Category Archives: Middle East

House Committee Endorses Extra $500 Million Aid to Israel

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Author: Press TV

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Israel To Cover Tuition For Students Who Tweet Or Post Pro-Government Content

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Author: Associated Press

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity as the project is still under development and he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about it. The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz identified the official heading the project as Danny Seaman, a public diplomacy official who has written posts on his personal Facebook page...

‘This Is Not Our Egypt Any More’

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Author: Alastair Beach

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Cairo is convulsed by deadly gun battles this evening as the consequences of Wednesday’s mass killings reverberated around the country. With army helicopters hovering high over the city centre and security services marshalling firepower to continue their bloody crackdown, Egypt looked in danger of sinking into greater violence. Last night...

Hundreds Dead As Egyptian Army Opens Fire On Protesters

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Author: Warren Murray

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Heavy bursts of automatic gunfire were ringing through the streets of eastern Cairo this morning as the Egyptian authorities went to war with Islamists cowering amid the tents and alleyways of their huge protest camp in Nasr City, a suburb of the capital. Security figures have announced they have arrested...

Mayhem in Cairo as Morsi Backers Fight for Return

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Author: Ben Hubbard

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Egypt’s bitter split over who should be ruling the country exploded into violent clashes in the streets of Cairo and elsewhere on Friday as masses of demonstrators celebrating the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi battled crowds of Islamists who wanted him reinstated. Combatants used rocks, sticks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails...

Egypt Military Pledges No Long-Term Takeover

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Author: Associated Press

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Egyptian military leaders have assured the Obama administration that they are not interested in long-term rule following their toppling of President Mohammed Morsi and have appointed a government of civilian technocrats to temporarily run the country in an apparent bid to forestall potential U.S. sanctions, American officials said Wednesday. U.S....

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Rejects Military Ultimatum

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Author: Alastair Beach

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Mohamed Morsi rejected a military ultimatum to strike a deal with his opponents and declared himself Egypt’s legitimate leader – despite the eruption in Cairo of deadly gun battles during rallies to shore up his teetering position. In a televised address to the nation, the Egyptian leader vowed to defend...