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South Korea Looking for Ways to Boost Central Asian Trade

Seoul (EAN) – South Korean officials have established an agency to deepen the country’s trade ties with Central Asian states. The initiative signals South Korea’s intent on raising its economic profile in Central Asia. Officially named the Korea-Central Asia Cooperation Forum Secretariat, the agency is an outgrowth of South Korea’s 2013 “Eurasia Initiative,” launched under former president Park […]

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UAE: Saudi Arabia Was Going to Launch Military Attack on Qatar

Doha (MEMO) – Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbor Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show. The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official. Al-Otaiba […]

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Saudi FM Offers Thinly Veiled Criticism of US During Press Conference with Sergey Lavrov

Moscow (Duran) – The context of Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir’s criticism of American style foreign meddling is a clear sign that even a country like Saudi Arabia seeks to diversify its geo-economic and hence, geo-political portfolio. The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov has held a press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, following President Vladimir […]

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Tropical Storm Nate Hits Central America, Heads for Mexico

Mexico City (TeleSUR) – With current sustained winds of almost 70 kph, Tropical Storm Nate is traveling northwest at 12 kph, and experts say it’s picking up speed. Weather reports warn that the tropical depression spiraling through the northwestern Caribbean sea has upgraded to Tropical Storm Nate, with a hurricane watch in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula from Punta Herrero […]

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Trump calls Netanyahu ‘a bigger problem’ than Abbas: Reports

New York (MEE) – Comments are said to have come during a meeting between US president and UN chief in New York last month. The US President Donald Trump described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the harder side to convince in his efforts to mediate between the Israelis and Palestinians, according to well-placed sources. A Western diplomat […]

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US Cracks Down on RT Trampling Core American Values

Washington D.C. (SCF) – RT America, the American arm of the state-owned Russia Today, has been notified by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it must register as a foreign agent that is disseminating propaganda in the United States under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Otherwise, it might face restrictions that would make it unable to continue […]

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Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians [VIDEO]

Tel Aviv (MR) – On the streets of Jerusalem, Abby Martin interviews Jewish Israeli citizens from all walks of life. In several candid interviews, disturbing comments reveal commonly-held views about Palestinians and their future in the region. Israeli-born human rights activist Ronnie Barkan explains why these attitudes dominate Israeli society. On September, 12th an Israeli party […]

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After Las Vegas Massacre, Media Again Help ISIS Terrorize

New York (FAIR) – For all their faults, corporate media, by and large, do not usually report the unverified claims of random trolls—unless those trolls happen to be ISIS, or ISIS-linked media. In the emotionally and politically charged hours after terror attacks or other mass violence, when demagogues both in US right-wing media and within ISIS itself seek […]

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EU Says Catalonia’s Independence Referendum Was ‘Not Legal’

Madrid (TeleSUR) – The claim was made by a European Commission spokesperson who said “this is an internal matter for Spain.” Catalonia’s independence referendum was “not legal” under Spanish law, a European Commission spokesperson has said. The representative went on to say that “this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with […]