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Israeli cops fire tear gas at Palestinian worshippers in East Jerusalem

Israeli cops fire tear gas at Palestinian worshippers in East Jerusalem Israeli police attacked tens of thousands Palestinian worshippers in East Jerusalem last Sunday on Eid

Game of battleships ramps up in the Gulf

Game of battleships ramps up in the Gulf A second British warship arrived off the coast of Iran on Monday

Say no to war against Iran

Say no to war against Iran The US and Britain escalated their threats of a new war in the Middle East last week, after Iran retaliated against their attempts to bully it into submission

Angry protests return to Iraq

Angry protests return to Iraq New protests have erupted in Basra, southern Iraq.

Resist the Trump team’s desire for war with Iran

Resist the Trump team’s desire for war with Iran  US and British politicians, led by president Donald Trump risk a drive towards war with Iran

Britain’s legacy of brutality in Palestine

Britain’s legacy of brutality in Palestine Israeli attacks on Palestinians today rightly horrify millions of people. But the Zionist state has learned many of its repressive techniques from Britain, writes Nick Clark

Mohammed Morsi’s death in Egypt shows the need for real revolutionary change

18 June 2019
The death of former president Mohammed Morsi on Monday shone a light on the brutal reality of the Egyptian counter-revolution.

Say no to ban on Hizbollah

26 February 2019
Home secretary Sajid Javid, in his ongoing grandstanding campaign to be Tory leader, has declared Lebanese group Hizbollah a terrorist organisation.

Labour left buckles in face of right’s antisemitism smears

12 February 2019
The row inside Liverpool Labour Party shows the right aren’t going to back down from using accusations of antisemitism to silence the left and criticism of Israel, writes Nick Clark

Israel erects new racist border wall around Gaza

05 February 2019
Israel has begun building a new giant fence around the Gaza Strip to make escape for Palestinians even more difficult.

Disaster in Yemen shows brutality of imperialism

27 November 2018
Despite massacres, disease, impending famine and tens of thousands of deaths, the US “can’t support” even a limited ceasefire in the war on Yemen

Oil is an incentive in the US and Saudi relationship

27 November 2018
The recent see-sawing of the oil price has a lot more to do with politics—particularly geopolitical competition among states—than economics

British-backed war on Yemen kills 85,000 children

21 November 2018
Some 85,000 children in Yemen under the age of five have are thought to have died of hunger or disease in the last three years

Murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi shows up a brutal regime

28 October 2018
Arabian activist Ameen Nemer tells Socialist Worker how a journalist’s murder will shine a light on the regime’s brutality

Clash between Turkey and Saudi Arabia gives Donald Trump a headache

16 October 2018
We’ve seen again how hard it has become to manage the Middle East in the interests of Western imperialism. The players this time are the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

LETTERS - Palestinian refugees must have the right to return home

04 September 2018
There was more evidence last week that the full support Donald Trump’s administration is giving to the occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine is unprecedented.

Ahed Tamimi finally released

31 July 2018
Palestinian Ahed Tamimi was released from Israeli prison on Sunday.

Election win in Turkey solidifies Erdogan’s rule

26 June 2018
Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed re-election as Turkey’s president on Sunday in a triumph for his tactics of repressing opposition forces and gagging the media.

Mass strikes and protests over tax rise force out prime minister Hani Mulki in Jordan

05 June 2018
Mass strikes and protests in Jordan forced prime minister Hani Mulki to resign on Monday.

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts

22 May 2018
Why is Donald Trump destabilising the Middle East? For that’s what he’s doing by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran.

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