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Turkish Lira Hits Record Low, Days After Erdogan’s New Government Appointed

Ankara (MEE) – The Turkish lira hit a record low overnight Wednesday, dispelling hope that the currency’s instability would end after June’s snap election. It hit a low of 4.9767 lira to the US dollar in overnight trading with Asia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he expects interest rates to fall, despite persistently high inflation. […]

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5 Times the US Actively Supported ISIS or Similar Groups (Yes, Actively)

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Everyone knows U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has more to do with destabilization than diplomacy. Whether arming terror states like Israel and Saudi Arabia or flattening entire countries like Libya and Iraq, American intervention is pretty much always a humanitarian disaster. At times, this policy has even included arming […]

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Despite Hostile Actions, US Exports to Iran are Up 60% in 2018

Tehran (TNA) – What sanctions? Despite Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric against the Islamic Republic and scrapping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US exports to Iran are up 60 percent from 2017. Although Iran is far from its closest trading partner, many average Americans may not realize that companies in the United States export […]

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Cutting Off Iran Could Send Oil Soaring to over $120 A Barrel: Bank of America

Tehran (TNA) – Crude oil could surge to more than $120 a barrel, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts, if the Trump administration were to order a complete cutoff of Iranian barrels before the end of the year. “Oil is now a game of chicken,” the analysts wrote in a note Thursday. They said […]

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Trump to Saudi Arabia: Lower Oil Prices or We Will Not ‘Defend’ You

Washington (MEMO) – If Gulf countries do not increase oil outputs to cover the shortfall left by Iran, America may not defend them, US President Donald Trump has warned in a tweet. America wants to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero by November. Should it succeed and Tehran’s two million barrels a day be taken off the market, […]

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Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off

Washington D.C. (AHT) – It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran.  What is not made clear is how much his gambit is damaging to Americans and American interests. Without cause or justification, Mr. Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), striking a hard […]

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Defying UN, US-Saudi-led Coalition Aggravates the West Coast Disaster

Hodeidah (YE) – The US-Saudi-led coalition, recently, launched a huge campaign on the West Coast in order to control Hodeidah port, which should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis, to allow the entry of humanitarian aid despite that Aden port is under it control and aggravated the disaster that it created since 26 March 2015. whereas violations […]

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US-Saudis Launch Terror Attack on Wedding Killing and Wounding 22 in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The US-backed Saudi-led coalition has launched yet another terror attack on yet another Yemeni wedding. The most recent prior similar attack took place in late April of this year. It’s common for the U.S.-Saudi coalition to target civilians gathering en mass at funerals, celebrations, refugee camps, and crowded weekend markets. 22 civilians […]

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Muharrem Ince Looks to Replace CHP Head to Effectively Fight AKP

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish Presidential candidate Muharrem Ince has vowed to continue his fight with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if his party’s old guard will let him. With the Turkish election over and Erdogan in office for another five years, it is time for the opposition to get their act together. One man looking to do this […]

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As Trump ‘Goes Nuclear’ Against Iran and China, What’s Next?

Washington (SCF) – At least it is clear; it’s explicit. The “We’re America, Bitch” formulation by an American official strips away the humbug of soft power. It’s not about ‘democracy’ or ‘freedom’: the global universal order never was. And, President Trump, to his credit, makes no bones about it: Why apologize over American power? It’s use it or lose it […]

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