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US Urges Pakistan to ‘Redouble’ Counter-Terrorism Efforts – or Let CIA Do It

Washington has urged Islamabad to “redouble” its efforts in fighting terrorists. And while Pakistan insists that “no safe heavens” exist in the Central Asian country, the CIA over the weekend vowed to fight terrorism with or without Islamabad. On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan, seeking to convince Islamabad to get onboard …

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Trump Tells Abbas He will Move Embassy as Turkey Threatens to Break Ties with Israel

Donald Trump reaffirmed to Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to moves the US embassy to Jerusalem, as regional and world leaders sought to reiterate the dangers of the vow, a decision on which is expected in the coming days. The US president confirmed his "intention" to move the embassy in a phone call with …

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Escalated Israeli Aggression on Syria: Begging for War

Despite significant progress toward defeating US-supported terrorists in Syria, conflict resolution is far from achieved – not as long as Washington and Israel want war and regime change. On Monday evening, for the second time in three days, an Israeli warplane flying illegally in Lebanese airspace fired multiple missiles at Syria’s Jamarya military facility and …

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Middle East is Risking to Pay Too High a Price for the Murder of Abdullah Saleh

At the end of November, a major crisis erupted in Yemen, when former President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced his intentions to start negotiations with the Saudi-led coalition that has been trying to bomb Yemen into submission. This resulted in the Houthis movement voicing accusations of treason against their former ally who they’ve been supporting in the struggle against …

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Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh: Traitor or Patriot?

The likely slaying of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of his former Houthi allies following his call for peace with the Saudi-led coalition has prompted a flurry of discussion about whether he will go down in history as a traitor or a patriot. The former long-serving Yemeni president and leader of the …

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America’s Foreign Policy Failures Have Put Its National Security at Risk

American foreign policy is in desperate need of reform. Far from creating economic opportunity or enhancing national security, our current method of forming and executing policies abroad harms our interests, increases insecurity and thwarts our ability to expand trade. U.S. engagement with Iran and North Korea over the past several decades best illustrates Washington’s dangerous …

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Apparent Election Theft in Honduras

Honduras is in crisis, again. The national election took place on Nov. 26 with results posted that night showing the challenger Salvador Nasralla with a 5 percentage-point lead with 57 percent of the votes tallied. Then strange things began to happen. After midnight on election night, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) stopped posting updates and …

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