Saudi King Condemns Gaza War but Not Israel

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia —Aug 1, 2014, 8:40 PM Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah condemned the war in Gaza Friday as a “collective massacre” and a crime against humanity, but stopped short of directly condemning Israel for its ground campaign against Hamas. Unlike past Gaza wars, including the devastating 2008 offensive, the Saudi monarch

A Zionist Demanding Genocide

  One would think that a sad, sorry history of ones own people would create some sensitivity towards other people. But it does not. At least some people rather seem to take the horrors their ancestors had to endure as behavioral guidance for their own attitude towards other people in

Israel Uses Palestinians As Human Shields But US Lawmakers Condemn Hamas

  August 01, 2014 “ICH” – “Electronic Intifada“ -  Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic.  Over the last 22 days, the Israeli army has deliberately bombed family homes,

Saudi king’s short victory lap in Egypt

  It had the feel of a victory lap, albeit short and quick. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz visited Cairo on June 20 to congratulate Egypt’s new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his inauguration. For the ailing monarch it was a symbol of the kingdom’s success in turning back what he

More Egyptian Injustice

  Alarming Convictions of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt   The conviction of three journalists by an Egyptian court on Monday for doing their jobs is the latest effort by the country’s military-backed rulers to crush all dissent. The alarming verdict sends a chilling and intimidating message not just to other journalists

Iraq’s Next PM? Ahmed Chalabi Chief Peddler of False WMDs, Meets U.S. Officials As Malaki Falters

  June 21, 2014 “ICH” – “DN“- -    The New York Times revealed the U.S. ambassador in Iraq, Robert Beecroft, and the State Department’s top official in Iraq, Brett McGurk, recently met with the controversial Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi , who has been described as a potential candidate to replace al-Maliki.

Egypt: A new dawn for autocracy

  Francois-Marie Arouet, better known by his nom de plume, Voltaire, is often attributed as having said: “I disagree with every word you utter but will defend to the death your right to say it.” In fact, the remarks came from Evelyn Beatrice Hall, an English author describing Voltaire’s passion for freedom

Egypt’s kangaroo courts

  Al Jazeera journalists (L-R) Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed stand behind bars at a court in Cairo, May 15, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS) Last week, Wael Metwally, my new business partner, texted at 11 a.m., saying, “Apparently I have been sentenced to 15 years in absentia despite being in attendance

Iraq turmoil outcome of Syria crisis: Analyst

The US government is to blame for the ongoing offensive by Takfiri militants in Iraq, which is a spillover of the turmoil in neighboring Syria, an analyst tells Press TV. “The United States should have tackled the crisis in Syria earlier… because it could have basically preempted its regional implications,”

Netanyahu pushes for force-feeding Palestine hunger-strikers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks approval for a highly controversial bill that would allow Guantanamo-style force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Netanyahu has instructed his security cabinet on Sunday to speed up discussions on the force-feeding bill, which has already passed its first reading in the Israeli parliament.

UNSC colonized by world powers: HR activist

The United Nations and its Security Council are pursuing the interests of colonial powers, a leading human rights activist tells Press TV. “[The] United Nations with its structures of Security Council and permanent members and the veto, it is in reality a tool of colonial powers and we need to

Presidential election shows that government has support in Syria – expert

Syria is holding presidential elections amid the country’s ongoing civil war. Voting will only take place in areas controlled by the regime – opposition areas in the northern and eastern parts of the country are boycotting the vote. This is the first time in decades than more than one name has

Obama pledges $1bn for more troops, military drills in E. Europe

President Obama has announced a plan to invest $1 billion in stepping up its military presence in Eastern Europe amid the Ukrainian crisis. The White House will send more troops and equipment to the region to “reaffirm” its commitment to NATO allies. Speaking at a news conference in Warsaw, Obama