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Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

Kurdish gains of more than a decade are under threat from latest Middle East crisis

01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies

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

Iran deal could let US focus on China

26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos

Syria deal exposes Obama’s weakness

01 October 2013
A few weeks ago the US looked poised to launch a military attack on Syria. Now a deal on Syrian chemical weapons appears to be sealed—and a historic thaw in relations with Iran has been thrown in for good measure.

Election result revives hope in Iran

18 June 2013
Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election. 

Deadly quake hits Iran

16 April 2013
The strongest earthquake in 50 years struck south east Iran as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Argo channels US terror at revolt in the Middle East

27 November 2012
It must have taken a lot of searching to find an episode of Iran’s 1979 revolution where the US state could come off as the good guy.

Iranian protesters are caught between a rock and a hard place

09 October 2012
A few thousand people clashed with riot police on Wednesday of last week as they chanted anti-government slogans around the traditional bazaar of Tehran.

Iran: West's cold war raises threat of Iran attack to boiling point

21 February 2012
Tory foreign secretary William Hague said that Iran’s nuclear program could lead to a Middle East "cold war" last week. He later warned that an Israeli assault on Iran would not be "a wise thing".

Hague’s radioactive hypocrisy over Iran’s nuclear programme

21 February 2012
Tory foreign minister William Hague says the world faces "the most serious round of nuclear proliferation since nuclear weapons were invented".

New threats to Iranian people

07 February 2012
The US and the European powers have introduced sanctions against Iran—dropping any pretence that they are not targeting ordinary Iranians.

Anti-war protest against Western intervention in Iran and Syria

28 January 2012
Some 400 people rallied outside the US embassy in London today, Saturday, against any attack and sanctions on Iran and Syria.

No to West’s threats to Iran

24 January 2012
The European Union (EU) implemented a ban on all new oil contacts with Iran this week, and ruled that any existing ones will be terminated in July.

US ratchets up its threats against Iran

17 January 2012
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated on the streets of the capital Tehran last week.

Iran: Sanctions will hurt masses

10 January 2012
Western governments are once again beating the drums of war and launching an economic assault on Iran by imposing crippling sanctions.

Captured US drone exposes covert operations

13 December 2011
Iranian forces claim they can reverse-engineer a US drone they captured earlier this month—and use it for their own purposes.

Regime change in Iran must be left to the Iranian people

06 December 2011
Western powers, fresh from their intervention in Libya, are keen to assert themselves elsewhere.

West beats the drums for war

08 November 2011
The rulers of the US, Britain, France and Israel last week teamed up to step up their rhetoric over a military assault on Iran.

Hunger strikers win review

17 May 2011
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to review the case of three Kurdish Iranian asylum seekers who mounted a 37‑day hunger strike outside its headquarters in Croydon.

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