09:17 GMT +323 October 2016


    • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y.
      Last update: 19:58 20.10.2016
      19:58 20.10.2016

      So Russia Won't Elect the Next POTUS

      by Pepe Escobar

      Wallowing in the mire of a headline grabbing “suspense” in case “such a nasty woman” becomes the next President of the United States (POTUS), the fear-and-loathing Las Vegas cage-match between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton once again yielded a few stark facts that should be of the highest concern especially to the Global South.

      2016 US Presidential Election
    • A Syrian man runs for cover as smoke rises from buildings nearby following a reported bombing attack, Aleppo, Syria (file photo)
      Last update: 18:36 19.10.2016
      18:36 19.10.2016

      NATO Ops Caught in Aleppo is West's Worry

      by Finian Cunningham

      This could explain why NATO governments have been so anxious in recent weeks to halt the Syrian-Russian offensive on Aleppo. Could it be that they need to extricate their special forces embedded with terrorist-dominated militants?

    • Madame Tussaud's London mark Boris Johnson's victory in the London mayoral election by giving him a post-party makeover.
      Last update: 15:34 14.10.2016
      15:34 14.10.2016

      Did UK Clown-Diplomat Boris Johnson Threaten Russia With War?

      by Finian Cunningham

      The bizarre US trend of encountering crazy clowns has come to Britain, reports say. The latest sighting perhaps was Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson standing up in parliament and appearing to threaten Russia with war.

    • Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters during Irreecha, the thanks giving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016.
      Last update: 15:34 14.10.2016
      15:34 14.10.2016

      The Evolving Hybrid War on Ethiopia is All About China

      by Andrew Korybko

      The regime change riots and torching of foreign companies which preceded Ethiopia’s imposition of a six-month-long state of emergency have more to do with waging a Hybrid War against China’s Maritime Silk Road and its Horn of Africa component than they do with airing out local socio-political grievances.

    • U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) places her hand over her heart during the National Anthem at the 30th annual Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa, in this September 16, 2007 file photo
      Last update: 18:43 11.10.2016
      18:43 11.10.2016

      Hillary Clinton's Axis of Evil

      by Pepe Escobar

      Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences.

    • French President Francois Hollande
      Last update: 15:00 11.10.2016
      15:00 11.10.2016

      France Terror Mouthpiece Smears Russia

      by Finian Cunningham

      Among the NATO allies decrying “war crimes” in Syria, France is taking a lead role in the chorus denouncing Russia.

    • In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, photo, provided by the United Nations, US President Barack Obama, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin toast during a luncheon hosted during the 70th annual United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters
      Last update: 15:05 05.10.2016
      15:05 05.10.2016

      Putin Slams US With Geopolitical Judo

      by Finian Cunningham

      With a swift, determined twist, Russian leader Vladimir Putin has wrong-footed his American adversary, pinning him to the ground over the Syrian crisis.

    • New york - 9/11 memorial
      Last update: 19:07 30.09.2016
      19:07 30.09.2016

      Slapping Terror With Lawsuits

      by Pepe Escobar

      “Justice” may be a somewhat misplaced concept as far as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is concerned. US President Barack Obama vetoed it. Yet Capitol Hill - for the first time in his (now lame duck) presidency - overrode him. The potentially cataclysmic effects on US economy/foreign policy cannot be underestimated.

    • Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledges the delegates as he receives a round of applause after speaking on the fourth day of the annual Labour Party conference in Liverpool, north west England on September 28, 2016.
      Last update: 18:40 28.09.2016
      18:40 28.09.2016

      Keep Left, Jeremy Corbyn, It's the Key to Your Success

      by Neil Clark

      For a man who we're repeatedly told is "unelectable," Jeremy Corbyn seems pretty good at winning elections. He's been an MP since 1983, winning his seat eight times at a general election - and in 2015, he increased his vote in Islington North by 5.8%.

    • People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
      Last update: 18:40 27.09.2016
      18:40 27.09.2016

      Mother Superior VS Ranting Schoolboy

      by Pepe Escobar

      The temptation is irresistible to conceptualize the Clinton Machine’s strategy going into the first US presidential debate; let Donald Trump metastasize into a pretzel. Mission not impossible; in fact, accomplished.

