The estimated number of alleged civilian deaths as a result of US-led military operations in Iraq and Syria last year was between 11,000-18,000
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Chris Cole: With the Iraqi and Syrian declaration of victory over ISIS, the UK should bring its armed drones home
A besieged and starved population has been pushed to the brink of famine. The UK, US and France need to re-evaluate their relationship with Saudi Arabia.
More than 16 years after the 'liberation' of Afghanistan, the war on terror remains a remarkably global phenomenon
Global defence spending rose to 1.69$ trillion in 2016 with the United States at the top of the list
Under aerial bombing and with Europe closing its borders, there is simply nowhere for Afghani's to go
Phyllis Bennis: U.S. violations of international law regarding Israel is an old story. Trump's deliberate provocation is not.
To understand why the move is so contentious, we need to review the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict says Shabbir Lakha
There's No Such Thing as Precise Air Strikes in Modern Warfare – Just Look at the Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria
Patrick Cockburn: Governments pretend that air wars today are very different from Vietnam half a century ago. They're not.
Paul Rogers: Trump's worldview promises low-cost military success. The blasting apart of civilian lives in Iraq says otherwise.
16 years after the launch of the ‘war on terror’ an untold number of civilians have been killed by disease, illness and by the US and UK-led military campaign
New York Times investigation: 1 in 5 of the coalition strikes identified resulted in civilian death, a rate more than 31x that acknowledged by the coalition
Paul Rogers: The CIA's military role in the Afghan morass shows the need for open democracy in an age of hidden violence
Since the start of his presidential campaign, Trump has couched his philosophy of counter-terrorism in the most aggressive terms
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Helen John, who died on Sunday
Countries that have been occupied by Britain or British interests are the source of over half the world’s refugees
Fallon's revelations should topple the government
From the repeated attempts to pass the Muslim Ban to attacking NFL players, Trump is racist and is not welcome here argues Maz Saleem
Raqqa residents cannot think of returning because those responsible for destroying it do not seem willing to foot the bill for its reconstruction
Paul Rogers: The risk exists now. A potent mix of narcissism and nuclear bombs could trigger it
Under Donald Trump, the experiment continues pretty much as it did under Obama
The US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem opens the door for increasing ethnic cleansing of the city’s Palestinian population, writes Ramzy Baroud
Paul Rogers: Iraq's depleted military and urban wreckage plant the seeds of an ISIS revival
Ramzy Baroud: The old colonial ‘Scramble for Africa’ is being reinvented by global powers that fully fathom the extent of the untapped economic largesse of the continent
Trump’s decision seems oblivious to the fragility of coexistence in the city
It may play well in the Mail or Express but advocating murder will only increase instability says Lindsey German
From Washington to Cairo, military aggression and "keeping the lid on" are proving deadly. And they will never work.
An Israeli Dream Might Come True If Trump Declares Jerusalem the Capital – but So Will an Arab Nightmare
Robert Fisk: Aren’t there enough wars in the Middle East to keep even the crazed White House busy?
Menwith Hill base has been used to aid “a significant number of capture-kill operations” across the Middle East and North Africa
The government’s attempts at justification for its conduct in the Middle East are becoming more and more desperate says Chris Nineham
The president is a madman in charge of the nuclear arsenal. We should be taking to the streets in protest now.
One of the founders of the protest camp at Greenham Common who devoted her life to the peace movement
Joe Gill writes on the Saudi crown prince’s bid to remove his rivals and the West’s interest in the kingdom’s game of thrones
Lindsey German: A duplicitous Foreign Office team is representative of a government which is falling apart
Chris Nineham says the public have learned from 16 years of violence abroad
Corbyn is being undermined by his own party's policy which is giving the Tories a free ride
Increasing pressure to wear the red poppy obscures its true meaning writes Lindsey German
According to UN figures, more than 21 mil people, about 82% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance
Medea Benjamin: 10 good reasons why Congress should uphold the agreement as it presently stands
Trump's confrontation with Iran is a war of choice, not a war of necessity says Trita Parsi