Death And Displacement Come To Qatif, As Saudi Forces Lay Siege To Awamiya

Saudi government propaganda calls it “development,” but the demolition going on in parts of Qatif province bespeaks a very different on-the-ground reality. It is part of a Saudi siege and bombardment, motivated by worship and oil, which has left death and displacement in its wake.

Death And Displacement Come To Qatif, As Saudi Forces Lay Siege To Awamiya

Situated in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, the small village of Awamiya has fallen prey to one of the most well-equipped military giants in the Gulf. This 400-year-old Muslim Shi’a district, with a population of only 30,000, has been under siege by Saudi forces since May and the government has turned the historic village into a

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Abbas, Israel Pull The Power Plug On War-Torn Gaza Strip

The nearly two million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, under the dual thumbs of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, have faced waves of military destruction, along with enforced shortages of basic goods and services. Israel, at the Authority’s request, has cut off most of Gaza’s electricity as well.

Abbas, Israel Pull The Power Plug On War-Torn Gaza Strip

GAZA -- The Gaza Strip -- one of the most densely populated areas in the world and often referred to as an open-air prison -- rarely makes headlines nowadays, despite a situation there that is becoming increasingly dire for local Palestinians. The Strip, which is

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NATO’s “War On Terror” Leaves Famine, Disease In Its Wake In Africa

Resource exploitation, military occupation and so-called “anti-terror” efforts led by Western countries are destabilizing several countries in Africa, leading to widespread starvation and sickness for millions of people. Famine has become a daily fact of life for many in Somalia, South Sudan and elsewhere in Africa.

NATO’s “War On Terror” Leaves Famine, Disease In Its Wake In Africa

Most of us living in the West have never known hunger. In America, food shelves are easily accessed by the most vulnerable of society. Despite living in a time where there is a global surplus of food, millions of people around the world are still suffering from famine. If you follow mainstream media coverage about these

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Henry Kissinger’s Food Occupation Of Iraq Continues To Destroy The Fertile Crescent

Iraqi agriculture expert Dr. Nakd Altameemi joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the devastating toll that war, sanctions and Western corporations have had on Iraq’s centuries-old agricultural traditions.

Henry Kissinger’s Food Occupation Of Iraq Continues To Destroy The Fertile Crescent

The Iraq of today is associated with horrific violence, a refugee crisis and widespread poverty. The images we see flashed across the news show nothing but terror and misery. But it hasn't always been this way. Modern-day Iraq lies in the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization where mankind flourished as

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Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria

Rania Khalek, an independent journalist who has been blacklisted for her recent reports on Syria, joins Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ to discuss the silencing of journalists who oppose the mainstream media’s pro-war agenda.

Blacklisted, Smeared & Silenced For Exposing NATO Destabilization Of Syria

MINNEAPOLIS ---  Though it's been nearly six years, the subject of the Syrian conflict remains as contentious as ever. While those who characterize themselves as pro-regime change have monopolized the wider conversation on Syria, even the most tame opposition against foreign intervention, or the CIA-backed rebels—who now come in

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Dear Outraged Liberals: Trump’s Just Taking Over Where Obama Left Off

As an unprecedented wave of outrage swells against the Trump administration, Mnar Muhawesh, host of ‘Behind the Headline,’ wonders why people weren’t more outraged with Obama’s policies on mass surveillance, whistleblowers, and war.

Dear Outraged Liberals: Trump’s Just Taking Over Where Obama Left Off

MINNEAPOLIS --- Remember our former commander in chief -- Barack Obama? Well he’s on vacation. After eight years in the Oval Office, he’s decided to unwind with billionaire Richard Branson. His recent kitesurfing adventure seems to be the only news item competing with President Trump’s “Muslim ban” and the opposition to it and the contentious

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Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes

Writer and political analyst Catherine Shakdam shines a light on the routinely under-reported crisis in Yemen, telling Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline’ what’s really motivating the Saudi-led, US-backed war on the most impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula.

Genocide In Yemen: Media Complicit In US-Saudi War Crimes

Yemen has been devastated by asymmetrical aerial bombardment by a Saudi-led coalition, and the war on Yemen, along with a Saudi-imposed blockade, is having disastrous impacts on food and water security. The

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