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“Deep State” Makes Shock Move To Take Nukes Away From Trump As Middle East Explosion Nears

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For a world attempting to emerge from the horrors of the American “Deep State” multi-generational war whose deaths since the ending of World War II now number over 20 million, a new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today bluntly states that it won’t happen anytime soon as the United Nations (UN) is warning that millions more are nearing death—with this warning coming... 

Saudi Arabia could seize $800bn in assets in corruption crackdown

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The Saudi anti-corruption push involving the arrest of princes and government ministers may lead to the confiscation of cash and other assets worth of at least $800 billion, according to people close to the issue, writes the Wall Street Journal. “They reckon they could get around two to three trillion riyals from these people. That’s the number they are talking about,” a person close to the... 

Foreign Investors Seek Role in Post-War Syrian Economy

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In Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, units from the Syrian Army, alongside troops from the wider coalition of pro-government forces, are continuing to advance against Daesh terrorists, liberating additional cities, villages and oil fields at an impressive pace. Although Islamist militants remain present and active in other parts of the war-torn state, particularly in the north-western... 

Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens of Others in Cabinet Crackdown

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In a shocking development, late on Saturday the Saudi press reported that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter – not to mention frequent CNBC guest – Al-Waleed bin Talal, along with ten senior princes, and some 38 ministers, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges on orders from... 

ISIS Caliphate in Death Throes as Syria Warns Israel

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Syrian army tanks advance to the last ISIS-held town, Albu Kamal, in preparation for the death blow to ISIS’s formal organization. With the final military defeat of ISIS now just a matter of days away, Syria has now finally warned Israel to stop its terror raids and bombing of Syrian civilians, that country’s official news agency has announced. According to a report in the official SANA news agency,... 

Egyptian lawyer says it’s ‘national duty’ to rape women in ripped jeans, sparking fury

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Egypt’s National Council for Women’s Rights (NCWR) is filing a report with the country’s prosecutor-general following televised remarks made by a controversial lawyer who said it was “a national duty” to rape women who wear ripped jeans. “Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders,” lawyer Nabih Al-Wahsh... 

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

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Saudi Arabia has become the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The lucky machine is Sophia the Humanoid, who was designed to look like Audrey Hepburn. News of Sophia’s citizenship was announced at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. This comes shortly after Sophia’s UN speech which we written about yesterday. “I am very honored and proud for... 

Germans Pay $634 Million for Israel’s Latest Nuclear Attack Subs

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German taxpayers will be forced to contribute €540 million (US$634 million) towards three new nuclear-weapon capable attack submarines the Jews-only state is buying from the Thyssenkrupp sub manufacturer. Making the announcement, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference that Angela Merkel’s cabinet had approved the sale and “will provide financial support for the purchase.” The... 

US State Department admits Al-Nusra affiliate using chemical weapons in Syria

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The US Department of State admitted that militants linked to Al-Nusra Front are carrying out terrorist attacks using chemical weapons in Syria. Russia’s defense ministry says it’s the first admission of its kind. The assertion was made in the latest Syria travel warning issued by the State Department on Wednesday. It also mentions Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]. “Terrorist and other... 

Bitcoin ‘going to implode’ like Enron: Saudi billionaire Alwaleed

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Bitcoin is going to implode, repeating the fate of US energy and commodities giant Enron, Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said. “It just doesn’t make sense,” Alwaleed told CNBC’s Squawk Box program when asked about the prospects for Bitcoin. “This thing [Bitcoin] is not regulated, it’s not under control, it’s not under the supervision” of any central... 

Turkey angrily tells USA: "We don't need you!"

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Washington of “sacrificing” relations with Ankara, and has blamed the ongoing diplomatic dispute on a US ambassador “who doesn’t know his place.” “Let me be very clear, the person who caused this is the ambassador here. It is unacceptable for the United States to sacrifice a strategic partner to an ambassador who doesn’t know... 

Turkey angry on USA for suspending visas, vow Retaliation

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Top Turkish officials have lashed out at the US, stating that Turkey “is not a tribal state” and does not need Washington’s permission to detain and prosecute suspects. The Turkish prime minister promised to “retaliate” over the suspension of non-immigrant visas. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly criticized the US decision to suspend issuing visas to Turkish citizens, following... 

Syria Shows Evidence of Western-Made Arms Ending Up in Terrorists' Hands

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Daesh and al-Nusra Front have received “rockets, machine guns, anti-air weapons and even tanks in exchange for oil stolen from wells in Syria and Iraq,” the Syrian Defense Ministry claims. On Monday, the Ministry released footage of the arms confiscated from different terrorist organizations, including Daesh (ISIS) and rebranded al-Nusra Front, along with the report, where it said that... 

Netanyahu under Police Investigation for Power Abuse and Bribery

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The Israeli police are set to interrogate the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over multiple abuses of power charges. He is accused of bribery and media manipulation. Israeli analyst Avraham Diskin told Sputnik what the consequences of such an investigation could be for the leader and his country. “This to me looks like a new phase of an old investigation. A number of times before,... 

Egypt Seizes Massive Weapons Haul from North Korean Smugglers

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Egyptian port authorities seized a North Korean ship stuffed with rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) that was part of an illegal weapons smuggling scheme in August 2016, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The incident is the apparent root of tensions between Egypt and the US, allies who have been at odds in recent months for ambiguous reasons. The North Korean ship, Jie Shun, was travelling through... 
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