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Middle East Saudi Arabia Yemen

Yemen to Saudis: Lift Siege Now or Expect Military Retaliation

Sana’a (GPA) – President of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee– Ansarullah– urges Saudi Arabia and their allies to lift the Yemen siege and stop the aggression against Yemen; hinting that more attacks on economic targets are imminent. Mohammad Ali al-Houthi published a Facebook post yesterday urging oil workers in Saudi Arabia to evacuate their workplaces at whatever […]

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Americas Analysis Iran Middle East North America United States

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country. The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example […]

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US Ends CIA Program in Syria but Continues Preparations for Big War

Washington D.C. (SCF) – The news hits headlines. The Washington Post (WP) reports that President Trump has decided to discontinue the CIA program in Syria to covert program to arm and train «moderate» Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to US officials. The CIA program in Syria was authorized by  Trump’s predecessor in 2013. […]

Middle East Russia Syria

Russia deploys Military Police to Monitor Syria ‘De-escalation Zones’

Damascus (MEE) – Russian police will set up checkpoints in Eastern Ghouta and southwest Syria. Russia has deployed military police to monitor two safe zones being established in Syria, it was announced on Monday, with officials touting it as a new era of US cooperation. Senior commander Sergei Rudskoi said Russian forces had set up checkpoints and observation […]

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Iraq Middle East Russia

Moscow, Baghdad Sign Huge Arms Deal

Baghdad  (SCF) – It was reported on July 20 that Russia and Iraq have struck a deal on supplying a large batch of T-90 tanks. Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation, confirmed the agreement but declined to provide details, saying only «the number of tanks is substantial». Russian military analyst Ruslan Pukhov told Russian newspaper Izvestia that the […]

Iran Middle East United States

Iran Rejects ‘Interfering’ White House Statement on Prisoners

Tehran (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as “interfering and threatening” a statement made by the White House that has demanded the release of American convicts being held in Iran, stressing that Iran’s Judiciary is an independent body dealing with the violations of national security. “As usual, the White House’s comments are an example of interference in the […]

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Syria Requests US Compensation Over Destruction Wrought by War

Damascus (Duran) – America’s illegal presence in Syria and the loss of civilian life which has resulted from it, has led Syria to request compensation at the United Nations. The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has written to the United Nations demanding that the international body compensate Syria for its human and material loses which resulted from […]

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Germany Turkey

Turkey: German Arms Sales Frozen; Travel Warning Issued for German Citizens

Berlin (AHT) – Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, the Bild newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul, according the Turkish Newspaper Hurriyet Daily News. Berlin stepped up its travel advisory for Turkey on July 20 and warned it would review […]