Yemeni leader flees while Saudi Arabia continues with air strikes

Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.

Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies … Read the rest

Kerry calls for an Apartheid state in Israel

mandela_israeli_apartheidThe US Secretary of State said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become “an apartheid state”, like the old South Africa. Many are fuming over the ill-informed comparison.

Kerry is clearly confused about apartheid, since the two-state … Read the rest

Where’s America’s right to referendum, secession?

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From a node in the neoconservative network, a Fox News studio, Charles Krauthammer has complained about the eviction of the Ukrainian Navy from the city of Sevastopol, … Read the rest

John Kerry, Zampolit for gay rights

Getting on the gay life boat?
Getting on the gay life boat?

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday sounded like the Zampolit for Africa when he likened new anti-gay legislation in Uganda that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality to anti-Semitic laws in Nazi Germany or … Read the rest

Central African Republic ‘on brink of genocide’

The United States is calling for deeper international involvement to halt violence in Central African Republic, amid growing alarm that the impoverished nation is on the brink of a possible genocide.

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday unveiled … Read the rest

US spying causes new anger in France, Mexico

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The United States has become embroiled in a new row over its controversial spying programme as allies France and Mexico condemned revelations Washington tapped millions of phonecalls and hacked into leaders’ … Read the rest

Kerry talks tough in Syria meeting with Russia

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John Kerry

by Matthew Lee and Nancy Benac

Striking a tough tone, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened swiftly convened talks with Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons Thursday by bluntly rejecting a Syrian pledge to begin a “standard process” … Read the rest

In Syria (and all else), it’s ‘Us’ against ‘Them’

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The “Us” of this column’s title needs no explaining. The “Them,” however, does. We the American people are up against an entity far more sinister than the … Read the rest

Syria: Another Western war crime in the making

Dr Paul Craig Roberts

by Paul Craig Roberts

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The war criminals in Washington and other Western capitals are determined to maintain their lie that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. Having failed in efforts to intimidate the UN chemical inspectors in Syria, Washington Read the rest

US unlikely to lift Zim sanctions

Ban Ki Moon, John Kerry
Ban Ki Moon, John Kerry

The United States (US) has reiterated its long held position that any easing or lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe would happen only in the context of a credible election.

At the weekend, Secretary of State … Read the rest

Mugabe does not care about Western criticism over elections

Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe

by Susan Njanji

International unease mounted Sunday over the re-election of Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe in polls denounced by Zimbabwe’s opposition as “stolen”.

Mugabe, 89, in power since 1980, trounced his long-standing rival Morgan Tsvangirai in Wednesday’s … Read the rest

UK, US and allies will provide ‘urgent military support to Syrian rebels’

Syrian rebel ammunition
Syrian rebel ammunition

Substantial military support for opposition Syrian forces remains necessary, urged advocates Saturday during a meeting of the Friends of Syria group, a day after rebels disclosed receipt of advanced weapons they said could change the course of … Read the rest