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Opinion: Russia – A Friend or Enemy?

Moscow (GPA) – I would like to express my view on the dominant opinion on the alleged confrontation between the US and Russia. No doubt some will object right away that I should remember Trump’s words that relations with Russia were worse than in times of the Cold War. And I would answer that to my mind, the […]

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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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Southern Rebels Back in Talks with Russia After Jordan Intervenes

Damascus (MEE) – Negotiations between Russia and rebels in the southern town of Bursa al-Sham to reach a ceasefire agreement have restarted, the insurgents said on Sunday after Jordan stepped in as mediator. Talks had collapsed on Saturday as pro-Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, took a string of towns and villages in their fresh offensive […]

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US Official: Turkey S-400 Deal Could ‘Spike the Punch’ in F-35 Deal

Washington (TM) – A top US State Department official warned Turkey on Tuesday that its purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets would be jeopardized if it does not drop a plan to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia, Reuters reported. If Turkey buys the system, it would also be subject to sanctions under […]

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Russia Sells Off Record Amount of US Treasury Bonds

Washington D.C. (SCF) – The US Treasury Department report for April published on June 15 revealed that Russia sold $47.4 billion out of the $96.1 it had held in Treasury bonds (T-bonds). In March, Moscow cut its Treasury holdings by $1.6 billion. In February, Russia reduced its bond portfolio by $9.3 billion. Other holders did it too. Japan sold […]

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Russia Snubs Saudi Threats Over Qatar Military Deal

Moscow (MEMO) – Russia will supply Qatar with an anti-aircraft missile system despite reported Saudi threats to take military action over the deal, the state-run Sputnik news agency reported. A Russian lawmaker made the remarks on Saturday after French daily Le Monde reported that the Saudi King had warned he might use force to prevent Qatar from acquiring the S-400 system. “Russia seeks its own […]

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Erdogan, Putin Discuss Developments in Syria

Damascus (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed recent developments in Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the phone. According to presidential sources, Erdogan and Putin pointed out the significance of achievements gained in the Astana process for a political solution in Syria and stressed that the government and opposition […]

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Issue Joint Statement Following Syria Peace Talks

Astana (TNA) – Iran, Russia, and Turkey, as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in Syria, issued a joint statement on Tuesday following the Arab country’s peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. In the joint statement, representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey reiterated that there is no military solution to the […]

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Russia Cannot Walk a Fine Line Between Iran and Israel in Syria

Damascus (AHT) – With the escalation of fireworks in Syria, the country is again back in the spotlight. The continuous victories of the Syrian Arab Army and the resistance forces in their fight against terrorists and foreign-backed “rebels” could pave the way for the Syrian government to restore most of its lands. The enemies of […]

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US Claims of “Russian Meddling” Exposes Its Own Global Meddling

Washington D.C. (NEO) –  The US controls entire opposition parties, opposition groups, and so-called “activist” organizations inside targeted nations. This also includes the creation and funding of media organizations – not based in the US and commentating on foreign politics – but operating inside targeted nations, often concealing their foreign funding from their audiences. The […]

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