Does Anyone Still Seriously Think That Russia and Israel Aren’t Allies

There’s no use for anyone to seriously deny it anymore at this stage – Russia and Israel are allies in Syria, and Tel Aviv’s latest bombing raid proves it. None of Russia’s impressive world-class and state-of-the-art S-400 anti-air defense units were activated to stop it, but this shouldn’t be a surprise for those who have …

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FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Israeli Plane Strikes Syrian positions in Hama Province, Kills Two Servicemen

An Israeli plane has targeted Syrian army positions in the Hama province, killing two servicemen and causing material damage, Syrian general command said in a statement. The incident took place early on Thursday, when an Israeli aircraft launched several missiles from Lebanese airspace, targeting Syrian Army positions near the city of Masyaf in Hama province. …

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US Aircraft Evacuates Over 20 Daesh Commanders From Deir ez-Zor

A military and diplomatic source has told Sputnik that a US Air Force plane had evacuated Daesh (ISIS, banned in Russia) field commanders from Deir ez-Zor. The US-led coalition has denied the allegations. "Amid successful actions by Syrian government troops in the eastern part of Syria in late August, a number of field [Daesh] commanders backed by US special services, had …

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Like a ‘Horror Movie’: Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean

While at least one billionaire was able to safely ride out the storm in his luxury wine cellar, most residents of the Caribbean islands that took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma Wednesday described scenes out of a "horror movie" as the megastorm—the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic—came ashore, rendering the island of …

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The Rohingya Crisis: Conflict Scenarios and Reconciliation Proposals

The Rohingya Crisis will probably get a lot worse before it gets any better, and it might even escalate to the point of prompting a multilateral international intervention, but the only real and globally acceptable solution that Myanmar might have left to avoid this eventual worst-case scenario is to involve the Rohingyas in some capacity …

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FILE PHOTO A Syrian soldier © Ammar Safarjalani / Global Look Press

Syria’s Victory at Deir ez-Zor Turns the Tide On US Regime-Change Plans

The breaking of the siege of Deir ez-Zor by the Syrian army and its Russian ally marks the defeat of not just foreign-backed anti-government militants. It signals victory over the re/gime-change plot orchestrated by the US and its partners. For three years, the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor had been besieged by militants affiliated …

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While Defeat of ISIS Dominates Attention, al-Qaeda Gets Stronger

Al-Qaeda is creating its most powerful stronghold ever in north-west Syria at a time when world attention is almost entirely focused on the impending defeat of ISIS in the east of the country. It has established full control of Idlib province and of a vital Syrian-Turkish border crossing since July. “Idlib Province is the largest …

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Hey, Satan, Where’s the Contract?

Faust was a 16th Century practitioner of arcane magical arts who reportedly sold his soul to the Devil to gain youth, knowledge, and (implicitly) immortality. I learned all that by Googling his name. Google’s mantra used to be “Don’t Be Evil,” but lately it has morphed into something more like “Don’t Make Waves.” Google doesn’t …

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