Month: January 2018

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17 Civilians Killed, 20 Injured from Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

Sana’a (YE/GPA) – At least nine civilians were killed and ten wounded on Wednesday when the warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition launched two strikes on Amran governorate, a security director told YemenExtra. The security director, Mohammed al-Mutawakel, said that one of the strikes hit a civilian gathering at Afra bridge, which is located in Qaflah […]

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Tillerson’s Promise of More War in Syria Gets Warm Reception From Corporate Media

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – In a speech at Stanford this month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that America intends to keep military troops in Syria indefinitely, in pursuit of the US’s “key end states for Syria,” including “post-Assad leadership,” the marginalization of Iran and the elimination of “weapons of mass destruction” that the US claims […]

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Israel Alarmed by Growing Ukrainian Antisemitism

Kiev (GPA) – Israel is apparently surprised by the findings of the new report showing an uptick in Ukrainian antisemitism. This year’s report on global incidents of anti-Semitic hate-crimes by the Ministry for Diaspora Affairs (MDA) has singled out Ukraine as an odd case in Eastern Europe. Ukrainian Anti-Semitism Worst In Post-Soviet Europe According to […]

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Russian Ambassador Hopes for Enhanced Economic Ties with Iran

Tehran (TNA) – Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagarian highlighted the common stances of Moscow and Tehran on Syria and against terrorism, expressing the hope for the development of bilateral ties in various fields, particularly in economic areas through facilitated banking interaction. In a meeting with the governor of Iran’s central city of Isfahan, the Russian […]

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2 Dead, 10 Injured in Afghan Kabul Military Academy Attack

Kabul (TeleSUR) – Early Monday, explosions, and gunfire erupted near the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul. Five militants were reportedly involved in the attack, which has been claimed by ISIS, that left at least two dead and 10 wounded, a defense ministry official said. “A number of suicide attackers entered a unit of the Afghan national army, which […]

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Europe Standing Up to Trump at Davos?

Davos (SCF) – US President Trump swung into the snow-capped Alpine resort of Davos with expectations of a cool reception from the assembled political and financial leaders. “Into the lion’s den,” said one news anchor, as Trump brought his “America First” agenda to the annual World Economic Forum which is associated with “globalism” and the supposed antithesis of […]

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German Police Disperse Kurdish Protest Against Turkish Offensive

Cologne (MEE) – German police shut down a tense demonstration in Cologne on Saturday after about 15,000 Kurds took to the streets to protest against Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria. Police said they dispersed the march due to the presence of banners in the crowd displaying symbols of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which are prohibited in Germany. […]

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Op-Ed: Operation Olive Branch: Latest Evolution of US Designs for Syria

Ankara (GPA) – On January 19th, while shelling Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-occupied Afrin district, Turkey announced the beginning of Operation Olive Branch. The ironically named operation is an open-ended aggression on Syrian territory with broad aims to take land from the US-backed SDF. Turkey claims the SDF, and their leading Kurdish force the YPG, pose […]

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Saudi Influence in Yemen Crumbles: Southern Movement Launches Coup

Aden (GPA) – If successful, this could spell the end for Riyadh’s already minuscule political influence in Yemen through the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The war in Yemen is complex. Western media fails to mention the nuances and alliances that make up the Saudi-coalition as well as Yemen’s resistance to this aggression. The media […]

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Is Kiev Headhunting for Georgian and American Mercenaries in Ukraine?

Kiev ( NEO) – It is not hard to read between the lines of recent news articles in the Georgian press about so-called Georgian fighters in Ukraine fighting on the side of Kiev. Apparently a cleanup operation is going on, not to eliminate the alleged pro-Moscow “separatists” in the East of the country but with some elements […]

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