The Leaked Panama Papers

As we all know, a huge leak of more than eleven-million confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The documents allegedly show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge economic sanctions and avoid paying tax on their wealth. Mossack Fonseca is the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world. The firm is Panamanian but runs a…

Terrorism in Syria: Created by America and Israel, Says Syrian President

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (pictured) has said that the al-Qaeda terrorist war being waged in his nation was created by the deliberate policies of the American government and is militarily and logistically supported by Israel as part of a larger plan to create greater instability in the Middle East. Speaking in an interview with the Russian Izvestia newspaper, which was republished in English on the official Syrian state broadcaster’s channel, al-Assad also said that the…

The Storm Clouds Gather

By Max Musson: Until just a few years ago, the government of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, was widely regarded by Western governments as progressive and modernizing and it is therefore curious that a coalition of Western powers including Britain, are now plotting military intervention aimed at bringing down that regime. Assad came to power in July 2000, following the death of his father, Hafez Al-Assad, who had ruled the country over the previous thirty…