Iranian general simplifies the truth, claims Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum is a U.S. plot

Iran shells Kurdish Peshmerga in cross-border shelling

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iranian General Nadiq, second in command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, claimed the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region, scheduled for September, is a U.S. plot. Iran shells Kurdish Peshmerga in cross-border shelling General Nadiq’s statement was made during a visit to More...

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A heroin trafficking dhow seized in Tanzanian waters, docked in Dar es Salaam next to the ferry to Zanzibar. Carina Bruwer
By nsnbc On Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Heroin trafficking through South Africa: why here and why now?

Carina Bruwer (TC) : A series of large heroin seizures have been made in South Africa since 2016, but the country is just one of the pitstops on Africa’s heroin highway. The African continent is geographically More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, August 14th, 2017

US Vice-President Pence tries weasel word strategy about US military intervention in Venezuela

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : US Vice-President Mike arrived in Colombia after President Juan Manuel Santos unequivocally warned against any military intervention in neighboring Venezuela. During a joint press conference More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Even a ‘minor’ nuclear war would be an ecological disaster felt throughout the world

David McCoy (TC) : President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, August 12th, 2017

China cracks down on social media content deemed offensive to the Communist Party

nsnbc : Consistent with a disturbing global trend, China’s cyber-regulator announced a crackdown social media content, sneaking a crackdown on content “deemed offensive to the Communist Party” More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Syrian Army’s success along Jordanian border prompts further questions about presence of US – Norwegian special forces

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied forces regained control over some 1,300 square kilometers along the Syrian – Jordanian border and the Iraq – Syria – Jordan tri-border More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Rise in crimes by offenders on probation is an indictment of privatisation

Christopher Kay (TC) : There has been a 26.4% increase in the number of serious offences committed by offenders on probation since the privatisation of the service in 2013. According to newly published data released More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, August 7th, 2017

Venezuelan military deployed against troops who declared legitimate rebellion against tyranny

nsnbc : Venezuelan government officials and military leaders say they “put down and attack on a military base in central Venezuela” after an army officer calling himself Captain Juan Caguaripano, surrounded More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Venezuela hauls two top MUD leaders back to prison for “making political statements”

nsnbc : Venezuela’s intelligence service SEBIN hauled two prominent members of the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition back to jail on orders from the Supreme Court. The Court claims Leopoldo Lopez More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017

US Special Forces Commander: Russians could ask us to leave after we are done with ISIS

nsnbc : Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, General Raymond Thomas, commander of the United States special operations forces command, spoke frankly about a number of controversial issues pertaining the More...