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The Trump ‘chaos’: America needs hope and change now more than ever


Special to By Sheda Vasseghi What does chaos theory have to do with Donald Trump and are both just what America needs at this moment in history? In his Sept. 29, 2015, article, Mark Leibovich of The New York […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Iran bank’s appeal over 1983 Lebanon attack

Rescuers at the U.S. Marine barracks a day after a suicide truck bomb exploded at the site near the Beirut airport in October 1983. / Zouki / AP

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Iran’s central bank against a $1.75 billion judgment over a 1983 bomb attack on a U.S. Marines barracks in Lebanon. […]

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‘Third World War’: Jordan’s king warns radical Islam thrives on ‘apathy of moderates’


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Among the 193 Presidential and Ministerial speeches being made during the UN General Assembly debate, most will present politically pedantic and often droning restatements of the obvious; that war, terrorism, […]

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Netanyahu slams UN’s ‘deafening silence’ in a speech punctuated by his own 40 seconds of silence

Israel's Netanyahu gave the UN the silence treatment.

Special to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a blunt address to the United Nations General Assembly, slammed the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to destroy Israel. Netanyahu said that the Iran deal “doesn’t make peace […]

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Still forgetting the ‘Forgotten War’ after all these years

David Halberstam of the New York Times, Malcolm Browne of AP, and Neil Sheehan of UPI between helicopter lifts in the Mekong Delta in 1963. / AP / Wide World Photos.

Special to By Donald Kirk, WASHINGTON ― You know how forgotten is the Korean War when you see a documentary about the young correspondents who battled U.S. officialdom in the early years of the Vietnam War and hear […]

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Russia launches air strikes in Syria after giving U.S. an hour’s notice

Social media showed what were said to be Russian Su-24 and Su-25 aircraft involved in the air strikes.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty In a bold escalation of its involvement in Syria, Russia has launched air strikes in the war-torn country that it says targeted Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants, while […]

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Sisi takes control, eclipses Obama, restores Egypt’s regional clout

Egyptian President President Abdul Fatah Sisi at the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal. / Reuters

Special to Sol W. Sanders President Abdul Fatah Sisi is rapidly resuming Egypt’s role as leader of the Arab world, nosing out U.S. Mideast leadership under President Barrack Obama’s “leading from behind”. Initially snubbed by Obama after his military […]

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Obama: U.S. willing to work with Russia and Iran to resolve Syrian war

President Barack Obama speaks during the opening session of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 28.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington will work with any nation on resolving the war in Syria, specially singling out Russia and Iran. But Obama, speaking at the UN General Assembly […]

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Two shepherds with flocks of 1.2 billion each pay first visits to U.S., UN

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Both Pope Francis and China’s President are visiting the United States at the same time. Two men whose paths will nearly intersect, but not touch, in New York at the […]

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Memo to the West: Moscow’s increasing role in Syria and against the jihadist threat since 2012

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Sept. 21. / Ria Novost i/ AFP / Getty

Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs [Editor’s note: The following full-length report by Yossef Bodansky details Russia’s unambiguous response to the growing jihadist threat in Syria and the Middle East […]

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