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Separatist Kurdish Factions: Human Rights Violations and Racism

By Sarah Abed Damascus (TRH) – The West has effectively preyed on the Kurds’ internal divisions and has used some factions to fulfill an imperialist goal of dividing and weakening the Near and Middle East. The Kurdish people are diverse, and in recent years, aspects of their culture and customs have been discussed in mainstream media. But the […]

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Kirkuk: The Kurdish Dream Meets Reality

Baghdad (GPA) – The first shots have been fired in the war for ‘Kurdistan,’ and it appears the Iraqi army has come out on top in Kirkuk. This weekend, the Iraqi army began their incursion to the newly declared “Kurdistan” following last month’s independence referendum. Despite assurances from the Kurdish government that the region would […]

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Daesh to Surrender and Leave Raqqa, Capital of Its Caliphate

Damascus (MEMO) – Syrian Daesh fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the militants’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave conflicting accounts on whether foreign fighters would also be leaving the city, where the US-backed Syrian […]

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Daesh in The Sinai: Weekend of Attacks & Rockets Fired at Israel

Cairo (GPA) – Following a weekend of Daesh attacks on Egyptian forces in the Sinai, the organization ended their weekend by firing missiles into southern Israel. Thursday: 6 Egyptian Police Killed at Checkpoint Terrorists, most likely members The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province, started the weekend off early with an attack on a northern […]

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Syria Demands Withdraw of Turkish Troops From Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – In an effort to protect their “moderate rebel” friends, Turkey has launched a new military operation in; violating the national sovereignty of Syria. Last week, Turkey deployed troops into the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. According to Ankara, the operation is meant to ensure the area’s status as a “deconfliction zone.” The other unofficial status […]

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How The Turkish Military Lost Power by Trying to Keep it

Ankara (GPA) – For the first time in the history of Turkey, it appears the military is actually accountable to the civilian government, in large part as a result of the old guard’s own decisions. These past several months have seen US-Turkish relations hit an all-time low as Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s ever-growing power continues to run up against […]

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Hamas and Fatah Sign Deal to ‘Finally and Forever’ Rid Palestine of Division

Cairo (MEE) – Rival factions hail Cairo deal, but some Palestinians express skepticism about motives behind agreement and prospects for real reconciliation. Leaders of Fatah and Hamas on Thursday hailed a unity deal signed in Cairo which they said would end the decade-long rift between the rival Palestinian factions, but many Palestinians expressed scepticism that the agreement would […]

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Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

Washington D.C. – Donald Trump will make a highly anticipated decision this month that could send shockwaves throughout all aspects of foreign policy, trade, and diplomatic relations. Many pundits expect Trump to entirely decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka Iran Nuclear Deal and possibly even designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign […]

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Turkey’s Military Launches New Syria Operation

Idlib (SCF) – The Turkish military has launched an operation in Syria’s Idlib in line with the de-escalation zone deal agreed at the Astana peace talks last month. “Serious operation is underway in Idlib and it will continue,” Erdogan said in a televised address to ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party members in Afyon. “We can’t leave […]

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IAEA Chief Confirms Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal

Rome (TeleSUR) – Despite accusations by the Trump administration against Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, the U.N. nuclear agency chief denied these claims. The International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano has confirmed that Iran is conforming to the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement, despite accusations by the Donald Trump administration that Iran has failed […]

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