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Nasrallah: Israel behind Lebanon car bombing of Hamas official

Israel behind Lebanon car bombing of Hamas official

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has described his group as one of the most effective forces in the fight against terrorism across the Middle East region. Speaking at a ceremony marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hezbollah fighters in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra region on Friday afternoon, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stated that the sacrifices made by Hezbollah martyrs …

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Congressman John Lewis: Racism ‘must be in Trump’s DNA’

Congressman John Lewis

US President Donald Trump’s use of the word “shithole” to describe Latin American and African countries suggests racism “must be in his DNA,” Congressman John Lewis says. “I think the words and his actions tend to speak like one who knows something about being a racist,” Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) said in an MSNBC interview on Friday. “It must be …

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Canada schoolgirl attacked over hijab

Canada schoolgirl attacked over hijab

An 11-year-old girl was assaulted in Toronto on Friday by a man who twice tried to cut off her hijab with scissors and then fled, police said.   Khawlah Noman told reporters that she was walking to school with her younger brother when the man came at her with scissors. “He tried cutting (off) my hijab two times,” she said. …

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Trump’s First Year Sets Record for US Special Ops, Deploying to 149 Countries

We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment, …

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Trump and Haley: Shut Up About Iran

Trump and Haley Shut Up About Iran

The U.S. government has chosen to be against Iran’s government. Neocon Elliott Abrams says “We should be expressing support” for protests. Given his record and views, we therefore can be quite sure that this is exactly what should not be done. Mere support sounds “moderate”, but it’s only a first step, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The full Abrams and …

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US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees

US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees

The US has reportedly cut off $125 million in funding for a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, less than a week after US President Donald Trump threatened to hold back future aid payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Axios news website, citing three unnamed Western diplomats, said on Friday that the sum — a third of …

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US-sought UNSC meeting on Iran backfires on Washington

US-sought UNSC meeting on Iran backfires on Washington

The UN Security Council (UNSC) finally gives into a US push for a meeting on the latest events inside Iran, but the session does not go as planned as the council’s veto wielders and Washington’s own allies use the debate to criticize the White House for involving the council in Iran’s domestic affairs and seeking to link those issues to …

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Washington’s growing obsession: The 25th Amendment

Washington's growing obsession The 25th Amendment

Lawmakers concerned about President Donald Trump’s mental state summoned Yale University psychiatry professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee to Capitol Hill last month for two days of briefings about his recent behavior. In private meetings with more than a dozen members of Congress held on Dec. 5 and 6, Lee briefed lawmakers — all Democrats except for one Republican senator, whom …

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