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Libyan National Sentenced to 22 Years in US Prison for Role in 2012 Benghazi Attack

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 June, airstrikes targeting Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) and ISIS locations were reported near Bani Walid. At the time of writing it is unclear if it was either of the two groups or an amalgamation of forces fleeing the Oil Crescent after participating in Ibrahim Jadhran’s assault on the oil facilities. […]

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Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off

Washington D.C. (AHT) – It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran.  What is not made clear is how much his gambit is damaging to Americans and American interests. Without cause or justification, Mr. Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), striking a hard […]

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Defying UN, US-Saudi-led Coalition Aggravates the West Coast Disaster

Hodeidah (YE) – The US-Saudi-led coalition, recently, launched a huge campaign on the West Coast in order to control Hodeidah port, which should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis, to allow the entry of humanitarian aid despite that Aden port is under it control and aggravated the disaster that it created since 26 March 2015. whereas violations […]

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US-Saudis Launch Terror Attack on Wedding Killing and Wounding 22 in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The US-backed Saudi-led coalition has launched yet another terror attack on yet another Yemeni wedding. The most recent prior similar attack took place in late April of this year. It’s common for the U.S.-Saudi coalition to target civilians gathering en mass at funerals, celebrations, refugee camps, and crowded weekend markets. 22 civilians […]

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As Trump ‘Goes Nuclear’ Against Iran and China, What’s Next?

Washington (SCF) – At least it is clear; it’s explicit. The “We’re America, Bitch” formulation by an American official strips away the humbug of soft power. It’s not about ‘democracy’ or ‘freedom’: the global universal order never was. And, President Trump, to his credit, makes no bones about it: Why apologize over American power? It’s use it or lose it […]

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Cambridge Analytica Parent Co. Used Yemen as Test Site for Global Manipulation Tactics

London (GPA) – Leaked documents show that Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of the notorious Cambridge Analytica, carried out a surveillance operation embedded among local Yemeni populations in 2009. The research and psychological tactics of deception were likely later used against populations around the world including Libya, Syria, and Iran where SCL Group carried […]

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Southern Rebels Back in Talks with Russia After Jordan Intervenes

Damascus (MEE) – Negotiations between Russia and rebels in the southern town of Bursa al-Sham to reach a ceasefire agreement have restarted, the insurgents said on Sunday after Jordan stepped in as mediator. Talks had collapsed on Saturday as pro-Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, took a string of towns and villages in their fresh offensive […]

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Trump Attorney Meets Exiled Iranian MEK, Promises Regime Change

Washington (TSN) – Last year, at the same conference, Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton told the MEK they would be ruling Iran by 2019. Addressing a meeting of violent opposition group the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) in Paris, U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said the United States would keep applying pressure on Iran’s government until it […]

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Thomson Reuters Under Fire for Providing ICE Access to Immigrants’ Data

London (TLS) – According to the Intercept’s investigation, as part of a federal contract nearing US$30 million, Thomson Reuters Special Services has been supplying ICE with data on migrants. Thomson Reuters Foundation, the parent company of the newswire service, Reuters, has come under heat for having a multimillion contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, […]

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UK, Intelligence Agencies Slammed for Role in Ill-Treatment of Terrorism Suspects

London (HRW) – Today, the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee confirmed that, while cooperating with US-led post-2001 counterterrorism operations, the UK took and tolerated actions that were “inexcusable.” For those unfamiliar with polite euphemisms in British English, some of the actions the report is talking about were torture and other ill-treatment, acts which are […]

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