03 Mar 2020

Exit polls: Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

Exit polls on Israeli TV stations have shown that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has captured 59 seats in Monday’s vote, which is two short of the majority that constitutes a victory. The Likud party emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year,

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23 Jan 2020

Brexit Divorce Deal Clears U.K. Parliament

As of Wednesday evening, the Brexit deal has passed through the UK Parliament. This confirms that the UK will leave the European Union at the end of the month. The deal only requires the signature of the Queen to become British law, after passing through both chambers of the parliamentary

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10 Jan 2020

Facebook to Keep Targeted Political Ads but Give Users More Control

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it will enable users to view less political ads on its platform. While Twitter and Google are widely blocking political ads leading up the 2020 presidential election, Facebook maintained that private companies shouldn’t dictate campaign access voters.  Facebook claims that the company will be more

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07 Jan 2020

Iranian foreign minister accuses US of ‘state terrorism’ as country’s parliament votes to designate US forces as ‘terrorists’

The recent US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was an act of “state terrorism,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CNN on Tuesday. Zarif warned that Iran will respond “proportionally” and “lawfully,” a reference to a recent threat by US President Donald Trump that

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07 Jan 2020

US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

Analysts warn that the fragile diplomatic relations between the United States and North Korea could be damaged as a result of the recent US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. While the North Korean government didn’t officially denounce the strike, its national new agency reported

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06 Jan 2020

Three Americans killed in Kenya terror attack

East Africa based Jihadist fundamentalist group Al-Shabaab, a former Al Qaeda affiliate, on Sunday carried out a terror attack in Kenya in which three US citizens were killed, while two others were wounded. The casualties included a US service member and two civilian contractors working for the US Department of

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06 Jan 2020

Donald Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, says US won’t leave unless ‘they pay us back’ for air base

The US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani at Baghdad airport last Friday has not only resulted in increased tensions between Washington and Tehran, but has also fueled resentment against Washington in Baghdad, where Iraq’s Parliament on Sunday adopted a nonbinding vote to expel the

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03 Jan 2020

U.S. Strike Ordered by Trump Kills Key Iranian Military Leader in Baghdad

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have skyrocketed after US President Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gaurd Corps. The US airstrike also killed top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes as the pair were traveling to Baghdad

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20 Dec 2019

U.S. issues more visa bans for Iranians tied to protest repression

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that new visa restrictions will be applied to Iranian officials responsible for the crackdown on anti-government protesters, critiquing Iran’s human rights record. The restrictions will also apply to the family members of those individuals. The ban reinforces previous restrictions imposed on

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19 Dec 2019

Protests Paralyze Lebanon’s Search for New Prime Minister

An increase in Lebanon’s protests has proved detrimental to the country’s search for a new prime minister as political gridlock promotes economic crisis. On Monday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun postponed a series of meeting with parliament members who were likely to elect Saad Hariri as the new prime minister, despite

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