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Why Trump’s Threat to Slap Tariffs on Foreign Steel is a Bad Idea

Washington (The Conversation) – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump attracted a lot of support by promising to restore jobs to the American manufacturing sector. One sector that has been hit hard by purportedly unfair foreign competition is the U.S. steel industry. It supported as many as 650,000 American workers in the 1950s yet now employs only about 140,000. In order to […]

Israel & Palestine Middle East

Israeli Forces Wound 22 Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Old City

Jerusalem (MEE) – Nightly confrontations have erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces since authorities placed metal detectors at Noble Sanctuary Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinians at Lion’s Gate near Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem on Thursday night. According to the Red Crescent, two of the injured are in serious condition after they were hit by a stun grenade. There […]

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Georgia: Disapproval Rising for NATO Membership

Tbilisi (EUN) – NATO recently recognized Georgia’s contributions to peacekeeping missions from Afghanistan to Kosovo by holding a session of the alliance’s parliamentary assembly in Tbilisi in late May. The occasion reinforced the hopes of Georgian leaders that their country can one day soon gain admission to NATO. However, polling in the lead up to NATO’s parliamentary assembly […]

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Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

Baghdad (FAIR) – Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International issued a lengthy report accusing US-backed forces of “repeated violations of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes,” in Mosul, Iraq, causing the deaths of at least 3,700 civilians. Neither this report, nor the broader issue of the civilian toll in the US war against […]

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Israel & Palestine Middle East

Palestinians Defy Restrictions at Al Aqsa After Day of Rage

Palestine (TeleSUR) – Fatah had called for protests over restrictions imposed at the Mosque. Hundreds of Palestinians have held evening prayers outside the Al Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, refusing to pass through newly-installed Israeli security measures. Israel reopened the compound on Sunday, drawing protest from Muslim religious authorities over the installation of metal detectors at entrances. The site had […]

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Israel & Palestine Middle East

While Attacks in Israel Make Headlines, Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Ignored

Palestine (FAIR) – The recent acute humanitarian crisis in Gaza—on top of the routine humanitarian crisis that defines everyday existence there—has gotten sparse coverage in US media over the past three weeks. Israeli officials have cut off electricity to almost 2 million Gazans for all but three or four hours a day—in conjunction with nominal Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, […]

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UAE Paid $10m to Settle US Torture Case, According to Leaked Emails

Dubai (MEE) – The UAE bought the silence of an American arms dealer who was allegedly tortured by Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during the 1980s, according to leaked emails obtained by Middle East Eye. Khaled al-Hassen, a businessman and naturalised US citizen, alleged that he was abducted, taken to a secret […]

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US Stumbling into War with Iran

Washington D.C. (SCF) – There are signs that a US military operation against Iran is imminent. The administration is pushing Congress for the authority to build new «temporary» facilities in Iraq and Syria. Its policy statement says the armed forces are hamstrung by legal restrictions on the ability to expand military infrastructure in Syria and Iraq. The […]

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As Tensions Mount, South Korea Proposes Military Talks with DPRK

Seoul (TS) – Recently elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to be an advocate of re-establishing closer ties with the DPRK. South Korean authorities proposed military talks with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which would result in the first high-level military talks on the Korean peninsula since December 2015. “Talks and cooperation between the […]