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Khamenei’s New Book ‘Palestine': A Guide to Iran’s True Intentions

While Senator Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) announcement she will support the Iranian nuclear deal seems to give President Obama the crucial 34thvote he needs to ensure its survival, all members of Congress may want to read the English-language excerpts available of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s recently published book Palestine before casting their final vote.


Libya Denies Entry to Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis

Libya’s internationally recognized government–desperately trying to hold the shattered nation together against warlords, terrorist gangs, and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS)–has banned visas for visitors from a number of Middle Eastern and African nations, including Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, and Bangladesh.


Masked Gunmen Abduct 18 Turkish Workers in Baghdad

On Wednesday, masked gunmen wearing military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish nationals from a sports stadium they were building in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, according to their employer, Ankara-based Turkish conglomerate Nurol Holding.

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Iran Deal: AIPAC Official Blames Netanyahu’s Speech

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel lobby group long seen as one of the most powerful organizations in Washington, is blaming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in March for the imminent passage of the Iran deal.

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Migrants Storm Budapest’s Main Station After Police Withdraw

BUDAPEST, Hungary (Reuters) –  Migrants stormed a train at Budapest’s main railway station on Thursday morning as Hungarian police withdrew from the gates after two days of blocking their entry. Many tried to push themselves and their children onto the


Turkey: Arrested Vice Journalists Had Video Interviews of PKK Members

Turkish state media is confirming that three Vice News journalists, arrested on “terrorism” charges in the Middle Eastern nation, had ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), possessing footage of members of the group making molotov cocktails while being interviewed. Turkey has moved the journalists to a facility five hours away from their legal representation.

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U.S. Considers Cyberwar Sanctions Against Russia, China

Hard on the heels of reports that China and Russia are busy using stolen U.S. government data to identify American intelligence officers and assets, comes word that the Obama administration is considering retaliatory sanctions against Russian and Chinese targets.


Think Tank: Iran Begins Military Shopping Spree in Russia

Iran has embarked upon a shopping spree, heavily focused on its military, ahead of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief funds it expects to receive, courtesy of the nuclear deal it reached with the U.S and five other world powers, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank points out.

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President of Guatemala Stripped of Immunity

Guatemala’s Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina’s immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country’s political system.

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WWII Vet Transmitted News of Japanese Surrender 70 Years Ago

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South Pacific.

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Boko Haram Members Arrested in Lagos, Nigeria’s Largest City

The Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram has a small, but very real presence in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, authorities asserted this week. According to Nigeria’s federal intelligence agency, up to 12 people suspected of being members of Boko Haram have been arrested in the city.

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