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Trump Backs Sunni Radical Islam over Moderate Shi’ism

Riyadh (SCF) – President Donald Trump signaled to the nations of the Middle East and Muslim world that he strongly backs radical Sunni Islam, mostly embodied by Saudi Arabia’s brand of Wahhabism, over the emerging moderate Shi’ism on display in Iran. Trump’s first visit to another country as president was Saudi Arabia. Trump was also the only president […]

Middle East

US and Saudi Arabia, the Imperial Alliance That Creates Terrorism, Vows to ‘Fight’ It

Riyadh (teleSUR) – Trump called on U.S.-backed despots in the Middle East to pick up the fight against terrorism, while shoring up fears against Iran. Just one day after the United States signed off an exorbitant arms deal to Saudi Arabia — continuing in the decades-long imperial alliance between Riyadh and Washington — U.S. President […]

Europe Latvia

NATO Builds Infrastructure for Permanent Military Presence Near Russia’s Borders

Riga (SCF) – A group of about 50 combat engineers based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were deployed to Latvia on April 29 as part of Operation Reassurance. The mission is to build a town for 500 soldiers. According to commanding officer Lt.-Col. Chris Cotton, the installation will have «everything you would expect in a small town, from its kitchen […]

Americas North America United States

Erdogan’s Bodyguards in Violent Clash With Protesters in Washington

Washington D.C. (MEE) – Two arrests made during the altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital. The United States on Wednesday said it was voicing its “strongest possible” concern to Turkey over a street brawl that erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington. Police said the fighting […]

Middle East Syria

[VIDEO] Hezbollah, Nusra Clash Near Syria-Lebanon Borders

Damascus (AMN) – The Lebanese Hezbollah group blitzed jihadists’ positions in West Qalamoun in a bid to secure the bordering area from potential threats. Video footage published by the group’s media wing showed the highly-trained Hezbollah fighters targeting fortifications and barricades for the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham – the Syrian al-Qaeda offshoot – in Juroud Fletah […]

Americas Cuba

Cuba Begins Clinical Trials to Delay Progress of Alzheimer’s

Havana (TeleSUR) – The island nation will use its own drug developed by top scientists in the Caribbean nation to improve the quality of life of patients. Cuba will conduct a clinical trial with a drug developed in the island to work toward a more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s patients, another leading science breakthrough for the socialist nation, local media reported […]