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Mass grave found in Syrian city held by US-backed militants

    Mass grave found in Syrian city held by US-backed militants

A mass grave containing around 50 bodies has been uncovered in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah which was held by the Daesh terror group and regarded as its so-called capital. The graves located under a football pitch close to a hospital in the city contained bodies of both civilians and Daesh terrorists, AFP quoted Abdallah…

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US-led assault on Syria, assumption to be beyond law ‘destabilizing’: Iran diplomat

    US-led assault on Syria, assumption to be beyond law ‘destabilizing’: Iran diplomat

Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad has blasted the US, UK and France for a waging a “unilateral assault” on Syria, warning of “destabilizing” consequences of the trio's assumption to be beyond the law. Baeidinejad said Saturday that the three Western countries' attack on Syria shows their willingness “to resort to unilateral policies to enforce disarmament obligations…

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Dragon boats capsize in China, 17 killed

    Dragon boats capsize in China, 17 killed

Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Television pictures showed one of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers going over on Saturday on a stretch of a river near the city of Guilin where the current appeared…

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BDS Applauds Portman Rejection of “Jewish Nobel” Prize in Protest of Netanyahu Policies

    BDS Applauds Portman Rejection of “Jewish Nobel” Prize in Protest of Netanyahu Policies

JERUSALEM – In an unexpected rebuke, Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman has declined to attend the June award ceremony for the Genesis Prize, sometimes nicknamed the “Jewish Nobel,” citing recent and “distressing” events in Israel. Portman, in declining to receive the prize, will still receive $2 million in prize money, which she previously announced she would…

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US, Fearing Unfavorable OPCW Results, Blames Russia for “Hacking” Douma Evidence

  US, Fearing Unfavorable OPCW Results, Blames Russia for “Hacking” Douma Evidence

DAMASCUS, SYRIA – According to corporate media reports as well as reports from some “independent” media outlets like Democracy Now over the past week, UN-backed investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were being “blocked”  by Syria and Russia from reaching the alleged site of a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria…

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Ecuador’s Drastic Pro-US Rightward Swing Continues with Disavowal of ELN-Colombia Peace Talks

  Ecuador’s Drastic Pro-US Rightward Swing Continues with Disavowal of ELN-Colombia Peace Talks

QUITO, ECUADOR (Analysis) — Ecuador’s government has pulled the plug on its support for peace talks between the Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), noting that it would not condone such talks as long as the ELN continues to wage its armed struggle against the state. The guerilla group remains the largest…

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Turkey Joins Other Nations Flocking from US Dollar Hegemony

  Turkey Joins Other Nations Flocking from US Dollar Hegemony

After Venezuela, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands prudently repatriated a substantial portion (if not all) of their physical gold held at the NY Fed or other western central banks in recent years, this morning Turkey also announced that it has decided to repatriate all its gold stored in the US Federal Reserve and deliver it to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, according to reports…

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Russian Journalists Find Boy In White Helmets Chemical Attack Video

  Russian Journalists Find Boy In White Helmets Chemical Attack Video

A group of Russian correspondents led by Evgeny Poddubny have found one of the children filmed by the White Helmets in their video showing people “affected” by the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria on April 7. According to Poddubny: 11-year-old Hassan Diab is fine; He suffered no injures from the “chemical attack” because there…

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Iran may speed up nuclear program if US kills deal: Zarif

  Iran may speed up nuclear program if US kills deal: Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran has a number of options ready at hand for responding to a possible US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, including the resumption of the activities it halted under the multilateral accord “at a much greater speed.” Speaking in a political interview show set to be broadcast on…

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CIA releases memo clearing Gina Haspel in torture tape destruction

  CIA releases memo clearing Gina Haspel in torture tape destruction

The Central Intelligence Agency has declassified an internal memo clearing US President Donald Trump’s choice to head the spy agency of wrongdoing for the destruction of videotapes depicting the waterboarding of terrorism suspects in 2005. The CIA released the review in response to demands by members of Congress for more information on the career of…

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