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By Michael Jansen - Jun 14,2018
The announcement by the political wing of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that it was prepared to hold unconditional peace talks with Damascus which could amount to a breakthrough for both sides, if negotiations take place.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 06,2018
It is both amazing and highly significant that The New York Times journalist Eric Schmitt wrote an account of the campaign against Daesh in such a way to make it appear Washington's Kurdish surrogates and other allies have been the main force fighting the takfiris in Syria.
By Michael Jansen - May 30,2018
Monday was the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day in the US, a day of commemoration originally set aside following the country's devastating civil war.In the small town of Ashland, Oregon, people memorialised US war dead with ice cream, backyard barbecues and traffic jams.
By Michael Jansen - May 23,2018
Thousands demonstrated in Jakarta, Buenos Aires, and other world capitals on May 15th, the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian “Nakba”, catastrophe, but in Washington protesters numbered about 300 and the rally took place on a grassy section of Dupont Circle in  the  ce
By Michael Jansen - May 16,2018
US President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran has flouted the international order, which relies on adherence to multilateral treaties and international law.
By Michael Jansen - May 09,2018
Set to go to the polls on May 12, Iraqi voters are confronted with the same choices of candidates and parties they have been given since the US launched multi-party polls in 2005.
By Michael Jansen - May 03,2018
Four Palestinians were shot dead last Friday in Gaza during the protests against their incarceration in the narrow, impoverished coastal strip. The total of fatalities during the previous consecutive five Fridays was 45, while 6,000 have been wounded.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 25,2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone on the warpath to convince his country's voters to give him a wide margin of victory in the June 24 snap presidential election forwarded from November 2019.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 18,2018
The western missile attacks on alleged Syrian chemical sites pre-empted the visit to the town of Douma, east of Damascus, by experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, who were charged with discovering whether or not the Syrian air force had used such
By Michael Jansen - Apr 11,2018
This region has become a free fire zone. Any country can become a shooting gallery at any moment. A video of the shooting by an Israeli sniper of a Palestinian man standing motionless near the Gaza fence is symbolic in our times. Another Israeli who recorded the sc

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