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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. 

How Israel has set about the destruction of Gaza

26 August 2014
The explosive power of the bombs dropped in Israel’s current assault on Gaza is equivalent to the atomic bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

Protesters rally at Downing Street against Israel's new attacks on Gaza

23 August 2014
Several thousand people joined an emergency protest in front of Downing Street in central London today, Saturday, against Israel's renewed bombing of Gaza.

Emergency protest called after Israel resumes airstrikes on Gaza

21 August 2014
Around 22 Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli attacks on Gaza since the ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday of this week. They include a number of children and a pregnant woman.

Protests around the world in solidarity with Gaza

19 August 2014
A number of protests and vigils took place last weekend as part of a national day of action for Gaza.

Government will only suspend arms to Israel if hostilities resume

19 August 2014
The British government announced the results of its review into arms sales to Israel on Tuesday of last week.

Israel launches new airstrikes on Gaza as death toll mounts

19 August 2014
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the government of Gaza, broke down on Tuesday of this week as Israel resumed its bombardment of Gaza.

'Zionism erased our Jewish-Arab identities'

12 August 2014
With the savage attacks on Gaza by Israel it is not surprising many see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians to be eternal and unsolvable. 

Hatreds spawned by the West - the myth of the intolerant Middle East

12 August 2014
Violence in the Middle East is often blamed on age old religious hatred. But the region's history is of coexistence—until imperialist superpowers tore it apart, argues Ken Olende

US bombs will make Iraq's crisis worse

08 August 2014
US forces launched a new bombing campaign on northern Iraq today, Friday.

How can Palestine rise from the ashes?

05 August 2014
Egyptian revolutionary socialist Hossam el-Hamalawy looks at protests for Palestine in the broader Middle East, while Palestinian activists argue for a real solution there

Syria - the regime makes people suffer in rebel held areas

22 July 2014
Ghayath Naisse, a Syrian socialist in the Revolutionary Left Current, compares life in government and rebel held zones

Gaza resident speaks out as Israel attacks

08 July 2014
Israeli airstrikes killed nine people in Gaza on Monday of this week—and the bombardment is continuing. Fawzi al-Massri, a Gaza resident, spoke to Socialist Worker.

West is losing control in the Middle East

01 July 2014
With Israel lashing out at the Palestinians and the prospect of more lethal air strikes over Gaza, the Middle East is again engulfed in conflict.

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

The Arab revolutions mix despair and hope

24 June 2014
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution. 

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