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  • Syrian Army advances in Daraa countryside as terrorists flee
    A Syrian military source announced on Monday the liberation of four villages in the northwestern countryside of Daraa after eliminating terrorists’ gatherings in them. ... ...
  • Ghana:WAEC Withholds Results of 26,434 WASSCE Candidates
    [Ghanaian Times] The entire results of 26,434 candidates who sat for the 2018 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Ghana have been withheld, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said. ... ...
  • London Tube station renamed in honor of England manager Gareth Southgate
    Gareth Southgate’s role in guiding England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years has been recognized by the London transport authorities, who have temporarily renamed a station in honor of the Three Lions manager. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Trump Reportedly Promised May to Raise Skripal Case in Talks With Putin
    Days before the much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump met with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who thanked the US president for his “support in responding to the appalling use of a nerve agent in Salisbury.” ... ...
  • One-on-one meeting with Putin a ‘good start,’ Trump says after over 2 hours of tete-a-tete talks
    President Donald Trump described his much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “off to a good start,” after meeting one-on-one with Putin for over two hours on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Long-Range Missile Being Developed for US F-35 Scores Direct Hit in Test Firing
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – An air-launched missile that is being developed for the F-35 in a joint venture with a Norwegian defense company has successfully dodged a decoy and scored a direct hit on the intended target in a test firing from an F-16 jet, the US partner Raytheon announced in a press release. ... ...
  • Economist writer mocked for peddling old, debunked ‘Russian hack’ story in bizarre tweet to Macron
    The Economist’s senior journalist Jeremy Cliffe has been mocked after rehashing the debunked story about the Kremlin ‘hacking’ Emmanuel Macron’s campaign. Observers reminded him it was rubbished by the French secret service. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Maradona: ‘I am a Palestinian’ / Video & Pics
    As PA president met with Argentine soccer star in Moscow ahead of the World Cup final, the two exchanged gifts, hugged and took pictures, with Maradona writing the ‘man wants peace in Palestine.’ ... ...
  • Army repels Saudi-paid mercenaries’ infiltration in Najran
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  • What’s The Buzz? Insects Have Invaded My Music
    Insects have been an inspiration in music for centuries, starring in pieces from "Flight of the Bumblebee" to Mastodon's "March of the Fire Ants."(Image credit: Deborah Lee/NPR) ... ...
  • EU Commission Warns Airbnb: Popularity Not Excuse to Break Consumer Rules
    You have "until the end of August to propose detailed solutions on how to bring" your "conduct in compliance with EU consumer legislation." ... ...
  • Mbappe Says Pele ‘Will Always Remain King’ After Brazil Legend’s Comeback Joke
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France forward Kylian Mbappe said Monday that Brazil legend Pele would "always remain king" after the three-time World Cup winner joked earlier in the day that he might return to football if Mbappe kept emulating his achievements. ... ...
  • How much gold is in the FIFA World Cup Trophy?
    Arguably the most coveted prize in sport, the FIFA World Cup Trophy could not have been made from anything but gold. But RT wanted to find out just how much gold the trophy contains. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • China Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports
    The complaint comes less than a week after the Trump administration published a preliminary list of more than 6,000 Chinese products that it wants to hit with new tariffs.(Image credit: Ben Margot/AP) ... ...
  • Over 200 people arrested in Kimberly protests
    Demonstrators were demanding the removal of the city's municipal manager and the chief financial officer who are facing accusations of maladministration. ... ...
  • Syrian army regains control over Kfar Nasej village and Hamad hill in Daraa northern countryside
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  • Namibia:Fare Thee Well Guru of National Diplomacy
    [New Era] Eloquent, brilliant, genius, dynamic and illustrious - these are some of the attributes of the guru of Namibia's diplomacy, whom Namibia recently lost to eternity. Theo-Ben Gurirab, affectionately known in diplomatic circles by his initials, TBG, was a giant of a man, diplomatic savvy and with unmatched revolutionary credentials. ... ...
  • ‘We are not worried about contestation for leadership’
    The ANC acting chair David Makhura says this is a chance for the best candidates to be elected. ... ...
