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India welcomes Pakistan pledge to fight militants

The Levant News — India on Friday welcomed a joint pledge by the United States and Pakistan to fight militant groups it suspects of attacking Indian targets, but ruled out any third-party mediation to end a long-running dispute over Kashmir. Although the Indian foreign ministry accused Pakistan of state-sponsored terrorism, …

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Biden will not run for president in 2016

The Levant News — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s biggest potential obstacles to the party’s nomination. Biden, who had been pondering a run since August, appeared in …

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US deploys ground-attack A-10 aircraft to Turkey

The Levant News — The United States has deployed a number of attack aircraft to an airbase in southern Turkey, a US military official says. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP on Tuesday that 12 A-10 ground-attack planes arrived at Incirlik over the weekend. They have already …

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The Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved

The Levant News —  The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a …

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We Hate ‘Em All!

The Levant News– With the arrival of Russian forces on the scene the Syrian situation has now grown unbearably complicated. Among the totality of players on the scene, Washington hates them all. The US has long detested Asad father and son; for years it has attempted to weaken and even dislodge …

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The Value of Reading Propaganda

The Levant News — by Graham E. Fuller — All countries do it—promoting their own societies in ideal terms in order to influence others. The US devotes a huge amount of time and money to selling its self-image and a view of the world as seen through American eyes—and perhaps …

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Russia Begins Air Strikes in Syria

The Levant News — Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, plunging the four-year-old civil war into a volatile new phase as President Vladimir Putin moved forcefully to stake out influence in the unstable region. Moscow’s assertion that it had hit …

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Obama, Putin discuss Syria

The Levant News — Russia and the United States agreed on Monday to look for a diplomatic end to the Syrian civil war but clashed over the central question of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should retain power. During a 90-minute meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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People Will Continue Making A Film No Matter What It Takes – Red Rock Film Festival

Written by Diana Kasem THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE – – The Red Rock Film Festival supports independent cinema with a variety of genres, from westerns, adventure sports, docs and international dramatic features. The annual international Red Rock Film Festival has a mission to encourage “film that portrays the human race …

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10 Best Museums List — Trip Advisor

The Levant- -Twenty-five winners were selected from among 591 museums worldwide, TripAdvisor said. The Metropolitan Museum in New York City took first place. Other museums in the top 10 are the Orsay in Paris, Art Institute of Chicago, the Prado of Madrid, the Louvre in Paris, the State Hermitage Museum …

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Wikileaks: American Plan In 2006 To Destabilize Syria

The Levant News — Here is a Wikileaks document shows that the US has planned to destabilize Syria since 2006: INFLUENCING THE SARG IN THE END OF 2006 Date:2006 December 13, 16:03 (Wednesday) Canonical ID:06DAMASCUS5399_a Original Classification:SECRET Current Classification:SECRET Handling Restrictions– Not Assigned — Character Count:14471 Executive Order:– Not Assigned …

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