Syria – Russia Issues Third Warning Against U.S. Cooperation with Terrorists

The Syrian Army was on its way across the Euphrates river to liberate the oil- and gas-fields east of Deir Ezzor city. The U.S. countered the move. It sent a small forces of Arab tribal mercenaries who were earlier allied with the Islamic State (ISIS). These proxy forces came from a northern direction and moved …

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Smoke is seen on Myanmar's side of border as an old Rohingya refugee woman is carried after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 15, 2017. ©2017 Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Burma: Military Massacres Dozens in Rohingya Village

The Burmese military summarily executed several dozen Rohingya Muslims in Maung Nu village in Burma’s Rakhine State on August 27, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Witnesses said that Burmese soldiers had beaten, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and shot villagers who had gathered for safety in a residential compound, two days after Rohingya militants attacked a …

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The Catalan Chain Reaction

Catalonia’s drive for “independence” has unleashed a chain reaction of viral social media support that’s frighteningly resurrected civil war-era rhetoric, but the most dangerous consequences of this domino effect are yet to come if the separatists are ultimately successful in their quest. The Nostalgia Narrative The Catalan “independence” cause has taken the world by storm, …

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In Moscow, Saudi King Demands Iran Stop Meddling in Middle East

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy Russian S-400 air defence system, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday, on the sidelines of a visit by King Salman to Moscow. The Dubai-based television channel also said that Saudi Arabia had signed a memorandum of understanding to help the kingdom in its efforts to develop its own military …

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Understanding American Presidential Politics

The winners of the respective political Parties’ Presidential nominations in 2016, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both emphasized groupist appeals (to and for and against “Blacks,” “Whites," “Hispanics,” “Muslims,” “Gays,” “Women," etc. — dividing the electorate against each other), whereas the two Presidential candidates who scored at the very top of the Presidential field in …

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Spanish Government Sends Troops to Catalonia

The Popular Party (PP) government in Spain has dispatched troops into Catalonia. The media reported that this was to provide support to the Civil Guard and national police in preparation for a declaration of independence by Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. According to information leaked to El Confidencial, the Ministry of Defense has dispatched army units, …

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Russia-Saudi Arabia Relations: Facts & Details

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Moscow on Thursday for the first ever visit of a reigning Saudi monarch to Russia. History The Soviet Union was the first country to recognize the independent Saudi state, the Kingdom of the Hejaz and Nejd and its Dependencies, which was renamed into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 1932. The two states established diplomatic …

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