Pentagon Lies About Training Airmen From Country Accused of War Crimes for Combat Missions

Newly released documents show that the U.S. has been secretly training airmen from the United Arab Emirates (UAE ), a major partner in the Saudi-led coalition that is waging war on the poorest nation in the Middle East.

Pentagon Lies About Training Airmen From Country Accused of War Crimes for Combat Missions

The United States’ role in the devastating war on Yemen has been more involved than previously reported, marking the second time in recent months that the U.S. military has been caught red-handed doing things that they had long claimed they weren’t. Newly released documents show that the U.S. has been training airmen from the United Arab

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Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court

Hashemi was held 48 hours before being allowed to contact her family. She has complained of ill-treatment. Authorities forcibly removed her headscarf and took her away in handcuffs.

Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court

AP update: Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi’s court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster’s son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a material witness

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Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over

With Bolton and Pompeo by his side and Mattis departed, Trump may well go with his gut and attack Iran militarily and he’ll be encouraged in this delusion by Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over

Donald Trump wants to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. Well, it’s Wednesday, so that’s what the president wants now. Tomorrow, who knows, maybe he’ll insist that Syria pay for the pullout. Maybe Trump will decide to hold a summit with Bashar al-Assad after deciding that the Syrian leader’s not such a bad guy after all, since he

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Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

The Houthis boycotted a meeting chaired by the head of a UN-led ceasefire monitoring team in Hodeida, accusing the head of the team of pursuing a Saudi coalition agenda.

Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said that the Houthis’ withdrawal from Hodeida refuted recent allegation made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, tweeting, “Pompeo’s accusations are refuted by the steps of redeployment at the port of Hodeida and the submission of positive

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A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel

If ever there was a chance to approach members of the U.S. Congress with challenging issues, and a re-examination of oppressive Israeli behavior, this is it. These first few weeks of the new Congress are the time to take advantage of the new energy — otherwise, it will fade away.

A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel

WASHINGTON -- On January 3, 2019, the winds of youth and change were evident in the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives and more particularly in the offices of some of the newly elected members. By 9 a.m. Representative Rashida Tlaib, dressed in her

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Outgoing IDF Chief Says Yes, We Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Syria

That Israel was assisting rebel groups with extremist ideologies in Syria has been widely believed by a number of observers, who were often derided as “conspiracy theorists” for floating the notion. Eisenkot’s statements confirm those suspicions.

Outgoing IDF Chief Says Yes, We Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Syria

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- Israel’s covert war against Iran in Syria was officially corroborated by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) chief Lieutenant-General Gadi Eisenkot, the architect of the campaign. “In January 2017 we began attacking the infrastructure the Iranians were building in Syria,” Eisenkot told

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How Donald Trump is Expanding the US Empire

Any corner of the globe we look to, we see that Trump is indeed expanding the US empire’s influence and operations––he has ratcheted up, with new fire and veracity, covert and overt regime change operations; expansion of military bases, massive increases in bombings and civilian casualties, and belligerent escalations that put us on the brink of catastrophic war on multiple fronts.

How Donald Trump is Expanding the US Empire

Media Roots -- In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an

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