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Bahrain: 5 dead as security forces clash with 'outlaws' Operation took place in Diraz, home village of Ayatollah Isa Qassim and site of a sit-in encampment of his followers.
Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named suicide bomber Prime minister announces change in the threat level from severe to critical, saying further attacks may be imminent.
John Brennan: Russia interfered in US election process Former CIA chief John Brennan says he warned Russia's FSB security chief of tainted relationship if it interfered.
Donald Trump ends Middle East tour US president calls for peace between Israelis and Palestinians but sheds little clarity on how to achieve that.

Trumped Up Diplomacy in the Middle East

Saudi's King Salman In his first overseas trip since moving into the White House, Donald Trump is leaving behind the frustrations, allegations, rumors, and an increasing sense of implosion that seems to be dooming his presidency during its second hundred days. At the same time, a mixture of curiosity and apprehension awaits this new leader wherever he goes making his visit to the Middle East and Europe momentous occasions for the host governments, wide eyed public, and rapacious media.

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Donald Trump’s Behavioral Legacy

trump-israel“Karma” is a Sanskrit term meaning “action” or “deed,” and in its classical religious (Hindu or Buddhist) rendering, it predicts that the behavior of an individual, past or present, influences their future fate. Leaving aside the spiritual dimension of this outlook, one can see that, just from a behavioral point of view, there is logic to such a causal prediction.

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Two conferences spotlight Muslim world’s struggle to counter militancy

A majority of world leaders, including many of Muslim nations, condemn Iranian policies, but view the Islamic State as the world’s foremost terrorist threat.

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Parliamentary Riffraff

When I first entered the Knesset, I was shocked by the low standard of its debates. Speeches were full of clichés, platitudes and party slogans; the intellectual content was almost nil.

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The Real Danger from Trump Is Ignored

While the chattering classes spend all their time rehashing Donald Trump’s alleged — there’s a word you don’t much see in the media anymore — coordination with Russians over their alleged — there it is again — hacking of the Democrats’ email, a story with far more ominous implications is being ignored. I refer to Trump’s trip, beginning today, to Saudi Arabia...

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Iran's battleground: Supreme Leader vs the President

Friday's election will determine the future of the supreme leader and the survival chances of the reform movement.

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Mark Taliano, Voices from Syria

Global Research, Canada, 2017. Slowly but surely, the truth about the planned attack on Syria by Western powers under the leadership of the US Empire and its allies comes to the fore.

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The Palestinian hunger strikers: ‘Our chains will be broken before we are…’

On April 17th at least 1500 Palestinian prisoners launched a hunger strike of indefinite duration, responding to a call from Israel’s most famous Palestinian prisoner, Marwan Barghouti.

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Why Is the CIA Spying on China?

In its May 20 edition, the New York Times reported that between 2010 and 2012, China executed at least a dozen spies for the CIA. The report, which was based on information received from unnamed U.S. officials, stated that one spy was executed in the courtyard of a government building to serve as a warning to others who might be also working for the CIA.

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Instability and chaos in the Middle East is the axis of US-Israeli power politics

Iran's president fires back at Trump's funding 'terrorists' accusation, saying Americans don't know the region.

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The Balfour Declaration – A Century of Jewish Power

This year, Palestinians and their supporters mark the 100th anniversary of The Balfour Declaration, a written statement from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour, to Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, in favour of the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.

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President Raskolnikov

The firing of FBI Director James Comey by the President of the United States slammed Washington with the suddenness of a two- story bowling ball hitting the South Portico after being dropped from a blimp. And the repercussions have shot across the Capitol like a flurry of Kansas tornadoes, causing the entire Beltway to chant, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place...

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The Buttinski Should Butt Out of Korea

Korea is none of the U.S. government’s business. The only proper course of action is for the Pentagon and the CIA to exit the country and bring those 23,000 American soldiers stationed in Korea home. No negotiations. No agreements. No talks. Just butt out of what is none of your business and exit the scene by coming home.

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Israel, Zionism and the smearing of critics

The archives reveal a troubling story of a colonial settler movement prepared to ally itself with powerful anti-semites in European governments to achieve its goal of creating a Jewish state in Palestine.

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