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Syrian War Report – June 15, 2018: Russia, Turkey Reportedly Reach Agreement On Tell Rifaat

Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement on the situation in the town of Tell Rifaat in the province of Aleppo, the London-based newspaper al-Araby al-Jadeed reported on June 14. Under the agreement, units of the Turkish military will allegedly ...

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Yemeni War Report – June 14, 2018: Battle For Hudaydah

On January 13, the Saudi-led coalition launched a new operation to capture the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah from the Houthis. “Liberation of the port is the beginning of the fall of the Houthi militias. It will secure navigation in ...

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Likud MK Miki Zohar speaks during an Interior Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, February 20, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israeli lawmaker proclaims supremacy of ‘Jewish race’

Likud’s MK Miki Zohar says Jews are the smartest in the world, so know Netanyahu isn’t corrupt by Stuard Winer for the Times of Israel A lawmaker from the ruling Likud party said Wednesday that the “Jewish race” is the smartest in the ...

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The key word in the Trump-Kim show

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) By reaffirming the Panmunjom Declaration, the US President has committed to bringing its military back from South Korea and thus a complete denuclearization of the South as well as ...

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Syrian War Report – June 13, 2018: Italian Troops Deployed In Eastern Syria

The Syrian military is deploying additional Pantsir-S1 short to medium range air defense systems in southern and eastern Syria, according to pro-government sources. Additional Pantsir-S1 systems had been deployed in the area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Hezbollah media ...

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Historic Moment: Trump And Kim Jong-un Sign ‘Historic‘ Document At Singapore Summit

UPDATE 2: The US is going to halt military drills with South Korea while negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang continue.   Channel NewsAsia complaining that they haven’t gotten the text of the agreement between Trump and Kim from think tanks – ...

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Syrian War Report – June 11, 2018: Syrian Army Repels Series Of ISIS Attacks On Al-Bukamal

Last weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled another series of ISIS attacks on the town of al-Bukamal at the Syrian-Iraqi border. ISIS used several suicide bombers and car bombs to break the SAA defense but failed ...

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Syrian War Report – June 12, 2018: Army Repels Militants’ Attack Coming From US-held Area On Palmyra

Early on June 11, pro-government forces, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, repelled a militant attack coming from the US-held area of Al-Tanf in eastern Syria on the ancient city of Palmyra, according to the Russian military. Syrian troops reportedly ...

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Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Transcript: In Any Upcoming War, Hezbollah will Surely Defeat Israel […] Despite all ...

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Putin & Xi top the G6+1

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) East vs. West: the contrast between the “dueling summits” this weekend was something for the history books. All hell broke loose at the G6+1, otherwise known as G7, in ...

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