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U.S.-Led Airstrikes Kill Dozens Of Syrian Soldiers

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.17.2016 | World

U.S.-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, endangering a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire and prompting an...

U.S. Military Says Key ISIS Leader Killed In Airstrike

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.17.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on Sept. 7 killed an Islamic State leader who oversaw the milit...

Lawmakers Launch Bid To Block Billion-Dollar Arms Sale To Saudis

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of senators thinks maybe it’s not such a great idea for the United States to back Saudi Arabia’s slaughter of ci...

Dramatic Footage Captures Harrowing Rescue Of Syrians Trapped In Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.27.2016 | World

Driving frantically through the empty, dilapidated streets of Aleppo’s Al-Salhin district, first responders race to reach victims of the community...

Suspected U.S. Airstrikes Reportedly Kill Scores Of Civilians In ISIS-Held City

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.19.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 56 civilians were killed on Tuesday in air strikes north of the besieged Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syr...

Syrian Rebels Say Russian Jets Struck A Refugee Camp On Jordanian Border

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 p...

A Makeshift School In Aleppo Offers Safer Education Amid Bombings

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

Over the past two years, bombs and shelling have made it too dangerous for students to attend official schools in Aleppo city, so a group of volunteer...

The Pentagon's Progress

Nick Turse | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

The U.S. spent $25 billion on "training, equipping, and sustaining" Iraqi security forces. Along the way, Pentagon spokesmen offered up an unending stream of good news about the new Iraqi Army. Yet, that same force collapsed in the face of assaults just two and a half years after U.S. withdrawal.

Obama's Speech, Translated into Candor

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Here is a condensed version of President Obama's speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, unofficially translated into plain English.

Are All Massacres Important?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

On Friday morning, reports began to break out that an American airstrike had managed to kill Mohammed Emwazi, known, though he shouldn't be, as Jihadi John.

Saudi-Led Air Strikes Reportedly Kill Nearly 100 Across Yemen

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Sami Aboudi and Mohammed Mukhashaf DUBAI/ADEN, July 6 (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in air strikes across Yemen, the Houth...

Yemen Sees Deadliest Day Of Bombing In More Than 2 Months

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

By Mohammed Ghobari CAIRO, May 27 (Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia and in the capi...

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers: Arm The Kurds In Fight Against ISIS | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS reels from major setbacks in halting the extremist group’s continued creep into Iraq and Syria,...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Two Children Killed In U.S. Airstrike In Syria, Pentagon Says | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State and other militants in Syria killed two young girls in November, the military confirmed Th...

Why 'Operation: Decisive Storm' Was Needed in Yemen

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

By degrading and undermining the Houthis' military capabilities, the Saudi-led military efforts serve as a preemptive campaign against the possible use of ballistic missiles, such as SKUD, which could target GCC countries.

Saudi Arabia Leads Air Strikes Against Yemen's Houthi Rebels

Reuters | Khaled Abdallah and Sami Aboudi | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, March 26 (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels...

What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago?

Women of Syria Tell The Real Story

Hind Kabawat | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Hind Kabawat

My latest trip to Syria last month was different from all the other trips I have previously made to my country. The previous trips when I visited the refugee camps were joyful, optimistic and hopeful. The refugees continuously reassured me that they had a commitment to building a new and better Syria. This most recent visit was different.

White House Loosens Airstrike Policy In Syria And Iraq

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration has exempted its current military campaign in Syria and Iraq from strict standards imposed last year aimed at preventing civi...

Don't Worry, Whatever It Is We're Doing In The Middle East, It's Totally Not A 'War'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

The U.S. and its coalition partners have thus far carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in an effort to destroy the Islamic State. Some...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Few Americans Feel Personally Affected By Conflict With ISIS | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Americans, who largely support airstrikes against the Islamic State, don't think that the military campaign will have much of an impact on their lives...

More Countries Join Fight Against ISIS

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.S. and Arab air forces struck Islamic State fighters in Syria for a third day on Thursday, as Washington won further pledges o...

Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

(Adds fresh strikes) BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - At least 14 Islamic State fighters were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led forces over...

U.S., Allies Launch More Airstrikes In Syria

Associated Press | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and two Arab allies took aim Wednesday at a key source of financing for Islamic State militants, bombing 12 of the oil re...

Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.