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Israel & Palestine Middle East

Over 2,000 Israeli Settlement Housing Units Advanced in One Week

Tel Aviv (IMEMC) – The Israeli Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee convened, on Tuesday and Thursday, and advanced plans for 2,615 housing units in illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied West Bank, according to settlement watchdog Peace Now. Peace Now released a statement on Thursday detailing the committee’s decisions, saying that over the course of […]

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Asia Iran Middle East Myanmar

Ayatollah Allocates about $300,000 to Assist Myanmar’s Rohingya

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei allocated a total of 10 billion rials (about $300,000) to the assistance for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as some international human rights bodies have accused Myanmar’s government of crimes against humanity. Following a letter written by the representative of the Leader in the […]

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“The U.S. Cannot be Trusted”: The Message of Re-Imposing Sanctions on Iran

Tehran (AHT) – In his bizarre quest to undo everything associated with his predecessor, Barack Obama, United States President Donald Trump has now ‘decertified’ the nuclear agreement with Iran. In his bizarre quest to undo everything associated with his predecessor, Barack Obama, United States President Donald Trump has now ‘decertified’ the nuclear agreement with Iran. He claims that […]

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Separatist Kurdish Factions: Human Rights Violations and Racism

By Sarah Abed Damascus (TRH) – The West has effectively preyed on the Kurds’ internal divisions and has used some factions to fulfill an imperialist goal of dividing and weakening the Near and Middle East. The Kurdish people are diverse, and in recent years, aspects of their culture and customs have been discussed in mainstream media. But the […]

Middle East Syria

Daesh to Surrender and Leave Raqqa, Capital of Its Caliphate

Damascus (MEMO) – Syrian Daesh fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the militants’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave conflicting accounts on whether foreign fighters would also be leaving the city, where the US-backed Syrian […]

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What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

Houston (TFC) – This year’s hurricane season has been more intense than usual. The flooding in Texas was unprecedented, and Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving devastation behind. The result is that it’s going to cost a lot of money to clean everything up. The flooding is one thing, but the hurricanes did a […]

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Massive Blast in Somalia Kills at Least 231, Injures over 300

Mogadishu (TeleSUR) – “In our 10-years experience as first responders in Mogadishu, we haven’t seen anything like this,” the Aamin Ambulance service posted on Twitter. A car bomb killed at least 231 people and injured more than 300 in an attack outside a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to police officials and medical sources. “There are more than […]

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Maria’s ‘Other’ Victims: Puerto Rican Bondholders

San Juan (FAIR) – With crushing debt threatening to annihilate its economy (CounterSpin, 7/31/15, 5/12/17), the island of Puerto Rico was already desperate. Then came Hurricane Maria, the September storm that tore through the US colony, leaving most of the island’s residents without power and many without water. The official death toll on the island from the Category 4 storm […]

Egypt Israel & Palestine Middle East

Hamas and Fatah Sign Deal to ‘Finally and Forever’ Rid Palestine of Division

Cairo (MEE) – Rival factions hail Cairo deal, but some Palestinians express skepticism about motives behind agreement and prospects for real reconciliation. Leaders of Fatah and Hamas on Thursday hailed a unity deal signed in Cairo which they said would end the decade-long rift between the rival Palestinian factions, but many Palestinians expressed scepticism that the agreement would […]