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UN blocks US Iran sanctions bid

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Saturday he cannot take any action on a U.S. declaration that all U.N. sanctions on Iran had been reimposed because “there would appear to be uncertainty” on the issue. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month that he …

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Erdogan releases tapes of Khashoggi murder

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Turkish sources have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. Speaking ahead of his departure for France …

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Britain seeks ‘special’ EU ties as Brexit talks start

Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels on Monday to launch talks he hoped would produce a “new, deep and special partnership” with the EU in the interest of Britons and all Europeans. Beaming as he met the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU executive’s Berlaymont headquarters, …

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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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Britain sells her soul to Qatar, says British writer

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – By Catherine Shakdam – Andrew Gilligan from the Telegraph wrote in his latest report that Britain has quite simply “sold her soul to Qatar,” slamming the British government for openly engaging and dealing with Qatar even though it continues to harbour ties with well-known terror groups …

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Why Is British Intelligence Unable to Prevent Hundreds of UK Citizens Joining Militant Groups in Syria and Iraq?

THE LEVANT  – By Alex Massie  – He is “Jailer John” to his prisoners but “Jihadi John” to London’s tabloid newspapers, and right now, he might just be the most wanted man in the world. “He” is the jihadist seen beheading the captured American journalist James Foley in Syria. He is British. …

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The hunt for Foley’s killer

THE LEVANT- The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible. But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States have a plethora of clues …

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British minister Sayeeda Warsi resigns over Gaza policy

 THE LEVANT  -Sayeeda Warsi resigned from her position as a senior minister in Britain’s Foreign Office on Tuesday, saying she could no longer support the government’s pro-Israeli policy in light of its month-long assault on Gaza that has killed nearly 1,900 people, mostly civilians. Warsi, a baroness who sits in …

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