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'Western media' and mass deception

What does the coverage of the atrocities committed by Israel in Gaza tell us about the truth of 'Western media'?<p>"Gaza-Israel border: Clashes 'leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured'." That is a typical BBC headline when Israeli soldiers start killing, with coldblooded precision, …

Israel

Nasrallah: US offered money for ending resistance to Israel

Hezbollah chief says the reconciliation offer was made by Dick Cheney through George Nader, an adviser to the UAE.<p>Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the United States under President George W Bush offered his group reconciliation and money on the condition the Lebanese movement relinquish its …

Donald Trump

Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

Musta'ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.<p>They are dressed like Palestinian protesters, speak with the same accents and expressions, and show the same mannerisms. Their faces covered with checkered keffiyehs or balaclavas, they chant …

Israel

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews worldwide dropped in 2017 despite a rise in other forms of anti-Semitism, researchers reported Wednesday, in a year characterized by normalization and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism not seen in Europe since World War II.<p>Researchers at Tel Aviv …

Israel

Netanyahu warns Iran as Israel marks Holocaust Day

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned archenemy Iran not to test Israel amid escalating regional tensions as the country marked its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War …

Israel

Israel vows tough response to Gaza protests

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that the military will not change its tough response to Hamas-led mass protests near Gaza's border with Israel, warning that those who approach the border are putting their lives at risk.<p>Avigdor Lieberman spoke near Gaza, where 18 …

Israel

The Latest: UN chief warns of Syria spiraling out of control

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):<p>2:45 a.m.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is stressing the need to prevent the situation in Syria from "spiraling out of control."<p>The U.N. chief expressed regret Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council has been unable to reach …

Middle East

Mosul: As the battle against ISIS rages on, so does terror, suffering for civilians

<b>Mosul, Iraq (CNN) —</b> A Humvee screams into the field clinic a few kilometers from western Mosul's current front line. A teenage girl is carried out, listless. An elderly man is in complete shock, unable to utter a word, and is helped towards a bed. A woman struggling to breathe is quickly given …

Special Forces

US-led coalition strikes pro-Syrian regime forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US-led coalition announced Tuesday that it targeted pro-Syrian regime forces that entered a "well-established de-confliction zone in southern Syria."<p>"Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces entered the agreed-upon de-confliction zone with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, …

Middle East

Senior Intel officials expected to face pressure to reveal interactions with Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senators on the Senate intelligence committee are expected to push Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about their private interactions with President Donald Trump to learn more about whether he tried to tamper in any way with the Justice …

Donald Trump

CNN Exclusive: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.<p>The FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha …

Donald Trump

Muslims 'outraged' by billboard that insults prophet Mohammed

INDIANAPOLIS — An anti-Muslim billboard disparaging the prophet Mohammed that can be seen from an Indiana highway on the east side of Indianapolis is drawing concern from local Muslims.<p>Now, Islamic leaders in Indianapolis are challenging those responsible for what they say are offensive and untrue …

Religion

Secretary of State John Kerry: Two-state solution in 'serious jeopardy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> With less than a month left in office, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern rebuke Wednesday over Israeli settlements and warned that the two-state solution to the enduring conflict with Palestinians is at risk.<p>Kerry defended the United States' decision last week to abstain from a …

Israel

Kerry warns Iran time for nuclear talks is limited

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Iran that talks on its nuclear programme cannot last forever, after a new round failed to make progress.</b><p>"This is not an interminable process," he said at the start of a trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia.<p>At talks in Istanbul, Mr Kerry also called on …

South Asia

Pakistan helicopter crash-lands in Taliban-held area

Taliban fighters are believed to have captured all passengers and crew of a Pakistani government helicopter that crash-landed in eastern Afghanistan.<p>Afghan officials said the helicopter went down late on Thursday in Logar province, close to the Afghan-Pakistan border, an increasingly lawless area …

Afghanistan

New study suggests police speak less respectfully to black drivers

Research

Jordanian writer faces arrest over offensive cartoon

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Jordanian writer after he allegedly shared a cartoon on social media that was deemed highly offensive to Muslims.<p>The warrant for writer Nahed Hattar was issued on Friday after he failed to appear for questioning over the cartoon posted on his Facebook page.<p>It …

Muslim Brotherhood

Armed robber caught on camera entering store, leaving on stretcher

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) –Police are investigating after a store employee in Newport News reportedly shot an armed robber.<p>Video surveillance obtained …

Background Checks Bill In House Planned By Mike Thompson, Peter King

WASHINGTON -- The background check bill introduced in the Senate this week could soon have a bipartisan counterpart in the House, where most observers think new gun violence legislation faces a tougher hurdle.<p>The House measure will be rolled out early next week by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and …

Background Checks Should Not Be the End of the Gun Discussion

President Obama's time in the White House is now more than half over. Presidential aspirants from both major parties are beginning to think more seriously about the 2016 campaign. Soon speculation about what Obama will do after leaving the White House will commence. Given his temperament, intellect …

There Is A Massive Loophole In The Senate Compromise On Gun Background Checks

The proposal unveiled Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) would expand mandatory background checks to gun shows and Internet sales. But it would exempt criminal checks for private, non-commercial sales of firearms or transfers between friends or family members. The …

Guns

Senate Background Checks Bill: Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ad Urges Calls To Senators

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the anti-gun violence group spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a new ad campaign Friday asking people to call their senators and urge them to approve the compromise background check legislation crafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat …

Why The NRA Might Finally Be Losing Its Influence

But in the wake of recent mass shootings that have shocked the nation, many gun rights advocates - including many NRA members - are shifting in favor of stricter gun safety measures.<p>The Washington Post reported Sunday that the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which boasts …

Guns

Reid short of votes on gun control

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are shy of the 60 votes they need to move the bipartisan compromise bill on background checks for gun sales.<p>Vice President Joe Biden has been personally calling senators to urge them to support the measure, Democratic aides say.<p>Majority Whip …

NRA-ILA | Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Measures Next Week--Your Activism More Critical Than Ever!

<b>, or you can reach your member of Congress by phone at 202-224-3121.</b><p>Monday, March 5, 2018<p>On March 6th, the Illinois state House of Representatives …

Obama on Senate gun vote: 'A shameful day'

WASHINGTON — An angry President Obama criticized a minority of the Senate on Wednesday for helping defeat a proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases.<p>"It came down to politics — the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections," Obama said in …

Kansas Governor Signs 'Strictest Second Amendment Protection Law' In Nation

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday signed what is being called the nation's most pro-Second Amendment law, but one that could face constitutional challenges. The Second Amendment Protection Act exempts all guns that were made in Kansas and have not left the state from all federal gun control …