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  • Austerity kills

    WERE there sharp intakes of breath when shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Grenfell Tower fire victims were “murdered by political decisions?”

    McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn and other political activists, supported by the Morning Star, have been agitating for decades to...

    Monday 26th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Tel Aviv ‘is helping al-Qaida terrorists,’ says Damascus

    SYRIA accused Israel of aiding al-Qaida terrorists after it bombed army positions in the Golan Heights on Saturday and Sunday.

    Al-Qaida affiliated Hetesh extremists and the Western-backed Free Syrian Army launched a major offensive against Ba’ath City on Saturday right after...

    Monday 26th Jun 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Iran shows missiles amid Israel tension

    by James Tweedie

    IRAN showed off its new ballistic missiles yesterday after the Israeli defence minister accused the Syrian government of letting Tehran and Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah use its territory to launch attacks on Israel.

    The missiles used to hit...

    Saturday 24th Jun 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Assad’s forces advance on Deir Ezzor

    SYRIAN government troops entered the eastern desert province of Deir Ezzor yesterday in a lightning advance along the Iraqi border.

    Lebanon’s al-Masdar News reported that troops backed by paramilitary allies had struck east from their positions encircling the US and...

    Saturday 24th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • US will retrieve weapons from YPG when Isis is pushed out

    THE US will take back the arms it has given Kurdish separatists once they take the Syrian Isis stronghold of Raqqa, according to a Turkish Defence Ministry statement yesterday.

    It said Defence Minister Fikri Isik had received the assurances in a letter from his US counterpart James...

    Friday 23rd Jun 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Australia pulls jets from Syria

    Canberra nervous over Russia-US standoff

    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Oxford lends historic violin to Syrian musician

    OXFORD University has sent a 19th-century violin to a young Syrian refugee living in Lebanon.

    The German-made violin was part of a collection of historic instruments held by the university which has lent it to 14-year-old Aboud Kaplo.

    Mr Kaplo and his family were forced to...

    Tuesday 20th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Russia’s wrath after US downs Syrian bomber

    Don’t stray west of Euphrates, warns Moscow

    Tuesday 20th Jun 2017

    posted by John Haylett in World

  • Army pushes ahead to lift the siege on Deir Ezzor city

    by James Tweedie

    THE Syrian army is engaged in a race to lift Isis’s three-year siege of Deir Ezzor — hoping to beat the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the strategically important city.

    The SDF, which is backed by the US-led coalition,...

    Monday 19th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Russia says it may have killed Isis boss

    RUSSIA claimed yesterday that it may have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air raid in Syria last month.

    A Russian Defence Ministry statement said it had information suggesting Mr Baghdadi had attended a meeting with 30 Isis leaders near the death cult’s de-facto...

    Saturday 17th Jun 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World