Iran sees influence growing in Syria

  Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) arrives at the Syrian parliament building for talks with Syrian officials in Damascus, Jan. 15, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri) TEHRAN, Iran — When the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah entered Syria for the first time, almost a year ago, the status quo was different. Syrian regime forces were

TURKEY WILL BE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE D-8

    ANKARA — The Developing Eight have high expectations of Turkey’s presidency this year, says the group’s secretary general. Sayed Ali Mohammad Mousavi said Saturday Turkey was the “founding father” of D-8, which represents an economic development alliance among eight countries with high Muslim populations. “We appreciate the Turkish government’s

Egypt Anti-Coup Alliance slams US, EU

  An Egyptian coalition of Islamic parties says the United States and the European Union are supporting the Cairo military-backed government in its crackdown on people, Press TV reports. Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance has issued a statement describing a recent visit by EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, as an “evil”

US: Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights

  Support Commitment to Abide by International Law   Jerusalem) – The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights. On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession instruments for 15 treaties, including the core treaties on human

Genetic Engineering Actually INCREASES Pesticide Use, DECREASES Crop Yield, And May Be Dangerous to Your Health

  Genetic Engineering Companies Promised Reduced Pesticide Use … But GE Crops Have Led to a 25% Increase In Herbicide Use One of the main selling points for genetically engineered crops is that they would use substantially less pesticides than conventional crops. Because of that, and other, promises regarding GE crops, they have taken

Iran sees influence growing in Syria

TEHRAN, Iran — When the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah entered Syria for the first time, almost a year ago, the status quo was different. Syrian regime forces were losing ground to opposition rebels. Among some observers, it became conventional wisdom that it was only a matter of time before the regime fell; the rebels were at the gates of Damascus, or at least

Marginalized Saudi youth launch virtual protests

Saudi Arabia today faces something more challenging than a revolution — a sporadic and frustrated youth protest thus far expressed only in the virtual world. More than half a dozen men and women in recent weeks began to post videos on YouTube in a desperate move to attract attention to their economic and political

Real News Network: who will benefit from imf bailout of ukraine ?

JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore.While much of the reporting on Ukraine has focused on the political battles between the U.S., the E.U., and Russia, there’s little coverage on the economic consequences of such battles for the debt-ridden nation, especially what

South African Parliamentary Conference backs boycott of Israel

  South Africa’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee held a “Solidarity Conference in Support of the Peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara and Cuba” on Thursday, 6th February. The session was opened by an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, Ahmed Kathrada. He was followed to the podium by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of

Turkey shifts toward Iran on Syria

 Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu helps Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 1, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) TEHRAN, Iran — What’s going on between Iran and Turkey? Questions are being raised by allies before enemies. The two neighboring, former Islamic empires were thought to

Hamas denounces ‘threats’ of potential Egyptian attack on Gaza

Hamas’s spokesman accuses Egypt and Fatah of aiming to destroy Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip   Sami Abu-Zuhri, a spokesman for the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas (Photo: Reuters)   Rulers of the Gaza Strip Hamas condemned Wednesday recent statements allegedly made by Egyptian officials regarding a potential military offence

Egypt’s government fails to end civil strife, terrorism

A Molotov cocktail is seen mid-air during clashes between riot police and students of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Dec. 27, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) The sight of blood and charred debris, the screams of loss and pain and the rising death toll often leave people speechless, unable to comprehend a thought.

Nasrallah named Lebanon’s person of 2013

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has been named Lebanon’s person of the year 2013 by a poll conducted by the country’s leading media corporation. The poll conducted by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation shows Nasrallah has gained more than 60 percent of the votes. The 53-year-old has been leading the