Category Archives: Middle East

Shell-Shocked: Over 90 Percent Of Kids In Gaza Has PTSD

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Author: Elizabeth Kulze

A Palestinian girl reacts at the scene of an explosion that medics said killed eight children and two adults, and wounded 40 others at a public garden in Gaza City
When we hear about post-traumatic stress disorder and war, it generally concerns soldiers who’ve been emotionally damaged by the horrors of combat. But what about civilians living in conflict zones? How does war impact them psychologically? To find out, a group of researchers studied teenagers in Gaza, where 1,800 people have...

Britain’s Role in Arming Israel

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Author: Cahal Milmo

The Government has been accused of failing to regulate arms sales to Israel following evidence that weapons containing British-made components are being used in the bombardment of Gaza. Documents shown to The Independent reveal that arms export licences worth £42m have been granted to 130 British defence manufacturers since 2010...

House Committee Endorses Extra $500 Million Aid to Israel

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Author: Press TV

The US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has proposed a nearly half a billion dollar increase in military aid to Israel even as the United States is struggling with domestic economic issues. The committee approved $488 million last week to fund Israel’s development of two missile systems and to...

Ron Paul: Chemical Attack in Syria Was A ‘False Flag’

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Author: PressTV - Video

Former US congressman Ron Paul has said that a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria was a “false flag” likely carried out by the US-backed militant groups. Washington has accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack against militant strongholds on August 21, and is...

Déjà Vu – BBC News Uses Iraq Photo to Illustrate Syrian Massacre

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Author: Hannah Furness

Originally posted May 2012 Photographer Marco di Lauro said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw the image being used, and said he was “astonished” at the failure of the corporation to check their sources. The picture, which was actually taken on March 27, 2003, shows a young...

USS Nimitz Carrier Group Rerouted For Syria

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Author: Andrea Shalal-Esa

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed, defense officials said on Sunday. The Nimitz carrier strike group, which includes four destroyers and a cruiser, has no specific...

Israel Gives Up White Phosphorus Because ‘It Doesn’t Photograph Well’

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Author: Idan Landau

A certain air of nostalgia dominated Maariv’s headline last Thursday: “Due to criticism in the world, IDF parts ways with white phosphorus”: just like the old Galil assault rifle and the old two-way radios that generations of soldiers grew familiar with. A couple of years ago we learned the IDF...

Syria: Britain and US Pledge to Use Force Within Two Weeks

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Author: Oliver Wirght

Western countries, including Britain, are planning to take unilateral military action against the Assad regime within two weeks in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria. David Cameron discussed launching missile strikes against key regime targets during a 40-minute telephone call with President Barack Obama...

Iran Warns of Harsh Consequences if US Acts on Syria

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Author: AFP

A war of words erupted Sunday over Syria as Washington said it is ready to take action over chemical weapons attacks and Tehran warned US intervention would carry "harsh consequences". Pressure mounted on Damascus to allow a UN probe of chemical attacks, with French President Francois Hollande saying evidence indicated...

Pentagon Considering Strikes on Syria

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Author: PressTV

Following recent allegations of chemical attacks in Syria, the Pentagon has begun refining its military options for possible strikes in the Middle Eastern country, US officials said. Officers at the Pentagon said they were updating target lists for potential airstrikes on a number of of government and military installations in...