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Turkish President Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting ISIS

Ankara (TeleSUR) – Turkey’s president said, “The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains the same as before.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of granting financial aid to members of the Islamic State group, a State Department-listed terrorist organization. “The United States has disappointed us a lot, saying that it fights […]

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Turkey Withdraws from Drill Over Insult, NATO Apologizes

Brussels (GPA) – The head of NATO has apologized to Turkey after “mistakenly” referring to Turks as enemies during a joint drill. NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg has apologized today, following the withdrawal of 40 Turkish soldiers from military drills in Norway. Ankara ordered the troops to leave the exercises following the discovery by Turkey that their President, Recep […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah to Disarm as Hariri Talks of Return to Lebanon

Beirut (MEE) – Adel al-Jubeir condemned Hezbollah as a ‘first class terrorist organization’ destabilizing Lebanese politics. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called for Lebanon’s Hezbollah to be disarmed and denied that the country’s prime minister was being held against his will in the kingdom. Saad Hariri, who announced his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia on 4 November, is […]

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Keystone Pipeline Shut down After Leaking 210,000 Gallons of Oil

Pierre, SD (TAM) – The contentious Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after a 210,000-gallon oil leak was discovered in South Dakota. According to local ABC News affiliate KSFY: “Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada. “The leak was […]

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US Calls Venezuela Global Threat at UN as EU Approves Arms Embargo

Caracas (VZA) – The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and Russia. “The crisis in Venezuela today poses a direct threat to international peace and security. Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, […]

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Israel and Saudi Co-Sponsor Anti-Assad UN Resolution

New York (MEMO) – Israel, for the first time, has co-sponsored a resolution with Saudi Arabia at the UN. The draft resolution at the Human Rights Council, which was also supported by the US, France, and Germany was submitted against the Assad government, elicited condemnation from the Syrian representative. The Saudis gave their backing for the resolution condemning […]