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Palestinians Defy Restrictions at Al Aqsa After Day of Rage

Palestine (TeleSUR) – Fatah had called for protests over restrictions imposed at the Mosque. Hundreds of Palestinians have held evening prayers outside the Al Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, refusing to pass through newly-installed Israeli security measures. Israel reopened the compound on Sunday, drawing protest from Muslim religious authorities over the installation of metal detectors at entrances. The site had […]

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While Attacks in Israel Make Headlines, Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Ignored

Palestine (FAIR) – The recent acute humanitarian crisis in Gaza—on top of the routine humanitarian crisis that defines everyday existence there—has gotten sparse coverage in US media over the past three weeks. Israeli officials have cut off electricity to almost 2 million Gazans for all but three or four hours a day—in conjunction with nominal Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, […]

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Saudi Airstrikes Hit 3 Homes in Yemen, Killing or Wounding Over 20 Displaced People

Taiz (GPA) – The Saudi coalition continues carry out their war crimes in Yemen on a daily basis. This morning, 3 Saudi airstrikes struck 3 homes in the province of Taiz. Over twenty displaced people were killed or wounded in the massacre– mostly women and children. The victims had previously fled Saudi airstrikes in the […]

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UAE Paid $10m to Settle US Torture Case, According to Leaked Emails

Dubai (MEE) – The UAE bought the silence of an American arms dealer who was allegedly tortured by Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during the 1980s, according to leaked emails obtained by Middle East Eye. Khaled al-Hassen, a businessman and naturalised US citizen, alleged that he was abducted, taken to a secret […]

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US Stumbling into War with Iran

Washington D.C. (SCF) – There are signs that a US military operation against Iran is imminent. The administration is pushing Congress for the authority to build new «temporary» facilities in Iraq and Syria. Its policy statement says the armed forces are hamstrung by legal restrictions on the ability to expand military infrastructure in Syria and Iraq. The […]

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Mosul VS Aleppo: US Bombs ‘good’, Russian Bombs ‘bad’; ISIS ‘bad’, Al-Qaeda ‘good’

Washington D.C. (TD) – The West’s selective indignation concerning Syrian and Russian conduct of the battle of Aleppo, in contrast to Iraqi and US conduct of the battle of Mosul, is not an only an offence against reason and truth. It also excuses Al-Qaeda, which was as responsible for the suffering in Aleppo as ISIS […]

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Saudis Rock Yemen With Airstrikes, Yemeni Forces Persist on The Ground

Sana’a (GPA) – Airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition have targeted a number of Yemeni provinces in the past 24 hours. Despite the air support for Saudi-backed troops, Yemeni forces saw success on the ground thwarting Saudi advances. Saudi Arabia has carried out a number of airstrikes over the past day– and they’re still […]

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Turkey: Big Changes One Year after Failed Coup

Ankara (Tasnim) – Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy experienced big changes a year after failed coupe in the country and it seems that Ankara has now a more realistic approach at least in case of regional and international developments. On 15 July 2016, a coup d’état was attempted in Turkey against state institutions. The attempt […]

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UK Bends Rules to Allow London Listing of Saudi Oil Giant Aramco

London (MEE) – Authorities plan to exempt state-owned firms from some governance rules, as Saudi Arabia prepares partial sell-off of world’s largest oil firm. The UK’s financial regulator is to loosen regulations that would allow Saudi Arabia’s national oil company to list on London’s stock exchange, the first shot in a war with the US to […]

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Confirmed: US Army Deployed to Help Kurds Crush ISIS in Raqqa

Raqqa (AMN) – On Wednesday, Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed dozens of US military advisors were deployed inside Raqqa city itself with US Marines providing artillery support against ISIS from the surrounding countryside. The troops, many of them special operations forces, are working in an “advise, assist and accompany” role to support Kurdish fighters of the Syrian […]

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