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Israel’s actions globally condemned as casualties mount

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor-

WASHINGTON - After weeks of punishing destruction, and killing hundreds of Palestinians—the vast majority of whom were civilians, one fourth of whom were children—Israel launched its threatened ground assault into... »

Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza’s civilians, say doctors

by Rania Khalek -Electronic Intifada- | Jul 25, 2014 - 2:21:30 PM

Addressing reporters at a press conference on July 13, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza, said, “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives] and other banned weapons.” »

Israel must be punished for war crimes against Gaza: Iran

by | Jul 16, 2014 - 7:37:02 PM

As the president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Iran has implemented urgent moves to stop the continuation of Israel’s crimes and called for constructive regional and international measures to punish the regime as a war criminal. »

Israel’s latest genocidal assault against Palestinians is nothing new

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jul 15, 2014 - 1:27:01 AM

The launch of Operation Protective Edge by the Israeli Defense Forces July 8 represents only the latest genocidal aggression targeting the Palestinian people. »

Africa under ‘unprecedented’ pressure from rich countries over trade pact

by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda | Jul 9, 2014 - 11:57:40 PM

GENEVA (IPS)—African countries are coming under strong pressure from the United States and the European Union to reverse the decision adopted by their trade ministers to implement the World Trade Organization’s trade facilitation agreement on a “provisional” basis. »

Poll: White, rich fill Brazil World Cup stadiums

by AP | Jul 9, 2014 - 11:43:59 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO—A poll on the wealth and race of fans who attended a World Cup match in Brazil illustrated what any TV viewer in the nation has seen: Those attending games are overwhelmingly White and rich. »

Fear of Islamic extremism on rise in Middle East—poll

by | Jul 9, 2014 - 11:35:55 PM

Muslim nations increasingly fear Islamic extremism, says a recent poll. Citizens tend to be more and more negative about radical groups such as Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Boko Haram due to their repeated violent attacks. »

U.S. Foreign Policy: What is the greatest threat of them all?

by Jim Lobe | Jul 9, 2014 - 11:24:02 PM

WASHINGTON (IPS)—The June stunning campaign by Sunni insurgents led by the radical Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) against the mainly Shi’a government of Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki is stoking a growing debate here about the hierarchy of threats facing the United States in the Middle East and beyond. »

UN warns: Iraq and her children face humanitarian crisis

by Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Jul 9, 2014 - 12:27:19 PM

UNITED NATIONS—Senior United Nations officials have expressed “deep concern” about the humanitarian situation of an estimated one million people displaced so far in 2014 in Iraq, particularly children, who are reportedly being recruited and used by militias on all sides. »

Iraqi leader says Islamic state threatens region

by AP | Jul 9, 2014 - 12:26:20 PM

BAGHDAD—An extremist group’s declaration of an Islamic state and territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq’s prime minister warned, saying that “no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans.” »

Palestinians demand justice and action

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jul 9, 2014 - 12:23:01 PM

CHICAGO—Palestinian political and student organizations led rallies in several cities across the United States recently calling for justice and protesting the brutality of the Israeli government and police. »

ISIS militants seize Iraq’s strategic town of Tal Afar

by AP | Jun 22, 2014 - 10:51:19 PM

BAGHDAD - Militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on June 16, compounding the woes of Iraq’s government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country’s north. »

Libya’s top court rejects appointment of new PM

by AP | Jun 22, 2014 - 10:40:22 PM

TRIPOLI, Libya—Libya’s top court rejected the Islamist-led parliament’s appointment of a new prime minister in a contested vote, ending one power struggle as a renegade general’s offensive against Islamist militias in the east rages on. »

Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, gender inequality and voices of women who are Black and Muslim

by Jehron Muhammad | Jun 6, 2014 - 9:18:02 AM

Reaction from Black Muslim professional women in the U.S. to the reports of April 14 kidnapping of over 300 school age girls in Nigeria ranged from “deeply saddened” to “outrage” that the girls would be used as “bargaining tools” to free Boko Haram combatants. »

Bashar Assad wins Syria presidential election with 88.7% of vote

by | Jun 6, 2014 - 9:16:02 AM

Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule. »


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Israel’s actions globally condemned as casualties mount

WASHINGTON - After weeks of punishing destruction, and killing hundreds...

Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza’s civilians, say doctors

Addressing reporters at a press conference on July 13, Youssef...

Israel’s latest genocidal assault against Palestinians is nothing new

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