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Riyadh Threatens to Retaliate against Any Sanctions

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday. It came after US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for Riyadh if it turned out Khashoggi, […]

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Turkish Airlines, Telecoms Firm to Halt US Advertising

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkey’s national airline and its main telecoms firm will halt advertising in US media in response to the crisis in relations between the two allies, company officials said today. Flag carrier Turkish Airlines and Turk Telekom made their announcements after a campaign on Twitter calling for an end to advertising in US media outlets. The […]

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Trump Threatens to Ban Companies Doing Business with Iran After Sanctions

Washington (MEE) – Companies doing business with Iran will be barred from the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, as new US sanctions took effect despite pleas from Washington’s allies. Washington had lifted sanctions on Iran in accordance with a 2015 international agreement that saw Tehran drastically scale back its nuclear programme. Trump pulled the US […]

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US Threats Show Key Weakness in Turkish Defense Industry

Ankara (GPA) – The rising tensions between Ankara and Washington may freeze some big sales for the Turkish defense industry. The Turkish defense industry, which is heavily entangled within the structure of NATO, has run into some problems in the last few days. This all started after Washington placed sanctions on two Turkish ministers involved in the […]

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Trump, Pence Threaten Turkey with ‘Large Sanctions’ if US Pastor not Released

Washington (TM) – The US administration is upping the pressure on Ankara over its detention and ongoing trial of Andrew Brunson, an American Christian pastor who stands accused of espionage and terrorism in Turkey, where he has resided for the past 23 years tending a small church in Izmir. “The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey […]

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Iran Sues US in International Court Over Sanctions

Tehran (MEE) – Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States stating that Washington’s decision in May to impose sanctions after pulling out of a nuclear deal violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries, the International Court of Justice said on Tuesday. A State Department official said the application was without merit and the United States […]

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US, UK, France Block Central African Republic’s Request For Chinese Arms

Bangui (PANW) The US, France and the UK have put on hold, a request from the Central African Republic for UN Security Council approval of Chinese Weapons deliveries for its national forces. All the three nations have raised concerns about the use of lethal equipment CAR requested that include Chinese-made armored vehicles, machine guns, tear […]

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Libya: ISIS Kills Civilians at Fake Checkpoint, US Conducts Airstrikes

ISIS IN ACTION On 6 June, local sources claim that ISIS fighters established a fake checkpoint between Zillah and Waddan in the Jufra region and fired upon a vehicle killing two civilians from the Qadhafa tribe. However, in contrast to this version of events, ISIS published a claim stating that its fighters had killed two […]

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US Sanctions and Tariffs Create Distrust and Enmity

Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of their exports. This is in addition […]

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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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