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Putin: ‘New Stage’ Reached in Syria, Concessions Needed

Moscow (MEE) – The summit with Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rouhani comes two days after Putin hosted surprise talks with Syria’s Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a “new stage” had been reached in the Syria crisis but achieving a political solution would require compromises from all sides, including the Syrian government. Putin was speaking alongside […]

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Ignoring Washington’s Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior

New York (FAIR) – In one of the most glaring, power-serving omissions in some time, CBS News’ 60 Minutes (11/19/17) took a deep dive into the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and did not once mention the direct role the United States played in creating, perpetuating and prolonging a crisis that’s left over 10,000 civilians dead, 2 million displaced, and an estimated 1 million with cholera. […]

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Georgia: Trump Administration Boosting Military Aid

Tblisi (EAN) – The United States is stepping up its military aid to Georgia as Washington searches for new ways to encourage Georgians to continue on their pro-Western path in spite of ever-receding hopes of joining NATO. Starting next spring, US Army officers will train Georgian soldiers on defensive tactics. The new initiative, to be called the Georgia […]

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on All Issues in Antalya: Lavrov

Tehran (TNA) – Foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey on Sunday agreed on all key issues at Syria peace talks in Antalya, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “We have gathered to discuss certain issues related to preparations for the summit of the three countries’ president, which is due in Sochi on November 22,” Lavrov […]

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Lebanese PM Confirms He Will Return to Beirut as Crisis Simmers

Paris (MEE) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “I will participate in the celebrations for […]

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Turkish President Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting ISIS

Ankara (TeleSUR) – Turkey’s president said, “The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains the same as before.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of granting financial aid to members of the Islamic State group, a State Department-listed terrorist organization. “The United States has disappointed us a lot, saying that it fights […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah to Disarm as Hariri Talks of Return to Lebanon

Beirut (MEE) – Adel al-Jubeir condemned Hezbollah as a ‘first class terrorist organization’ destabilizing Lebanese politics. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called for Lebanon’s Hezbollah to be disarmed and denied that the country’s prime minister was being held against his will in the kingdom. Saad Hariri, who announced his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia on 4 November, is […]

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Keystone Pipeline Shut down After Leaking 210,000 Gallons of Oil

Pierre, SD (TAM) – The contentious Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after a 210,000-gallon oil leak was discovered in South Dakota. According to local ABC News affiliate KSFY: “Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada. “The leak was […]