Russians Reported Killed in US Strikes in Syria

Multiple reports indicate that Russian military contractors were among the dead in air and artillery strikes launched Wednesday by the US military in the northeastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor against forces loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The Pentagon unleashed devastating firepower against the pro-government fighters on the pretext that they were …

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The Long Profitable March of Digital China

The unsung star of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week was not a head of state, but the Chinese Politburo member Liu He. The 66-year-old is a trusted confidant of President Xi Jinping and will soon be appointed vice-premier to oversee the Chinese economy. Last year in the Swiss ski resort, Xi stole …

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Turkey’s New Syrian Offensive Divides Global Community

The recently launched Turkish military operation against Kurdish militia forces entrenched in the Afrin district of Syria has already left dozens killed and wounded on both sides, according to various sources. The global community is looking upon the new crisis from a number of different perspectives. Russia: Syria's Sovereignty Above All Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov …

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The Southern Front: Why Saudi Arabia, UAE Gave US$130 Million to Africa Force

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have followed the United States in funding a five-nation armed force designed to stop the march of Islamist extremists in Africa. But why is the Sahel, a semi-arid region just south of the Sahara Desert, causing alarm? Saudi Arabia pledged US$100 million December 13 towards a special anti-terror force …

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France’s Macron and Saudi Prince in Artful Deception

A week after French President Emmanuel Macron opened the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, a painting attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci went on sale for a record $450 million at an auction in New York City. It was then reported that the buyer turned out to be none other than Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi …

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Macron’s Right: Africans Really Are Enslaving Other Africans, But There’s More

French President Macron’s “politically incorrect” outburst in Ouagadougou about Africans enslaving other Africans is horrifyingly true, but not only does he overlook the EU’s ideological complicity in encouraging illegal migration in the first place, he also conspicuously ignores NATO’s war on Libya that made this entire nightmare possible. Let’s cut to the chase – no matter …

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