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In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates
APNews | MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,”...
State Department takes sudden hard line on Saudis over Qatar
Rex Tillerson
ABCNews | It was just a week and a half ago that President Donald Trump contradicted his own secretary of state while standing in front of him in the Rose Garden, blasting Qatar for sponsoring terrorism and seeming to take credit...
Defense Secretary Mattis explains what war with North Korea would look like
Mattis
BusinessInsider | Asked on Thursday by Rep. Tim Ryan of the House Appropriations Committee to explain why the US doesn't just go to war to stop North Korea from developing the capability to hit the US, Secretary of Defense James Mattis...
Russia to treat US jets in Syria as 'targets' after America guns down first regime warplane
SAM
London Independent | Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are also present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet. The country’s defence ministry...
About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan
Afghanistan Troops
ABCNews | The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief....
How America Armed Terrorists in Syria
Al Nusra
AmericanConservative | Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, has proposed legislation that would prohibit any U.S. assistance to terrorist organizations in Syria...
White House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections
Syrian Bomb
ForeignPolicy | A pair of top White House officials is pushing to broaden the war in Syria, viewing it as an opportunity to confront Iran and its proxy forces on the ground there, according to two sources familiar with the debate...
Man ploughs into ploughing into worshippers leaving a mosque in London
DailyMail | A hero Imam has described how he prevented a mob attack on the Finsbury Park terror suspect just moments after Muslim worshippers were mown down outside a mosque.  Muslim leader Mohammed Mahmoud stepped in when an angry...
Senate votes 98-2 to strengthen Iran sanctions; only Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul vote against
Iran
TimesofIsrael | WASHINGTON — The US Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday to strengthen sanctions against Iran for its ballistic missile testing and other non-nuclear provocations. The bill also included fresh sanctions...
Venezuela mobs kick, burn thieves in lynching epidemic
Venezuela Violence
AFP | Caracas (AFP) - Swearing in fury, the crowd strips the man naked and stomps on his head as he sprawls on the ground. "You want things that come easy? Then take this, you bastard." In Venezuela, this is what robbers get...
US and Qatar seal $12bn deal for F-15 fighter jets
F15
AlJazeera | The United States and Qatar have signed a deal for the purchase of F-15 fighter jets with an initial cost of $12bn, as the US administration attempts to navigate an ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The aircraft...
ISIS drones are attacking U.S. troops and disrupting airstrikes in Raqqa, officials say
Drones
WashingtonPost | Islamic State drones are attacking U.S. Special Operations forces located around the group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, U.S. officials and Syrian fighters said, sometimes disrupting the ability of American...
Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely In Syria
ISIS
AntiMedia | With numerous distractions unfolding on the newly released reality TV show that is “Keeping Up with the Trump Administration,” it may surprise readers to learn that the U.S. is using the terror group ISIS as a pawn in...
'Staggering' loss of civilian life from US-led airstrikes in Raqqa, says UN
Aircraft
TheGuardian | UN war crimes investigators have denounced a “staggering loss of civilian life” caused by the US-backed campaign to reclaim Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State. The independent commission of inquiry tasked with...
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Challenged by Russia to Interview Syrian Boy She Exploited for War Propaganda
Christiane Amanpour
ActivistPost | Hyped and heaped with praise from establishment corners all across the United States, the heavily opinionated Christiane Amanpour has long promoted the line of the Military Industrial Complex whenever its methods come...
Putin Offers Asylum To "Leaker" Comey
Putin
ZeroHedge | Vladimir Putin trolled the US on Thursday, when speaking in a live call-in show with the Russian nation, the Russian president likened Comey to Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum in Russia in 2013, and scoffed at...
Trump gives Pentagon authority to set Afghan troop levels
Afghanistan
TheHill | Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday confirmed to lawmakers that President Trump has given him authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, but said any new additions to U.S. forces there haven’t been decided. “...
Japan Passes Controversial Bill Boosting Surveillance Powers
Surveillance
Bloomberg | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government passed controversial legislation that gives prosecutors the power to monitor and arrest people in the planning stages of crimes. As dawn broke in Tokyo on Thursday, bleary...