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UK policy of supporting Syrian rebels against Bashar al-Assad 'stupid'

Britain's policy towards Syria has been "stupid" and it should apologise for supporting rebels who are fighting to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad, and work with him to combat terrorism, the country's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, has said. Mekdad told the Guardian that it was up to David Cameron to stop Britons coming to fight in Syria – an increasing preoccupation for UK authorities in recent months. "We regret that British people are coming here to be killed and to kill Syrians," he said. "But we believe it is the responsibility of the British government to stop such an onslaught."

Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit

Having Murdered Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and the US Constitution, Washington is now Murdering Ukraine.

600 tons of Syria's chemical arsenal loaded onto US ‘neutralizer’ ship

Hundreds of tons of the most hazardous Syrian chemical arsenal have been handed over to the US vessel which has special equipment to neutralize a dangerous stockpile. The chemicals have now left Italy to be destroyed at sea.

Syrian weapons transfer begins at Italian port

The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, as they were transferred by workers at an Italian port from a Danish freighter to a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.

Regional War Swallowing the Middle East

When the Syrian war jumped its borders into Iraq, surrounding nations had a perfect chance to peacefully cooperate. They’ve thus far refused. The war in Syria now seems to be shifting to Iraq, and the big actors in the regional drama are recklessly pushing events toward more conflict that could transform a regional proxy war into a direct multi-nation battle.

Mosul maelstrom: ISIS and the turning point of American adventurism in Middle East

In Mosul, a perfect storm gathered last week, produced by decades of American adventurism in the ‘greater Middle East’.

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?

“The United States of America is not responsible for what happened in Libya, nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today,” Secretary of State John Kerry declared at a Cairo news conference held in the midst of his recent crisis tour of the Middle East.

'US fighting alongside ISIS': Direct American role in strengthening jihadists?

ISIS proclaimed Islamic order on territories they captured both in Iraq and Syria. The area they now hold contains economically vital oil sites. Where does ISIS get the funding it needs to snatch power in the region? Even Washington has played its role in the rise of ISIS.

'US fighting alongside ISIS': Direct American role in strengthening jihadists?

ISIS crucify eight anti-Assad fighters in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) fighters have publically executed and crucified eight rebels who were fighting both Assad and jihadists, according to a monitoring group using information from local sources.

Israel stoking conflict in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Occupied Territories

Monday’s air strikes by Israel on a regional military headquarters and eight other targets inside Syria were mounted on the pretext of the death of a teenager in a cross-border attack.

Who Will Save Iraq?

Intervention Will Only Make Matters Worse

“We gave Iraq a chance” – President Obama

Recent events in Iraq are a tiny foreshadowing of the horrors to come. A glance at smoldering Syria reveals Iraq’s fate if current events continue. And while such a crisis demands that something be done, the solutions offered will only expedite Iraq’s descent into a prolonged nightmare.

West to meddle in Iraq-ISIS conflict sooner or later

Iraqi army air strikes reportedly killed at least 32 people in the strategically important town of Baiji. That's where government forces are trying to fend off militant attacks on the country's largest oil refinery.The Islamist group ISIS had earlier claimed it had captured the facility. British MP Jeremy Corbyn thinks it's Western meddling that's driven Iraq to the edge.

'West to meddle in Iraq-ISIS conflict sooner or later'

What Did the White House Know? Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq?

“I think we have to understand first how we got here. We have been arming ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) in Syria.  ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, has been collaborating with the Syrian rebels whom the Obama administration has been arming in their efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”  - Senator Rand Paul, Interview CNN

Syrian rebel groups sending children into war

Militant Islamist groups in Syria are recruiting children as young as 15 and sending them into battle after promising them a free education, a Human Rights Watch report said Monday.

Syria: Four killed, nine wounded in Israeli airstrikes

The Syrian government said Monday a series of Israeli airstrikes targeting its troops in retaliation for a deadly cross-border attack killed four people and wounded nine others, in its first comment on the overnight incident.

Churkin: Russia Doesn't Support Imposing Embargo on Supplying Weapons to Syria

Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that Russia doesn't support the idea of imposing an embargo on supplying weapons to Syria because it doesn't see how it can be applied on the armed opposition.

Israeli air strikes hit Syrian military targets

The Israeli military has carried out air strikes on targets inside Syria, including a military headquarters, in response to a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead.

They Belong in Prison, Not on TV

Never mind the fact that the perpetrators of this enormous fraud, this smash-and-grab robbery, this looting of the Treasury, this act of first-degree murder on a massive scale, all walked away scot-free to pursue new careers and live lives of comfort. Amazingly enough, that's not the worst part.

The worst part is that they're all on my television again, trying to blame President Obama for the circumstances created by their own feckless, murderous decisions.

Militants in Iraq, Syria 'plan to attack Britain': PM

Prime Minister David Cameron warned Wednesday that militants making advances in Iraq and fighting in Syria were also planning to attack Britain.

Is ISIL really ‘Sunni’? Not at all

Is ISIL really Sunni? Many experts say “no.” Some question whether ISIL has a right to call itself an Islamic group at all.

Robert Fisk: Now we see how Blair's doctrine turns enemies into ‘allies’

How do they get away with these lies? Now Tony Blair tells us that Western “inaction” in Syria has produced the Iraq crisis. But since bombing Syria would have brought to power in Damascus the very Islamists who are now threatening Baghdad, it must therefore be a mercy that Barack Obama does not listen to the likes of Blair.

Ex UN envoy predicts Syria will be 'failed state'

Syria could become a "failed state" similar to Somalia, the former UN envoy to the country has predicted.

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Hundreds killed as ISIL insurgents gain ground in east Syria

A six-week offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against rival Islamists in eastern Syria has killed 600 fighters and driven 130,000 people from their homes, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.

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Syrian president upholds amnesty promise after winning third term

Syria's re-elected President Bashar al-Assad has announced a general amnesty for all crimes committed to date. That's after he won the country's presidential race last week by a landslide.

Assad Amnesty: Syrian president upholds promise after winning third term
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Syria slams EU over presidential elections' remarks

Syria's Foreign Ministry on Saturday slammed as "flagrant violation" the European Union's statement on the Syrian presidential elections, in which the EU described the vote as "illegitimate".

Hezbollah: Syria vote proves no solution without Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's re-election this week proves that any solution to the country's conflict "begins and ends" with the embattled leader, Lebanon's Hezbollah chief said on Friday.

Rice hints at lethal aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy adviser Susan Rice Friday said Washington was providing “lethal and non-lethal” support to select members of the Syrian opposition, offering more detail than usual on U.S. assistance.

Hillary Clinton wanted to arm Syrian rebels, memoir reveals

Hillary Clinton favoured arming Syria's rebels early in the country's civil war but was overruled by Barack Obama, the former secretary of state said in her new memoir, according to CBS News.

US knows rebels can't win in Syria, wants agreement with Russia - ex-US amb to Syria

Weeks before Syria's presidential elections took place, they were denounced as a farce. And despite an expanding civil war in eastern Ukraine, and a boycott of the polls by millions, its elections were heralded as a great success. Is it a case of double standards? 

'US knows rebels can't win in Syria, wants agreement with Russia' - ex-US amb to Syria

Syrian chlorine samples may be inconclusive

France said Thursday samples it had collected suggesting Syrian government forces had used chlorine gas in the country’s civil war may not prove to be conclusive and would need to be cross-checked with other information to determine its use.

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