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US Imposes Sanctions on Designated ISIS Financiers in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Ahmidah Al-Safrani, Abd Al-Hadi Zarqun and Hammam Hamani were identified by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Public Affairs (OFAC) on 13 April, as Libyan-based financial facilitators of ISIS. OFAC has implemented sanctions on these individuals freezing their assets and prohibiting business with US nationals. Sabri and Souq al-Hout, both adjacent to […]

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US Considering Both Peace Talks For Yemen and Military Support For Saudis

Riyadh (GPA) – U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made his first trip to Riyadh on Tuesday. A major topic was of course the conflict in Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s role. Mattis was eager to initiate the idea of UN-brokered peace talks. But looking at the situation from all angles shows that the U.S. is more fickle about the […]

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Trump’s Middle East Policy: Shifting from ‘America First’ to ‘America Omnipresent’

Washington D.C. (SCF) – President Trump says he has no plans to enter Syria, despite ordering airstrikes on a Syrian military base last week. «We’re not going into Syria», Trump told Maria Bartiromo during an exclusive interview on FOX Business. «But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons… and see these beautiful kids that are dead in […]

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US Aircraft Carrier Moves to North Korea: Closer Than Ever to Outright War

Pyongyang (SCF) – The San Diego-based Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is on its way to North Korea to be joined by three guided-missile surface ships – all capable of long distance cruise missiles strikes against shore infrastructure. The Vinson group is fully prepared for the mission. Last month, it participated in joint drills […]

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‘The G-7 Are Terrorists!’: Hundreds Protest Italy G-7 Meeting on Syria

After U.S. airstrikes, “Hands Off Syria” demonstrations have cropped up throughout the world, including in Syria itself. Hundreds of protesters poured into the streets of Lucca, Italy, to protest the two-day meeting of G-7 foreign ministers who had gathered mainly to talk about Syria. RELATED: Putin Claims US Preparing Chemical Weapons False Flag in Syria The […]

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The Return of the Dangerous ‘Obama Did Nothing’ Narrative on Syria

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – One of great ironies of our over-saturated media environment is that, often, the biggest falsehoods and most transparent acts of political theater enjoy the most widespread acceptance and demonstrate the most stubborn popularity. No matter how improbable, or how much obvious evidence exists to the contrary, once a media narrative becomes […]

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Report: US Killed More Syrians than IS or Russia in March

Damascus (GPA) – A report released this month by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) estimates that the civilian deaths by the US coalition surpass those from both ISIS and Russia. The U.K. based, anti-Assad and anti-Russian SNHR released a report earlier this month showing that the U.S. caused the majority of civilian deaths […]

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US and U.K. Pledge to Act on Syria if UN Won’t

New York (GPA) – During an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this morning, both the US and U.K. condemned Syria for “using chemical weapons on civilians.” Floating the idea of unilateral action if the UN fails to act. The emergency meeting of the UNSC (requested by France) took place this morning. And to […]