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Adelle Nazarian

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 21: Turkish Lira currency is seen on November 21, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Turkish Lira plunged to a record low of 3.978 against the dollar in early Tuesday trading. Concern's over deteriorating relations with the U.S. and the central bank continue to effect Turkish markets. …

Turkish Currency Falls Following U.S. Religious Freedom Sanctions

Turkey’s currency, the lira, plunged to a record low on Wednesday and continued to fall Thursday following the imposition of sanctions by the United States on two Turkish officials for their roles in the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Palestine fans (BDSlist / Twitter)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thrills San Francisco ‘Progressives’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old “democratic socialist” who defeated a 10-term Democratic incumbent in New York’s June primary, made waves with her fellow progressives in San Francisco’s Mission District Tuesday night as she described her plans to provide free Medicare and college for all.

Fighters with Afghanistan's Taliban militia talk with villagers in Ahmad Aba district on the outskirts of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, on July 18, 2017. Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United …

Women in Afghanistan Speak of Brutal Rapes by Islamic State Terrorists

The Islamic State’s Afghanistan proxy, known as ISIS-K (Khorasan province), has expanded significantly as its flagship operation in Syria and Iraq lost ground. In harrowing interviews with Reuters on Monday, women in Afghanistan who have faced growing ISIS brutality tell their stories of rape and abuse.

The head of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks with journalists after his speech at a conference called "A World Without Terror," in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Jafari said Tuesday that the country's supreme leader has limited the range of ballistic missiles it makes to …

IRGC Chief: ‘Iranians Will Never Allow Their Authorities to Negotiate with the Great Satan’

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) chief, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, called Trump an “amateur politician” on Tuesday and declared that Iran’s leaders will never meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, one day after Trump’s second offer to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to “make a real deal” between the United States and Iran.

This picture illustrates Iranians on January 12, 2012 counting and exchanging the United States 100-dollar bills and Iran's Rial banknotes, bearing a portrait of Iran's late founder of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. The Rial's plunge, to 18,000 to the dollar hit a record low on January 18, …

Iran Announces Launch of Official Digital Currency

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Abolhassan Firouzabadi, announced on Sunday that the Islamic Republic would be bringing digital, or crypto, currency to the country in the near future regulated by the government.

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Kamala Harris Boosts Her Profile Ahead of Potential Presidential Run

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who made her political mark while serving as California’s attorney general, appears to be preparing herself for a presidential run — though she is not expected to announce a bid immediately after the November midterm elections.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi speaks during a press conference on August 22, 2016 in Tehran. Iran said that Russian raids on Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, shortly after accusing Moscow of 'showing off' when it revealed the bombing missions. / AFP / ATTA …

Iran Rejects Talks with ‘Untrustworthy’ United States

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi rejected what he called “media speculation” that Iran may hold talks with the United States on Monday and said that the Islamic Republic will emerge victorious in the face of America’s hostile policies.

Ebru Ozkan - Andrew Brunson

Israel Confirms Trump Helped with Turkish Detainee’s Release to Free Pastor Brunson

Israel on Friday confirmed U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a July 14 phone call to release Ebru Özkan, a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, in exchange for Turkey’s release of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained on terror and espionage charge. Turkey had denied these reports.

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, 28, faces 20 years in prison after Saudi Arabian authorities revealed on Wednesday that she allegedly confessed to conspiring with the kingdom’s “enemies.”

Saudi Feminist Faces 20 Years in Prison

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, 28, faces 20 years in prison after Saudi Arabian authorities revealed on Wednesday that she allegedly confessed to conspiring with the kingdom’s “enemies.”

In this undated photo released Thursday, May 11, 2017, by Hawar News, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows fighters from the Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, patrolling on a street in Tabqa, northern Syria. Syrian Kurdish-led forces say they are carrying out mine-clearing operations at the …

Kurdish Exit from Northern Iraq Leads to Islamic State Return

Kurdish residents of a town near northeastern Khanaqin, Iraq, evacuated their 12-home village following a wave of killings in the area carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), the Kurdish outlet Rudaw reported on Wednesday.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on July 25, 2018 shows a member of the Syrian security forces walking past a truck damaged in a suicide attack in the southern city of Sweida

Islamic State Suicide Bombings Leave 180 Dead in Southern Syria

At least 180 civilians were killed during a series of suicide bombings and attacks carried out by the Islamic State in southern Syria on Wednesday, in what is being described as the worst carnage the nation has experienced in recent months.

Harley Rouda and Ted Lieu (Facebook)

Dana Rohrabacher’s Opponents Attack Him over Russia Policy

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), who is in a tough re-election fight for his Orange County congressional seat, is facing criticism from his Democratic opponent for defending President Donald Trump’s diplomatic efforts with Russia, and for calling the indictment of an accused Russian spy with whom he met in St. Petersburg in 2015 “bogus.”

Iranians burn US flags outside the former US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover. Thousands of Iranians shouted 'Death to America' as they demonstrated 34 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound in Tehran, …

Iran Vows ‘Equal Countermeasures’ Against U.S. if Oil Exports Blocked

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi threatened on Tuesday that Iran will respond to the United States with “equal countermeasures from Iran” if America moves to block the Islamic Republic’s oil exports by the Trump administration’s promised November 4 deadline.

Iran protests in Borazjan, July 2018

‘We Want Water’: Renewed Water Protests Sweep Iran

Renewed water protests continued in Iran on Sunday ahead of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sunday, with calls for authorities to address the water issues and chants to replace the current government.

U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mike Pompeo: Iranians Tired of ‘Mafia’ Regime’s ‘Fake News’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed some of the most powerful members of Iran’s expatriate community on Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, during which he said, “Iranians should not have to flee their homeland to find a better life” and countered the “fake news” narrative of Iran’s regime.

Gavin Newsom (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

After Cox Calls Him Out, Gavin Newsom Says He Was Wrong for Reporting Illegal Aliens to ICE as SF Mayor

California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D), who is competing against Republican John Cox to become California’s next governor, reportedly said he regrets implementing a policy while he was mayor of San Francisco that required law enforcement officers to report juvenile illegal aliens who were charged with committing violent crimes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Report: American Who Fought for Islamic State Detained in Syria

Ibraheem Musaibli, a United States citizen believed to have been fighting for the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), was reportedly captured in northern Syria this month by the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to a report published Thursday.

Trump guillotine (Screenshot / Abolish ICE PDX / Periscope)

Abolish ICE Activists Execute ‘Donald Trump’ with Guillotine

“Abolish ICE PDX,” an anarchist group based in Oregon, publicly executed an effigy of President Donald Trump in Portland on Tuesday using a mock guillotine and replicating one of those most familiar scenes from the French Revolution.