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Lavrov: No weapons on Syrian plane grounded by Turkey
13 October 2012 | Russia’s foreign minister claimed the Syrian passenger plane Turkey diverted on Wednesday was carrying radar parts, not munitions. The confiscated cargo was being transported legally, Sergey Lavrov said Friday.


An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Peace Prize for those who declared war on my country
13 October 2012 | .


An article by Kourosh Ziabari
Delisting Mujahedin-e-Khalq: U.S. officially taking up arms against Iran
30 September 2012 | In an act of unequivocal and explicit hostility toward Iran, the United States took the name of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) off its list of foreign terrorist organizations on Friday, September 28, showing its unconditional support to the sworn enemies of the Iranian nation straight from the shoulder.


An article by Atul Aneja
Russia helps U.S., Syria establish contact, Turkey in shock
29 September 2012 | With a little bit of help from Russia, the Americans and the Syrians have established contact with each other, sending shockwaves in Turkey, which has blamed Moscow and Beijing for the continuation of strife in Syria.


An article by Dmitry Minin
Death of US Ambassador in Libya Marks the Collapse of Washington’s Middle Eastern Policy
21 September 2012 | .


An article by Kourosh Ziabari
United States and its European allies have even banned medicine and foodstuff
15 September 2012 | The fact that the inhumane sanctions of the United States and its European allies against Iran are taking a heavy toll on the ordinary Iranians is still hard to believe for many Western citizens who suppose that their governments are sincere in their claims of being concerned for human rights and freedom.


Switzerland violated Nada’s human rights
Youssef Nada wins lawsuit against Switzerland
12 September 2012 | The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of Egyptian businessman Youssef Nada. The court ruled that Switzerland violated Nada’s human rights by restricting his cross-border movements after Nada was put on a blacklist on suspicions of financing terrorism.


An article by Ziad al-Zaatari
Takfiri Literature Makes Headway in Lebanon
11 September 2012 | “An explosive gift…to our mujahideen brothers in general and the mujahideen in the Levant in particular.” This is how online forums are promoting for a takfiri book making the rounds recently in North Lebanon. Takfiri ideology declares Muslims who do not conform to it to be apostates.


An article by Tony Cartalucci
Amnesty International is US State Department Propaganda
31 August 2012 | Amnesty run by US State Department representatives, funded by convicted financial criminals, and threatens real human rights advocacy worldwide.


Basque Country
Over 390 Basque political prisoners in hunger strike in solidarity with Iosu Uribetxeberria
14 August 2012 | 10 citizens and over 390 prisoners start hunger strikes and protests in solidarity with Iosu Uribetxeberria


Turkish demonstrators condemn Clinton visit to Istanbul
12 August 2012 | Turkish demonstrators in Ankara hold a banner reading "Go Home" as they march to the US Embassy to protest against the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


Hullary Clinton: Russia and China will ’pay price’ for theirs vetoes (Video)
24 July 2012 | Moscow and Beijing will be punished for supporting the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton harshly stated at the "Friends of Syria" meeting of over 100 Western and Arab nations in Paris on Friday.


An article of Russian Foreign Minister on the Syrian crisis
Sergey Lavrov : "On the Right Side of History"
16 June 2012 | Over the last year or a year and a half, the events unfolding in North Africa and the Middle East have come to the forefront of the global political agenda.


Interview
Lebanese Interior Minister: Arab Spring benefited only Israel
14 June 2012 | The Arab Spring has borne no fruit for any of the affected countries, so the ongoing process should rather be called the Israeli Spring, since no country now poses a threat to Israel, Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told Russia Today. External forces seek to divide and weaken all the countries surrounding Israel in order to ensure that state’s security, he said to RT in an exclusive interview.


Sarkozy won in Israel
7 May 2012 | Nicolas Sarkozy lost French presidential election runoff to socialist candidate François Hollande who won 51.9% of votes. In Israel however, Sarkozy is a real winner.


Special Report by Robert Fisk - Day Two
The Children of Fallujah - the hospital of horrors
26 April 2012 | Special Report day two: Stillbirths, disabilities, deformities too distressing to describe - what lies behind the torments in Fallujah General Hospital?


Special Report by Robert Fisk - Day One
The Children of Fallujah - Sayef’s story
25 April 2012 | Special Report day one: The phosphorus shells that devastated this city were fired in 2004. But are the victims of America’s dirty war still being born?


