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Election win in Turkey solidifies Erdogan’s rule

Election win in Turkey solidifies Erdogan’s rule 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

Mass strikes and protests over tax rise force out prime minister Hani Mulki in Jordan Mass strikes and protests in Jordan forced prime minister Hani Mulki to resign on Monday.

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts 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.

Protesters portrayed as "rioters", but it's heroic to resist Israel's occupation

Protesters portrayed as rioters, but its heroic to resist Israels occupation Israel and its supporters blamed the deaths on Monday on Palestinians. They demonised the Palestinians for resisting the occupation.

Israel massacres at least 60 Palestinians fighting for justice

Israel massacres at least 60 Palestinians fighting for justice Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza on Monday—more than doubling the number they have killed over the past six weeks.

Palestinians remember 70 years of murder, dispossession and theft

Palestinians remember 70 years of murder, dispossession and theft Protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy on Friday evening to mark the year when Palestinians were expelled from their homes.

Trump threatens to escalate dangerous tensions in Middle East

07 May 2018
US president Donald Trump is threatening a return to direct confrontation with Iran—amid growing tensions and the threat of war in the Middle East

The attacks on Syria will only bring more horror

14 April 2018
The US, Britain and France have launched missile strikes on Syrian targets.

Bloody murder in Gaza exposes Israel as racist, terror state

03 April 2018
Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have defied an appalling campaign of Israeli violence to join mass protests along the border with Israel.

Theresa May is a faithful friend to corrupt Mohammed bin Salman

13 March 2018
Only someone with Theresa May’s flair for public relations would have received Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, on International Women’s Day last Thursday.

How the crisis in Syria was caused by imperialist ambition

23 February 2018
The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East

The Middle East is on the brink of a major imperial clash

13 February 2018
Israel took the Middle East one step closer to a major war last weekend

Mahienour el-Massry and Moatasem Medhat released from jail in Egypt

16 January 2018
Lawyer and revolutionary socialist Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat have been acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria, Egypt.

As Boris Johnson calls for more Middle East intervention - get the Tories out

07 December 2017
Not wishing to be outdone by Donald Trump, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should return to the Middle East.

Fears in Lebanon as its people ‘see war coming’

21 November 2017
Ordinary people in Lebanon have begun stockpiling food and supplies, fearing that regional giant Saudi Arabia will push the country into civil war.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

14 November 2017
The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Saudi-Iran rivalry is behind new turmoil

14 November 2017
Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.

Sharp rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran forces out leader of Lebanon

07 November 2017
 

In Qatar, Yemen and Gaza, power play of Saudis and Iran brings new danger

29 August 2017
An economic blockade led by US ally Saudi Arabia backfired spectacularly as Qatar announced it had reopened full diplomatic ties with Iran last week.

Israel’s power cuts push the Gaza Strip deeper into crisis

27 June 2017
Gaza is a city ready to burst. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are suffering after Israel drastically cut their power supply last week.

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