his secular […]

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May God be with Egypt

Employing legalistic chicanery, blatant deceit and contemptible conspiracies, the remnants of the Mubarak regime seem hell-bent on aborting the Egyptian revolution. On Thursday, 14 June, the so-called Constitutional Court, an entity that was utterly silent during 30 years of corruption, tyranny and repression under the previous regime, issued a hasty decision, dissolving the People’s Assembly […]

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Rigged Democracy: Like Egypt, Like Israel

Bukra il-mishmish” they say… On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Egypt’s highest court dissolved Parliament and martial law was reimposed by the country’s military rulers. On June 16-17 the second round in Egypt’s first free presidential polls will take place. The two events are closely related, being an attempt of the military to manipulate the judicial […]

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Back to Square One in Egypt?

On Thursday June 14, the High Constitutional Court in Egypt will rule on two pending motions that may radically change the future course of Egypt and determine the fate of its remarkable – but unfinished- revolution. The two motions are the constitutionality of the political ban on the former regime senior officials, such as Gen. […]

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Does Saudi Arabia face a political crisis?

News Analysis 06-12-2012 from Press TV. Saudi Arabia’s Crown prince is nowhere to be seen! Questions about Prince Nayef’s worsening health condition have once again sparked a debate about the future successor to the Saudi throne. Is Riyadh headed to a political crisis? On this edition of News Analysis, we’re also asking has Saudi Arabia […]

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Syria Invasion imminent?-News Analysis

In Syria the armed opposition says that it no longer recognizes Kofi Anan’s seize fire plan. But it still is not clear who is responsible for violating it. Is Syria headed to civil war? And will there be a foreign military intervention? In another development a British newspaper has revealed that British Special Forces and […]

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