    • Residents inspect damages after an airstrike on the rebel held al-Maysar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2016.
      Last update: 17:32 27.09.2016
      17:32 27.09.2016

      Western Hysterics as Its Criminal War in Syria Unravels

      by Finian Cunningham

      There’s an old movie in which the cops are closing in on their suspect hiding among the crowd at a packed cinema theatre. Sensing the net closing, the suspect suddenly yells out “Fire! Fire!” in order to induce a panicked stampede by the crowd so that he can escape the cops.

    • The US Empire Unmasked and Why It's Time to Speak Out
      Last update: 14:53 27.09.2016
      14:53 27.09.2016

      The US Empire Unmasked and Why It's Time to Speak Out

      by Neil Clark

      "Why Are We The Good Guys?" is the title of a brilliant 2012 book by David Cromwell of the media monitoring organization, Media Lens. The book challenges the dominant elite orthodoxy that whatever "mistakes" they may make, the US and its closest allies always mean well - and are an undoubted force for good in the world.

    • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen in a combination of file photos
      Last update: 19:48 21.09.2016
      19:48 21.09.2016

      Les Deplorables

      by Pepe Escobar

      Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure.

    • A man rides a motorbike near damaged buildings in the town of Marat Numan in Idlib province, Syria, March 19, 2016
      Last update: 15:43 20.09.2016
      15:43 20.09.2016

      Syria Shows US Under Military Rule

      by Finian Cunningham

      A schism within US government has come spectacularly into the open, with the Pentagon and CIA militarists seemingly subverting the president’s authority over Syria policy.

    • U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in a discussion in a classroom at New Hampshire Technical Institute while campaigning for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Concord, New Hampshire, April 21, 2015
      Last update: 18:18 16.09.2016
      18:18 16.09.2016

      CIA Sets Up Clinton for 'Russian Hit'

      by Finian Cunningham

      The US Central Intelligence Agency and its media outlets started the conspiracy – so let’s turn the tables on them. Could the CIA be setting Hillary Clinton up in a false flag hit for the purpose of blaming it on Russia?

    • An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Taiwanese military plane shows the view of Itu Aba, which the Taiwanese call Taiping, at the South China Sea, March 23, 2016
      Last update: 19:20 12.09.2016
      19:20 12.09.2016

      China Ups the Game in the South China Sea

      by Pepe Escobar

      The Joint Sea-2016 started this Monday; that’s the fifth annual China-Russia naval drill, featuring stalwarts from both navies in action at the eastern waters of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the HQ of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Nanhai Fleet.

    • A mourner places a flag in the Empty Sky memorial on the morning of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey, U.S
      Last update: 17:02 11.09.2016
      17:02 11.09.2016

      Fifteen Years Since 9/11 the US Targets the Wrong Enemy

      by Alexander Mercouris

      The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks illustrates what is wrong with US foreign policy and why Donald Trump is now a serious prospect for the US Presidency.

    • A destroyed building in the Bani Zeid district in north Aleppo. (File)
      Last update: 12:13 11.09.2016
      12:13 11.09.2016

      US Wants Respite, Not Ceasefire in Syria

      by Finian Cunningham

      Tough negotiations between America and Russia’s top diplomats have managed to produce a tentative ceasefire plan for Syria. But Washington doesn’t really want a ceasefire. More likely, a respite for its regime-change proxies.

    • A view of buildings on The Apple campus in Cork, southern Ireland  (File)
      Last update: 18:25 07.09.2016
      18:25 07.09.2016

      Irish Disgrace Over Apple Tax Scam

      by Finian Cunningham

      It’s not just the European Commission that thinks the Irish government is indulging US tech giant Apple with illegal tax breaks.

    • Tank T-90MS at the Army 2016 Military Expo
      Last update: 13:36 07.09.2016
      13:36 07.09.2016

      Army Expo 2016 Showcases Russia's Success at Military Diplomacy

      by Andrew Korybko

      The annual Army Forum event is a triumph of Russia’s hard and soft power and reminds everyone why Moscow matters in global military affairs.