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Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months, says UN’s health agency

    Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months, says UN’s health agency

The latest figures take the number of confirmed cases to 2,220 since September 2012.

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Turkish forces enter outskirts of Syria’s Manbij as part of deal with US: Media report

    Turkish forces enter outskirts of Syria’s Manbij as part of deal with US: Media report

Turkish troops enter the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a deal agreed with the US to remove Kurdish militants from the area.

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Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

    Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

The Iranian president says military approaches will fail to resolve the Yemeni crisis.

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U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion Through Proxy War

    U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion Through Proxy War

Although the U.S. State Department’s direct role in stoking the Maidan conflagration and toppling a democratically elected president is widely accepted as part of the historical record of the political and civil upheaval in Ukraine, little is reported about the initial and ever evolving U.S. military presence in the country. Former Assistant Secretary of State…

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How the Corporate Media Advocates US Veto Power in Latin America

  How the Corporate Media Advocates US Veto Power in Latin America

In April, the Summit of the Americas in Peru predictably led to articles fretting about declining US influence in the Western Hemisphere. Analysts were quoted (Christian Science Monitor, 4/11/18) worrying that Trump’s belligerent and racist outbursts would weaken Washington’s power in the region. Closer ties to the United States, concerned “experts” suggest, would be the logical and…

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Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

  Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

Ignoring international aid groups’ warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea port city Saturday, reportedly seizing control of an airport. Since the fighting started earlier…

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How Saudi Arabia Tried to Blame Doctors Without Borders After Bombing Its Cholera Treatment Center

  How Saudi Arabia Tried to Blame Doctors Without Borders After Bombing Its Cholera Treatment Center

The Saudi embassy in the United States pointed the finger at Doctors Without Borders after the US-backed Saudi coalition bombed the medical humanitarian group’s newly constructed cholera treatment center in Yemen. The Saudi government circulated a misleading fax from a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) employee, to try to absolve itself of responsibility for the airstrike.…

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John Pilger: It’s Time to Bring Julian Assange Home to Australia

  John Pilger: It’s Time to Bring Julian Assange Home to Australia

The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have a historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home.…

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England train near St. Petersburg ahead of match against Tunisia

  England train near St. Petersburg ahead of match against Tunisia

England trained at their team base near St. Petersburg before they travel to Volgograd for their opening World Cup match against Tunisia.

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Trump falsely claims separating families is US law, blames Democrats

  Trump falsely claims separating families is US law, blames Democrats

US President Donald Trump has falsely defended his administration’s policy of separating undocumented families.

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