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La Paz (TSN) – Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in theContinue Reading

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Sana’a (MPN) – The country of Yemen, known in the medieval period as “Green Yemen,” is one of the most extensively terraced areas of the world. There, Yemeni farmers transformed rugged mountain slopes into terraces and built dams like the Great Marib, a structure whose history spans long enough thatContinue Reading

Moscow (TM) – A Russian-Turkish deal to clear Kurdish militia from a planned safe zone in Syria is being fully implemented, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, according to the Hürriyet Daily News. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Lavrov said there was no reason to lookContinue Reading

Tehran (TNA) – Iran on Monday unveiled a chain of 30 IR-6 centrifuge machines for uranium enrichment at the Natanz nuclear site. The new chain of homegrown centrifuges was inaugurated by the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi. Speaking to reporters at the ceremony, Salehi saidContinue Reading

Moscow (CD) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Monday that heightened nuclear tensions between Russia and the West have dramatically increased the threat of another catastrophic global conflict. “As long as weapons of mass destruction exist, primarily nuclear weapons, the danger is colossal,” Gorbachev said in an interview with the BBC. “All nations should declare—all nations—thatContinue Reading

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Damascus (MEE) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says that Donald Trump is the best president in US history because he has been open about his intentions to take possession of Syria’s oil. “I tell you he’s the best American president. Why? Not because his policies are good, but because he’s the mostContinue Reading

Santiago (TSN) – Chile has withdrawn as host of an APEC trade summit in November where the United States and China had been expected to take major steps toward ending a 15-month-old trade war that has slowed world economic growth. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said he had taken the “painful” decision to cancelContinue Reading

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Riyadh (MEMO) – Daesh supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor, reports Reuters. There has been no official statement or mourning on Baghdadi on Daesh official Telegram channelContinue Reading

Washington (TM) – With an overwhelming majority, the US House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution labeling as genocide the Ottoman Empire’s killing of approximately 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 to 1923, Sputnik International reported. On Tuesday the House voted 405-11 in favor of both recognizing and condemning the ArmenianContinue Reading

Washington DC (SCF) – Washington’s official announcement of the withdrawal of US troops from the northeast of Syria has provoked alarm and condemnation at home as well as from Washington’s allies. However, it is easier to understand the actions and aims of the Trump administration when one analyzes events in theContinue Reading