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Israel strikes Gaza for 2nd night in response to rocket fire

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The IDF has struck “terrorist targets” in the Gaza Strip for the second night in a row. The strikes were launched in retaliation for rocket fire from the enclave which reportedly hit a Jewish educational facility in Sderot. The strikes on early Friday morning reportedly targeted at least two locations around Gaza City, in the Read More

US general: NATO surrounds Serbia, but Russia is the problem!

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Retired US General Wesley Clark, NATO commander during the 1999 Kosovo War, has accused Russia of keeping the Balkans as a ‘crisis in waiting,’ raising an alarm over one humanitarian base entirely surrounded by NATO countries. Clark was in Kosovo this week along with other leading figures from the conflict, to mark the 20th anniversary Read More

US says Iran responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

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Highlights Latest attack escalates rising tensions in Middle East 30% of all seaborne oil transits pass through Strait of Hormuz Iran ‘promised the world’ it would interrupt oil flows: Pompeo The US said Iran is responsible for attacks on two oil tankers Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, with one ship catching fire, sharply escalating Read More

Iran responsible for attack on tankers in Gulf of Oman: US Secretary of State Pompeo

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Washington — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran Thursday for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as well as attacks a month earlier on pipelines in Saudi Arabia and on ships in nearby waters off Fujairah. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Read More

Russian Air Force targets militants in Syria’s Idlib at request of Turkish military

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Russia’s Air Force has carried out four strikes in Idlib province, Syria’s last jihadist stronghold, after Turkey asked for help in ensuring the safety of its troops in the area, the Defense Ministry said. The Turkish side provided the coordinates of “terrorists in Idlib” to the Russian military after Turkish troops came under fire from Read More

US-led airstrike obliterates friendly Afghan unit in another ‘tragic’ mishap

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A joint Afghan-US contingent has used NATO air support to ‘suppress’ enemy combatants – which turned out to be a misidentified group of government security forces. This is the second such incident in less than a month. An intense battle erupted while a joint American-Afghan contingent was on patrol mission in Kunduz province on Wednesday. Read More

Saudi-led coalition confirms Houthi missile attack on Abha airport, says 20+ people injured

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The Saudi-led coalition currently embroiled in Yemen’s civil war has confirmed that a missile launched by Houthi rebels, in the early hours of Wednesday, struck Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 people. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al Maliki said the missile hit the airport at 2:21am local time, according to a statement cited by Read More

Guardian cries ‘Russians are coming’ amid new scramble for Africa

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As Western powers that once colonized Africa find themselves drawn back to the continent over its vast mineral riches, what can they do to divert attention? Why, blame Russia, of course! Enter the Guardian, flogging – but not actually showing – alleged documents purporting to show the Kremlin plotting and scheming in Africa, involving none Read More

Idolatry much? Kosovo honors Clinton, Albright on 1999 war anniversary

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Former US President Bill Clinton and top diplomat Madeleine Albright are among Western leaders flocking to Kosovo to receive honors by ethnic Albanian militants they backed in the 1999 NATO war against Yugoslavia. Falsely claiming that Yugoslavia was committing “genocide” against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, NATO launched an air war in March that year, violating Read More

‘A cemetery for the living’: Mosul, 5 years after Islamic State conquest

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Mosul had fallen to Islamic State five years ago. The US-led coalition liberated the Iraqi city in 2017, but left it largely in ruins. With the ISIS caliphate gone, are the local residents recovering, and how? IS takes Mosul After taking control of Fallujah and Ramadi in early June 2014, IS (also known as ISIS) Read More