Middle East

The best of Pepe Escobar

September 4, 2007
          "This trip is part of a campaign of manufacturing consents about success in Iraq and diverting attention from the obvious failures of the surge plan. Which is something that, especially Americans, have no idea because American mainstream media does not show what’s really happening on the ground in Iraq.”  …

Journalists

August 20, 2007
With Iran emerging as a regional power and now the source of 17% of China’s oil is the U.S. really concerned about nuclear weapons or is it more about the geopolitics and oil?

The Real Story

August 10, 2007

The Real Story examines how television news covers a story and then goes beyond the headlines. Coming soon this will be a regular feature on The Real News Network. Join Senior Editor Paul Jay with journalist and writer Eric Margolis as they discuss the coverage of the civil war in Iraq. Margolis says: “The United…

One million killed in Iraq?

August 8, 2007

The group Just Foreign Policy has taken that number and projected it using Iraq Body Count, which tallies deaths reported by Western media sources. This leads to a rough estimate that one million Iraqis have now been killed in the conflict since the U.S.'s 2003 invasion and occupation.   When The Lancet published the 650,000…

World’s fastest-growing refugee crisis in Iraq

July 31, 2007

The war in Iraq has led to the greatest mass exodus of people ever in the Middle East and threatens to overtake Darfur in the numbers of displaced. A report by Oxfam International and the NGO Coordination Committee of Iraq concludes "the slide into poverty and deprivation since the coalition forces entered the country in…

View stories for the week of July 30th, 2007

July 30, 2007
The soccer win seemed briefly to unite Iraqis of all religious and political affiliations. In what’s described as the biggest street demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein, joyous fans celebrated across the country in an outpouring of national pride. The team, known as the Lions of Mesopotamia, defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 at the Asian…

Bombing near newly-reopened Red Mosque

July 27, 2007

                                       

Pakistan: Lead up to martial law

July 26, 2007
Pakistan test fired its weapon in an undisclosed location. A military statement said it would "consolidate Pakistan's strategic capability and strengthen national security." The new range is enough to reach India's capital New Delhi. Under a deal Pakistan negotiated with India in 1999, each country must warn the other of ballistic tests, but not cruise…

View stories for the week of July 23rd, 2007

July 26, 2007
Pakistan test fired its weapon in an undisclosed location. A military statement said it would "consolidate Pakistan's strategic capability and strengthen national security." The new range is enough to reach India's capital New Delhi. Under a deal Pakistan negotiated with India in 1999, each country must warn the other of ballistic tests, but not cruise…

Crisis in Pakistan

July 18, 2007
Today, a convoy of Chinese construction workers was attacked as it made its way out of the region, known as Baluchistan Province in southwest Pakistan. Fears for their safety grew after three Chinese workers were killed in northern Pakistan near Peshawar on July 8. Several Chinese women were also kidnapped and later released by Islamic…

View stories for the week of July 16th, 2007

July 18, 2007
Today, a convoy of Chinese construction workers was attacked as it made its way out of the region, known as Baluchistan Province in southwest Pakistan. Fears for their safety grew after three Chinese workers were killed in northern Pakistan near Peshawar on July 8. Several Chinese women were also kidnapped and later released by Islamic…