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World watches Israel’s killing of Palestinians in the colosseum of Gaza /Chris Doyle – Middle East Affairs

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Back in 2014, a young Palestinian journalist, Yaser Murtaja, saved the life of a little girl named Bisan by pulling her out of the rubble during Israel’s assault on Gaza. She lost six members of her family, including her parents. Yaser did not stop there as he felt a responsibility to make sure she fully […]

Source: World watches Israel’s killing of Palestinians in the colosseum of Gaza /Chris Doyle – Middle East Affairs

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Turkey’s major dilemma in Syria/Yasar Yakis – Middle East Affairs

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week hosted his Russian and Iranian counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, for a summit in Ankara. No tangible result may have come out of this encounter, but it might still become a major turning point in the Middle East. But that will depend on other developments taking place […]

Source: Turkey’s major dilemma in Syria/Yasar Yakis – Middle East Affairs

Russian markets hit by US sanctions and Syria

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Moscow blue-chip index suffers biggest fall since Crimean crisis as rouble slides Shares in Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s Rusal plunged on Monday in reaction to the US sanctions © Bloomberg . H…

Source: Russian markets hit by US sanctions and Syria

CIA Director Nominee — Haspel’s Record Will Be Declassified… ‘As Much As Possible’

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“We want to declassify as much as possible without jeopardizing someone’s what we call sources and methods. Every effort will be made to explain fully what her role was.” Director of Na…

Source: CIA Director Nominee — Haspel’s Record Will Be Declassified… ‘As Much As Possible’

Indonesia seizes alleged ‘slave ship’ wanted by Interpol

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AFP © AFP | Interpol tipped off Indonesian authorities the stateless STS-50, a vessel with a notorious maritime rap sheet, would be entering its waters with authorities concerned the crew were bein…

Source: Indonesia seizes alleged ‘slave ship’ wanted by Interpol

U.S. considers multinational approach, quick response to Syria chemical attack – Middle East Affairs

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By Steve Holland and Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised quick, forceful action in response to a deadly suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response. Trump told a meeting with military leaders and national security advisers he would make a decision by […]

Source: U.S. considers multinational approach, quick response to Syria chemical attack – Middle East Affairs

One Year Ago — Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson : “The Syrian Chemical Attack Story Is A Hoax”

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“Assad’s military has gained a decisive advantage over the rebels and he had just scored a major diplomatic victory with the Trump administration’s announcement that the U.S. was no longer se…

Source: One Year Ago — Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson : “The Syrian Chemical Attack Story Is A Hoax”