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Putin: ‘New Stage’ Reached in Syria, Concessions Needed

Moscow (MEE) – The summit with Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rouhani comes two days after Putin hosted surprise talks with Syria’s Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a “new stage” had been reached in the Syria crisis but achieving a political solution would require compromises from all sides, including the Syrian government. Putin was speaking alongside […]

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Ignoring Washington’s Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior

New York (FAIR) – In one of the most glaring, power-serving omissions in some time, CBS News’ 60 Minutes (11/19/17) took a deep dive into the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and did not once mention the direct role the United States played in creating, perpetuating and prolonging a crisis that’s left over 10,000 civilians dead, 2 million displaced, and an estimated 1 million with cholera. […]

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Saudi Foreign Policy Fails Again: Hariri Returns to Lebanon, “Suspends” Resignation

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, marking yet another failure of Saudi foreign policy. Upon his return to Lebanon yesterday, former ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with President Michel Aoun to discuss his current status. Following the meeting, in which, Hariri says Aoun asked him to “put [his resignation] on hold ahead of […]

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Agree on All Issues in Antalya: Lavrov

Tehran (TNA) – Foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey on Sunday agreed on all key issues at Syria peace talks in Antalya, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “We have gathered to discuss certain issues related to preparations for the summit of the three countries’ president, which is due in Sochi on November 22,” Lavrov […]

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Lebanese PM Confirms He Will Return to Beirut as Crisis Simmers

Paris (MEE) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “I will participate in the celebrations for […]

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Saudi Corruption Detainees Reportedly Offered ‘Freedom for Assets’

Riyadh (GPA) – The government of Saudi Arabia seems to be offering a chance for royal family members arrested during the recent “anti-corruption sweep” to buy their way out of the Riyadh Ritz in a ‘freedom for assets’ swap. Reports have begun to emerge that the Saudi government has begun to approach some of the royal family members […]

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Yemenis Sit Between the Hammer and Anvil of US-backed Saudi Siege and Airstrikes

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemeni forces launched a long-range ballistic missile at the King Khalid Airport in early November in retaliation for the Saudi-led war against Yemen. Days later, Saudi Arabia tightened their already-existing blockade. This impacts Yemeni life in a number of ways and puts millions of Yemenis on the brink of death. Nearly 1,000 days […]

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Nikki Haley Promises US Will Act Without UNSC in Syria

New York (GPA) – Following two Russian vetoes in one week at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), US ambassador Nikki Haley has promised the US would act alone to “fight for justice.” At the end of last week, the UNSC voted on two resolutions concerning the April chemical weapons incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. The resolutions, which […]