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Turkey Slams 'Allies' For Sending "Planeloads Of Arms" To Terrorists Ahead Of Emergency UN Session
ZeroHedge | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned on Ankara’s allies, insinuating that the US in particular has been providing massive military support to Kurdish YPG in Syria.   In a speech to his ruling AK Party, RT...
It’s Jail or the Presidency for Brazil’s Lula
Stuff
Bloomberg | Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is no longer quite the political dynamo he once was. At 72, he’s a touch grayer, a touch weaker -- after a bout with cancer and the loss of his wife -- and a touch less popular than he was when...
Syria Vows To Shoot Down Turkish Jets As Erdogan Orders Putin "Do Not Oppose" Assault
Jet
ZeroHedge | According to the Associated Press, this morning Syria said it would shoot down any Turkish jets carrying out attacks inside Syria. This comes as preparations continue for an imminent large-scale Turkish attack of...
World Economic Forum Survey Sees More War in 2018
Gun
AntiWar.com | The 13th annual Global Risks Perception Survey was released by the World Economic Forum this week, and shows that among the experts and decision-makers polled, there is a belief that the risk of wars, both limited and...
North and South Korea agree to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony
Olympics
DailyMail.co.uk | North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and will march together under a unified flag during the opening ceremony, South Korea has announced.  The two Koreas agreed to form a combined...
Blowback: How U.S. Drones, Coups, and Invasions Just Create More Violence
Drones
TheIntercept | For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton called it his Third Law of Motion. The CIA calls it “blowback.” As the late historian of empire and one-time consultant to the CIA, Chalmers...
Moscow Calls Kiev’s “Russian Occupation” Law a Preparation for War
ProRussian
DailyStar | Russia said Thursday that Ukraine’s passing of a new law recognizing the conflict with pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country as a “temporary Russian occupation” amounted to preparation for war. Read more #...
US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says
Rex Tillerson
TheGuardian | The US intends to maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria, not only to fight Isis and al-Qaida but also to provide a bulwark against Iranian influence, ensure the departure of the Assad regime and create...
Yemen war: 5,000 children dead or hurt and 400,000 malnourished, UN says
Yemen Children
TheGuardian | he war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, according to the UN children’s agency. In a report unveiled on Tuesday, Unicef...
Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country
Army
Reuters | BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is determined to end any form of U.S. presence in the country, state television said on Monday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry. The U.S.-led coalition is working...
Air Force deployed B-2 stealth bombers to Guam as sensitive talks involving North Korea commenced
WashingtonPost | The U.S. Air Force deployed three stealth B-2 Spirit bombers to Guam this week as discussions between the North and South Koreans involving the Winter Olympics were about to commence, a move that the service says was...
UK Denies Ecuador’s Request to Grant Assange Diplomatic Immunity
Julian Assagne
IBTimes | The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office rejected the Ecuadorian government’s request to grant diplomatic immunity to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Foreign Office said in a statement the only way for the embassy...
South Korea’s president credits Trump for talks with North Korea
Moon Jae-in
WashingtonTimes | South Korea’s president said Wednesday that President Trump, “deserves big credit” for talks between South and North Korea. “It could be a resulting work of the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure,” President Moon Jae-in...
Russia Defends Syrian Military Bases From Massive Drone Attack
ZeroHedge | Russian security forces of the Khmeimim air base and Russian Naval CSS point in the city of Tartus ,thwarted  a terrorist attack “with massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) through the night of 5th –...
Baghdad Suicide Attack Kills at Least 27, Wounds 64
Reuters | At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said. Two men detonated...
Israeli committee approves 1,122 new West Bank housing units
settlements
JPost | JERUSALEM — An Israeli planning committee approved over 1,000 new West Bank housing units.The Civil Administration, the military body that enforces Israeli policy on citizens in the West Bank, on Wednesday approved the...
Report: Trump Expected to Extend Sanctions Relief to Iran as Part of Nuclear Deal
Iran
Haaretz | President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington’s participation in the...
Syrian army: Israel launches air strikes near Damascus
Israel
Al Jazeera | Israel launched a series of predawn air strikes then followed up with artillery fire on an army base near the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syria's military said. The allegation was not denied by Israeli Prime Minister...