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  • Macron reshuffles government, names new interior minister
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  • Clashes in Palestinian Refugee Camp Injure 6
    At least six people were injured in clashes between rival Palestinian factions in Miyeh ou Miyeh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, Lebanese security officials said. The officials said the clashes broke out Monday between members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah and Jundallah. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said most of the six wounded are Fatah members. Clashes are uncommon in the camp of Miyeh ou Miyeh, near the port city of Sidon. ... ...
  • Macron Names Governing Party Chief New Interior Minister in Reshuffle
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  • From south to north .. No to starvation and occupation in Yemen
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  • Norwegian Man Starts Travel Firm, Offers Tours to Crimea Despite Sanctions
    Hendrik Weber, the owner of the newly-founded company, considers the sanctions against Russia a "violation of human rights" and doesn't think it's unethical to go against them. ... ...
  • Saudi Royal Air Force Plane Crashes During Training Flight – Reports
    A Saudi Royal Air Force military plane crashed in the northwest of the kingdom, resulting the death of its crew, the Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, citing a source in the Ministry of Defense. ... ...
  • Netizens Poke Fun at ‘Cringy’ Fantasy Painting of Trump With GOP Presidents
    On Sunday night, CBS aired Donald Trump's far-ranging interview with Lesley Stahl. It was not only his take on foreign relations and internal affairs that garnered viewers' attention, however: at some point during the interview, CBS's cameras captured a gaudy painting hanging in a room in the White House that is now doing the rounds online. ... ...
  • US alarmed by China’s ‘predatory’ practices: Mattis
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  • Please Remember Not to Vote!
    So, it’s three weeks before the US midterm elections, and it looks like we have got ourselves a horse race! That’s right, folks, once again, it’s time to start playing with those forecast maps on Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight, and obsessively following the fluctuating poll numbers of congressional candidates you have never heard of competing in districts you couldn’t locate if someone held a gun to your head. You need to start doing this immediately, if not sooner, as the stakes in these midterms could not be higher. Nothing less than the continued existence of “American democracy” hangs in ... ...
  • Lebanon’s ISF arrests 110 wanted over criminal activities related to drug dealing, theft, people smuggling
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  • Nedbank to pay R2bn to small shareholders inherited from Old Mutual
    By Alec Hogg Nedbank intends trimming its newly bloated shareholder base through buying back 7.6m of its shares from hundreds of thousands of newly inherited shareholders. The exercise, which will require Nedbank to invest over R2bn to buy back 1.5% of its issued shares, follows yesterday’s distribution by Old Mutual of the bulk of its stake in the bank. In terms of the unbundling, for every 100 Old Mutual shares owned, investors received 3.2 new Nedbank shares. This means most of these new owners have been left with parcels of Nedbank shares too small to trade cost-effectively ... ...
  • As US stocks stumble, keep your eyes on Netflix
    Today, Netflix will report earnings. Analysts are assuming that the company will hit all of its forecasts, including 5.32 million new subscribers. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • ‘People just can’t know that’: Democrat senator exposed hiding liberal positions to woo moderates
    Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is deliberately soft-pedaling her liberal positions in order to appeal to moderate voters in a close election, according to new video from an undercover journalist who infiltrated her campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Turkish police leave Saudi consulate after 9-hour search for Khashoggi DNA traces (VIDEO)
    Turkish forensics team have conducted a sweep of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul trying to find any evidence into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Ankara believes was murdered at the diplomatic site. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Why Liberal Jews in Israel and the US have made Lara Alqasem a Cause Celebre
    An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israel’s airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order. Usually those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable “prisoner of conscience” for the boycott cause. The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan, claims that the 22-year-old is a leader of ... ...
  • Agents of Chaos: Trump, the Federal Reserve and Andrew Jackson
    It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. — President Andrew Jackson, Washington, July 10, 1832 They are three players, all problematic in their own way.  They are the creatures of inconvenient chaos.  Donald Trump was born into the role, a misfit of misrule who found his baffling way to the White House on a grievance.  Wall Street, with its various agglomerations of vice and ambition constitute the spear of global instability while the US Federal Reserve, long seen as a gentlemanly symbol of stability, has done ... ...
