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Ireland’ Advancing Boycott Bill Could be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

Dublin (MEMO) – The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record […]

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EU denies Netanyahu Accusation of Interfering in Israeli Legislation

Brussels (MEMO) – The European Union has rejected accusations made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it interferes in Israeli legislation, Arab48.com reported on Friday. “The way that Israel defines itself is an internal issue,” said the EU Mission in Israel. “We respect the internal discussions.” However, it stressed that “Democracy and equality are basic values that define our […]

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3 French nationals briefly detained in PKK operations in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Three French nationals were briefly detained, along with 13 others, during an operation conducted by Turkish security forces targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its umbrella organization the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) in southeastern Şırnak province, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, the operation was carried out by the gendarmerie […]

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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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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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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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Italian Company Discovers Massive Gas Find off Egyptian Coast: Report

Cairo (MEE) – Find would cement country’s ‘gas hub’ dreams and casts doubt over $15bn deal to import Israeli gas announced in February. An Italian energy company has reportedly discovered a gas field off the Egyptian coast three times larger than one found in 2015 which was described as the largest ever found in the […]

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NYT’s ‘Economic Logic’ Ignores Italy’s Economic Reality

Rome (CEPR) – A NYT article discussing the possibility that Italy will leave the eurozone told readers that this decision would defy economic logic. It noted the various downsides for Italy of leaving the euro and then told readers: “As demonstrated by the Brexit vote, which numerous analyses showed would not be good for Britain’s health, economic […]

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Hariri Heads to Saudi Arabia for Second Time Since Suspect Resignation

Paris (MEE) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On 4 November, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh, sparking concerns that he was being detained against his will. After French mediation, however, he rescinded […]

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