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Yemen at War

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Yemen is at war. The country is now divided between the Huthi movement, which controls the north and is rapidly advancing south, and the anti-Huthi coalition backed by Western and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies that President Abdo Robo Mansour Hadi is cobbling together. ICG – Sanaa/Brussels – OVERVIEW – Middle East Briefing N°45 On 25 March, the Huthis captured a strategic ... Read More »

Myanmar’s Kokang refugees caught between army, aged warlord and a pipeline to China

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Nansan, China: When news of the military’s rapid advance filtered through to the sugarcane plantations in the remote reaches of northern Myanmar, Ying Onn and her family made the decision to run. Brisbane Times – Philip Wen, China correspondent for Fairfax Media Gathering a few blankets and clothes, they joined a crowd of thousands fleeing by car, motorcycle and foot, all heading ... Read More »

US issues terror attack warning in Uganda

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KAMPALA — The US has issued an emergency terror attack warning to its nationals in Uganda asking them to exercise caution. (Xinhua) – The US embassy in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday said it has received information of possible terrorist threats to locations where Westerners, including US citizens, congregate in Kampala, and that an attack may take place ... Read More »

Defeating the Iraqi State, One Victory at a Time

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Beirut/Brussels  | ICG | What progress is being made against jihadi insurgents occupying large swathes of north-western Iraq is simultaneously undermining what is left of a state whose frailty and malfunctions created the environment in which jihadism was able to surge in the first place. This is particularly apparent in the battle for Tikrit, where much of the fighting is by Shiite militias ... Read More »

Retired CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: “I Killed Marilyn Monroe” 

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Norfolk, Virginia| A 78-year old retired officer of the CIA, Normand Hodges, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was admitted at the Sentara General Hospital on Monday. He claims he committed 37 assassinations for the American government between 1959 and 1972, including the actress and model, Marilyn Monroe. World News Daily – by Barbara Johnson Mr. Hodges, who ... Read More »

Why the U.S. wants to destroy Russia

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This is a history lesson you should have learned at school, but didn’t. Australian National Review – In 1904, Sir Halford Mackinder, the first Principal of University Extension College and Director of the London School of Economics, separated the world into a few regions: the “world island,” which included Europe, Asia and Africa [he also called it “heartland” and referred to ... Read More »

Refugee lawyer’s Clooney call

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One of the nation’s senior barristers, Julian Burnside, has started a campaign to convince the International Criminal Court to investigate Prime Minister Tony Abbott and former immigration minister Scott Morrison for crimes against humanity committed on refugees in offshore detention centres. Helen Shield Mr Burnside, a Melbourne QC, told a Perth audience at the weekend he was trying to recruit ... Read More »

Sanction-free Cuba reaches out for energy ties

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Sanction-free Cuba is looking to strengthen energy ties with India and cooperation in the oil & gas sector is on cards when its first vice-president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, visits New Delhi starting next week, sources told FE. The Financial Express – By: Huma Siddiqui and Siddhartha P Saikia | New Delhi | In 2014, government-owned explorer ONGC Videsh relinquished stake in two ... Read More »

US Intelligence Has Removed Iran And Hezbollah From Terrorist List

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According to a report in The Times of Israel, James Clapper the US director of the National Intelligence Agency delivered a report to Congress that scraps Iran and Hezbollah from the terrorism list, citing the country’s work against ISIS as one of the reasons why. YourNewsWire – Posted by  Louise Turner Press TV reports: The unclassified version of the report titled “Worldwide ... Read More »