Middle East

by John Binder1 May 2018Cleveland, OH0 1 May, 20181 May, 2018 Ohio’s “America First” congressional candidate, State Rep. Christina Hagan (R), who is running in the state’s 16th district against the Republican establishment, says it is time to bring American troops home after nearly two decades of war. In an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News
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From a White House Rose Garden podium this afternoon, President Donald Trump declared that he has been “100 percent right” on continued Iran nuclear development and brand new evidence from the Israeli Prime Minister proves that. Moments before President Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held a joint press conference in the White House Rose
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The World Bank is allowing Kabul to use the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), financed by American taxpayer money estimated in the billions, to pay for “dysfunctional” projects and possibly even “ghost workers,” a U.S. watchdog agency announced Wednesday. In an audit published Wednesday, the U.S. Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) identifies the United
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MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty by Adelle Nazarian22 Apr 20180 22 Apr, 201822 Apr, 2018 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the United States would face an “unpleasant” response if Washington decides to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Definitely, the measure that
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WASHINGTON, DC — Several human rights activists and other analysts have accused the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of employing “rape” to punish and threaten political detractors, including journalists who have dared criticize the government. During a discussion on Wednesday focused on the conditions in Turkey under the Erdogan, Deborah Weiss, a senior fellow at
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ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty by Aaron Klein18 Apr 20180 18 Apr, 201818 Apr, 2018 TEL AVIV — As Israelis prepare to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary starting at sundown tonight, the Israel Defense Forces are on high alert for the possibility of direct Iranian retaliation for a reported Israeli strike in Syria that targeted an Iran-operated airbase. In
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The UK Daily Mail reports that two Russian warships filled with military equipment—including BTR-80 tanks, high-speed patrol boats, and a Pelena-1 bomb radar system—have been sighted en route to Syria following Friday’s airstrikes on Syrian targets by the United States and its allies. The Daily Mail provided photographs of the Russian ships as they passed
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by Ian Hanchett16 Apr 20180 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to the strikes on Syria by saying it was “an underwhelming response.” Graham also said there isn’t “a strategy about why Syria matters. It seems like we’re willing to give to the Russians and the
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Independent Sen. Angus King on President Trump’s “mission accomplished” tweet regarding the strikes on Syria: “I think it’s impossible to say at this point that the mission has been accomplished” https://t.co/fGWeB56o4O — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 15, 2018 by Pam Key15 Apr 20180 15 Apr, 201815 Apr, 2018 Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,”
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Syria’s Ministry of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs vehemently protested targeted airstrikes against Assad regime scientific research centers in Damascus early Saturday morning local time in response to alleged chemical attacks by the regime, blaming them on “western arrogance and hegemony.” The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the official agency of the Assad regime, also published articles
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by Jeff Poor14 Apr 20180 14 Apr, 201814 Apr, 2018 Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” network contributor Oliver North explained how he saw the Syrian civil war resolving itself in the wake of the American, British and French missile launches on Syria a night earlier. North predicted a “completely different map”
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Two U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday afternoon that two different chemical weapons – chlorine gas and an unidentified nerve agent – were found in blood and urine samples from victims of Saturday’s suspected WMD attack in Syria. The Syrian government has used chlorine on previous occasions, but medical personnel treating victims of the
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Russian representatives at the United Nations Security Council vetoed a resolution proposed by the U.N. to open an inquiry into the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The resolution would have initiated a year-long investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)  to determine whether Bashar al-Assad’s regime was responsible for the
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U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia may have to pay for continuing America’s military presence in war-ravaged Syria.  “We’ve almost completed that task [of defeating the Islamic State] and we’ll be making a determination very quickly, in coordination with others in the area, as to what we’ll do,” Trump told reporters.
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In an interview with the Atlantic conducted from the compound of the Saudi ambassador in Washington, who happens to be his brother, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) offered strong criticism of Iran and some thoughts about the religious, cultural, and economic upheaval in progress in Saudi Arabia. In one remarkable exchange, MBS recognized the
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While the news media is largely describing “protesters” seeking to end the blockade of the Gaza Strip and create a Palestinian state, many so-called demonstrators approaching the Israeli border have been reportedly armed with weapons and attempting to attack Israeli soldiers. Hamas itself provided evidence that it is cynically utilizing the cover of civilian demonstrators
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The announcement Thursday night that former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton would replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor confirms the arrival of a new, distinctive voice in the Trump administration. On no issue will Bolton’s firm stance present a bigger departure from establishment dogma than his support for an independent Kurdistan. Bolton
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A U.S. military HH-60 Black Hawk chopper participating in the anti-Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) war in the Middle East crashed in western Iraq near the country’s border with Syria this week, killing all seven American service members on board, according to the Pentagon. Citing anonymous U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials, the Associated Press (AP) notes
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