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Washington Tries to Impress Iraq to Prevent Baghdad From Turning to Moscow

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Russian-led counterterrorism efforts are so successful that they are “unnerving” Washington, CCTV reported. As a result, last week US leadership decided to act so as to prevent Iraq from fostering ties with Moscow. The Chinese media outlet believes that the operation to free hostages in Northern Iraq followed this new logic. Last Thursday, US and Kurdish forces managed to free 70 people... 

1500 birds mysteriously die at Lake Urmia, Iran

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Around 1,500 birds have died around Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran for unknown reasons, an official with Iran’s Department of Environment says. “The reason behind this accident is not clear yet and is under investigation,” said the director of wildlife protection organization of the province of West Azarbaijan on Tuesday. Omid Yousefi ruled out the possibility of a bird flu outbreak, and added... 

US ground ops in Syria illegal, may lead to Unpredictable Consequences

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The consequences of potential US ground operations in Syria would be unpredictable, the head of Russia’s parliamentary committee on foreign affairs told RT. He added that claims Russian airstrikes have targeted civilians are part of ongoing information war. “If there …[is] any evidence …[it] should be presented and Russia is definitely open to making further investigations,” Chairman... 

Deadly Floods force Egyptian governor to resign

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A man is seen commuting across the flooded streets of Alexandria on October 25, 2015. Hani al-Messirial-Messiri, the governor of Alexandria, has resigned after floods killed at least 7 people in the Egyptian northern city. State television revealed Sunday that Prime Minister Sherif Ismail accepted the resignation of the governor of Alexandria. Hours before his resignation, Messiri called the situation... 

Lebanon arrests, interrogates Saudi prince for carrying drugs

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Several cartons of narcotics seized from a Saudi prince by Lebanese authorities in Beirut. Security forces in Lebanon interrogate a Saudi prince on charges of carrying drugs on his private plane, Lebanese media say. Abd al-Muhsen bin Walid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud was detained on Monday at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, while in possession of 24 bags and eight... 

Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey may start WWIII

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If Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia step into the Syrian conflict on the side of the Islamic State, this may trigger Third World War. Earlier, Qatari Foreign Affairs Minister, Khalid al-Attiyah, stated that his country could decide to start intervention in Syria. Qatar actively supports the militants opposing Syrian President Assad. It goes about such groups such Jabhat an Nusra, the Islamic State,... 

Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen's Hudaydah, kill 115 civilians

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Saudi warplanes have continued their airstrikes against areas across Yemen, killing at least 115 people in the northwestern province of al-Hudaydah. According to reports, the people were killed on Friday after the Saudi fighter jets pounded a number of islands, including Uqban and Kamaran, in the Red Sea. The Saudi warplanes reportedly launched over 20 sorties on the islands. It was also said that... 

Qatar Threatens Military Intervention in Syria, Damascus Warns of "Harsh Response"

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Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah said on Wednesday his nation is considering direct military intervention in Syria to help jihadi mercenaries overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad. “If a military intervention will protect the Syrian people from the brutality of the regime, we will do it,” Attiyah said. “If Qatar carries out its threat to militarily intervene in Syria, then we... 

UN blames Israel for escalation of violence

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UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson addresses the Security Council during a debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, on October 22, 2015. The United Nations deputy chief has blamed the Israeli regime for the escalation of violence across the occupied Palestinian territories. UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said on Thursday... 

IMF Warns Saudi Arabia May Go Bankrupt by 2020

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Saudi Arabia may go bankrupt within the next five years if the government maintains its current spending habits, the International Monetary Fund said in a report Wednesday. Saudi authorities are already planning spending cuts as the world’s biggest oil exporter seeks to cut its budget deficit created by the drop in crude prices. Saudi officials have repeatedly said that the kingdom’s economy... 

UAE building fastest train on Earth traveling at the Speed of Sound

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The Hyperloop vacuum train is said to start traveling in the United Arab Emirates between Dubai and Abu Dhabi already in 2016. The futuristic train will be able to develop the speed of up to 1,200 km/h. A ride on board this train from one emirate to another will take 15 minutes. According Russianemirates.com, the tests of the new train will begin in 2016. The train will be 15 meters long, 2.5 meters... 

ISIS camp in Istanbul trained children as terrorists

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Turkish police have detained dozens of ISIS-connected suspects, among them 24 under the age of 18, who are being trained to operate in Syria and Iraq as Islamic State’s militants. The Istanbul Anti-Terror Directorate has arrested dozens of foreigners in one of the districts of Turkey’s largest city. Those detained are suspected of getting ready to transfer to areas of Syria in Iraq under Islamic... 

Russia, Iran Begin Promised Assault On Syria's Largest City In Final Bid To Restore Assad

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Earlier this week, we noted that Iran had reportedly sent “thousands” of troops to Syria in preparation for an offensive aimed at retaking the city of Aleppo. With a population of more than 2 million, Aleppo was Syria’s largest city prior to the war and it’s now run by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. To get an idea of the effect the... 

ISIS Fighters Cut Off Beards And Run Away As Russia, Iran Close In

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The thing about ragtag groups of militants that display a penchant for extreme violence is that in the absence of serious opposition, they can rack up gains at an alarming pace. Of course there are plenty of (possibly credible) theories out there, which suggest that some of what you see in the videos released by ISIS is for show and we won’t endeavor to assess the degree to which the group’s brutality... 

Something Awful Just Happened to Christians In Bethlehem

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By now we’re used to hearing from Democrats and Liberals that the Christian religion is one built on intolerance and bigotry. That’s the argument they use every time Christians oppose a law or policy that goes against God’s laws. The truth is Christians might be strong in their opposition against things “Un-Christian,” but they’re not violent or criminal in their actions. There is however... 
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