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US-led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun 11.1.2019 Raw Story

The US-led coalition in Syria has begun withdrawing its troops, a spokesman said Friday, less than a month after US President Donald Trump made his shock announcement. The force which has battled the Islamic State group since 2014 started scaling down but it remained unclear how long the drawdown pr...

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U.S. forces begin withdrawal from Syria 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After days of back and forth over President Trump's decision to pull American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements.

Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the...

U.S. official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started 11.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
U.S. troops have been involved in Syria's war since 2014 when the first elite force arrived in the country to advise Kurdish-led fighters who were involved in battles against the Islamic State group.
Pompeo takes aim at two favorite targets — Iran and Obama — in Cairo speech 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo used a keynote address in the Egyptian capital Thursday to take aim at two favorite targets — Iran and former President Obama — as he sought to reassure Middle East allies of Washington’s commitment to the region.

“In just 24 months, the United States under...

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Mainstream media’s pro-war posture hammered in veteran NBC reporter’s scathing resignation letter 4.1.2019 Raw Story

"That a network insider has blown the whistle on how all this works, and how MSNBC and NBC have become Ground Zero for these political pathologies of militarism and servitude to security state agencies, while not surprising, is nonetheless momentous."...

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Top Anti-ISIS Envoy Resigns Over Syria Withdrawal 23.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
President Trump has lost another one of his top advisers on the fight against ISIS.
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Jamal Khashoggi: Casualty of the Trump administration’s disregard for democracy and civil rights in the Middle East? 22.10.2018 The Moderate Voice

David Mednicoff, University of Massachusetts Amherst The international crisis over whether top Saudi Arabian leadership murdered U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a striking example of the consequences of Donald Trump’s blanket disregard for democratic politics and human rights in other countries. This departure from decades of American foreign policy rhetoric remains comparatively undiscussed. However, […]

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Jamal Khashoggi: Casualty of the Trump administration’s disregard for democracy and civil rights in the Middle East? 20.10.2018 Raw Story

The international crisis over whether top Saudi Arabian leadership murdered U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a striking example of the consequences of Donald Trump’s blanket disregard for democratic politics and human rights in other countries. This departure from decades of American f...

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Arms and influence in the Khashoggi affair 16.10.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s reaction to the disappearance and death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul reveals important details about the declining influence of U.S. in the Middle East. As a scholar who follows the links between international and domestic politics in the Middle East, it i...

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John McCain: The View from the Middle East 4.9.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Being on the deadly end of his policies, many Arabs view John McCain in a very different way than the U.S. mass media has presented him.   By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News It is not unusual that Arabs and Americans…Read more →
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For Native Americans, History Continues to Repeat Itself 27.8.2018 Truthout.com
Native Americans continue to suffer the "sickness of exploitation" wrought by white supremacy.

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80 18.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
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The World According to Ben Rhodes: Hypocrisy in Obama’s Foreign Policy 24.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
In a new book Obama’s deputy national security adviser opens up about Pentagon interference in policy, Obama’s political calculations and his own ignorance of the Middle East, as As’ad AbuKhalil explains in this review. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium…Read more →
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Inside WikiLeaks: Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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Basic Elements of Democracy 7.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

In a 2004 lecture at Hilla University for Humanistic Studies in Iraq, Stanford University professor Larry Diamond gives four basic elements of Democracy, and then he elaborates about them. Here are those four basic elements: 1. A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections. 2. The active participation of […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Final Version Of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban 26.6.2018 Outside the Beltway
In a ruling that largely relies on the authority granted by Congress to the President to regulate immigration on national security grounds, the Supreme Court has upheld the final version of the Administration's travel ban.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Is 70 This Year — but Where’s the Justice for Chagos? 8.6.2018 Truthout.com
The Chagossians continue their struggle.

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Under Trump, US Contempt for International Law Intensifies 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
Reckless policies have increased the military's role.

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Airstrikes in eastern Syria reportedly kill at least 12 pro-government fighters 25.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday.

The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State extremists.

In Damascus, the the official...

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