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Bahrain Sentences Six to Death for ‘Assassination Plot’

Manama (MEMO) – Bahrain’s top military court sentenced six men to death on Monday after convicting them of charges including plotting to assassinate the Gulf state’s armed forces chief, state media reported. A judicial source told AFP that all six of those sentenced to death on Monday were Shia. Bahrain News Agency said that one of them was a serving […]

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Ex-US Marine Charged With Christmas Attack Plot in San Francisco

San Francisco (MEE) – Federal agents arrested a former US Marine on Friday for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco, inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, according to court documents. Tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was planning to target the city’s busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according to an affidavit submitted by FBI […]

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UNGA Jerusalem Vote Prompts US to Threaten With Sanctions Almost Entire World

New York (SCF) – On December 21, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling on the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A total of 128 countries voted for the resolution, with nine countries voting against and 35 abstaining. 21 nations did not turn up […]

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Syrian Government Offers Arms to Palestinian Refugee Camp

Damascus (TeleSUR) – The Islamic State group has taken control of nearly the entire Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus. The Syrian government announced Tuesday that it is offering arms support to the Palestinians in their fight against the Islamic State group in the Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus. “The priority now […]

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US-Saudi Nuclear Talks: A Barometer for Middle East Rivalries?

Washington DC (AMN) – Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal Saudi-Israeli alliance against Iran. The possible transfer could spark a new arms race in the Middle East and constitutes one explanation why Saudi responses […]

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of NBA Star Enes Kanter for Insulting Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, who supports exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, had called Turkey’s president the ‘Hitler of our century’. Turkish prosecutors have asked a court to sentence NBA star Enes Kanter up to four years in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Istanbul’s chief […]

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What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria?

Washington (RPI) – Now that the defeat of ISIS in Syria appears imminent, with the Syrian army clearing out some of the last ISIS strongholds in the east, Washington’s interventionists are searching for new excuses to maintain the illegal US military presence in the country. Their original rationale for intervention has long been exposed as another lie. Remember […]

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Saudi Kingdom Has Plan to Establish Ties with Israel, Foreign Minister Says

Riyadh (AHT) – Speaking to France 24 television late on Wednesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Riyadh has a “roadmap” to establish full diplomatic ties with the Tel Aviv if an agreement is reached between Palestine and the Israeli entity. The top Saudi diplomat further denied that reports that the kingdom had any relations with Tel Aviv, despite their mutual concerns […]

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Israel Unveils New Synagogue Under Al-Aqsa Wall

Al Quds (MEMO) – The Israeli authorities today unveiled a new Jewish synagogue under the Al-Buraq Wall – known to Jews as the Western Wall – in occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. “Following 12 years of construction, the new synagogue was opened on Monday evening,” the Heritage Foundation of the Western Wall, an Israeli governmental body, said […]

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Assad Slams Kurdish Forces: ‘Those Who Work with Foreigners are Traitors

Damascus (AMN) – The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin, made a scheduled visit to Damascus on Monday to meet with Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad. Following the meeting with Rogozin, the Syrian President spoke to the press, detailing the discussion he had with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister. Assad told reporters that Russian companies […]

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