Revealed: Iran’s Khomeini had secret dealings with US in 1979
Diplomacy

Revealed: Iran’s Khomeini had secret dealings with US in 1979

Newly declassified files show that Ayatollah Khomeini, who led Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, had a secret channel of communication with the United States, and even sent a personal letter to US President Jimmy Carter. On January 16, 1979, after nearly a year of street clashes and protests against his leadership, the king of…

What’s behind the US media’s special relationship with Israel?
Media | Middle East

What’s behind the US media’s special relationship with Israel?

https://vimeo.com/158534971 The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States written and directed by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp (2016) The Occupation of the American Mind poses the question: why are mainstream US media such a reliable conduit for Israeli propaganda compared to other countries? In attempting to answer this…

‘Fierce Fighting’: Militants Clashing in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood District
Middle East

‘Fierce Fighting’: Militants Clashing in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood District

Over 2,000 militants from Syrian terror groups, “moderate rebels” forces gathered in Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood, as al-Nusra Front militants kept shelling the district overnight, the Russian military said. Al-Nusra Front militants continued overnight to shell the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in northern Aleppo, Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said Monday. “As darkness fell, terrorist groups opened heavy fire…