Syria Denounces Attempt to Re-Brand Al-Nusrah and the Targeting of Civilians

Another re-branding operation to turn moderate rebels into terrorists or terrorists into rebels? Photo of U.S. Senator John McCain meeting illegally in a rebel safe house with the heads of the “Free Syrian Army” in Idlib, Syria in April, 2013. In the left foreground, top al Qaeda terrorist leader Ibrahim al-Badri (aka Al-Baghdadi of ISIS, a.k.a. Caliph Ibrahim of the recently founded Islamic State with whom the Senator is talking. Behind Badri is visible Brigadier General Salim Idris (with glasses), the former military chief of the FSA, who has since fled to the Gulf states after the collapse of any semblance of the FSA. (Courtesy VoltaireNet.org)

nsnbc : In a letter to the Security Council, the Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned the targeting of non-combatant and innocent civilians and infrastructure by the US-led coalition under the guise of combating ISIS and other terrorist groups. US air strikes in Syria are carried out without a mandate from the UN and in violation of international law. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Colombian Gov & ELN Try to Restart Peace Talks

nsnbc : An attempt is made to restart official peace talks between the Colombian government and the country’s second-largest leftist guerilla, the ELN. An attempt to start official peace talks earlier this More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Russia May Resume Flights to Egypt by the End of 2016 Depending on Security

nsnbc : Following the visit of a high-level Egyptian delegation to Moscow, Russian Transportation Minister Maxim Sokolov said that suspended Russian flights to Egypt could be resumed by the end of 2016, depending More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Tourist Arrivals in Turkey Drop To 22-Years Low – Sponsorship of Terrorism Backfires

nsnbc : Tourist arrivals in Turkey plummet to an at least 22-years low and 40 percent in June 2016, compared to last year. Exacerbated by the failed coup on July 15 and the subsequent crackdown, Turkey’s tourism More...

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IPI Warns Turkey Set To Lead In Jailed Journalists, Fears Witch Hunt

nsnbc : The International Press Institute (IPI) fears Turkey will come to lead in jailed journalists again and calls on Turkey’s international partners not to turn a blind eye to human rights abuses. IPI More...

The second working meeting held between CONATEL and LGBTQ spokespeople (CONATEL).
By nsnbc On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Venezuela Communications Agency: Media Must Stamp Out LGBTQ Stereotypes

Rachel Boothroyd (VA) : Venezuela’s chief media regulation body, CONATEL, has called on the country’s media to stop using harmful stereotypes of the LGBTQ community. The second working meeting held between CONATEL More...

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By IMEMC On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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New Tenders Released for Over 300 Settlement Units in Jerusalem

IMEMC : The Israel land authority, on Wednesday, released tenders for the construction of 323 housing units in occupied Jerusalem. According to the new plan, 130 housing units will be built in the Har Homa settlement More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Nice Road Rage Driver Mentally Ill, Said Father

nsnbc : Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a delivery driver known to police for petty crimes, who drove a 19-ton white Renault truck into crowds gathered for a fireworks display and killed more than 80, was mentally ill, More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Following Air Crashes, Hijacking and Conflict, Egypt’s Tourism Arrivals in June Dropped 59.9%

nsnbc : The number of tourists arriving in Egypt in June has dropped by 59.9 percent, reports CAPMAS. Egypt’s tourism industry was dealt multiple severe blows after two plane crashes, one hijacking, and due More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Turkey Locks Down Dozens Of Media Organizations – The AKP’s Deadly Track Record

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Dozens of media organizations were locked down by Turkish authorities late Wednesday. The continued crackdown against media and journalists is carried out using the state of emergency More...