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AN AL JAZEERA REPORTER WENT UNDERCOVER WITH THE PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY IN WASHINGTON

BRITAIN’S BROADCASTING REGULATOR on Monday concluded that Al Jazeera did not violate any rules in its controversial undercover investigation exposing the Israeli embassy’s campaign to target British citizens critical of Israel, a campaign that included attempts to destroy the careers of pro-Palestinian British politicians. The move by the communications regulator, known as …

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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

Uber’s history of scandals and disregard for local rules finally caught up with it on Friday, when London declined to renew the ride-hailing company’s license to operate in the city, its largest European market. Transport for London, the agency that oversees the city’s subways, buses and taxicabs, declared that Uber …

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British lawmakers hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack

Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service. The House of Commons said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to defend …

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Expect More Violence in the Post-Brexit UK

By Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz* — Well, that really was a close one. On June 23, over 51 percent of voting citizens shockingly opted for the U.K. to leave the EU. They effectively voted against the status quo, the “entire political class” and globalization. But what’s next for the country, …

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Brexit- Whistling Past the Graveyard

The Levant News – by Graham E. Fuller — What an irony that Great Britain should be the one country in the world to deliver what could be the coup de grâce to the modern European order and to a meaningful Atlantic relationship. It is incredible that the population of …

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Queen’s birthday: Nine surprising facts about Elizabeth II

By Olivia Blair for The Independent — From the countless television programmes, newspapers and photographers which have chronicled the Queen’s life over the past 90 years the public would be forgiven for thinking they know pretty much all there is to know about the longest-reigning monarch in British history. However, …

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“Muslim Brotherhood” will not be banned: Cameron

David Cameron has said the UK will not ban the Muslim Brotherhood, but stressed that having links with the group could be a “possible indicator of extremism”. In a written statement, the British Prime Minister on Thursday said the Brotherhood would continue to be reviewed to ensure that it does …

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EU says parts of Britain’s reform demands ‘problematic’

The Levant News– The European Union has labeled parts of a reform plan in the 28-nation bloc proposed by British Prime Minister David Cameron as “highly problematic,” saying they clearly lead to discrimination between European citizens and restricts some fundamental freedoms. A spokesman of the European Commission, the powerful executive …

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Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

By Sharmine Narwani* for RT– There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it …

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Iraq crisis: David Cameron under pressure to recall parliament

THE LEVANT – David Cameron is under pressure to recall parliament amid growing unrest at the humanitarian crisis engulfing Iraq. With more reports of minority Christians and Yazidis being slaughtered by Islamic State extremists in the north of the country, Tory and Labour figures have insisted the Commons needs to debate possible military action. …

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