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Causes and consequences of unrest in Basra

By Sajad Abedi*   After the intensification of violence and unrest in Basra, the Joint Operations Command in Iraq, while calling this “turbulence,” instructed the country’s security forces to deal with the rigors of demonstrations in Basra decisively. Meanwhile, some security forces are said to have been deployed to Basra …

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Trump, Putin tout reset in ties at summit

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin vowed a fresh start to troubled relations between the world’s greatest nuclear powers at their first summit on Monday, as the American leader rejected a chance to condemn Moscow’s alleged manipulation of US elections. The US and Russian leaders came out of their meeting …

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Trump-Putin summit kicks off an hour late with trade, nuclear arms and China on agenda

President Donald Trump told his Russian counterpart that he would discuss “everything from trade to military to missiles to nuclear to China” during their one-on-one meeting at a high-stakes summit in Helsinki Monday. Not mentioned in his opening remarks during a handshake photo opportunity: Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, …

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Protests follow President Trump to Scotland

From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against President Donald Trump on Saturday as he played golf at one of his luxury retreats. On the beach outside the resort, a dozen demonstrators staged a “protest picnic,” chanting “Trump is a racist! …

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Activists protest planned West Bank demolition

Israeli police scuffled with activists protesting the planned demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank on Wednesday amid international opposition to the razing of the site. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 11 people were arrested in the “disturbance” including several for throwing stones at officers in Khan al-Ahmar. …

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Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir after deadly fighting

Deadly protests against Indian rule erupted in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday following the killings of at least eight rebels in fighting with government forces, officials said. At least two army soldiers were also killed in the fighting. The new round of anti-India protests and clashes, which led …

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Iran—On the Brink?

by Graham E. Fuller* — With the emergence of demonstrations and rioting in various Iranian cities earlier this month, Washington’s neoconservatives and interventionist/ imperial-minded “liberals” have been given a new lease on life in promoting their aspirations for “regime change” in Tehran. Indeed, of the three current potential global flashpoints—North …

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Iran’s peace, stability important for Turkey

Iranian president and his Turkish counterpart held a phone conversation during which the two sides called for expanding their ties and Erdoğan stressed the significance of ‘maintaining peace and stability in Iran. Erdoğan and Rouhani discussed ongoing demonstrations in Iran in a phone conversation on the morning of Jan. 3, …

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Iranians mark the 2009 pro-Islamic Republic rallies

People took part in rallies and ceremonies to commemorate the “Dey 9 rallies”, which mark the historic gatherings held on the ninth day of the Persian calendar month of Dey after months of post-election protests. In Tehran, people gathered at the Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla). Eight years ago …

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Scattered Protests Erupt in Iran Over Economic Woes

Protests over the Iranian government’s handling of the economy spread to several cities on Friday, including Tehran, in what appeared to be a sign of unrest. President Hassan Rouhani began his second term in August after winning re-election on promises to revitalize an economy hurt by sanctions. Although foreign investment …

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Israeli airstrike, artillery shells hit Gaza Strip

Israel has conducted an airstrike and artillery attacks against Palestinian fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli forces fired artillery shells at a checkpoint belonging to Palestinian resistance forces in the northeast of the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza. An Israeli surveillance jet targeted a group of resistance fighters in …

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Israeli forces open fire at protesters in Jerusalem al-Quds

Israeli forces have opened fire on protesters, injuring several Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds where worshipers gathered on a “day of rage.” Clashes broke out Friday between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, who are out on the streets to voice their anger at US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds …

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A reckoning in Charlottesville

In the middle of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville on Saturday, two young women, one white and one black, took each other’s hands and held them tightly, and with their other hands they gripped the steel barrier in front of them. A few feet away, a young white man with a …

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