An article by Toni Solo
The West’s endless war on humanity : after Libya – Syria, Iran
24 April 2012 | This article was written back in January by Nicaragua based Tortilla Con Sal editor Toni Solo. It is perhaps one of the most comprehensive analyses in the English language that covers the historical context of the current imperialist aggression’s against Syria and Iran, the steps (including manufacture of public consent) that lead up to the west’s wars, the lessons to be learnt from the war on Libya, the failure of the international "left" in mobilising solidarity for the victims of these wars and the implications of recent events for the entire "developing" world, with particular focus on progressive Latin America.– Lizzie Phelan


Hassan Nasrallah’s Interview by Julian Assange
Nasrallah: Hezbollah talked to Syria opposition; we want dialogue, US & Israel want civil war
17 April 2012 | Hezbollah urged the Syrian opposition to engage in dialogue with Assad’s regime, but they refused. ­Hezbollah leader Sayyid Nasrallah confirmed this in his first interview in six years, the world premiere of Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow on Russia Today.


An article by Alexander Mezyaev
Libya: Brigands-Revolutionaries and the UN
21 March 2012 | For the first time the UN Security Council viewed the results of the Mission in Libya operation after it was established in September last year.


An article by Tony Cartalucci
Amnesty International’s Ultimatum to Russia
19 March 2012 | US State Department-run Amnesty International demands Russia allow US & NATO to commence the ruination and plundering of Syria.


An Open Letter to International Public Opinion by Mikis Theodorakis
The Truth about Greece
26 February 2012 | There is an international conspiracy whose target is the complete destruction of my country. They began in 1975 aiming at Modern Greek civilization, continued with the distortion of our modern history and our national identity and they are now trying to eliminate us biologically as well through unemployment, hunger and impoverishment.


Russia warned the West against military intervention in Iran and Syria
22 February 2012 | Russia warned the West against military intervention in Iran and Syria and rejected unilateral sanctions against the two nations. Military action against Iran would have “catastrophic consequences,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.


An article by Pepe Escobar
US wants SWIFT war on Iran
18 February 2012 | What was the parade of European poodles thinking - that Tehran would just roll over and absorb the European Union’s oil embargo, scheduled to start on July 1? No wonder Brussels was caught as a Gucci deer in the headlights when the news started to flow that Tehran would pre-empt the move and immediately slap its own embargo of crude oil exports to six European Union countries - deeply in crisis Club Med members Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain plus recession-hit France and the Netherlands.


An article by Bill Van Auken
Torture in Libya: The ugly reality of imperialist “liberation”
4 February 2012 | Multiple reports of widespread torture in the detention centers run by the new imperialist-backed Libyan regime and NATO’s “rebels” give the lie to all those who justified last year’s war in the name of human rights and “liberation.”


An article by Barry Grey
US-NATO war crimes in Libya
29 January 2012 | A report released last week by Middle East human rights groups presents extensive evidence of war crimes carried out in Libya by the United States, NATO and their proxy “rebel” forces during last year’s war, which brought down the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.


An article by Pepe Escobar
All that glitters is ... oil
28 January 2012 | In his State of the Union address, United States President Barack Obama said, "Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal."


An article by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Obama’s Secret Letter to Tehran: Is the War against Iran On Hold?
21 January 2012 | The New York Times announced that the Obama Administration had sent an important letter to the leadership of Iran on January 12, 2012. [*]


An article by Pepe Escobar
The US-Gulf Cooperation Council fatal attraction
20 January 2012 | There’s no way to understand the larger-than-life United States-Iran psychodrama, the Western push for regime change in both Syria and Iran, and the trials and tribulations of the Arab Spring(s) - now mired in perpetual winter - without a close look at the fatal attraction between Washington and the GCC. (*)


An article by F. William Engdahl
Putin, a thorn in Washington’s flesh
11 January 2012 | Vladimir Putin is one of the few remaining world leaders with the gumption to obstruct Washington’s agenda of full spectrum dominance. The recent Russian elections provided the context for a full-scale attempt to destabilize the country. Spearheaded by the infamous National Endowment for Democracy, the script included the usual cast of western-coached characters, including a blogger, without which a "color revolution" would not be complete. Engdahl analyzes the geo-political ramifications of Washington’s rash movements.



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