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Court Rules to Keep Former HDP Co-Chair Demirtas in Prison

Ankara (TM) – A Turkish high criminal court has decided to keep former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş in prison during a trial in which he faces terror charges. The last hearing of Demirtaş’s trial in which he is charged with leading a terrorist organization was held at the Ankara 19th High Criminal Court on […]

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Ireland’ Advancing Boycott Bill Could be Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine

Dublin (MEMO) – The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. There has been little good news, particularly since US President Trump took office, recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv in record […]

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US “Socialist” Ocasio-Cortez: Palestine is Colony With No Rights

New York (TSN) – “What people are starting to see at least in the occupation of Palestine is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition,” Ocasio-Cortez said. On Friday, 28-year-old Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked about her position on Israel, on PBS’ show ‘Firing Line,’ to which she responded in a willingly non-controversial fashion, with an Israeli right to […]

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US, Israel Attempt To Destabilize Iran through Joint Group

Washington D.C. (AHT) – Israel and the United States have created a joint group a few months ago, through which they aim to destabilize Iran from the inside, sources reported. Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and his US counterpart John Bolton met recently in Washington to develop a strategy to put pressure on the Iranian government […]

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Iran Sues US in International Court Over Sanctions

Tehran (MEE) – Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States stating that Washington’s decision in May to impose sanctions after pulling out of a nuclear deal violates a 1955 treaty between the two countries, the International Court of Justice said on Tuesday. A State Department official said the application was without merit and the United States […]

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EU denies Netanyahu Accusation of Interfering in Israeli Legislation

Brussels (MEMO) – The European Union has rejected accusations made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it interferes in Israeli legislation, Arab48.com reported on Friday. “The way that Israel defines itself is an internal issue,” said the EU Mission in Israel. “We respect the internal discussions.” However, it stressed that “Democracy and equality are basic values that define our […]

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Saudi Scholar Arrested after Publishing a Book Critical of the Regime’s Ties with Israel

Riyadh (GPA) – The Saudi Arabian regime continued with its liberal “reforms” by arresting another prominent scholar. Sheikh Safar Al-Hawali, 68 had just published a 3,000-page book in which he highlighted some of the kingdom’s policies and attacked the royal family. The arrest (one of the latest in a long chain) demonstrates the ruling family’s fear of […]

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Who are Washington’s “Revolutionaries” in Iran?

Tehran (NEO) – The US-backed Iranian opposition is neither “revolutionary,” nor even “in” Iran. Yet they have been designated as Washington’s proxies of choice, and an alternative government they seek to place into power in Tehran.  As the US-led proxy war in Syria reaches a relative stalemate and with time on Damascus and its allies’ […]

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1,200 Days of War Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City: 400,000+

Sana’a (GPA) – In March of 2015, a coalition of over two dozen countries launched a war against this tiny and impoverished country at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula. Women and children constitute roughly 30% of all casualties. In fact, airstrikes frequently target women and children. Here’s exactly what 1,200 days of US-Saudi war […]

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3 French nationals briefly detained in PKK operations in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Three French nationals were briefly detained, along with 13 others, during an operation conducted by Turkish security forces targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its umbrella organization the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) in southeastern Şırnak province, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, the operation was carried out by the gendarmerie […]

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