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Russia and China Veto Syrian Ceasefire Resolution in UNSC

(GPA) New York – Earlier today at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, a proposal to initiate a seven day ceasefire in East Aleppo, Syria was vetoed by both Russia and China. Russia warned the delegation from the United States earlier today that the measure would be blocked. Russia was joined by China […]

Middle East Syria

“Moderate” Rebels Attack Hospital in Aleppo

(GPA) Aleppo, Syria – “Moderate rebels” have attacked a hospital inside the government-controlled portion of Aleppo. One Russian female medical worker has been killed and many more residents have been injured after rebel fighters fired mortar shells at the hospital– which was set up by the Russian military to take care of civilians inside the devastated city. Russian […]

Europe Middle East

Report: Bombing Muslim Countries Results in More Attacks at Home

(GPA) According to a report from the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC), European countries who are taking part in the US-led coalition against ISIS are more likely to suffer terrorist attacks at home– and the trend is expected to rise. France ranked especially high on the list; Belgium, Germany, and the UK are also particularly susceptible to attacks. Ultimately […]

Middle East Yemen

Houthis Establish New Government in Yemen, UN Not Happy

(GPA) Sana’a, Yemen – The Houthis and their allies announced this week the formation and swearing-in of a new government in the capital city of Sana’a. The National Salvation Government immediately came under criticism from the United Nations as a “new and unnecessary obstacle” to peace. But is it? The new National Salvation Government was announced on […]

Middle East Syria Turkey

Erdogan: “We Entered Syria to Topple Assad”

(GPA) Istanbul – Earlier today Turkish president Recep Erdogan told a crowd at the first meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium that Turkish troops were in Syria for the explicit reason of toppling Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. President Erdogan told the group of international parliamentary leaders that his country’s only intention in Syria was […]

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Iran Seeks to Expand Maritime Influence Near Syria & Yemen

(GPA) Tehran – Iranian general General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri announced on Sunday that his country’s military would like to expand navel bases overseas– ideally near Syria or Yemen. The announcement came just days after Wikileaks released the Yemen Files— over 500 documents and emails confirming direct U.S. training and funding for the pro-Saudi Yemeni government forces. So why? […]

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Syria: Egypt Joins the Fray to Support Russia-Backed Coalition

(SCF) Syria – Finally, Egypt has taken a clear stance on Syria. This is an event of great importance to drastically change the situation. Speaking on the Portuguese TV network RTP on November 22, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi publicly affirmed his support for the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response to the question of whether […]

Middle East Palestine

Israel Nearly Doubles Their Arsenal of Stealth Fighters. But Why?

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The office of the Israeli Prime Minister issued a statement Sunday that the country would be adding 17 new F-35 stealth fighters to their Air Force. The 17 new jets would bring the total number of stealth fighters in the Israeli arsenal up to 50. This will create the capability for Israel […]