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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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US Places Sanctions on Hezbollah Leaders

Beirut (GPA) – The United States and Gulf allies Wednesday placed sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leaders, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Qassem. Other senior leaders targeted include Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, one of the original founders of the group, Husayn Al- Khalil, a high-ranking Political Adviser to Nasrallah, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid. The action took […]

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US Will Impose New Sanctions on Russia Over Syria

Washington (MEE) – The United States will impose new sanctions on Russia over an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. Haley said the sanctions, to be announced on Monday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, will target companies that supplied Damascus with equipment and other material […]

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ISIS Launches Car Bomb Attack on Libyan National Army Checkpoint

ISIS IN ACTION On 21 February, at 9:15 in the morning, an ISIS Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) drove into the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 127 infantry battalion at a checkpoint near Waddan in the Jufra district. The attack destroyed two vehicles and killing three LNA fighters, wounding two more. ISIS’s official news agency Amaq […]

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Four Effects of the Blockade Against Venezuela

Caracas (VNA) – The financial blockade directly affects routine international payments for goods and services. 1. Funds were frozen for the import of insulin Ever since President Donald Trump’s imposition of US financial sanctions against Venezuela in August, the Venezuelan state has confronted various difficulties trying to import medicines and foodstuffs not produced domestically. The financial blockade directly […]

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US Sanctions Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Members

Caracas (TeleSUR) – The United States continues reprisals against Venezuela for holding elections for the ANC on July 30 and swearing in constituent assembly members five days later. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has authorized new sanctions on six members of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly for being “involved in organizing or otherwise […]

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Iran Reserves Right to Respond to US Hostile Moves: Spokesman

Tehran (TNA) – New Sanctions Against Iran: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the United States’ move to impose fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic, saying Iran will not remain silent over such measures that are in violation of the JCPOA. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a congressional sanctions bill […]

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Why Trump Must Sign the New Russia Sanctions Bill

Washington, D.C. (Duran) – The neo-con establishment has deprived the president of foreign policy authority, locking in sanctions by act of congress. Despite the White House’s apparent opposition, the US congress has passed a new sanctions package against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Donald Trump seems destined to sign the legislation – and in fact, he has little […]

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Russia Expelling US Diplomats as Response to Latest Sanctions

Moscow (GPA) – Triggered by a new round of sanctions, Russia expelling US diplomats comes as the predictable – though long delayed – response to one of Obama’s last geopolitical moves. Following Congress’ passage of new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea, Russia has responded by issuing an order to the US, and several other countries, […]

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Iran Says in Talks with 27 Foreign Firms over Major Oil Projects

Tehran (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Tehran is in negotiations with 27 foreign companies over oil projects worth $200 billion. “I can assure you this (gas deal with Total) isn’t the last one,” Zamaninia told CNNMoney on the sidelines of an oil conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday referring to […]

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