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Uh Oh, Looks Like the International Bankers are Preparing for the Next Phase of the War. Colombia's FARC to be Removed from EU Terror List.

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With the prospects of a Trump presidency looming ever closer, international bankers are revising their strategies, to prepare for a potential rogue player.  Hillary’s media allies are defecting, and the bond between Mexico’s Nieto, and Donald Trump, appear to be strengthening as well.  383 more words

United Nations

Who's left to run against Rouhani?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose hypothetical “political comeback” has been one of the more interesting stories in the run up to next year’s Iranian presidential election, had a whole lot of cold water… 905 more words

Furriners

Here’s the Bomb Russia Is Using to Flatten Aleppo

With Syria’s short-lived ceasefire buried under the rubble of the most intense bombing campaign Aleppo has seen since the start of Syria’s five-year civil war, Russia is rapidly increasing its military support for the regime in Damascus. 621 more words

Middle East

UN Security Council discusses Syria as fierce Aleppo bombings take 200 lives in one week

A fresh counteroffensive by Syrian government forces seeking to retake Aleppo has prompted the U.S., Britain, and France to request an emergency meeting of the U.N. 674 more words

Iran

Across Land and Sea, a Teenage Refugee and Her Flight from Syria

Book review: Nujeen, by Nujeen Mustafa with Christina Lamb

I fell in love with Nujeen Mustafa, like many did, when Last Week Tonight host John Oliver used BBC interview clips of the teenage Syrian refugee at a way station on the Serbian-Hungarian border as she traveled to Germany with her sister. 600 more words

Newly Published

Trump v. Clinton Debate is Must-See

By Adele

Not because it will be so enthralling, but because it will stand alone in this election. Trump’s campaign has consisted mostly of playing “I’m Rubber, You’re Glue,” turning EVERY criticism about himself into a charge against Hillary, even when it’s patently absurd. 435 more words

American Politics

Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition’s airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria said Monday.

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