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Lebanese PM-Designate’s Resignation Raises Questions on Future of Maritime Dispute Talks With Israel

Prime Minister Designate Mustapha Adib announced that he would be stepping down on Saturday, saying Lebanon’s political factions “failed to refuse to politicize the process of forming a government.” Adib was appointed in August, after Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned in the turmoil following the Beirut explosion, which killed nearly 200 people. Prime Minister designate […]

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How Iran-China Strategic Partnership May Hammer Final Nail in Coffin of US’ Maximum Pressure Policy

A draft of an economic and security deal between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran previously leaked by The New York Times is continuing to reverberate in the international media. Iranian political analyst Mahan Abedin has explained the fuss over the accords and shed light on Iran’s strategic shift towards […]

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I pledged what? Serbian President Vucic seems surprised after Trump announces that Belgrade will move embassy to Jerusalem 🎞️

Aleksandar Vucic’s reaction to Donald Trump’s announcement that Belgrade will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem next July made some people wonder if the news had come as a surprise to the Serbian leader. Vucic visited Washington this week to sign a US-brokered deal with Avdullah Hoti, prime minister of the breakaway Serbian region of […]

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Israel DEMOLISHES 51 Palestinian structures in East Jerusalem as destruction continues in ‘unprecedented manner’ – rights group

Israeli authorities escalated demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem in August, knocking 51 Palestinian buildings and displacing 85 people, many of whom were children, a Palestinian rights group said. The demolition of homes, which Israel says were built without proper permits, have been conducted in an “unprecedented manner” in the past month, Palestinian rights group, Wadi […]

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Iran Used Russian Radar to Track US F-35s After Soleimani Killing, Firm’s Deputy CEO Says

The US assassination of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in early January exacerbated the already tense relations between Tehran and Washington in place since the Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in 2018. Deputy director-general of the Russian research centre Rezonans Alexander Stuchilin has argued that a radar system produced by […]

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Iraqi Paramilitary Groups Vow to Target US ‘Interests’ in Country if No Withdrawal Deal Signed

During a recent meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi US President Donald Trump suggested that most American servicemen will be “leaving [the country] shortly” but failed to give a definitive timeline. Several groups within Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) have threatened to attack US positions in the country should its leadership not negotiate a […]

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Streets of Explosion-Ravaged Beirut as Lebanon Imposes Lockdown Amid Spike in COVID Cases 🎞️

On 4 August, a massive explosion took place in Beirut, killing over 200 people and decimating the city’s infrastructure. The massive blast was caused by improper storage of explosive ammonium nitrate in the Beirut port. Sputnik is live from Beirut as the Lebanese capital, devastated by an explosion in early August, has re-imposed a lockdown […]

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‘Very disappointing’: US envoy rebukes European allies for not supporting its move to restore UN sanctions on Iran

The US ambassador to the United Nations has described the lack of support from Washington’s allies in Europe as “disappointing,” after the US attempted to restore UN sanctions against Tehran. “This matter is so important that we cannot wait until the arms embargo [against Iran] runs out on October 18,” Kelly Craft, US envoy to the […]

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Protests in Lebanon Will Continue Unless New Gov’t Will be Independent of Old Elites, Analysts Say

Lebanon’s government stepped down on Monday night in the aftermath of a deadly blast that shattered the country’s capital on 4 August and claimed the lives of more than 200 people. International observers have discussed whether the Diab cabinet’s resignation will help fix the situation and what forces could take the reins. The tragedy reignited […]

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The cargo that blew up Beirut: Sailor REVEALS troubled history of doomed ship that brought TONS of explosive fertilizer to Lebanon 🎞️

The explosion that devastated Beirut has been linked to a mishandled ammonium nitrate cargo confiscated from a foreign ship. Now a former crew member tells RT the vessel, owned by a dodgy businessman, was a disaster in the making. Some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate – a highly explosive fertilizer – went up in a terrifying […]

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BEIRUT BLAST AFTERMATH: Parts of Lebanon’s capital lay in ruins after explosions leave dozens dead & buildings destroyed 🎞️

Videos obtained by RT show areas around Beirut’s port reduced to rubble and ruins after explosions near the city’s docks destroyed nearby buildings and blew out windows more than 10 kilometers away. Free-lance journalist Owen Holdaway sent videos from Beirut Thursday evening showing the aftermath of the blasts. “A large part of the area has […]

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Syria Seizes Stock of Terrorist Weapons, Including US-Made TOW and LAW Missiles – Photos

Over the past three years, authorities in Syria have seized enough terrorist weapons, ammunition, communications equipment and medical supplies to field a small army. Many of the arms were covertly delivered to the country from abroad, and paid for by powers seeking the illegal armed overthrow of Syria’s government. Local authorities found another major stock […]

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As Americans lose their jobs, Senate gears up to give Israel A MINIMUM of $38 billion over 10 years

With the US economy reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion in military aid per year. A full vote on the gift is expected soon. The US unemployment rate now stands at 14.7 percent, the worst figure since records began. […]

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Tired of media’s Pentagon spin? Lee Camp outlines 6 things you aren’t being told about the US assassination of Soleimani 🎞️

Media outlets have omitted aspects about the US assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani that don’t fit Washington’s narrative, comedian Lee Camp has argued. He’s debunked the Pentagon spin so you don’t have to. The host of Redacted Tonight has listed six things about the highly controversial killing that the media has either ignored completely […]

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Will Trump go to war with Iran to save America’s oil industry?

It’s believed that a US-Iran war would disrupt the flow of Middle Eastern oil and, as such, should be avoided at all costs. With US oil futures trading in the negative, has the risk of such a war suddenly become attractive? Last week, nearly a dozen Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels harassed […]

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