Violence against women the new “normal” in Islamist-ruled Turkey

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : An Istanbul court sentenced Abdullah Cakiroglu to three years and ten months behind bars for slapping a young woman for “wearing inappropriate clothes” on a public bus. Yes, Cakiroglu was sentenced and “no” this is not an isolated incident of violence against women in Turkey. committed by a madman. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Suu-kyi slams misinformation about Rohingya and foreign-backed attempt to destabilize Myanmar

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Aung San Suu-Kyi, Myanmar’s State Councilor and de-facto head of State responded to UN-led calls for her government to end violence against Rohingya stressing that the violence between More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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North Korea didn’t test H-bomb in a political vacuum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear bomb test, described by Pyongyang’s State news agency KCNA as a miniaturized H-bomb and as a perfect success. The U.S. administration is threatening More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

North Korea knows it can’t afford to go to war

Ra Mason (TC) : The current flare-up over North Korea’s missile tests and Donald Trump’s belligerent response is frightening for many, but anyone worried that Pyongyang wants to start a war is – fortunately More...

By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Hamas, in another U-turn, realigns itself with Iran as primary sponsor

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Yahya Sinwar, new Hamas leader and Hamas’ “Prime Minister” in Palestine’s Gaza Strip, said relations between Hamas and Iran have returned to normal and that Iran More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Death of terrorism suspects in Spain continues trend of extrajudicial killings

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Police in Spain, on Monday, stated that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the main suspect in Thursday’s vehicle ramming attack in Barcelona, was shot dead in a police operation. Thirteen were More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, August 21st, 2017

ACLU is touting settlement in case against CIA torture psychologists as victory

nsnbc : The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a settlement in the civil lawsuit against the two military psychologists James Mitchell and John Jessen who designed and helped implement the CIA’s More...

Iran shells Kurdish Peshmerga in cross-border shelling
By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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

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 More...

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...