  • The REAL reason Eskom is in a mess: ANC short-sighted vision – Herbst
    EDINBURGH — Eskom has been slowly decaying for the past 25 years, starting with the loss of its skilled engineers and workers as laws were introduced to redress employment policies that previously favoured white individuals. Alongside this, Eskom like other state-owned entities has provided gravy for the long train of empowerment-linked companies looking for access to big taxpayer-funded contracts. And all that is just the start. Even Russia’s state entities have been sniffing around Eskom for easy money, very nearly scoring a lucrative nuclear build programme that seemed likely to cripple the country. The real problem, argues independent journalist Ed Herbst, ... ...
  • The War On Drugs – Live on KEXP
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  • Oil prices up on Saudi journalist drama – The Wall Street Journal
    Oil prices ticked higher over the weekend when the Saudi Press Agency put out an ominous statement from an unidentified senior official. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • 51 Bodies in ISIS Mass Grave; Three Killed in Iraq
    Another in a recent string of mass grave revelations. The post 51 Bodies in ISIS Mass Grave; Three Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters
    Chants of "No More War" from delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention gave voice to sentiments that still resonate through the base of the party and the broad U.S. public, notably in communities with higher rates of military sacrifice. While Trump’s 2016 victories in swing states may well have been aided by his posing … Continue reading "Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters" The post Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM
    The Israelis military is killing kids in the Gaza Strip – like, on the regular. You wouldn’t know it though; not unless you watch the BBC or Al Jazeera, that is. The uncomfortable truth is this: most Americans, frankly, don’t care. Most of the populace and a bipartisan coalition of nearly all policymakers are so … Continue reading "Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM" The post Gaza: The Most Important Story Not Covered in the MSM appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Australia ‘open-minded’ to moving Israeli embassy to Jerusalem – PM
    Australia might soon follow in controversial US footsteps and relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the country's new prime minister hinted after discussing the issue with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Uncle’s ‘HELP’ Written With Fallen Trees Reaches Hurricane Evacuee — Who Sends It
    Amber Gee viewed satellite images of the hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle and noticed a distress signal outside her grandmother's house. (Image credit: Bay County, Florida Emergency Services/Screenshot by NPR) ... ...
  • Should TV Drug Ads Be Forced To Include A Price? Trump’s Team Says Yes
    With high drug prices a hot election issue, drugmakers and the Trump administration are jockeying over how to bring prices down. But critics say the proposed fixes don't have enforcement teeth.(Image credit: Pool/Ron Sachs/Getty Images) ... ...
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65
    Paul Allen, who co-founded tech giant Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Seattle Times reporter Matt Day. ... ...
  • Right to reply by the Latvian government
    Following the publication on 18 September 2018 of the article by Manlio Dinucci « The new Iron Curtain », the Latvian government, via its embassy in Rome, addressed the following letter to the editors of Il Manifesto. Manlio Dinucci replied and Thierry Meyssan has replaced this exchange in its context. ... ...
  • Russia can sink all airplane-carriers navigating in East Greenland, by Valentin Vasilescu
    In his previous article, Valentin Vasilescu demonstrated that it was impossible for the Pentagon to establish an anti-Russian blockade in the Mediterranean nor anywhere else. In this article, he applies his thesis and he shows us that the US no longer has the capacity to lead a naval war against Russia in East Greenland. Moscow has already demonstrated the superiority of its weapons on the ground in Syria. Even if the clash between the two Great Powers has been avoided with care, what is clear, is that today, Russia no longer fears the possibility of a conventional US attack. ... ...
  • The ICJ: Will it be an option for the US?
    Washington is not at all pleased that the International Court of Justice condemned some of its sanctions against Russia. After Teheran argued that its position was based on the Bilateral Treaty on Friendship, Economic Relations and Consular Rights of 15 August 1955, Washington announced that it was denouncing that Treaty. The Court is currently examining a set of pleadings from the Palestinian authority denouncing the illegal transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem. The basis for the (...) ... ...
