Manbij: Turkey Asks Russia and US to “Attack their own allies…and themselves”

Manbij:  Turkey Asks Russia and US to “Attack their own allies…and themselves”

  Turkish Prime Minister and the leader of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Binali Yildirim gives a speech during an AK Party’s group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on February 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says his country will not plan […]

Iran successfully tests S-300 missile system

Iran has successfully tested the Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system, which the Islamic Republic has purchased from Russia and integrated into the defense system of the country. The Iranian Fars news agency reported on Sunday that the missile system successfully detected, tracked, and intercepted a ballistic missile during the test launch. The test-firing was […]

US keeps stealing Iraq’s oil despite Mattis comments: Analyst

Despite remarks by Defense Secretary James Mattis, US presence in Iraq is aimed at “stealing oil,” an analyst says. Gordon Duff, senior editor at Veterans Today, made the statement while commenting on Monday remarks by Mattis ahead of an unannounced visit to the war-ravaged country. In an apparent attempt to distance himself from recent remarks by […]

Trump Claims Sweden Attack Real, InfoWars Given as Source

More troops in Poland and more ICBMs fired off China won’t cover for Trump going full “Alex Jones” and then some.  Congrats for making the US the laughing stock of the world. US President Donald Trump has sparked a new controversy by citing a non-existing terror attack in Sweden to promote his anti-Islamic agenda. Speaking […]

UN envoy to Syria questions US role in resolving Syria crisis

UN envoy to Syria questions US role in resolving Syria crisis

  UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura  United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the role of the United States and its so-called military engagement against terrorist groups in the Middle Eastern country, saying Washington’s new administration is still working on its conflicting priorities in tackling the six-year-long crisis. De […]

Pakistan angered by US delay in issuing visa for lawmaker

Pakistan angered by US delay in issuing visa for lawmaker

  Raza Rabbani, the chairman of the Pakistani Senate (photo by AP) A delay by US authorities to issue a visa for a Pakistani parliament member has angered Pakistan’s Senate, prompting it to order a boycott of the inter-parliamentary event in the US that the lawmaker was supposed to take part in. Chairman of the […]

Germany elects anti-Trump former FM as president

Germany elects anti-Trump former FM as president

Newly-elected German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2nd R) is congratulated by German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the presidential election at the Bundesversammlung federal assembly Bundestag (lower house of parliament)on February 12, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, known for his fierce opposition to US President Donald […]

Russia capable of halting US surrogate war in Yemen: Analyst

Saudi Arabia has pounded the port of Hudaydah in Yemen to stop the shipping of humanitarian aids into the war-ravaged country. Saudi forces have also prevented ships from entering the Yemeni port for over 20 days. The United Nations has voiced concern about the severe consequences of a long-term Saudi-imposed blockade on Yemen, which is […]

Mattis Goes “Bad Dog” on Iran

Mattis Goes “Bad Dog” on Iran

Iran is the world’s “biggest state sponsor of terrorism,” US Defense Secretary James Mattis stated, warning that Tehran’s actions are known to Washington and being watched closely.

US detains former Norway prime minister over 2014 visit to Iran

US detains former Norway prime minister over 2014 visit to Iran

  Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik Following an executive order by the US president banning entry from Iran and six other Muslim states, a former Norwegian prime minister says has was held and questioned at a Washington airport over a visit he had paid to the Islamic Republic some three years ago, describing […]

The Waffler: Trump Now Criticizes Israeli Settlements Trump Fully Backs

The Waffler: Trump Now Criticizes Israeli Settlements Trump Fully Backs

  US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, February 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) US President Donald Trump has struck a tougher line with Israel, warning that building new settlements or expanding existing ones “may not be helpful” to efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “While we don’t believe […]

It Begins: Trump Condemns Russia on Ukraine, Follows Hillary Fictional Tune

It Begins: Trump Condemns Russia on Ukraine, Follows Hillary Fictional Tune

Newly appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley makes a statement upon her arrival at UN headquarters in New York City on January 27, 2017.  The new US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has strongly condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine even as the administration of US President Donald Trump seeks […]

Poland, Lithuania won’t host new secret CIA rendition prisons

Poland, Lithuania won’t host new secret CIA rendition prisons

  Poland and Lithuania have announced that they would not allow the United States to locate new secret detention facilities on their soil in case President Donald Trump decides to reinstate a deal, under which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) clandestinely detains prisoners as part of the so-called war on terror.  “There is no proposal […]

UK foreign secretary signals shift in policy on Syrian president

UK foreign secretary signals shift in policy on Syrian president

Britain has accepted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to run for re-election in the event of a peace deal in Syria, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said, a major shift in British policy which London had pursued since the beginning of the conflict that Assad must go. Speaking in the UK Parliament […]

Trump in violation of US Constitution over his DC hotel: Watchdog

Trump in violation of US Constitution over his DC hotel: Watchdog

  US President Donald Trump speaks during the Armed Services Ball January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) An ethics watchdog has lodged a formal complaint with the federal government against US President Donald Trump over a lease on his Washington, DC hotel. The Trump International Hotel in Washington is located on federal property […]

Trump Goes “Full Buffoon Plus” During Speech at Langley

Trump Goes “Full Buffoon Plus” During Speech at Langley

US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP) US President Donald Trump should be “ashamed of himself,” over his speech at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, says the former spy agency’s chief, John Brennan. The new president appeared in front of the […]

500,000 march on Washington to protest Trump presidency

500,000 march on Washington to protest Trump presidency

  Hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States descend on Washington to voice their anger and anxiety over Donald Trump’s presidency a day after he took the oath of office. The Women’s March on Washington, which organizers said attracted half a million people on Saturday, seeks to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil […]

Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led ‘occupation’

Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led ‘occupation’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a full investigation into the 2003 US-led invasion of his country that was assessed as unjust by the UK’s Iraq War inquiry last year. Reports on Wednesday quoted Abadi as saying at a press conference on Tuesday that he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making […]

Turkey, Israel officials to discuss roadmap for closer cooperation

Turkey, Israel officials to discuss roadmap for closer cooperation

  Turkish ambassador to Israel Kemal Okem hands his diplomatic credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem al-Quds, December 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Israel and Turkey are reportedly drafting a “roadmap” to promote their cooperation in different areas, months after the two sides reached an agreement to normalize their ties. The undersecretaries of […]

Turkey plane transfers Daesh terrorists from Aleppo to Yemen: Report

Turkey plane transfers Daesh terrorists from Aleppo to Yemen: Report

  This file photo shows a plane flying after take-off from Yemen’s Aden International Airport. (Photo by AFP) Yemeni sources say a Turkish plane transporting scores of Daesh Takfiri terrorists has landed in the Aden International Airport in southern Yemen. Yemen’s al-Masirah news website reported that the plane carried 150 terrorists who were evacuated from […]

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