  • Photos: Secretary of Supreme Council of Ahlulbayt World Assembly visits ABNA News Agency
    Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Abolhasan Navab, Secretary of Supreme Council of Ahlulbayt World Assembly, visited central office of ABNA News Agancy. ... ...
  • Israeli Rockets Strike Military Position near Aleppo: Syrian Sources
    Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo. “The Zionist enemy…targets one of our military sites north of Nairab airport,” the Syrian state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source. The source noted that the Israeli aggression comes in the context of the hopless attempts to support the defeated terrorist groups in Daraa and Quneitra. ... ...
  • Syrian army units regain control of Al-Hara hill in Daraa northwestern countryside
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  • Putin, Trump Hold First Ever One-on-One Summit in Helsinki
    The heads of Russia and the US are holding talks today in the Finnish capital of Helsinki to discuss a wide range of issues in an attempt to mend bilateral relations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have arrived at the presidential palace in Helsinki to hold their first ever full-fledged summit talks. Though the agenda of the summit hasn’t been announced yet, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the Syrian issue would be one of the central topics; Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election and energy cooperation are among other issues experts have ... ...
  • President Al-Mashat congratulates Iraqi President on National Day
    SANAA, July 16 (Saba) - President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, sent on Monday a cable of congratulations to President of Iraq, Fuad Masum, on the occasion of celebrations of the brotherly Iraqi people on the National Day. ... ...
  • Namibia:Death of a Statesman
    [Namibian] Another name is added to the roll-call of those whom Namibia and the world will not willingly let die - Theo-Ben Dururob Gurirab has died. ... ...
  • Iran President’s message delivered to Lebanon counterpart
    A message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was delivered to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on Monday. ... ...
  • Namibia:’Gurirab an Architect of Country’s Diplomacy’
    [Namibian] Six months after celebrating his 80th birthday, one of Namibia's longest-serving politicians Theo-Ben Gurirab died at a Windhoek hospital on Saturday. ... ...
  • [WATCH] Ripped off, used & abandoned by the Guptas
    Optimum Coal Mine employee Martine Lubisi one of several employees who spoke to Eyewitness News about their financial situation. ... ...
  • WC dam levels nearing 50%
    The dams feeding the City of Cape Town are standing at 54.7%. ... ...
  • Trump-Putin Meeting Underway In Helsinki
    The two presidents spoke briefly before beginning their one-on-one session. Trump said they planned to talk about nuclear weapons and China. ... ...
  • Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries killed, injured in Jawf
    JAWF, July 16 (Saba) - Dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and injured in missile shelling targeted their gatherings in the government complex in al-Hazm city in Jawf, a military official told Saba. ... ...
  • Ramaflipflop: Why SA’s updated ‘Investment Act’ actually risks deterring investment
    JOHANNESBURG — I don’t quite know what to make of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s mixed messages any longer. On the one hand, he travels to countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, seemingly signing multi-billion rand trade and investment deals. On the other hand, Ramaphosa signs Zuma-era laws in that are interpreted to be anti-investment. The honeymoon is over for Ramaphosa, but now South Africa needs sensible decision making more than ever because Moody’s is waiting in the wings with a potential downgrade-to-junk decision come later this year. The optics will be key if SA wants to dodge that bullet. ... ...
  • Former Presidential Adviser Adelman On What’s On The Table In Helsinki
    Kenneth Adelman, former defense adviser to presidents Ford and Reagan, talks about President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... ...
  • Flightpath for SAA? Ethiopian Air shelves plane deal, outlines privatisation
    CAPE TOWN — Once again Ethiopian Airlines has shown SAA how to run a successful business, this time showcasing flexibility and agility with a sudden change of strategy. Granted the comparison is somewhat unfair as one would have to factor in corruption and nepotism at both airlines. Ethiopian Air would surely win hands down, given what we know about the wrecking ball machinations of former SAA Chairperson and known Zuptoid, Dudu Myeni. Which is all the more telling because Ethiopian Airlines has country-partnerships and private investors, both strong hedges against freeloading Zuptoid-type modus operandi and historically proven better business practice. ... ...
