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Pentagon and CIA: Don’t Be Fooled, the CIA Was Only “Half the Problem” in Syria

Damascus (GR) – The news that President Trump has halted the CIA program to arm and train rebel groups in Syria should be viewed with caution, as the CIA program only represented half of US involvement in Syria. Even if we take this information as completely accurate, and the CIA will cease to be involved in any covert programs in Syria, there […]

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Iran, Germany Discuss Closer Cooperation in Rail, Sea Transport

Tehran (TNA) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Germany held talks on ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including rail and sea transport. Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, who is on an official visit to Germany, attended meetings of the joint working groups of the two countries on […]

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Netanyahu’s Lawyer Could Have Received Cut in Defense Deal

Tel Aviv (MEM) – A state witness has told investigators that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer would have been paid $9 million if he ensured a submarine defence deal went ahead. David Shimron, who is also Netanyahu’s cousin, is suspected of lobbying defence officials whilst also standing to personally profit from the deal, according to the Times of […]

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Canada Investigates Saudi Arabia’s Use of Arms in Eastern Crackdown

Ottawa  (MEE) – At least five people were killed in restive Qatif province during the week as Saudi authorities attempt to crackdown on alleged Shiite militants. Canada warned on Saturday that it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s Shiite-majority east, which has seen numerous civilians and […]

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Iran Passes Motion Decriminalizing Drug Use, Hand-Out Diluted Drugs to Addicts

Tehran (AHT) – Iran appears to be on the verge of overhauling its drug-related policies. While a new bill is being amended in parliament to stop the execution of petty drug smugglers, another plan is also under study for allowing state organs to distribute drugs — primarily opium — among addicts, the Radio Fard reported. Iranian lawmakers have adopted […]

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Russian Airbase in Syria Renewed for Another 50 Years

Damascus (MEE) – The base has been central to Moscow’s military campaign in Syria. Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. Related: China Joins With Russia In Calls For Investigation Into Syrian Chemical Weapon Claims The […]

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UN Rights Expert ‘Israel Cannot Make Unilateral Decisions about Al-Aqsa Mosque’

New York (TNA) – A UN rights expert said the Israeli regime cannot make “unilateral decisions” about the management of al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem (al-Quds), calling on the international community to put a “complete end” to the regime’s occupation of the Palestinian lands. “…Israel cannot make unilateral decisions about the management of the Haram […]

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BREAKING: Yemeni Forces Fire Multiple Ballistic Missiles at Saudi Air Base

Sana’a (GPA) – Various Yemeni military sources report that they have fired a ‘number’ of medium range ballistic missiles at the King Fahad airbase in Saudi Arabia. Yemen’s Republican Guard, and various other Yemeni military sources confirmed that they have launched multiple mid range ballistic missiles called “Volcano 1” at a Saudi air base in […]