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Meanwhile...in Jordan

Jordan’s ability to deal with Syrian, and now Iraqi, refugees is quickly dwindling, and leading to many other problems. Despite the relative stability of the country and regime’s friendliness to the West, more… 70 more words



Purposely quiet, the gulf monarchy of Oman is much more interesting and important than its normal international profile might suggest.

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Information about Shiism

For those who want some background information and/or infographics about Shiism, which may be the less populous sect of Islam, but is the main religion of Iran, Hezbollah, and the Iraqi Prime Minister.

Middle East

Xung đột Israel-Gaza: Khi nào và làm sao kết thúc?

Khi chiến dịch của Israel nhằm tiêu diệt hoặc ít nhất là vô hiệu hóa Hamas, phong trào Hồi giáo ở Palestine, bước vào ngày thứ mười, số tử vong tiếp tục tăng lên. 2,310 more words

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Challenging anti-Semitism on Gaza demos

By Daniel Randall (at Workers Liberty):

On the 26 July London demonstration against Israel’s assault on Gaza, I confronted a man who was carrying a placard which read “Research: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, with an image of a Star of David, dripping blood, with “666” in the centre. 1,233 more words

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A Little Perspective

This is one of the best articles I’ve read yet on the issue in Gaza. Not because I agree with everything the author has said, but because he clearly took the time to do his research and remain as impartial as possible while keeping perspective. 50 more words


Canadian military looking to add air defence system to its VIP aircraft

OTTAWA — The Canadian military is looking for an air defence system to protect its VIP aircraft, including the one used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, from surface-to-air missiles. 463 more words