Al-Tanf Standoff: US Coalition Risks ‘Open Confrontation with Syria, Iran’
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Al-Tanf Standoff: US Coalition Risks ‘Open Confrontation with Syria, Iran’

On June 8, a United States-led coalition attacked a motorcade of pro-Damascus allied forces near the town of al-Tanf in southern Syria, destroying a tank and several artillery systems. This was the third time coalition strikes have occurred in the area. On May 18, the US-led coalition struck pro-Assad fighters near al-Tanf in the area of an established…

This is the Real Story Behind the Economic Crisis Unfolding in Qatar
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This is the Real Story Behind the Economic Crisis Unfolding in Qatar

Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery – the comedies, that is. The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation of the Arab states, and the total collapse of the Sunni Muslim unity supposedly created by Donald Trump’s preposterous attendance at the Saudi summit two weeks ago. After promising to fight to the…

UK Elections: Theresa Inflicts on her Country the Worst of all Possible Woes
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UK Elections: Theresa Inflicts on her Country the Worst of all Possible Woes

Well that worked out well, didn’t it? Theresa called the election despite the Fixed Term Parliament Act, despite repeatedly saying that she wouldn’t do it, despite the fact she already had a majority. She insisted she wanted a mandate to pursue a hard Brexit, which hadn’t been part of the Conservative manifesto at the previous…

Inside the US Fight to Fix Israel’s Global Standing
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Inside the US Fight to Fix Israel’s Global Standing

US and Israel lead a campaign of intimidation against the UN to forcibly rehabilitate Israel’s international standing. The Trump administration is using unprecedented threats and financial “blackmail” against the United Nations and its agencies to end their focus on human rights abuses by Israel, according to analysts and Palestinian leaders. They accuse the United States…