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South Africa's 'paedophile' minister and a mysterious death
BBC | South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie, just a week after he revealed horrific details about an alleged paedophile ring in the once-feared white-minority government...
Taliban Attack Another Afghan Army Base, Killing Dozens
NyTimes | MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents overran an Afghan Army base and a police checkpoint in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 39 soldiers and police officers, officials said, and a suicide...
Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronics
Erdogan
Reuters | ISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a row with Washington that helped drive the lira to record lows...
China shuts down Christian churches, confiscates Bibles, terrorizes worshippers
MiamiHerald | NANYANG, China The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200...
U.S.-Backed Saudi Airstrike on Family With Nine Children Shows “Clear Violations” of the Laws of War
TheIntercept | Shortly before 10 p.m. on the night of May 14, more than a dozen members of the Maswadah family, including nine children, lay sleeping in tents in the shadow of a cliff in Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada. The...
Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source
Reuters | CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where...
Trump to Ignore Multiple NDAA Provisions
Army
AntiWar.com | In a 15-page signing statement issued Monday night, President Trump revealed that he intends to ignore many of the myriad provisions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the $716 billion military...
U.S. reimposes Iran sanctions today lifted under nuclear deal
Trump
Haaretz | WASHINGTON – The Trump administration's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran went into effect at midnight on Tuesday. The sanctions will touch a wide range of economic areas, including trade in coal, aluminum and...
Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada for urging activists' release
Trust.org | RIYADH/OTTAWA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society...
U.S. senators introduce Russia sanctions 'bill from hell'
Putin
Reuters | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to impose stiff new sanctions on Russia and combat cyber crime, the latest effort by lawmakers to punish Moscow over...
John Bolton doubles down on Trump’s Iran threat to inflict ‘a price few countries have ever paid’
London INdependent | John Bolton has bolstered Donald Trump’s threat to Iran, saying the president would inflict a price “few countries have ever paid”, if Tehran does anything negative. In the latest piece of sabre-rattling as the US...
S. Korea Considers Withdrawing Some Forces from Demilitarized Zone
VOANews | South Korea is considering withdrawing some forces from the demilitarized zone separating it from North Korea in the first step towards transforming the area into a “peace zone.” The defense ministry issued a report to...
Israel shoots down Syrian warplane
Reuters | ERUSALEM/BEIRUT, July 24 (Reuters) - Israel said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, but Damascus said the jet was fired on as it took part in operations...
The US, electricity and Iran: What's behind the Iraq protests?
AlJazeera | Baghdad, Iraq - Is the United States behind the protests in southern Iraq? Well, the answer to that question is both yes and no. Yes, because the US led the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, which destroyed much...
Israel claims the Syrian civil war is effectively over
Syria
CNBC | Israel claimed Syria's long-running civil war had effectively come to an end Thursday and predicted the Golan Heights frontier between the two countries would be much quieter over the coming months. Syrian President...
The U.S.-Backed Military Slaughters Women and Children in Cameroon
Cameroon
DailyBeast | IKOM, Nigeria — In a decade that has seen countless horrific images of war, never has one shown soldiers from a military that benefits from American support carry out such a heartless and heart-rending act. A video that...
Venezuela’s Inflation to Reach 1 Million Percent, IMF Forecasts
Bloomberg | Venezuela’s inflation will skyrocket to 1 million percent by the end of the year as the government continues to print money to cover a growing budget hole, the International Monetary Fund predicted on Monday. The crisis...
Iran shoots back at Trump: 'Color us unimpressed'
Mohammad Javad Zarif
CNN | (CNN)Iran has shot back at US President Donald Trump, dismissing his all-caps Twitter warning that the country would suffer consequences if it continued to threaten the US, saying it was unimpressed by the late-night...