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Taliban Fighters Kill 12 Police Officers At Afghan Checkpoint

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.28.2017 | Home

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand attacked a checkpoint with silenced weapons a...

Report: Deadly U.S. Yemen Raid Netted No Major Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.28.2017 | Home

The botched U.S. commando raid on an al Qaeda outpost in Yemen that resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL and several women and children reportedly ga...

Your Soundtrack for "The Resistance" Movement

Jennifer Rand | Posted 02.27.2017 | Home
Jennifer Rand

Ever since Donald Trump took the oath of office, the noisy majority of Americans who didn’t want him to win the presidency have been fighting back: ...

Iraqi Forces Push Deeper Into Western Mosul As Civilians Flee

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home

MOSUL, Iraq, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern distric...

Dozens Dead After ISIS Car Bomb Blast At Syrian Checkpoint

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 40 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels backed by Turkey, source...

Israel Accuses Human Rights Watch Of ‘Propaganda,’ Denies Access

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― The Israeli government is blocking an American citizen from taking his post with Human Rights Watch in Israel, accusing the group of en...

In Effort To Oust ISIS, Iraqi Forces Storm Mosul Airport

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home

SOUTH OF MOSUL (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul launched a major offensive on ...

You Can Visit the Moon, But Not Nagorno-Karabakh: The Mind-Boggling Politics Of Azerbaijan's Aliyev Administration

Christopher Atamian | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Christopher Atamian

By Christopher Atamian and Haykaram Nahapetyan Aleksander Lapshin holding up his three passports....

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Ready To Give White House 'Strong Slap In The Face'

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

The United States should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolut...

The 10 Worst Colleges For Free Speech: 2017

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Greg Lukianoff

There isn’t a week that goes by without a campus free speech controversy reaching the headlines. That’s why it’s as important as ever that we at...

'Military-Style' Firearms Aren't Protected By Second Amendment, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a Maryland ban on assault-style rifles and large-capacity magazines isn’t subject to th...

Trump Says Gulf States Will Pay For Syrian Safe Zones. That's Not The Issue.

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home

President Donald Trump’s rally in Florida on Saturday night drew significant media attention as he took aim at the press, railed against immigration...

Israeli Soldier Gets Mere 18 Months In Prison For Killing Incapacitated Palestinian After Attack

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home

TEL AVIV, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A young Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant was sentenced to 18 months’ impris...

News Roundup for February 21, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home

Another dark day in Trump’s America.1. Milo Yiannopoulos has fallen from favour of white supremacists after his comments regarding pedophilia. So th...

Trump's Defense Chief: We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remark...

Iraq Launches Offensive On Last ISIS Stronghold In Mosul

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home

SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul’s airport, on th...

Suicide Bomb At Market In Somali Capital Kills 39, Injures Around 50

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local offi...

Trump Scrambles To Find Top National Security Aide

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, scrambling to find a new top security aide after firing his first one and bein...

Trump Administration Should Finish Job And Permanently Lift Sudan Sanctions

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Doug Bandow

On his way out of Washington President Barack Obama announced the lifting of economic sanctions against Sudan. The action was long overdue. Newly inau...

Refugees: Is There Room For A Middle Ground?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
The Conversation US

By Juliette Tolay, Pennsylvania State UniversityThe debate over whether or not to bring in more refugees in the U.S. continues. There seems to be a sh...

Rising Violence In Ukraine Puts Spotlight On U.S. Relations With Russia

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

Eastern Ukraine has seen a deadly spike in violence in recent weeks, as shelling and fighting between Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels have k...

Designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards As Terrorists Will Have Dire Consequences

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

According to reports, the Trump administration is considering designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization,...

Two-State Solution Is Only Way Israel Can Avoid Becoming a Discriminatory State

Murray Forseter | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Murray Forseter

Donald Trump says he will leave it to the Israelis and Palestinians to decide if there will be one state or two in the land between the Mediterranean ...

Baghdad Bomb Blast Kills At Least 48 In Second Attack This Week

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

BAGHDAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 48 people and wounding 55, security...

Like Bulls in a China Shop, Trump and Netanyahu Abandon Two-State Solution

Pete Tucker | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
Pete Tucker

The bullying and boasting that brought electoral success to Donald Trump may prove disastrous for the Middle East.Emboldened by Trump’s victory, Isr...