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Obama receives an update from John Kerry in Iran inside the Situation Room on April 1st. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Persian statement on ‘deal’ contradicts Obama’s claims

Days after signing the agreement and already U.S. and Iranian versions of the “texts are diametrically opposed”

Pentagon tested biggest ‘bunker-buster’ bomb in its arsenal in January: Report

So despite the recently agreed nuclear accord, the U.S. is stil keeping “all options” ready

Israelis and Saudis combined their assets to create a new superpower in the Middle East

The alliance sustains Sunni militants, Al-Qaeda and Islamic State. Robert Parry explains

On Hitler’s Birthday, US to Begin Openly Training Neo-Nazi Integrated Forces in Ukraine

On Hitler’s Birthday, US to Begin Openly Training Neo-Nazi Integrated Forces in Ukraine

US Zionists openly flirting with Ukrainian Neo-Nazis

Graffiti written in Farsi outside the presidential palace in Tikrit, Iraq. The translation says, "The Sepah of Khomeini defeated Daesh" - sepah being a term for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Given that U.S.-led forces were bombing until Monday night, it would imply that they gave air cover to troops who included Iranians (though Iraqis deny there were any Iranian ground forces). (Loveday Morris/The Washington Post) Click to enlarge

Photo: Were Iranian soldiers fighting in Tikrit?

While the Iraqi government insists that only Iraqi forces were involved in the liberation of Tikrit, fresh scrawled graffiti in the city’s former presidential palace suggests otherwise

Residents of the besieged Yarmuk refugee camp queue to receive UN food handouts

Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee camp

Doing the West’s dirty work: Islamic State secure a foothold from which to threaten Assad’s seat of power in Damascus

US Navy Joined the Strikes Against Houthi Positions on Monday

U.S. warships reportedly launched cruise missile strikes against rebel positions in Yemen

Iran Says U.S. Drone Killed Two Advisers In Iraq

Denials that a U.S. drone killed two Iranian advisers helping Iraqi operations against Islamic State sound hollow. Especially when U.S. allies in the gulf helped finance the militants

‘Reuters lied’: MH17 witness says reporter falsified testimony

‘Reuters lied’: MH17 witness says reporter falsified testimony

MH17 eyewitness says quotes attributed to him by Reuters were “were just made up by the journalist. It’s all lies”. Includes video

Enoch Powell. Click to enlarge

Enoch Powell is named by bishop in sex abuse probe

In addition to claims of child abuse linked to key political figures, new claims of ‘ritual satanic abuse’ to be investigated

What happens if nuclear talks with Iran fail?

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says “all options” are still on the table

Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise

It may well be a psyop but what was significant about Jade Helm was that it made headlines in one of Britain’s biggest selling newspapers, the Daily Mail — complete with quotes from Alex Jones and links to his website

Egyptian navel vessels carry out maneouvers in this 2012 photo. Click to enlarge

Egyptian, Saudi Vessels Approach Yemen Coast

Saudi and Egyptian warships sail to Yemen as the oil price climbs amid growing fears that the conflict might escalate

Police watchdog to investigate more claims of child abuse cover-ups

More claims that police colluded in the cover-up of child abuse involving powerful establishment figures decades ago.

Saudi Arabia’s coalition against Yemen’s Houthis

Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar join Saudi Arabia in the fight against insurgents in Yemen

Iran-backed rebels loot Yemen files about U.S. spy operations

Saudi Arabia launches air strikes against rebels aligned with Tehran as militants seize intelligence files

Tunisia Gunmen Trained by CIA and Gulf Emirate Jihadis in Libya

Once again the CIA and Gulf Emirates are behind headline terror

A French gendarme helicopter flies over the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot. Click to enlarge

Recording shows pilot locked out of crashed Airbus cockpit – NYT

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” an investigator said, citing the recordings. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer”

U.S. House Votes 348-48 To Arm Ukraine

Despite Russian warnings that lethal aid will “explode the whole situation”, U.S. House votes to provide “lethal defensive weapon systems”

US Democrats say Israel’s efforts on Iran are backfiring

Despite Israel’s best efforts things aren’t going as planned