  • Netanyahu warns ‘very painful blows’ are coming to Gaza if protests don’t stop
    General news Israel warns Hamas of ‘painful’ strikes if war goes on JERUSALEM (AP) 14 Oct — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened “very painful blows” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers if they don’t halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops. Netanyahu said Israel is very close to waging a “different kind of activity” against the Islamic militants. He said “if it has any sense, Hamas will cease its fire and violent outbursts — now.” Hamas has orchestrated near-weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza boundary since March, pressing for an end to a ... ...
  • Jamal Khashoggi and the failed plot against MBS
    On 2 October 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. According to the US press, a trap would have been laid out for him, when he was lured into the consulate to hand over to him his new identity documents following his recent marriage. About a dozen Saudi Secret Service Agents entered the consulate to question him. They tortured him, killed him and cut him apart, limb by limb, before sending his remains to the Saudi (...) ... ...
  • Several Democratic candidates take stands against BDS, amid signs that Israel is becoming politicized
    Last week the New York Times ran an article about four congressional candidates who are testing the Democratic Party’s blanket support for Israel, suggesting that Israel is finally going to become a political football. There has been a lot of pushback on the story from pro-Israel Dems. Rep. Eliot Engel said those new Democrats “need to be educated,” and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street wrote to the Times to complain that it had focused on outliers, and missed the story of a “growing majority” of Democrats who support both Israel and Palestine. Meanwhile Republican supporters of Israel have seized on the article ... ...
  • President meets with al-Wahbi battalions’ commander
    SANAA, Oct. 15 (Saba) - President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, on Monday met with commander of al-Wahbi battalions, Major General Saleh Saleh al-Wahbi. ... ...
  • Report: Army inflicts heavy casualties on Saudi-paid mercenaries in fronts
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  • President stresses importance of strengthening combative readiness
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  • Israeli politicians condemn marriage of Jewish and Muslim celebrities as effort to ‘hurt our state’
    On Wednesday, the Israeli-Arab-Muslim TV host Lucy Aharish (the first to host a Hebrew-speaking show) and Israeli-Jewish actor Tzahi Halevy (known from Netflix TV series Fauda), got married. Their ceremony was what could only be considered unofficial in Israel, at the beach in Hadera. This is because Israeli law does not permit interfaith marriage. The option left to such couples is to conduct an unofficial ceremony in Israel, but do the actual official marriage in another country, where this then gets retroactively recognized by the state. Aharish and Halevy have held the relationship under the radar for some three ... ...
  • Iraq’s ex-Hashd al-Sha’abi chief reclaims position
    An Iraqi court has overridden an earlier decision by outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to dismiss the former head of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, and declare himself as the replacement. ... ...
  • Gaza is Winning
    Share As we learn about F-35 stealth fighters, the most expensive weapon system in human history, being grounded world wide, Israel is in a state of panic because of a few stealth balloons. ... ...
  • Photos: Mourning ceremony for martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in London, England
    AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Mourning ceremony for martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) held at Al-Akbar Islamic center in London, England. ... ...
  • Iranian embassy in Turkey threatened by ISIS: Envoy
    Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Ebrahim Taherian announced that the country's mission in Turkey was threatened by a person affiliated to the ISIS terrorist group. ... ...
  • What it takes to organize a film screening in Gaza
    Getting an entry permit from the Israeli army, securing permission to screen the film from Hamas, and how to prepare for inevitable power cuts are only some of the hurdles. Imagine what it takes to coordinate humanitarian aid. By Jen Marlowe A full house at the premiere of Naila and the Uprising at the Red Crescent Cinema Hall in the Gaza Strip, September 2018. (Shareef Sarhan) We had been talking about organizing the Gaza premiere of Naila and the Uprising for months, but it wasn’t until mid-summer that my colleague in Gaza, Fadi Abu Shammalah, and I began the preparations in earnest. [tmwinpost] ... ...
  • Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim issues condolences over death of religious scholar
    Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim, who is receiving treatment in Britain, issued a statement in which he mourned the demise of the religious scholar Sheikh Abdul Hussein Al-Sitri. ... ...
