Europe Middle East Saudi Arabia UK

UK Bends Rules to Allow London Listing of Saudi Oil Giant Aramco

London (MEE) – Authorities plan to exempt state-owned firms from some governance rules, as Saudi Arabia prepares partial sell-off of world’s largest oil firm. The UK’s financial regulator is to loosen regulations that would allow Saudi Arabia’s national oil company to list on London’s stock exchange, the first shot in a war with the US to […]

Americas North America United States

Russia Threatens to Reciprocate US Seizure of Russian Diplomatic Compound

Moscow (GPA) – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday that Moscow is ready to expel US diplomats in response to Washington’s reluctance to return the confiscated diplomatic property. According to Sputnik News Agency, Maria Zakharova said that Moscow is ready to expel US diplomats in response to Washington’s failure to return its diplomatic property in […]

Middle East Syria

Confirmed: US Army Deployed to Help Kurds Crush ISIS in Raqqa

Raqqa (AMN) – On Wednesday, Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed dozens of US military advisors were deployed inside Raqqa city itself with US Marines providing artillery support against ISIS from the surrounding countryside. The troops, many of them special operations forces, are working in an “advise, assist and accompany” role to support Kurdish fighters of the Syrian […]

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Analysis: DNC Servers Were Locally Hacked, Making Russian Interference Unlikely

Washington D.C. (MPN) – The “Russiagate” scandal has dominated headlines and airwaves for months now, with politicians and analysts lining up to pin last year’s election meddling on Russian spies. But an independent investigator’s new analysis lays the blame at the feet of a hacker closer to home. In the latest complication for the “Russiagate” […]

United States

House Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment in Long-Shot Bid to Unseat Trump

Washington (TeleSUR) – Process would require the support of fifty percent of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate, both of which enjoy Republican majorities. Two Democratic congressmen have introduced articles of impeachment in a long-shot bid to remove the U.S. President Donald Trump from office. Representatives Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas […]

Africa Sudan

Will Sudan Side With Russia And Iran if Sanctions Are Not Lifted?

Khartoum (MEMO) – The expectation that the United States will completely lift economic sanctions against Sudan is by no means certain. Just days before the 12 July deadline, Sudanese diplomats around the world are getting ready to either welcome the lifting of sanctions and see Sudan amerced into the international community; or defend a dramatic new foreign policy direction which could see a return to an anti-US stance should sanctions be re-imposed. The uncertainty over the decision is being fuelled by the unpredictable mercurial nature of US President Donald Trump’s administration which has broken the normal […]

Iraq Middle East

Mosul Liberated, What Next?

Mosul (SCF) – On July 9, Mosul was declared liberated from the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city to announce the mission’s success. After nine months of fierce and grueling fighting and human suffering, the terrorists lost the city, which has been their stronghold for the last three years. Around 915,000 residents […]