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Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is leading an effort to craft a peace plan meant to launch negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to end the decades-long conflict. By –  Reuters The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. ...

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Iran’s regime falling apart

Despite his critics, President Trump is serious in his efforts to squeeze Iran’s economy as much and as fast as possible. Trump intends to make the Islamic regime fall on its own via crippling sanctions. Iranians are swarming for U.S. dollars as Iran’s currency, the rial, plunges to historic lows amid economic and political uncertainty. The rial has lost one ...

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Donald Trump could be ready to order a strike against Iran

Senior figures in the Turnbull Government have told the ABC they believe the United States is prepared to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, perhaps as early as next month, and that Australia is poised to help identify possible targets. By –  Andrew Probyn & Andrew Greene Scroll 4video It comes amid intense sabre-rattling by US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. ...

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Iran: Unspoken rape atrocities witnessing alarming rise

The world has been focusing on the flawed Iran nuclear deal and Tehran’s long slate of belligerence, including advancing its so-called defensive ballistic missile program and support for a conglomerate of terrorist/extremist groups. By – Heshmat Alavi The subject that deserves parallel importance and attention is Iran’s domestic human rights violations and more recently, an increasing number of rape accounts mushrooming ...

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Jordanian tribe threatens to ‘shake’ country unless jailed figurehead freed

Leaders of one of Jordan’s most powerful tribes have threatened to “shake the pillars of the Jordanian state” unless a prominent opposition figure arrested for calling for political change is released within hours. By – middleeasteye.net At a press conference late on Sunday, the son of Fares al-Fayez said members of the Beni Sakhr tribe would block the main road between ...

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Swedenstan: The biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe

Sweden is a peaceful democratic state that has long been a safe haven for those fleeing conflict. Yet many young people whose families took refuge there are now turning their back on the country. More than 300 people have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, making Sweden per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe. By ...

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French special forces detained in Syria

The Syrian military detained a motorcade of 20 vehicles, which included approximately 60 French military personnel travelling with sniper equipment and thermal imagers. There are no official confirmations of the incident at the moment. By – Brünnhilde  According to a report by the Telegram-channel WarGonzo, the Syrian army has detained a group of French special forces in the province of Hasaka, ...

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US and its allies mobilize the biggest task force since Iraq on course for Syria.

The largest US air and naval strike force since the 2003 Iraq war was heading towards Syria last night as Theresa May won the backing of the cabinet to join in military action. By – thetimes.co.uk US-led strikes after the suspected chemical weapon attack in Douma, which left as many as 40 people dead, are expected within the next three days. The prime minister continued ...

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Families Go Underground to Survive Syrian Regime’s Bombs

Thousands of women, children and men have taken cover underground in unfinished basements, bunkers and tunnels to survive the Syrian government’s bombing campaign on the rebel-held district of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus. By – Nour Alakraa and Raja Abdulrahim Food is scarce, privacy and hygiene nearly absent. Bathrooms are typically a corner of the room, roped off with curtains. The ...

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Iran’s Most Famous General Is More Popular Than President

The head of Iran’s most secretive, elite force has become increasingly popular at home as he helps expand Tehran’s influence through military victories by allies across the Middle East. By – Tom O’Connor Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the expeditionary Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), enjoyed a “very favorable” view among 67.7 percent of Iranians, according ...

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