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  • PUTIN’S PRIVATEERS HELP CRUSH PROTESTS IN SUDAN

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Russian private military contractors have taken part in forcibly dispersing anti-government demonstrators in Khartoum, Sudan. Soldiers from Russian private military company Wagner (a mercenary outfit highly active in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts) were spotted during...
  • AQ-LINKED GUERRILLAS GAIN IN NW SYRIA

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Clashes among rival Syrian rebel factions have spread across northwest Syria, rebels and residents said, in the latest bout of tit-for- tat fighting between opponents of President Bashar al Assad’s rule. Infighting has long plagued Syria’s...
  • NETANYAHU’S NEMESIS: FAR-RIGHT MONSTER HE CREATED

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    “A historic mistake” is how Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu responded to calls for early elections last November. A few weeks later, he spoke, in exaggerated confidence of the “unanimous” agreement of his right-wing coalition that...
  • 13 CANADIANS DETAINED IN CHINA

    by - Jan 8, 2019
    Canada has said 13 of its citizens have been detained in China since the Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in December in Vancouver at the request of the US. “At least” eight of those 13...
  • BOLSONARO WIN SPELLS DISASTER FOR AMAZON

    by - Oct 31, 2018
    On Sunday October 28 Jair Bolsonaro  the leader of the far-right Partido Social Liberal won the Presidency of Brazil with 55.2 % of votes cast and a promise to restore law and order and prioritize family...
  • BULGARIAN JOURNALIST’S MURDER A MYSTERY

    by - Oct 31, 2018
    A suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a Bulgarian journalist has been apprehended. But questions remain about whether Viktoria Marinova’s coverage of a procurement scandal was the real reason for her killing. Police say...
  • IRAN COUNTERS TRUMP SANCTIONS

    by - Oct 31, 2018
    Iran sold oil to private buyers through its energy exchange for the first time on Sunday October 28yh, as part of its efforts to counter the imminent return of US sanctions. Only 280,000 barrels were sold...
  • SAUDI-LED WAR ON YEMEN KILLS 56,000

    by - Oct 31, 2018
    A study by an independent conflict research group estimates the death toll is 56,000 people, not including those who have died due to the man-made famine. A study by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data...
  • TENSIONS MOUNT BETWEEN UGANDA AND RWANDA

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    It is estimated that over 30,000 Rwandans are living in Uganda. Kigali officials claim some of their citizens have been arrested and deported without due process. They may be neighbours with strong ethnic and cultural links,...
  • TURKEY, IRAQ AND CHINA DEFY TRUMP ON NEW IRAN SANCTIONS

    by - Jul 2, 2018
    JUAN COLE The Trump administration is unlikely to have the same success in getting other countries to boycott Iranian petroleum as did the Obama administration in 2012-2015, though its officials are making a full court press...