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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 […]

Asia North Korea South Korea

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 […]

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Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in US

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Major media’s relative lack of interest in the mass arrests by Metro DC police on Inauguration Day is a fact noted by activists and journalists since the incident almost six months ago. One way to measure the dearth of coverage is to compare the attention paid to comparable protester arrests in Russia last […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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The U.S. Has Been at War for Over 220 of Its 241 Year Existence

Washington D.C. (AHT) – The United States presents itself to the world as a beacon of liberty and a proponent of human rights around the world, ready and willing to stand up for and defend the downtrodden. Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently said that the world looks to the U.S. as an example of democracy. […]