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Trump’s America lost mediator’s role in Arab-Israeli conflict – Palestinian Authority’s Abbas

The pro-Israeli bias of Washington under President Donald Trump has become so glaringly obvious that the Palestinian Authority will not accept the US as a mediator in the conflict with the Jewish state, Mahmoud Abbas said.

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Road to next war begins in Golan

When Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austro-Hungary, took a wrong turning in Sarajevo in 1914 the world found itself on the road to WW1. With Donald Trump’s self-serving recognition of Israel’s illegal annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights, a similar wrong turn has been taken, and it has paved the way […]

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Did the West really ‘lose’ in Syria?

Eight years after the conflict in Syria began, gloomy ‘how did it all go wrong for the West’ articles are appearing. Actually, there was no defeat for ‘the West’. The alternative to the Assad government prevailing was far worse.

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‘Time to declare victory!’ US senators seek to end ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan

Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall have introduced a bill to end the ruinously expensive conflict in Afghanistan, declaring ‘victory’ in the longest war in US history after 18 years, some $6 trillion and over 100,000 dead.

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‘Syria is awash with illegality’: UK hid SAS involvement in Syria to avoid being ‘allied to US’

The UK doesn’t want to be seen deploying special forces with the likes of the US, an ex-UN chief told RT, suggesting Syria is awash with “illegality,” after the British MoD admitted its personnel are active in the war-torn nation.

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Taliban Shifts to Talks With Moscow Despite Possible US Peace Deal

On Tuesday, senior Afghan officials, including former President Hamid Karzai, met with Taliban representatives in Moscow weeks after the insurgents met with US representatives to discuss an end to the war. However, no Afghan government officials were present at the meeting, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani strongly criticized the talks as undermining his government.

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US Reconsidering ‘Undisputed Air Power’ Status Due to Russia’s S-400s

Russia’s S-400 missile systems were deployed at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria following the Turkish Air Force’s November 2015 downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber on the Syrian-Turkish border.

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Israel launches new barrage against ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria, warns against retaliation

Syrian air-defense systems have repelled an attack in the skies over Damascus, state news agency SANA has reported. The Israeli Army said it was attacking “Iranian Quds” forces and warned the Syrian military not to retaliate.

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Mike Pompeo says the US is a force for good in the Middle East. No, really!

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the US a “force for good” in the Middle East. A closer look at the evidence reveals this to be the greatest lie ever told in the era of “fake news.”

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UK is ‘Very Afraid’ Russian Media Could Reveal Its Syria Actions – Journalist

Tensions have spiked between Russia and the UK, following the doxing of personal information and pictures of state-funded media employees in both countries. So where will the escalating tensions lead? Sputnik has discussed the issue with Journalist Ollie Richardson.

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Christmas colors light up a diverse Syria as peace & stability return – and the West barely noticed

Christmas celebrations have literally radiated out across Syria and western media was curiously silent in the face of such displays of unity and solidarity among Syria’s diverse peoples.

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Recent Airstrike in Syria Shows Israelis Are Changing Tactics

Israel’s recent airstrike against Syria, which involved the usage of civilian flights as cover for the operation, shows that the Israelis are changing their tactics against Damascus, Peter Ford, the former UK ambassador to Syria, told Sputnik.

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Syria Allows Iraq to Conduct Air Raids Against Daesh – Report

The Iraqi military has conducted two airstrikes this month against Daesh on the territory of Syria, leaving dozens of terrorists dead. They reportedly used intelligence obtained from Damascus to locate the terrorists’ positions.

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Netanyahu praises Israeli air force after reckless Christmas raid on Syria

Israeli PM and acting defense chief Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the capabilities of his air force a day after IDF jets endangered two civilian flights while carrying out Christmas Day strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria.

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Christmas 2018: Iran and Syria show respect, Israel and Saudi Arabia don’t

Christmas is a time of goodwill to all men. Or at least it should be. But while the West’s Middle East ‘bad guys’ Iran and Syria, showed the Yuletide spirit, its closest allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel, failed to do so.

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