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White Helmets plot new false-flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib – Russia’s UN envoy

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The White Helmets, a controversial Western-backed ‘civil defense’ group, is readying a new provocation that will see them using toxic agents on civilians to frame the attack on Damascus, Russia’s deputy UN ambassador has said. Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday, Russia’s Deputy UN representative Vladimir Safronkov said the new false-flag attack Read More

Mask off? US ambassador to Russia says US practices diplomacy with aircraft carriers

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The US ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, says there is little need for his craft as “200,000 tons of diplomacy” are prowling the waters of the Mediterranean, unabashedly endorsing military show-offs as a political tool. “Each of the carriers operating in the Mediterranean at this time represent 100,000 tons of international diplomacy,” Huntsman said in Read More

Turkey will look for ‘best technology’ elsewhere if US blocks F-35 transfer

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If Turkey can’t get F-35 fighter jets from the US, it will be looking for a substitute elsewhere, the Turkish Foreign Minister said. The US threatened to boot Ankara from the program over its S-400 deal with Russia. Speaking to media after a reception at the Turkish Grand National Assembly on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Read More

Welcome to Trumpopolis: Israeli PM Netanyahu’s plan to name Golan town after Trump ridiculed online

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheme to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump has been lambasted on social media. PM Netanyahu announced the idea on Twitter on Tuesday as a way to thank President Trump for his “historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” but he Read More

Israeli Army not prepared for war – Hezbollah leader Nasrallah

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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has ruled out a summer of war with Israel, denying reports his Lebanese Shiite organization was planning for military conflict. He said the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are not prepared for battle. Responding to the information by Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper about a simmering stand-off in the coming months, the leader of Read More

Sri Lanka attacks could signal new international campaign of terror

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The carnage in Sri Lanka, one of the worst terrorist atrocities this century, could signal the start of a new campaign of “spectacular” attacks around the world. There have long been warnings that Islamic State militants, many trained in explosives and guns after time spent fighting in Syria and Read More

U.S. to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday demanded that all buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran’s oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch. The Trump administration’s move on Monday not to renew exemptions Read More

US offers $10 million reward in hunt for Hezbollah financiers

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The US government is offering a bounty of up to $10 million for information about three alleged financiers of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based organization that the US considers to be Iran-backed terrorists. Adham Tabaja, Ali Charara and Mohamed Bazzi were named as Hezbollah financiers on Monday by State Department and Treasury officials, who announced the bounty Read More

U.S. to end all waivers on Iran oil imports, crude price jumps

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States demanded a cut off of Iranian oil exports to major importers like China and India who had been granted exemptions from sanctions, sending crude prices to six-month highs on fears the U.S. action could lead to a supply crunch. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a briefing on Monday, Read More

Easter tragedy: What we know so far about the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka

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Seven suspects have been identified and arrested as the death toll from the horrific church and hotel attacks in Sri Lanka climbed to over 200, with no group claiming responsibility. RT sums up what we know so far of the tragedy. Explosions rocked three luxury hotels in the nation’s largest city, Colombo, and three packed Read More