The GCC is Expanding to Eritrea, And It’s Not Good for Ethiopia

Add to it the Qatari soldiers that have already been present on the ground for a few years to “mediate” the border dispute with Djibouti, and the most important members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have unexpectedly converged in what many might think to be among one of the most unlikeliest of places. While …

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Trump’s Glowing Orb: Even Satan Feels the Need to Distance Himself

A surreal image of President Donald Trump touching a glowing orb alongside the Saudi king and the Egyptian president has set Twitter alight, with some suggesting it may be a sign of witchcraft. The bizarre moment has sent the Twitteratti into overdrive, turning the incident – which looks suspiciously like a meeting of evil geniuses …

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Hypocrisy and Condescension: Trump’s Speech to the Middle East

So after inventing “fake news”, America’s crazed President on Sunday gave the world’s Muslims a fake speech. Donald Trump said he was not in Saudi Arabia to “lecture” – but then told the world’s Islamic preachers what to say, condemned “Islamist terrorism” as if violence was a solely Muslim phenomenon and then announced like an Old Testament prophet that he …

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Eurasian Economic Transformation Goes Forward

At this juncture it’s clear that the attempt of the Trump Administration and related circles in the US military industrial complex have failed in their prime objective, that of driving a permanent wedge between Russia and China, the two great Eurasian powers capable of peacefully ending the Sole Superpower hegemony of the United States. Some …

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Hunger Striking for Palestinian Rights: Take the Salt Water Challenge

Marwan Barghouti has stopped drinking water. He started his hunger strike thirty-six days ago, together with 1,500 other Palestinians who are being held in Israeli prisons. Each day the strikers have been drinking water mixed with salt, the salt needed to keep their electrolytes functioning to stay alive, but their health has reached a critical …

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with US President Donald Trump on May 10. Lavrov’s haughty and mocking behavior surrounding the Oval Office visit represented a major misstep for Moscow and exemplified how Russia’s insecurity has driven it to go about trying to gain parity with Western powers in all the wrong ways. (Photo: Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Why Does Moscow’s Perennial Quest for Recognition Go Nowhere?

The rise of Donald Trump’s administration in the United States was supposed to be a boon for Russia. Instead, it has become a source of profound disappointment for the Kremlin. Russia’s expectation was that Trump’s remarkable electoral victory would enable Moscow to achieve a long-standing goal – to be regarded as Washington’s equal as a …

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Ukraine Supplied 88 APCs to Iraq, But Only 34 Could Actually Move

Only 34 out of 88 armored vehicles supplied by Ukraine to Iraq as part of a 2009 deal were able to move, leaked results of the inspection revealed. The botched contract is still being probed in Kiev, but now it wants to find a Russian role there. Ukrainian website ZN.ua obtained a letter, addressed by …

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