Foreign powers behind violence in Myanmar

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Foreign powers, including Bangladesh, foreign terrorist organizations including Harakah al-Yaqin, Harukat-ul-Jihad-ul-Islam, Afghanistan’s Taliban and other foreign-backed Islamist organizations are fueling the ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, in part with help from Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and other foreign More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 4th, 2017

Chief of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council claims Iraqi Kurdish independence leads to war

nsnbc : Mohsen Rezaei, the head of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader, warned Iraqi Kurds about the likelihood of a 20-year-long war and regional disintegration More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader threatens war if Kirkuk joins Kurdistan in referendum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite, Iranian-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces, threatened on Friday that should Kirkuk be attached to Iraq’s More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor province a new frontline between Russia, USA, Turkey and Iran

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The situation in Syria’s eastern, resource-rich Deir Ez-Zor province has become more complicated. The Syrian Arab Army and allies continue their push to uproot ISIS from Deir Ez-Zor More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, August 18th, 2017

US will remain in Syrian Kurdistan for decades: Telal Selo

nsnbc : Telal Selo, spokesman for the U.S.-backed, predominantly Syrian – Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told reporters that U.S. forces will remain in Syrian Kurdistan in northern Syria long after More...

By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Iranian Revolutionary Guards back Taliban: Intelligence Official in Herat

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The government in Tehran may be saying Iran doesn’t support the Taliban, but we have seen increased Taliban support by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, that is material support, More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Iran – Iraq discuss Kirkuk – Iran pipeline amidst uncertainties about Kurdistan

nsnbc : Iran and Iraq have strengthened ties between the two countries’ energy sectors, including the possible construction of a pipeline to export Kirkuk’s crude oil to refineries in Iran. The discussions More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Kurdish Corridor: US troops are operating in Raqqa, Colonel Ryan Dillon admitted

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed what observers of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces’ push to liberate Raqqa from ISIS have known all along. U.S. troops, including special forces More...

Iran shells Kurdish Peshmerga in cross-border shelling
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Iran’s military shells Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region – Regional war no longer deniable

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Local officials in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq reported that one person was wounded when Iranian military began sending shells across the border Monday morning. Local sources More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, June 30th, 2017

China’s grand geopolitical project threatens a new East-West divide in Europe

Małgorzata Jakimów (TC) : The recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing ushered in a new phase in China’s global repositioning. In his opening speech China’s president, Xi Jinping, reaffirmed the importance of More...