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Nato forces on verge of new Libyan war

08 March 2016
The British, US and French governments are risking a new ground war in Libya.

Revolt and war in Syria five years on

08 March 2016
Five years ago Syrians rose up against the regime. Socialist Worker explains how the revolution’s defeat led to horror, and Razan Ghazzawi looks back at its hopeful beginnings

Imperial carve-up threatens more war for Syrians

16 February 2016
The agony of Syria’s people has not been ended by the deal for a partial ceasefire agreed last week by the major imperialist powers. It was falling apart even before it was implemented.

Russia's proxy war twists the knife in Syria

09 February 2016
At a meeting in Manchester last week I heard a Syrian refugee describe his plight and that of his family. It was heartbreaking. Essentially the same story could be told of millions, and their number increases daily.

David Cameron quietly steps up land war in Libya

12 January 2016
The Tories have sent 1,000 British troops to Libya to defend oil fields threatened by the advance of Isis-supporting forces.

Israeli state announces new clampdown on Palestinians

05 January 2016
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced a wave of repression against Palestinians in Israel.

Executions in Saudi Arabia spark protests across the region

05 January 2016
Protests erupted in Saudi Arabia and across the region after the Saudi regime executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr last Saturday.

The British farce in Syria reflects a deeper crisis

05 January 2016
Britain’s military intervention in Syria has been exposed as a farce. Westminster’s warmongers argued that it was essential.

Syria—who lit the fire?

08 December 2015
What is Isis and where did it come from?

Lies from the top as the Tories push for war on Syria

01 December 2015
Cameron put his case for bombing Syria in parliament on Thursday of last week. He claimed military intervention is the only way to keep Britain safe from a terrorist attack by Islamist group Isis.

Western intervention will shed more Syrian blood

24 November 2015
The US has used the excuse of fighting Isis to intervene in Iraq again and in Syria.

Detained and deported - how the Tories really treat Syrian refugees

24 November 2015
As the first Syrians arrive in Britain, Dave Sewell uncovers the shocking truth of the numbers kicked out and detained by the British government

Syria - West's bombs don't bring liberation

17 November 2015
The US has launched new extended airstrikes in eastern Syria. French jets bombed the city of Raqqa.

Lebanon’s elite turns terror backlash against refugees

17 November 2015
The editorial committee of Al Manshour (Socialist Forum) in Lebanon report from Beirut in the aftermath of last week’s deadly suicide bomb attack

Israel is to blame for new outbreak of violence

20 October 2015
The outbreak of Palestinian resistance has continued with protests and stabbing attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Syrian says, 'Bombing is no solution'

20 October 2015
Tens of thousands are fleeing the area around the Syrian town of Aleppo as Iranian forces back an offensive by dictator Bashar al Assad.

Big powers row over military intervention in Syria at United Nations talks

29 September 2015
The world’s rulers were debating plans for Syria at the United Nations in New York as Socialist Worker went to press.

Conflict and war in Syria

02 June 2015
Judith Orr spoke to Syrian socialist Joseph Daher about the resistance, the regime, the West and rise of Isis after more than four years of conflict in the country

Government falls in Yemen

27 January 2015
Houthi fighters forced Yemen’s president Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and government to resign last week.

Riots in East Jerusalem after Israeli provocation

11 November 2014
Riots have spread across occupied East Jerusalem. 

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