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Middle East Syria

Order Returns To Syrian Cities, Civilians Recount Horrors Of Rebel Rule

Homs (MPN) – In revisiting Madaya and al-Waer after their reclamation by the Syrian army, it soon became clear from Bartlett’s conversations with residents, just how distorted the reporting of corporate media about their fate under “rebel” control had been. In the last year, the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Madaya have become familiar to […]

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Latest Saudi Arrests: Activists, Judges Are Targeted

Riyadh (MEE) – Saudi Arabia detains members of the judiciary and prominent human rights activists in latest wave of arrests. Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested leading activists and several members of the judiciary as the kingdom continues its crackdown on dissent. Local sources said that at least eight men were detained on Monday, among them a mix […]

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How Western Corporations would Exploit an Independent Kurdistan

Baghdad (AMN) – The Kurdistan region of Iraq, rich with oil resources, has been a bargaining chip for large oil corporations in recent years. Companies have flooded into Kurdistan because of a lack of regulations, relatively cheap oil, export subsidies, and a political willingness shown by the KRG government to cooperate with corporate demands. U.S. […]

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Trump’s ‘Foolish’ Comments on Iran Rooted in US Defeats in Mid East

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei deplored recent remarks by US President Donald Trump against Iran as “foolish, very ugly and ignoble” and said they were rooted in Washington’s anger over its defeats in West Asia. “The foolish, very ugly, and ignoble speech of the US president, with its gangster […]

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EU and US Increasingly Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington D.C. (MEE) – A rift between the Trump administration and the EU, over whether to stick to the Iran nuclear agreement, has deepened. The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday that all parties to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were complying with the agreement. However, […]

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Media’s Instinct to Rehabilitate the Powerful Has Not Changed Under Trump

New York (FAIR) – When Stephen Colbert introduced a surprise guest at the end of his Emmys opening monologue on Sunday night, the audience didn’t seem to expect to see former Trump administration press secretary Sean Spicer. The Late Nighthost shocked most of the crowd—Veep actress Anna Chlumsky was particularly amazed—with the selection of one of comedy’s favorite targets of […]

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Venezuela to End US Dollar-Denominated Oil Deals, Currency Exchanges

Puebla, MX (VNA) – The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges. The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges. President Nicolas Maduro’s government has ordered oil traders to use other international […]

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Iraqi PM Demands Suspension of Kurdish Referendum

Baghdad (MEE) – Supreme court orders suspension after receiving ‘complaints’ over constitutional validity of 25 September vote. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has formally demanded that the Kurdistan region suspend its plan to hold a referendum on independence after the country’s supreme court ordered its suspension. The Iraqi supreme court approved Abadi’s demand to consider “the breakaway of […]