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At stake in Syria: Replacing the U.S.-Israel axis with that of Russia and Iran

Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview with the Iranian Khabar TV on Oct. 5.

Special to The fate of the Middle East is riding on the success of Russia’s intervention after the failure of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Syrian President Bashar Assad said. “The alliance […]

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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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House bill would block lifting of Iran sanctions until U.S. terror victims paid

U.S. capitol

Special to The U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 1 passed a bill that would block President Barack Obama from ending sanctions on Iran until American victims of Iranian-backed terrorism are compensated. An aide to Rep. Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania […]

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Chinese president snubs Mark Zuckerberg’s request to name his unborn child

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.  /Bloomberg

Special to Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009. And now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s request for an honorary Chinese name for his unborn daughter has been blocked by China’s president. At an exclusive White House soiree on […]

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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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A rough September: Shemitah, blood moons and the U.S. economy

Blood moon.

Special to The world goes on after Shemitah 2015 and a rare four blood moons. But global warnings of economic stress intensified in September. “I believe a great shaking is coming to America and the world. I believe a […]

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Leader of Chechen ‘death battalion’ says his troops would wipe out ISIL

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.  /Said Tsarnaev/RIA Novosti

Special to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has not experienced “real military action” and would be wiped out if Chechen forces joined the battle, according to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov has expressed his wish to fight […]

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Yemen loyalists reclaim strategic waterway, Iran-backed rebels still hold capital


Special to Yemeni forces, bolstered by the Saudi-led coalition, have regained control of one of the world’s most strategic waterways. “The Bab al-Mandab Strait is now under the total control of our troops,” Yemeni Gen. Turki Ahmed told AFP on […]

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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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Russia will ‘consider’ expanding its air offensive to Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.  /Reuters/Azad Lashkari

Special to Russia is said to be considering Iraq’s offer to allow it to carry out air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraqi territory. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 30 he […]

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