Putin offers Biden public talks after U.S. president says he thinks he is a killer

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he and U.S. President Joe Biden should hold live online talks in coming days after Biden said he thought the Russian leader was a killer and diplomatic ties sank to a new post-Cold War low. Putin, speaking on television, cited a Russian children’s playground chant […]

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Doomed to Failure: Ankara, Riyadh Show Signs for Alliance in Yemen

The neo-Ottomanism in Turkish foreign policy which is based on the “strategic depth” doctrine of Erdogan’s old ally and current rival Ahmet Davutoglu has pitted Turkey against other regional and international powers over the past decade in a wide range of crises and cases, particularly in the Arab world. Meanwhile, one of the most important […]

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Libye: La milice de Haftar refuse d’ouvrir la route de Syrte au passage des parlementaires

-En préparation de la tenue d’une séance parlementaire, lundi, pour discuter de l’octroi de la confiance au gouvernement de Dbaiba. AA/Tripoli L’armée libyenne a accusé, dimanche, la milice du général putschiste Khalifa Haftar d’avoir refusé d’ouvrir la route côtière Misrata-Syrte (ouest), pour le passage des députés, en vue de la tenue d’une séance parlementaire consacrée […]

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Iran Denies Morocco’s Claim of Links with Polisario Front Separatists

Iran has vehemently rejected Morocco’s claims of alleged links between Tehran’s Embassy in Algeria and the Polisario Front, a Western Sahara separatist movement. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that there is no cooperation between the Iranian diplomatic mission in Algiers and the Polisario Front. On Tuesday, Morocco cut its diplomatic relations with […]

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Iraqi Fury As Trump Pardons Blackwater War Criminals

Trump’s measures in the closing days of his presidency are still controversial. Recently, he issued pardons to some of Blackwater military contractors who committed crimes during the Iraq campaign. The pardoned military personnel had hands stained in killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, including Nicholas Slatton who was given by court a life sentence. […]

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Iran’s Fourth Oil Tanker carrying Enters Venezuelan Waters

Iran’s fourth oil tanker of a five-vessel flotilla has entered Venezuelan waters. The Faxon will be escorted by the Venezuelan armed forces en route to its destination, as in the case of its three predecessors. The five-tanker Iranian-flagged flotilla is carrying up to 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and components to help the country ease […]

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Los Angeles Times Suggests Biden to Get Out of Trump Mess on Iran

Los Angeles Times said Iran will be among the thorniest issues that President-elect Joe Biden will face when he takes office next month, advising him to lift sanctions on the Islamic Republic. During his presidential campaign, Biden promised to revive a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, which President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018. Since then, […]

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The assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist raises the stakes for Biden .. By Ishaan Tharoor

We don’t know who exactly gunned down a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist on Friday. But there’s already an expert consensus — confirmed by a senior U.S. official to my colleagues — that Israel was behind the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, slain in a roadside ambush outside the Iranian capital Tehran. If true, it adds to […]

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Iran to Respond to Scientist’s assassination in Due Time: President

President Hassan Rouhani vowed Iran will respond to the assassination of prominent nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at the proper time, warning of a plot hatched by Israel to incite chaos in the region. “Our people are wiser than to fall in the trap of the Zionists’ conspiracy. They are thinking of creating chaos and unrest, […]

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Tunisia debates the death penalty

The debate over capital punishment in Tunisia has entered a new phase after a series of violent crimes in Tunis The debate over the reintroduction of capital punishment in Tunisia has reached a new urgency after a succession of murders and rapes in the capital Tunis shocked the country’s public opinion. Thirty-year-old Rahma Lahmar was […]

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Illegal, Unconstructive: NATO Eyes Mission Boost In Iraq

Recently, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the member states have agreed to reinforce the Western military organization’s training mission in Iraq. Stoltenberg gave publicity to the agreement after a two-day summit of the NATO defense ministers, saying that with the security situation challenging, the organization commits to increasing its logistics. “Our aim is to […]

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Turkey’s Pursuit of Regional Hegemony

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Libyan Civil War would be at the forefront of 2020’s international headlines. The conflict has all the ingredients of a frontpage story: heavyweight state actors, lucrative natural resources, and strongman leaders. Russia and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) involvement in the war should not come as a surprise, […]

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Arab-Turkish Duel From Arab Uprisings To Karabakh Crisis

The new round of clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia has given rise to a new level of polarization among the regional and international powers. Countries like Russia and India have been overt in their support to Armenia while on the opposite side Turkey and Pakistan have voiced support to Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, important is the game […]

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What the U.S. election means for Europe .. By Ishaan Tharoor

You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest, including news from around the globe, interesting ideas and opinions to know sent to your inbox every weekday. Europeans do not approve of President Trump — by huge margins in recent surveys. So dim is the view of the U.S. […]

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‘No redactions!’ Trump says he ordered TOTAL declassification of ALL Russiagate and Clinton email probe documents

US President Donald Trump says he has authorized the release of “any and all” documents related to the Russiagate conspiracy theory and the Hillary Clinton email scandal, noting the material would be completely free of redactions. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any and all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME […]

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US election 2020: Trump attacks McCain widow after Biden endorsement

Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on John McCain, after his widow announced her support for the president’s Democratic rival Joe Biden. Cindy McCain announced her support for Mr Biden in a tweet on Tuesday, saying he was the only candidate « who stands up for our values as a nation. » Mr Trump tweeted that he […]

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How US Takes Advantage of Terrorism for Purpose of Its Hegemony!

On September 11, 2001, an unbelievable and astonishing event occurred, bringing about major changes in the world’s economy, particularly in the politics and governance of the West Asian region. At that time, in the days and months after 9/11, many political observers saw the al-Qaeda terror attacks on the Twin Towers, that were directed by […]

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Trump’s executive orders underline all the failures of his administration .. By Jared Bernstein

Over the weekend, President Trump signed four executive actions that he claimed will “take care of pretty much this entire situation.” The situation to which he refers is the failure of Democrats and Republicans in Congress to agree on and legislate the next plan to provide relief to people and places suffering from the health […]

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The Self-Destruction of American Power

Washington Squandered the Unipolar Moment   Sometime in the last two years, American hegemony died. The age of U.S. dominance was a brief, heady era, about three decades marked by two moments, each a breakdown of sorts. It was born amid the collapse of the Berlin Wall, in 1989. The end, or really the beginning of […]

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Why Controlling 5G Could Mean Controlling the World

Hosted by Michael Barbaro, produced by Lynsea Garrison, Jessica Cheung and Theo Balcomb, and edited by Lisa Tobin In the race to dominate the next generation of cellular networks, both the United States and China know there’s much more at stake than ultrafast internet. Monday, February 25th, 2019 Michael Barbaro From The New York Times, […]

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