  • Starting to deliver on his Trillion-rand investment goal – Cyril Ramaphosa
    CAPE TOWN — President Ramaphosa’s supplications to traditional leaders may have inadvertently tarnished his pro-democracy image but his drip-news-feeding of the R266 million Middle Eastern investment promises now adds serious shine. Brand management advisor, Solly Moeng last week queried the perception-skewing impact of Ramaphosa’s diplomatic initiative with traditional leaders aimed at tempering the expropriation of land without compensation policy. However, Cyril’s latest drip feeding of foreign investment news shows major media savvy. Why tell the world in one shot that the Saudi’s and the UAE have promised equal investments totalling R266 million when you can titrate it for maximum impact ... ...
  • Silencing Diversity in the Name of Diversity
    ShareBy Gilad AtzmonIn my latest book, Being in Time – a Post Political Manifesto, I explored different tactics used by the New Left – a loose collective of Frankfurt School graduates -- to destroy political diversity and intellectual exchange.  I concluded that the ‘new order’ is maintained by ensuring that so-called ‘correctness’ dominates our vocabulary.  We are drowning in jargon, slogans and sound bites designed to suppress authentic thinking and more important, to suppress humane intellectual exchange. As I finished writing the book, I understood that this new language is a well-orchestrated attempt to obliterate our Western Athenian ethos in favor ... ...
  • Deals on wheels: Are group bike rides overtaking golf as the new boardroom? – The Wall Street Journal
    Once considered an obscure sport for kids, commuters and hardcore fitness fanatics, cycling has evolved in the past few years into both a powerful networking tool for executives and an activity that corporations are increasingly using to connect with their client base. This is a Biznews Premium article. Please login or sign up for a free 1-month trial. ... ...
  • 5 aggression airstrikes launches on Hodeidah
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  • Trump Turns to Gaza as Middle East Deal of the Century Collapses
    Photo by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Palestine-Israel has, predictably, gone over like a lead balloon. So it’s shifting gears. The Washington Post reports, “With President Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan stalled, administration officials are focusing on improving conditions in the impoverished Gaza Strip — a move that could put political pressure on Palestinian leaders to come to the negotiating table.” Don’t hold your breath. The “Deal of the Century” was dead on arrival because it was based on the idea that Saudi Arabia and Egypt would “deliver the Palestinians” ... ...
  • Kirstjen Nielsen Just Wants to Protect You
    Photo by AK Rockefeller | CC BY 2.0 “Mommy, what’s chutzpah?” “Sweetie, chutzpah is when the head of Homeland Security says Americans are in danger from drones, but skips over all the people US drones have killed.” Leo Rosten famously defined chutzpah as “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.”  Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen showed off her chutzpah in an op-ed in the Washington Post: “The U.S. Isn’t Prepared for the Growing Threat of Drones.”  Nielsen begins by praising the wonders unmanned aerial drones ... ...
  • The Lydda Death March and the Israeli State of Denial
    Photo by Oren, Elhanan | CC BY 2.0 This week marks the 70th anniversary of the single largest mass expulsion of Arabs from Palestine during the Jewish ethnic cleansing campaign of 1948-49, the infamous Lydda Death March, in which attacking Israeli troops murdered and pillaged the people and property of Lydda, Ramle and surrounding villages while forcing some 80,000 men, women and children into the scorching wilderness, never to return. “No Room for Both People” In late 1947 Britain, worn down by a ferocious Jewish terror campaign led by men who included future Israeli prime ministers Menachem Begin and ... ...
  • Trump Knows That the US Can Exercise More Power in a UK Weakened by Brexit
    Photo by ijclark | CC BY 2.0 English nationalism as expressed by Brexiteers is a strange beast. Donald Trump gives an interview in which he assumes the right to intervene in the conflict between Theresa May and Boris Johnson over Brexit. He speaks with the same confident authority as he would in his own country, sorting out differences in the Republican Party over who should be the next senator for Alabama or South Carolina. His attempted roll-back later does not alter the tone or substance of what he said. The aim of Trump’s intervention in the short term is, as always, to top the ... ...
