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Iran ready to play constructive role in Geneva talks

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 22 2013, 8:46pm CST

Tehran, Dec 23 (IANS) Iran has expressed its readiness to play a "constructive" role in upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria if it is invited.
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Democrats Get Trampled On Election Night

Nov 5 2014 12:11am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Call it a thumping. Call it a shellacking. However you want to describe the 2014 midterm elections, the point remains the same. Democrats took it on the chin Tuesday night, losing the Senate, getting crushed in winnable governors' races, solidifying their minority status in the House for years to come, and stemming the party's ability to continue putting its stamp on the judiciary. The question i ...
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ISIS Tries to Humiliate Obama on Election Day

Nov 4 2014 8:39pm CST | Source: Big Government

In what appears to be a coordinated strategy to inflict a humiliating blow against President Obama on election day, 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS or ISIL) and their Al Qaeda allies (Jabhat al-Nusra) launched new offensives across northern Syria that quickly forced the two main U.S. armed “Syrian Free Rebels” groups to surrender, turn over weapons, and for many, to swear allegiance to ISIS.  President Barack Obama signed Congressional le ...
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School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 

US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defect to Al-Qaeda, Surrender Weapons

Nov 4 2014 8:04pm CST | Source: Big Government

Syrian rebels who had been trained and armed by the United States defected to the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria over the weekend and surrendered their weapons, according to various reports. The moderate Syrian rebels who were stormed by the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, were members of Harakat Hazzm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front.   “Moderate rebels who had been armed and trained by the United States either surr ...
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Report: Turkey Angers Its Military by Allowing Iraqi Kurds Passage to Fight ISIS

Nov 4 2014 4:46pm CST | Source: Big Government

Turkey has angered its military by allowing a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter the besieged border town of Kobani in Syria, through Turkish territory, and join other Kurds already battling Islamic State jihadists, Al-Monitor reported.   Kobani is located along the Syria-Turkey border. Al-Monitor reported that an estimated 200 Iraqi Kurdish security forces, known as peshmerga, arrived in Turkey this week t ...
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The 2014 Elections Will Cost $3.7 Billion. Here Are 9 Better Ways To Spend That Money

Nov 4 2014 4:07pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The 2014 midterm elections have been described as among the nastiest and most negative in modern memory. They're also the most expensive. The Center for Responsive Politics estimates that the total price tag for the 2014 election cycle will be at least $3.7 billion -- a sum that includes cash from individual contributors, dark money groups, party committees and political action committees. In fairness ...
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Kobane: the object of all lies

Nov 4 2014 3:39pm CST | Source: Infowars

A war against the Syrian government ...
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ISIS rout of Syrian rebels thwarts Obama strategy

Nov 4 2014 1:29pm CST | Source: WND

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) The Obama administration’s strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appears to be unraveling in Syria, with the extremist group reportedly cooperating with al Qaeda forces to rout U.S.-backed rebels. One of the key elements of the administration’s plan for Syria is to arm and train moderate rebels to complement the air assault on the extremist group that began in September. But the training program hasn’t ...
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Falling Oil Prices Reveal America's Fracking Trap -- And Saudi Arabia's Continued Energy Dominance

Nov 4 2014 12:23pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

LONDON -- The end of the shale boom is nigh. The recent plunge in oil prices reveals an economic and geological reality that some brave industry analysts depict, but which power brokers in Washington, Houston and on Wall Street fail to accept. With low energy prices, the U.S. shale revolution is unaffordable. In contrast with producing conventional oil and gas in the Middle East, the cost of producing shale gas an ...
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