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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.

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

15 May 2018
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

14 May 2018
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

11 May 2018
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.

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