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Lavrov slams April strikes on Syria

The strike that the US, Great Britain and France carried out on Syria on April 14 showed the nature of actions some states have been taking in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Slovakia’s Pravda newspaper. “As for allegations that the Syrian government had …

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OPINION: What the Swiss can offer Lebanon

By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz East Meredith, New York   This week a Swiss delegation led by President Alain Berset is visiting Lebanon to strengthen “bilateral relations”. The team is also discussing the pressing issue of the Syrian refugees. Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population in the world, per capita; and …

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Su-57 and MiG-35 Land Russian Orders During Army 2018

During the Army 2018 military-technical forum held August 21-26 at Kubinka, west of Moscow, the Russian defense ministry signed a total of 32 contracts with 20 Russian manufacturers. The value of the orders exceeded 130 billion roubles (nearly $2 billion) and calls for the delivery of 600 pieces of equipment …

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Japan confesses to padding disability hiring data

The Japanese government on Tuesday apologised for routinely overstating the number of disabled people it employed to meet legal quotas in a “highly regrettable” scandal. Thousands of able-bodied employees at 27 ministries and government agencies were wrongly counted as disabled, Tokyo admitted. “When the figures were revised, the ratio of …

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Brent crude seen trading in $70-$80 range

Brent crude is likely to trade in the range of $70-$80 (Dh257.11-Dh293.84) per barrel in the coming days due to supply concerns stemming from the decision of US President Donald Trump to reimpose sanctions on Iran, one of the biggest producers of oil in the world. According to analysts, Iran’s …

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Israel’s Total Control Over Palestinian Lives

By Mohamed Mohamed*   It is almost comical that recently, Israel finally decided to release more than 10 tons of mail that it has prevented from reaching Palestinians in the West Bank, much of which was sent eight years ago. Not eight weeks or months, but years. In the US, many people become …

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Trump, Impeachment, and Media Hype

The news that Trump’s lawyer has plead guilty to campaign violations has created a media storm and reopened questions about impeaching Trump or unseating him another way. However, there are two questions that impact on the case: did Trump violate campaign contribution laws and even if he did, can he …

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US Senator John McCain, a war hero, dead at 81

US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and a self-styled maverick Republican, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81. John McCain, bottom right, in 1965 with his Navy squadron.  National Archives McCain was the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as …

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No more flying first class for Pakistan government officials

Islamabad: Pakistan’s newly elected federal government has decided to do away with discretionary funds for the president, prime minister, federal ministers and members of parliament. The government has also approved travel restrictions by withdrawing first-class air travel facilities from top government functionaries — including the president, premier, foreign minister, Senate …

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Western-Made Weapons Discovered Near Deir ez-Zor in Syria – Reports

Well over 500,000 Syrians have so far returned to their homes after vast swathes of lands in eastern Syrian were recently cleared of Daesh jihadists. In the course of sweeping joint operations in al-Mayadeen in Deir ez-Zor, in southeast Syria, the authorities in cooperation with Syrian Army engineers discovered weapons, ammunition and medicines, some of which were …

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Kuwait, Iraq to consider shared oilfields

Kuwait and Iraq will soon appoint consultants to study the development of shared oilfields, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Bakhit Al Rashidi said on Wednesday. Production from cross-border oilfields has long been a source of tension between the two Opec nations. In the build-up to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Baghdad accused …

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Where is Iranian society going?

By Sajad Abedi, Sirous Amerian, and Amir Pasandehpoor   Pay attention to the following trends in the community: urbanization, bureaucracy, size of social classes, the severity and weakness of civil institutions, the rate of political invasion and obstruction, abundance and economic recession, rule of law, and secularism, religiosity and separationist, trust and deregulation, …

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