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Syria’s Rebels Renew Offensives in Damascus and Hama Province

    Syria’s Rebels Renew Offensives in Damascus and Hama Province

UPDATE 1630 GMT: Rebels have announced the opening of another front with an offensive in northern Hama Province in western Syria.

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TrumpWatch, Day 60: FBI Confirms Investigation of Trump-Russia “Coordination”

    TrumpWatch, Day 60: FBI Confirms Investigation of Trump-Russia “Coordination”

FBI’s Comey: Investigation of “whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia’s efforts”

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Iran Daily: Supreme Leader Proclaims “Year of Resistance Economy”

    Iran Daily: Supreme Leader Proclaims “Year of Resistance Economy”

The Supreme Leader has highlighted ongoing economic challenges for Iran, proclaiming the Iranian year 1396 as the “Year of Resistance Economy: Production and Employment”. Ayatollah Khamenei first used the term

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Syria Daily: Kurdish Militia — Deal to Allow Russian Base in Northwest

    Syria Daily: Kurdish Militia — Deal to Allow Russian Base in Northwest

Russian troops and armor arrive in Afrin in northwest Syria

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Israeli Warplanes Strike Targets Inside Syria for 3rd Time in 4 Days

    Israeli Warplanes Strike Targets Inside Syria for 3rd Time in 4 Days

Israeli warplanes have struck targets inside Syria for the third time in four days, carrying out raids early Monday morning. Unconfirmed reports say the latest raids struck a Hezbollah convoy

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TrumpWatch, Day 59: Pressure Builds Over Wiretaps and Trump-Russia Links

    TrumpWatch, Day 59: Pressure Builds Over Wiretaps and Trump-Russia Links

House Intelligence Committee hearings to open with dismissal of Trump wiretap claims but division over extent of Trump-Russia links

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Iran Daily: Supreme Leader — West’s Treatment of Women is “Zionist Plot”

    Iran Daily: Supreme Leader — West’s Treatment of Women is “Zionist Plot”

In a lengthy statement about women’s rights and responsibilities, Iran’s Supreme Leader has explained that the West’s approach is a

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Syria Daily: Rebels Strike Inside Damascus

    Syria Daily: Rebels Strike Inside Damascus

Rebels launch largest attacks inside Syria’s capital Damascus since 2015

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TrumpWatch, Day 58: Trump Slams Germany, A Day After Merkel Visit

    TrumpWatch, Day 58: Trump Slams Germany, A Day After Merkel Visit

Trump: “Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO. The United States must be paid more”

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Iran Daily: Supreme Leader’s Office Puts Pressure on Rouhani

    Iran Daily: Supreme Leader’s Office Puts Pressure on Rouhani

Less than two months before Iran’s Presidential election, the Supreme Leader’s office has maintained pressure on the Rouhani Government. Friday

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Syria Daily: Regime Celebrates Forced Removals from al-Wa’er in Homs

    Syria Daily: Regime Celebrates Forced Removals from al-Wa’er in Homs

1,500 people leave in first set of removals of 15,000 from last opposition district in Homs

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US Podcast: “Trump Corners Himself” Over Wiretapping, “Muslim Ban”, & HealthCare

    US Podcast: “Trump Corners Himself” Over Wiretapping, “Muslim Ban”, & HealthCare

Amid the furor over the Trump Administration’s allegations that Britain’s electronic intelligence service GCHQ wiretapped Trump Tower, I spoke with

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