Anti-war push or regime change in Riyadh: Analysts question motive of US Senate’s Yemen resolution

A Senate resolution that would end US support for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen may be using humanitarian concerns as a pretext to dethrone Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, analysts say. A bipartisan proposal to block any further US military assistance to the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen is one step closer […]

Trump’s sanctions are crushing Iran’s job market and potentially destabilizing the regime

Susan Walsh/AP Reuters interviews with dozens of business owners across Iran show hundreds of companies have suspended production and thousands of workers are being laid off because of a hostile business climate mainly caused by new U.S. sanctions. The Iranian rial has fallen to record lows and economic activity has slowed dramatically since U.S. President […]

Venezuela ‘a mess’ to be ‘cleaned up’ says Trump as Pence & Haley call for regime change

US President Donald Trump further fueled speculation his administration was pushing for regime change in Venezuela, echoing calls from his UN envoy Nikki Haley and Vice President Mike Pence to that effect. “Venezuela is a mess,” Trump said on Friday. “The place needs to be cleaned up, and people need to be taken care of.” […]

Nikki Haley comments on Iran show US acting like ‘rogue regime’ with ‘no respect’ for EU – analysts

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s assertion that Iran is the “biggest issue” for the US today is ridiculous and Washington has much bigger foreign and domestic issues to be worried about, experts told RT. In an interview with the Fox & Friends morning show, Haley said that Americans “do need to be worried […]

Blunderful Giuliani says US wants to change regime in Iran

Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has once again risked the wrath of the US State Department, by suggesting that the president’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran is aimed at bringing about regime change. Addressing an event organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a Paris-based exile group, the gaffe-prone former […]

Democracy Now & guest slammed for backing ‘neocon project of regime change in Syria’

Journalist Max Blumenthal called out Democracy Now for pushing for regime change in Syria. The move sparked a war of words between guest Wendy Pearlman and others on Twitter. Tweeting footage from a Democracy Now discussion about Syria, Blumenthal questioned the news outlet’s apparent backing of “the neocon project of regime change in Syria.” He […]

North Korea’s ‘murderous regime’ refused to meet Pence & hear US ultimatum – VP’s office

Pyongyang officials refused to meet with US Vice President on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics, amid belligerent rhetoric and threats of new sanctions, as well as US distrust of a recent rapprochement between South and North. Pence arrived in South Korea at a time when the Trump administration is applying every effort to downplay […]

Philippine president makes misogynistic threat to women who rebel against his regime

AFP/Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte encouraged state forces to commit sexually violent acts against women rebels, including shooting them in the vagina. The president reiterated the comments during a speech, and a spokesperson for Duterte said the comments were “funny.” Duterte is a controversial leader, having made misogynist claims in the past. He is […]

Snoopers charter: Government mass surveillance regime ruled ‘unlawful’ by appeals court

The UK government’s mass surveillance program, allowing for the indiscriminate collection of people’s personal data, has been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal. Large parts of the government’s Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ – must be amended as it runs contrary to EU law, the Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. Read […]