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Netanyahu’s Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars Is over

Tel Aviv (AHT) – When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on November 12, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilize his government and threaten the very survival of his right-wing coalition. But it did, far more than the multiple […]

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Israeli Drones Violate Lebanese Airspace to Loom Over Beirut

Beirut (GPA) – Israeli drones loomed at a low range overhead Beirut’s southern suburbs Thursday after briefly circulating locations in Naqoura and Lebanon’s south, according to local sources. Witnesses and residents reported hearing a loud and droning buzzing noise that spanned the duration of the planes’ circulation of the southern regions adjacent to Baabda, colloquially […]

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Turkey’s Hour of Reckoning in Syria

Ankara (SCF) – During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was on board and that the idea was for the two militaries to […]

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US: Sanctions on Russia, Iran to Curb Oil Shipments to Syria

Damascus (TLS) – The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned companies and citizens of Iran and Russia for allegedly being linked to an international oil shipment network to Syria. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Tuesday that the U.S. is targeting Russian and Iranian companies and citizens that would […]

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The Best Way to Honor War Veterans Is to Stop Creating Them

Washington D.C. (AHT) – The US will be celebrating Veterans Day tomorrow, and many a striped flag shall be waved. The social currency of esteem will be used to elevate those who have served in the US military, thereby ensuring future generations of recruits to be thrown into the gears of the globe-spanning war machine. […]

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The US Pretends to Support The Independence of Syria and Iraq

Washington D.C. (AHT) – During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14thdialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bert McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual solicitude for Syria when he said it is “necessary for the Iran-Backed militias to leave […]

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The New York Times Whitewashes Nikki Haley

Washington D.C. (AHT) – The decampment of Nikki Haley from Trump’s military regime is, or ought to be, a nonstory. The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations is a ceremonial position that serves no purpose. The very idea of it is absurd. The US is a law unto itself, readily violating the UN Charter whenever the […]

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Turkey’s parliament renews mandate for troop deployment in Syria

Ankara (MEE) – Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in neighboring Syria and Iraq for another year, just as Russian President Vladimir Putin said no military action is planned for the rebel-held Idlib region. The Turkish military mandate, first approved by parliament in October 2014, has been renewed every year […]

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Hedging Bets in Syria, Turkey Attempts to Repair Relations with Israel

Ankara (GPA) – With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. It seems some of Turkey’s maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the […]

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Putin and Erdogan Agree to Create Demilitarised Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Sochi (MEE) – Russia said on Monday there will be no new military operation against rebels in Idlib by Syrian government forces and their allies after president Vladimir Putin met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders, who back opposing sides in Syria’s seven-year war, came together in an ad hoc meeting in the Russian […]

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