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Iran ready to play constructive role in Geneva talks

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

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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Bombs in Syria's Aleppo kill 13 pro-Assad fighters: monitor

Jul 29 2014 9:52pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition forces in Syria exploded bombs in tunnels under Aleppo late on Tuesday and killed at least 13 fighters ...
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ISIS goes on horrific beheading spree

Jul 29 2014 8:18pm CDT | Source: WND

The response in the West to the horrific beheading of dozens of soldiers at a Syrian base has been muted, according to an analyst in Washington, partly because Saudi Arabia allegedly is a major backer of the perpetrators, the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria, the ISIS. Islamic State guerrillas attacked the based in Raqqa, Syria, for two days before seizing it and leaving ...
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Geneva, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed in a report. | by IANS
 
US sees 'steady' progress in Iran n-talks
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended. | by IANS
 
US announces new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Washington has imposed new sanctions on Russia's energy, arms and financial sectors over the Ukraine crisis, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. | by IANS
 
 

Oil-tanker clash shows cracks in Iraq cohesiveness

Jul 29 2014 8:02pm CDT | Source: WND

WASHINGTON – A U.S. judge’s order to seize some $100 million in Kurdish oil inside a tanker off of Galveston, Texas, underscores the intention of the Kurdish population in northern Iraq to seek independence as it reflects the potential for Iraq’s breakup as a cohesive country comprised of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. Iraq petitioned the U.S. court to make the seizure, claiming that the Iraqi government is the central authority of the country, that all oil exports mus ...
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Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Jul 29 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy. Russia has already lost most of Eastern Europe, and in the last six months, they lost the loyalty of most of the Ukraine. There are few pockets and slivers on the Russian boarder that are still loyal to Russia. Give these small bits of land a decentralized status. No doubt, wit ...
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Carvajal Case Reveals Splits within Obama Administration on Latin America Policy, Once Again

Jul 29 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

If all the crises in Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan weren't enough, the Obama administration last week embarked on a path to break diplomatic relations with Venezuela. But the drama was cut short last night when the Dutch government announced that it would not allow the extradition of Hugo Carvajal, a Venezuelan retired general and military officer whom Washington wanted to bring to trial in U.S. courts. The story will most likely disappear quickly from the ne ...
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Chechnya Bans President Barack Obama, European Union Leaders

Jul 29 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has banned President Obama from visiting the Russian Republic of Chechnya. The ban is a sort of sanction, as Kadyrov claims it is retribution for the wars in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine. The Washington Post reported these sanctions and Kadyrov’s relationships with Hollywood celebrities, but they failed to mention his most prominent friend: Russian President Vladimir Putin. The West and Ukraine accused Putin of the rebellion i ...
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State Department Report: Displacement of Religious Minorities Hit Global High in 2013

Jul 29 2014 2:47pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The United States State Department International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 revealed some dire news about the state of religious tolerance in the world: with ongoing persecution in North Korea, Iran, China, Pakistan, and many other countries, 2013 saw the largest population of displaced persecuted minorities "in recent memory." In an extensive analysis of the state of religious freedom across the world, the State Department notes that widesprea ...
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Experts Estimate ISIS Is Making Up to $3 Million a Day Selling Oil from Captured Fields

Jul 29 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The terrorist group Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), could be making up to $3 million a day in illicit oil sales using captured oil fields in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi officials are warning that the jihadists are selling their own oil in ISIS-controlled areas and shipping it out to shady buyers in nearby countries. According to NBC, the Islamic State – which is attempting to transition from terror ...
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