  • Protests Enter Second Week; 14 Killed, 366 Wounded in Iraq
    Hundreds were wounded on Sunday or late Saturday across southern Iraq. The post Protests Enter Second Week; 14 Killed, 366 Wounded in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Saboteurs of Peace: On the Road to Helsinki
    If there was ever any doubt that the Russia-gate hoax is a scheme by the War Party to salvage their bankrupt foreign policy, and depose a democratically-elected President, then Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve alleged GRU agents for “interfering” in the 2016 election settles the matter once and for all. Are we supposed to believe … Continue reading "Saboteurs of Peace: On the Road to Helsinki" The post Saboteurs of Peace: On the Road to Helsinki appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • The Rocky Road to Helsinki
    This is written July 14, two days before the Helsinki summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, and everything is on schedule in very predictable fashion – according to script. In the US, Rod Rosenstein has released "indictments" of 12 Russians who are accused of "hacking" Democratic National Committee servers other Democratic Party associated computers. These … Continue reading "The Rocky Road to Helsinki" The post The Rocky Road to Helsinki appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Memo to the President Ahead of Monday’s Summit
    BRIEFING FOR: The President FROM: Ray McGovern, former CIA briefer of The President’s Daily Brief, and William Binney, former Technical Director at NSA SUBJECT: Info Your Summit Briefers May Have Missed We reproduce below one of our most recent articles on “Russia-Gate,” which, in turn, draws from our Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Memorandum to … Continue reading "Memo to the President Ahead of Monday’s Summit" The post Memo to the President Ahead of Monday’s Summit appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Two Palestinian teenagers killed in most intense Israeli daytime assault on Gaza since 2014
    After two Palestinian teenagers has been killed, and hundreds more wounded by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, an Egyptian-led ceasefire was called on Saturday night between Israel and the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements, who had fired several rockets into Israeli territory, injuring at least three people. According to international media, and the Israeli army, Saturday’s Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza strip marked the most intense daytime assault on the coastal enclave since Israel’s 2014 offensive which left nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead. The two slain Palestinian teens were identified by the Gaza Health Ministry as Amir al-Nimri, 15, and Luay ... ...
  • The Macedonians boycott the Nato Celebrations
    On 14 July, the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia had planned to celebrate the opening of negotiations for it to become a member of Nato. For the Alliance, Macedonia's membership is very important because the majority of Macedonians, like the Greeks, are orthodox and therefore their culture is close to Russia's. 15 concerts along the theme “We love Nato” had been organized by the Socialist Party of the Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, and were going to be recorded and broadcast on public (...) ... ...
  • China over-saturated with evangelical missionaries
    The People's Republic of China, which for a long time now has had to tackle the sect of Falun Gong , is horrified to discover the resurgence of the “Return to Jerusalem Movement”. This evangelical sect was powerful in the 1920s in the province of Shandong (North East China), a region with a religious syncrétiste tradition The light of this sect was smothered out by the nationalist revolution yet today its torch of belief has been relit and is being passed around the Chinese diaspora in (...) ... ...
  • Ocasio-Cortez hedges criticisms of Israel– ‘I may not use the right words’
    Rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the congressperson-to-be for a district in the Bronx and Queens, famously tweeted “This is a massacre,” after Israel’s slaughter of 60 Gazans on May 14, and said Democrats must not be silent anymore about Israeli human rights violations, and opposed the embassy move. Since her surprise victory over a Democratic leader in the primary last month, she’s gotten a lot of pushback from the establishment. More came on Friday night on PBS Firing Line, and Ocasio-Cortez seemed to walk back her comments. She wrote that tweet as an “activist,” she said — she’s not an activist anymore, now she’s ... ...
  • The MoA Week In Review – Open Thread 2018-35
    Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: July 9 - BREXIT - Still Not Gonna Happen Airbus is pissed. It was asked by May to give a dire warning about Brexit which it dutifully did. The next day May handed ... ...