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Groups urge U.N. to suspend Saudi Arabia from rights council

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to suspend Saudi Arabia from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen. “Saudi Arabia has amassed an appalling record of violations in Yemen while a Human Rights …

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Iraqi forces gain ground in march to recapture ISIS-held Mosul

BAGHDAD:(Web Desk) – Iraqi security forces have made new gains on the ground against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group as they are trying to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from the terrorists. On Tuesday, elite counter-terrorism forces and Popular Mobilization fighters retook control over Telol al-Baj area, which …

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ISIL Withdraws from Key Airport near Euphrates River East of Syria

TEHRAN (Web Desk)- The ISIL terrorist group pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from a strategic airport in Eastern Deir Ezzur under the heavy offensive of the pro-government forces and after sustaining large casualties. The anti-terrorism fighters stormed the ISIL strongholds around al-Hamdan airport five kilometers to the …

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UN peace talks on Yemen adjourned until mid-July

The United Nations says Yemen’s peace talks currently ongoing in Kuwait will be adjourned until after the holy month of Ramadan, which ends next week. UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said Wednesday that warring sides of the conflict will resume talks in Kuwait City on July …

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Yemeni forces kill senior militant commander in Ma’rib

Yemen’s army and popular committees have engaged in fierce clashes with the Saudi-backed mercenaries in the province of Ma’rib, killing a senior militant commander. According to Yemen’s al-Massira television, the Yemeni forces killed Qassem al-Salafi and a group of his supporters on Tuesday evening in the Hailan district of Ma’rib. …

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Iraq to Turkey: Meddling will result in prolonged regional conflict

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk)- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned Turkey that meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs will only result in a prolonged conflict in the region. Abadi made the remarks during a meeting with high-ranking commanders of the Popular Mobilization Units on Wednesday. The Popular Mobilization Units, allied with …

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Iran’s Leader slams UN over Saudis’ child killing in Yemen

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has condemned the United Nations for turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s atrocities in Yemen. In a meeting with the country’s Judiciary officials in Tehran on Wednesday, the Leader said “the UN’s turning a blind eye to the ongoing crimes …

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What is a Conspiracy Theory? What is the Truth?

By Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian economist and author Obama is on a hot war footing. Western civilization is allegedly “threatened by the Islamic State”. The “Global War on Terrorism” is heralded as a humanitarian endeavor. We have a “Responsibility to Protect”. Humanitarian warfare is the solution. Evil folks are lurking. ‘Take …

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Bashar al Assad has majority support-By Stephen Gowans

In the view of Syrians, the country’s president, Bashar al Assad, and his ally, Iran, have more support than do the forces arrayed against him, according to a public opinion poll taken last summer by a research firm that is working with the US and British governments. The poll’s findings …

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