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Russia and Turkey Reach Ceasefire Deal for Syria

(GPA) Ankara – Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed the signing of a formal ceasefire between Russia, Syria and multiple rebel groups fighting the Assad government. The ceasefire goes into effect tonight at 12 midnight local time and includes the Syrian government, Iranian and Russian forces as well as opposition groups that account for about […]

Middle East Yemen

Saudis Pound Yemen With Air Strikes Hitting School, Boats, Factory, Farms

(GPA) Yemen – Over the past few days, Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen with airstrikes. Particularly in Houthi-controlled Sana’a and the contested city of Taiz. They have reportedly still been using cluster bombs as recently as last week. According to local reports, the recent Saudi airstrikes have targeted everything from schools, to fishing boats and farms. […]

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Israel Releases Thousands of Documents on Yemenite Baby Scandal

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The Israeli government has released 200,000 documents as a searchable data base for the roughly 1,000 Yemenite families who claim their children went missing after immigrating to the newly formed state of Israel decades ago. The documents were not intended to be released until 2031, but in light of the recent UN […]

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Jerusalem Officials Abruptly Cancel Vote on Illegal Settlements

(teleSUR) Jerusalem – Despite the decision to cancel the vote, Israeli Occupation Forces demolished several Palestinian-owned facilities Tuesday night. Jerusalem’s city officials have decided to cancel a vote that would have looked into approving some 618 illegal settlements in the Israeli-occupied side of East Jerusalem. The vote would have been the first act of open […]

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Erdogan Says He Has Proof of US Aiding Terrorists in Syria

(GPA) Ankara – Turkish President Recep Erdogan said in a press conference yesterday that he has proof of the US aiding terrorists in Syria such as the Kurdish YPG and PYD but also including the Islamic State (IS). Erdogan said it was “very clear” that the US is arming and supporting “terrorist groups including Daesh (IS)” […]

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Netanyahu Facing New Investigation for Fraud and Bribery

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The Israeli police claimed to have found new information in an ongoing secret inquiry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s business dealings and at now asking the attorney general’s office to authorize a full investigation. The secret probe into Netanyahu began about nine months ago and revolved around accusations that the PM had […]

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Houthi Fighters Raid Al Jazeera’s Sana’a Bureau

(GPA) Sana’a – Media company Al Jazeera’s Sana’a location was raided by Houthi fighters yesterday. Fighters took what was left of equipment and furniture. Al Jazeera is largely considered a mouth-piece for pro-western and anti-Shia attitudes in the Gulf region and greater Middle East. With over 70 bureaux around the world, the media conglomerate is the second […]

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Saudi Ministry: Over 2,000 Citizens Fighting Abroad With Terror Groups

(GPA) Riyadh – Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has released a report of the number of their citizens fighting in jihadist groups in multiple conflict zones although a majority are in Syria. The report detailed a breakdown of 2,093 Saudi nationals believed to be fighting abroad with terrorist organizations. Of that total number there are 297 […]

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Middle East Turkey

10,000 Social Media Users Targeted in Turkey’s Terrorism Probe

(teleSUR) Ankara – Turkey’s terrorism probe and authoritarian crackdown has only increased since the July coup attempt in the country. Since the coup attempt in July of this year, Turkey’s terrorism probe and crackdown on its citizens and President Tayyip Erdogan’s power-flexing continue on. In its latest clampdown, Turkey is set to investigate 10,000 people […]