"Dozens of mourning people captured during civil service in remembrance of November 2015 Paris attacks victims. Wesern Europe, France, Paris, November 15, 2015" by Mstyslav Chernov - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
01 Dec 2015

Who Is Buying ISIS Oil?

Putin claims Turkey’s attack on a plane in Syria was retaliation for bombing ISIS oil destined for Turkey. But how is ISIS selling oil in the first place?

In this November 21, 2015 photograph, women hold signs that read "Refugees Welcome" at a rally in front of the White House. (Flickr / Vision Planet Media)
01 Dec 2015

Scotland’s Unique Solution To The Syrian Crisis Empowers Women

“There is no shortage of countries bombing Syria.” But there is a shortage of countries offering peaceful options.

US Soldiers Baghdad 2007 by Sean A Foley (Wikimedia, public domain)
30 Nov 2015

The Long War and the Coalition of the Willing

The pressure is on to assemble a large number of ground troops for the US coalition to deploy in Syria and restart large scale Long War in the Middle East.

Russian SU-24M in flight, 2009 (Wikimedia)
25 Nov 2015

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria and more in the Next Cold War roundup.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at a Presidential Primary Rally in Raleigh, NC in 2008 (Keith Kissel on Flickr)
24 Nov 2015

Libya’s Collapse Proves Hillary Clinton Learned Nothing From Iraq War

As Clinton makes another attempt at the imperial presidency, she appears unwilling or unable to learn from the horrible blunders she championed in the past.

Mnar Muhawesh, founder of MintPress News, presents a speech called "War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As The Other" on Thursday Oct. 15 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, hosted by Citizens for Global Solutions. (Screenshot)
16 Nov 2015

Interview: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh On Paris Attacks & Response Of Western Countries

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks and blasts in Beirut, it seems very likely that Western countries will overreact and play into the hands of the Islamic State. It is also clear there will be little reflection on how Western countries, including France, created a climate that fueled the

In this August 19, 2010 photo, an Israeli soldier with an automatic weapon and a K-9 unit can be seen in silhouette. (Flickr / Israel Defense Forces)
20 Oct 2015

Israel Receives $3.1B In US Aid While The Middle East’s Poor Struggle To Survive

Israelis earn an average per capita income of $34,990, almost 19 times more than Syrians take home each year, yet continues to receive billions in US aid.

IDF soldiers training in the Golan Heights. (IDF on Flickr)
13 Oct 2015

Israel Takes Advantage Of Syrian Civil War To Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlements

Israel is taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to expand its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights as new oil reserves were discovered in the region.

A Palestinian child looks over the ruins of a stone wall in Ma'asara, on the West Bank, Palestine, on January 8, 2010. (Flickr / Ian McKellar)
17 Sep 2015

13M Children Forced Out Of School By Western Destabilization Efforts In Middle East

Presented in partnership with MintPress News. UNITED NATIONS — Years of war and unrest devastated education in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving more than 13 million children without safe or reliable schools across the region, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, “Education Under Fire,” which

Two heavily armed soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces walk ahead of the rest of their troop during a training mission in the occupied Golan Heights on October 30, 2014. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, said U.S. intelligence cables revealed a collaboration between the US, Israel and their allies to destabilize Syria that dates back to 2006, with Israel hoping to maintain its hold on this occupied territory through provoking Syrian civil war. (Flickr / Israel Defense Forces / Gadi Yampel)
15 Sep 2015

Julian Assange: US & Israel Planned To Overthrow Assad In 2006

Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis.