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US Indicts Two on Allegations of Spying for Iran on MEK Members in US

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The Justice Department of the United States charged two people with circumventing US sanctions against Iran, discretely working on behalf of Iran’s government to conduct surveillance on Israeli and Jewish facilities inside the country, and attending MEK events in the US to collect intelligence.

Source: US Indicts Two on Allegations of Spying for Iran on MEK Members in US

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Qatar Repays Diplomatic And Military Debt To Turkey With Offer Of $15B In Financial Support

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The offer of financial aid for Turkey’s beleaguered economy comes a year after Ankara sent troops to Qatar at a time when it feared a ground invasion by Saudi and UAE forces.

Source: Qatar Repays Diplomatic And Military Debt To Turkey With Offer Of $15B In Financial Support

Erdogan invokes patriotism, Islam as lira remains under pressure

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President Tayyip Erdogan appealed to Turks’ religious and patriotic feelings ahead of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, promising they would not be brought “to their knees” by an economic crisis that has battered the lira currency.

Source: Erdogan invokes patriotism, Islam as lira remains under pressure

Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

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Iran urged Europe on Monday to speed up efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in May, saying French oil group Total has formally pulled out a major gas project.

Source: Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

Britain to axe funding for scheme supporting Syrian opposition

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Government ends police force programme as Assad’s forces close in on rebel-held areas

Source: Britain to axe funding for scheme supporting Syrian opposition

Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast

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He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed.

Source: Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast