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US withdrawal from Syria: Fighting may end soon, but causes not addressed

By Ameen Izzadeen Less than a month after United States President Donald Trump declared that the US troops in Syria would be called back, four Americans, including two soldiers, were killed on Wednesday in a suicide blast carried out by … Continue reading

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Syria: The stories the corporate media do not tell

This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka By Ameen Izzadeen It is good journalism when the media become the voice of the voiceless, the watchdog and the fifth estate. Often shoddy journalism is referred to as bad … Continue reading

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If the US and Turkey clash, gates of hell may open further in Middle East

By Ameen Izzadeen The tension between the United States and Turkey strangely did not find mention in Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday, though the events on the ground are as worrisome as the North Korean … Continue reading

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From Russia with love: Reel to reality in Turkey

By Ameen Izzadeen What was seen as impossible only a couple of month ago has happened. The worst of enemies are now best of friends. Turkey’s sudden amour with Russia underscores that in politics there are only permanent interests – … Continue reading

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Syria: Russia’s master stroke a game changer

By Ameen Izzadeen Russian President Vladimir Putin has well and truly checkmated the United States and its Middle Eastern allies who triggered the Syrian crisis in February 2011. Russia by launching airstrikes on Wednesday against what it described as terrorist … Continue reading

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Syria: Worst crisis since World War II

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States President, Barack Obama, made a wise decision when he backed off in August from attacking Syria even after he claimed US intelligence agencies had clear proof that President Bashar al-Assad had crossed the so-called … Continue reading

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Syrian people crushed under pipeline and power politics

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States and its allies which seek a regime change in Syria might do well to take a close look at what is happening in Libya, which they ‘liberated’ from the clutches of dictatorship two years … Continue reading

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