  • WATCH: Israelis and Palestinians meet face to face at Gaza fence
    Left-wing Israelis and Palestinian protestors on opposite sides of the Israel-Gaza fence get a rare chance to speak to one another face to face. For a few short minutes last week, a group of Israeli activists managed to have a face-to-face conversation with Palestinian activists in Gaza, albeit through a militarized fence. [tmwinpost] On Wednesday of last week, for the first time since the Great Return March began in March, a small group of Israeli activists approached the fence to speak with Palestinian demonstrators, standing just meters from them on the other side. The Palestinians who approached the fence had been ... ...
  • Russian “Collusion” is a Red Herring While a Fourth Reich Rises
    As the 2018 U.S. midterm elections approach, there is still no evidence of ‘collusion’ between the campaign of President Donald J. Trump and the Russian government after nearly two years of inquiry. Thus far in the Department of Justice’s investigation led by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, only a trail of corruption involving Trump associates has been discovered. None of their wrongdoings connect to the Russian nationals also indicted in the probe, including the illicit lobbying by former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Ukraine which actually went against Russia’s interests on behalf of the EU. One can anticipate that ... ...
  • Israeli forces injure 5, arrest 4, as tensions rise in Khan al-Ahmar
    Tensions heightened Monday morning in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, as Israeli police forces entered the village with bulldozers, sparking confrontations with residents and local and foreign activists who attempted to prevent authorities from entering the village. At least five people were treated for injuries by Palestinian medics, while four people were arrested. The detainees were identified as Israeli activists Jonathan Pollak and Kobi Snitz, Palestinian activist Reyad Salahat, and Dutch activist Robin Licker. Both Pollak and Salahat were reportedly injured. By Monday afternoon, Licker had posted on Facebook that he and the Israeli activists had been release, ... ...
  • From GM Potatoes to Glyphosate: Regulatory Delinquency and Toxic Agriculture
    Food and environment campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just produced the report ‘Shockingly high levels of weedkiller found in popular breakfast cereals marketed for British children’. In this 68-page document, she draws from new research in the UK that mirrors findings from the US about the dangerous levels of glyphosate found in food, especially products aimed at children (glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedicide Roundup). Readers can access this report here (which contains all relevant references). Mason begins by reporting on research that significant levels of weedkiller were found in 43 out of 45 popular breakfast cereals marketed to US ... ...
  • Ryan Dawson and Gilad Atzmon on Palestine and the rest of Us
    ShareIn this extended discussion Ryan Dawson and yours truly delve into the Jerusalemisation of our universe. We identify that which sustains tyranny of correctness, the Zionification of our politics and even the elements that control the opposition and suppress a prospect of a better future. ... ...
  • Climate Crisis is Upon Us
    One of the more useful allusions hidden in plain sight in the recent IPCC / UN report on climate crisis is the distinction between the pre-industrial and industrial ages that defines the era of climate crisis. Industrial capitalism, a/k/a capitalism, is the cause of climate crisis. Plenty of pseudo-scientific rubbish about human caused and Anthropocene can be found in the report’s text. But industry— the integration of science and technology in capitalist production, is identified as the cause. No longer are goat herders in Turkmenistan as responsible as the executives of Exxon-Mobil for the unfolding debacle. The report is striking ... ...
  • Syria’s Chessboard
    Photo Source Freedom House | CC BY 2.0 The Syrian civil war has always been devilishly complex, with multiple actors following different scripts, but in the past few months it appeared to be winding down. The Damascus government now controls 60 percent of the country and the major population centers, the Islamic State has been routed, and the rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are largely cornered in Idilb Province in the country’s northwest. But suddenly the Americans moved the goal posts—maybe—the Russians have fallen out with the Israelis, the Iranians are digging in their heels, and the Turks ... ...
  • The Saudi Atrocities in Yemen are a Worse Story Than the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
    The plot to supposedly murder Jamal Khashoggi, as apparently proved by Turkish audio and video evidence shown to US officials, is a grisly mixture of savagery and stupidity: Jack the Ripper meets Inspector Clouseau. Neither element is surprising because violent overreaction to minor threats is a traditional feature of dictatorial rule. As seems to be the case with Saudi Arabia today, Iraq under Saddam Hussein made immense efforts to eliminate exiled critics who posed no danger to the regime. It is the purpose of such alleged assassinations and kidnappings to not only silence dissident voices however obscure, but to also ... ...

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