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CNN hired top al-Qaeda propagandist for award-winning Syria documentary and wants to cover its tracks

Star CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward worked with al-Qaeda “media man” Bilal Abdul Kareem<p>On June 16, an American media activist living in rebel-held Syrian territory sat down before a camera to vent his frustration with a former employer. Bilal Abdul Kareem described how he and his online outlet, On …

Middle East
Middle East
Saudi Arabia

Trump's statements about Qatar 'funding extremism' directly contradict his own State Department's stance

On Monday, the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain announced they had severed diplomatic relations with Qatar.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quick to urge representatives of each country to "sit down together and address these differences" and said the US …

Donald Trump

Trump Pushes Montenegro Leader- But Clinton Bombed Them

Exactly What Is Trump Accused Of With Russia?

Who Is Rod Rosenstein?

The new deputy attorney general, who has a reputation for being apolitical, has suddenly found himself in a position he spent decades avoiding.<p>If the firing of former FBI director James Comey is part of a Trump administration plot to foil the investigation into Russian election meddling—as many of …

Donald Trump

Dan Rather: The number of press praising Trump's Syria air strikes “as 'presidential' is concerning”

Veteran American journalist Dan Rather says he is “concerned” by how many in the U.S. press are praising Donald Trump's whimsical missile assault …

Donald Trump

KITV: Gabbard's Stop Arming Terrorists Act Continues to Gain Support in Washington

Fact: Establishment Dems Are So Awful They’ve Made The GOP The Default Anti-War Party

We are now a month and a half into an administration we were told over and over again with increasing urgency would kill us all immediately if we …

Mexico's ascendant cartel is making a deadly addition to a trafficking hub on the US border

Ciudad Juarez — just across the border from El Paso, Texas — has long been coveted by Mexico's narco traffickers, representing a gateway into the voracious US drug market.<p>Fighting for control of Juarez turned it into one of the most violent cities in the world between 2008 and 2012, but, much to …

El Paso

US Funding Terrorism? House Bill Would 'Stop Arming Terrorists' In Syria

A bipartisan group of legislators gathered Wednesday in Washington to rally support for a bill aimed at halting U.S. support for Syrian rebels groups …

Syrian Dissident Says War 'Over,' Credits Russia

A prominent Syrian dissident said on Friday he believed the country's war was effectively over, as foreign governments have cut support to rebels …

Behnaz Shafiei: Iran's trailblazing female biker makes history with women's race

<b>When Behnaz Shafiei crosses the finish line on Friday at the end of a dusty, rock-strewn race track in Karaj, near Tehran, it will mark both the end of a simple motorbike race and the culmination of a tireless campaign for women's rights in Iran. Whether she wins the race or not, it's a …

Hassan Rouhani
Israel

Ten Important World Figures Who Died in 2016

<i>This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.</i><p>Below are 10 world figures who died this year. Each made a mark on history. Some …

Iran to profit from Israel's submarine deal with ThyssenKrupp

Israel is purchasing German submarines to protect itself against its archenemy Iran. However, the Islamic Republic stands to profit from the deal …

South Asia

Rand Paul writes superb defense of the Bill of Rights on its anniversary

Conservative and Libertarian favorite, Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, is often one of the first to come to mind when people think of a true freedom loving politician. He’s not afraid to butt heads with his own party if Republicans set themselves to defy the principles they claim to stand …

Rights & Freedoms
Middle East
Israel
Latin America
Middle East

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg urge Barack Obama to clear their mother of spying before Donald Trump enters White House

The sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were sent to the electric chair after being convicted of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, are appealing to Barack Obama to exonerate their mother before Donald Trump takes office.<p>Robert and Michael Meeropol – who took the name of their adoptive …

Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks

Ukraine plant reactor, scene of worst nuclear accident in history in 1986, covered with airtight structure after years of work<p>Reactor No 4 at Chernobyl, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, has been enclosed by a vast steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the …

Chernobyl

Ukraine detains two Russian soldiers near Crimea border

Russia claimed servicemen were captured in Crimea while Ukrainian authorities said the soldiers were army deserters seized on their territory<p>Ukrainian security services have detained two Russian soldiers near the border with Crimea, with Ukraine saying the men were deserters from the Ukrainian army …

Russia

More women in Iran are forgoing marriage. One reason? The men aren't good enough

Then in her late 20s and rebounding from a string of broken relationships, Fahimeh Azadi moved alone into an apartment in working-class southern Tehran. Her very presence, she recalled, was "a walking challenge to the men."<p>Azadi had joined a growing number of women in Iran who are electing to …

Rand Paul has returned over $3 million in taxpayer money from his budget during his time in Washington

During my time working for Sen. Rand Paul on Capitol Hill, I remember discussing once with another staffer about potentially making some policy-based …

Rand Paul

Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak out against Israel

American musicians who support boycotting Israel over the issue of Palestinian rights are terrified to speak out for fear their careers will be …

Hillary Clinton Never Met A War She Didn't Want Other Americans To Fight

Never before were the two leading presidential candidates so disliked. Both major parties have nominated candidates that most Americans desperately want to reject.<p>There many reasons to oppose Hillary Clinton: a history of scandal, reaching back to Bill Clinton’s Arkansas governorship; greedy, …

Don’t lose the plot

IT IS hard to dissuade people from believing conspiracy theories, especially when there really has been a conspiracy. The attempted coup in Turkey on …