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Expect further chill in US-Turkish relations

Commentary | Editor Experts say that US-Turkish relations are at their lowest since the 1974, when Congress imposed an arms embargo after Turkey invaded Cyprus, according to a recent CNBC article. Since botched coup last July relations between the US and Turkey have been in a downward spiral. …

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A Telling Comparison: Israel versus North Korea

by Kim Petersen  Missing from corporate media accounts is what causes the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK aka North Korea) to be singled out for opprobrium for what, essentially, is developing a deterrent against any entity that would attack it. A comparison with how the United Nations …

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Saudi anti-corruption drive, a decisive storm to restore hope

Shehab Al-Makahleh Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, with an ambitious program, has started an “internal operation decisive storm” against corruption and extremism with an “operation to restore hope” among Saudi young people who pin high hopes on his as a young king to lead the country. Mohammad bin …

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Salman’s visit to Moscow and the Palace coup in Saudi Arabia

As things are getting hotter by the hour in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Russian writer Eduard Limonov in his article for Regnum links King Salman’s visit to Moscow, purchase of S-400 air defense system from Russia and the preplanned coup that we’re witnessing in Riyadh since last Saturday. …

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Turkey to Develop Own Air Defense System

Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said Thursday that his country, in collaboration with France and Italy, is working on joint production of air defense systems, as it seeks to manufacture its own equipment. “Along with [Russian] S-400, we plan a joint [with France and Italy] elaboration of SAMP/T air …

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The inside story of the Saudi night of long knives

Princes, ministers and a billionaire are ‘imprisoned’ in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton while the Saudi Arabian Army is said to be in an uproar By PEPE ESCOBAR The House of Saud’s King Salman devises an high-powered “anti-corruption” commission and appoints his son, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, as …

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Saudi Brief: Middle East on a precipice of a new (greater) war

In anti-Iran televised rant, hours prior to resignation, Lebanese PM Hariri promised Iran’s hand (the Hezbollah) will be cut. In this war two parties will lose. Saudi Arabia and Israel. Lebanon is not left alone this time as the regional axis of Iran, Iraq, and Syria has been …

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Demise of ISIS, new Syrian constitution and future proxy wars

Shehab Al-Makahleh  In light of the fact that ISIS will be wiped out by the end of 2017 in Syria and Iraq – as confirmed by Vladimir Shamanov, former Russian Airborne Force commander and Chairman of the State Duma’s defense committee – the Middle East will enter a …

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Jordan expects Astana talks to lead to the Syrian crisis settlement

(Amman) “The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is concerned about the recent developments in Syria especially in southern parts of the country, which is close to Jordan,” a senior Jordanian official told Geostrategic Media. He added that the upcoming Astana conference on Syria will be including Saudi Arabia and …

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