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New Video of Syrian Boy Who Became a Symbol of War-Torn Aleppo

Aleppo (AMN) – Three-year-old Omran Daqneesh moved the world and became a symbol of war-torn Aleppo after footage of him alone in the back of an ambulance during bombing last August was widely circulated by the media. A year later, the youngster has recovered and regained his health, and was captured playing with his siblings […]

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Bolivia to Prioritize Occupation of Palestine During UN Security Council Presidency

Sucre (GPA) – Bolivia’s ruling Movement for Socialism party has a longstanding history of supporting Palestine’s struggle for liberation. As Bolivia’s presidency of the U.N. Security Council begins in June, coinciding with 50 years of Israel’s illegal occupation, President Evo Morales announced Monday that the occupation of Palestine will be a priority. “Our priorities: conflict in […]

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Qatar: ‘No Justification’ for Cutting Diplomatic Ties

Doha (Tasnim) – Qatar said there is “no legitimate justification” for several Arab nations cutting diplomatic ties after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain announced they would suspend relations with the Persian Gulf state. The Saudi kingdom made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday, saying it was taking action for […]

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Exposing Right-Wing Terrorism in Venezuela

Caracas (VA) – On May 20th, the 21 year old vendor from the shanty town of Petare,  Orlando José Figueras, was beaten, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set on fire by opposition militants in the middle class neighborhood of Altamira during an anti-government demonstration reportedly because they took him for a Chavista or a thief. This […]

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Forget Discussions About Peace and Stability — Washington’s Policy in the South China Sea Is Confrontational

Beijing (SCF) – The American guided missile destroyer USS Dewey was reported as having carried out a ‘freedom of navigation operation’ or FONOP in the South China Sea on May 24. According to the US Naval Institute the undertaking involved manoeuvres «within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef for about 90 minutes zig-zagging in the water near the installation. At […]

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Saudi-Led Coalition ‘Accidentally’ Hits Its Own Paid Militia in Yemen

Taiz (YE) – A number of Saudi-paid militia were killed after a raid that targeted their strong presence in the region of Al-Waizyah, Taiz province. Saudi authorities claimed the attack was “accidental”, despite the fact that the aforementioned attack is not the first of its kind. According to local military sources, a total of four paid Saudi […]

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Co-founder of ISIS Amaq News Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor (AMN) – One of the co-founders of Amaq agency, the media wing of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS), had been killed on Wednesday after US-led international coalition conducted an airstrike on IS-controlled Al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor province, eastern Syria. Rayan Mash’al (also known as Muhammad Bara’a Qadek) worked as a […]

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Shifting the Blame: How US Made Iran Responsible for 9/11

New York (SCF) – The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America. On 9 March 2016, a U.S. civil court ruled that Iran must pay to some victims of the 9/11 attacks $10.5 billion in fines, and the Obama Administration had no comment, so the U.S. press ignored the […]

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Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

Mosul (Tasnim) –  Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Up to 200,000 people still live behind Daesh lines […]

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Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

Manila (HRW) – Duterte Places Mindanao Under Military Rule, Suspends Habeas Corpus The Philippine government’s declaration of martial law in the southern island of Mindanao threatens to widen the scope of abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 23, 2017, the Duterte administration declared martial law and suspended habeas corpus after […]

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