August 2018 | GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Month: August 2018

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Nikki Haley: Palestinian Right of Return Should be ‘Off the Table’

New York (MEMO) – US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that the right of return of Palestinian refugees displaced since 1948 is an issue that should be taken “off the table”, according to the Times of Israel. Commenting at an appearance at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, a pro-Israel think tank based in Washington […]

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US Southern Command Begins Joint Military Exercises in Colombia

Bogata (TSN) – In Colombia, 13 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, and England will participate this Thursday in the 58th edition of the United States Southern Command-sponsored joint military exercises known as “Unitas.” The exercises first took place in Venezuela, in 1960, in the context of the Cold War and U.S. anti-communism. This […]

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack Killing 6 Libyan Special Operations Forces

ISIS IN ACTION On 23 August, ISIS claimed an attack on the Kaam checkpoint 20 km east of Khoms. Six members of the Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Special Operations Force were killed in the attack. The attack was reportedly conducted by three men, one of whom was killed, using automatic rifles and PRGs. […]

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Iran Foreign Minister Holds Surprise Talks with Turkey’s Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held previously unannounced talks on Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the situation in Syria likely to have dominated the agenda. With expectation growing of an offensive by Tehran ally President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s Idlib province bordering Turkey, Zarif met with Erdogan for an hour at […]

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Raids and Abductions: Israel Approves 1,000 New Settlements in West Bank

Al-Quds (GPA) – A series of recent raids, abductions, and violent confrontations took place at various locations in the West Bank this week in attempts to attack and intimidate Palestinians displaced by the Zionist entity July 22nd move to establish 1,000 new illegal settlements within the occupied West Bank. Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished the […]

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Russian Defense: White Helmets, Armed Groups Plan Chemical Attack in Syria

Moscow (AM) – The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Sunday that foreign experts had arrived in Idlib to organize the play of “Chemical Attack” using chlorinated munitions. Sputnik quoted the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashnikov, that the White Helmets and Armed Groups is preparing a strike on Kafr Zita, south of Idlib, […]

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The Surrender Of US Positions In Afghanistan, Or Part Of A New Strategy?

Kabul (OR) – The Pentagon is trying to convince the Afghan government to withdraw troops from sparsely populated districts, which is tantamount to abandoning vast swaths of land to the Taliban. What’s more, the White House is for the first time prepared to take a seat at the negotiating table across from the Taliban. The New […]

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Is the US Itching for a New War in the Horn of Africa?

Washington D.C. (GPA) – The United States tries to keep a tight lid on its official involvement in Africa — particularly the Horn where several nations have invested large sums of money and constructed bases in recent history. However, this build-up is getting hard to ignore. But what is Washington’s plan? Is a new war […]

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Mexico: AMLO ‘Will Keep Military On Streets To Combat Violence’

Mexico City (TSN) – Mexico’s President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says “We won’t stop using the army and the marines in public security issues,” insisting the Federal Police aren’t sufficiently prepared to quell the country’s rising violence. The remarks sparked controversy, especially among voters who supported AMLO during his campaign. Lopez Obrador had promised a different approach in the fight against […]

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Istanbul Police Break up Landmark Turkish Mothers’ Protest

Istanbul (MEE) – Istanbul police on Saturday broke up a regular demonstration by Turkish mothers remembering the disappearance of relatives in the 1980s and 1990s, detaining over 20 people as participants marked the 700th such weekly protest. The mothers, known as the Saturday Mothers (Cumatesi Anneleri in Turkish), have met on Saturdays since 27 May 1995 in the […]

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