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Iranian armed forces members march in a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran-Backed Militia Vows To Liberate Golan Heights

TEL AVIV – An Iranian-backed Shiite militia, armed with Russian tanks via the Syrian army, this week announced the formation of a dedicated brigade to “liberate the Golan Heights” from Israel, the state-controlled Fars news agency reported.

Putin Visits Hungary’s Orban For Talks on Energy

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Hungary on Thursday to discuss prospective energy projects with its leader, who has cozied up to Moscow despite Russia-West tensions. It was his first trip to the European Union since the U.S. election.

Zumwalt: Obama’s Russian Hacking Shell Game

It is interesting that President Barack Obama, who during eight years in office has, historically, been slow to act on international challenges, has moved quickly to impose sanctions upon Russia for alleged interference with the 2016 election. He moves well before a detailed investigation into the issue can be concluded.

Trump Campaign to John Podesta: Resign or Come Clean on Owning Shares in Putin-Connected Company

The Donald Trump presidential campaign is demanding that Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta come clean about the details surrounding his membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund and the “75,000 common shares” Podesta owned and had transferred to a holding company called Leonidio LLC.

John Podesta Trends on Facebook After Peter Schweizer’s Russia Revelation

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta was trending on North American Facebook Monday after myriad media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and the Daily Mail, published stories based on research from Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer. That research reveals details surrounding Podesta’s membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund.

A sign shows the distance to Damascus and Baghdad at an army post on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

Obama Administration: Golan Heights Are Not Part of Israel

TEL AVIV – The Obama administration does not consider the Golan Heights part of Israel, U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed Monday night, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Golan “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.”