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The Duran - 2017-08-26 - Original post - cached version

Afghanistan’s official Ambassador to Russia, Abdul Qayyum Kochai has stated that he welcomes Russia’s role in mediating a diplomatic peace process in his country.

Abdul Qayyum Kochai said,

“We would like Russia to help the Afghans as well in order to achieve...

The Duran - 2017-08-26 - Original post - cached version

In many ways the moral, logistical and ethical simplicity of the Syrian conflict, meant that it was always destined to be the conflict that would wake up at least some in the west, to the nature of how the US and its allies often foment wars by aligning with the most immoral forces on the...

The Duran - 2017-08-25 - Original post - cached version

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying has held a press conference where she discussed recent events while taking questions from journalists. The overall weight of her remarks speak to the fact that China is getting increasingly fed up with India’s failure to engage in dialogue...

The Duran - 2017-08-24 - Original post - cached version

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has voiced his country’s disapproval of Donald Trump’s military surge in Afghanistan.

Lavrov has stated,

“The main emphasis in the new strategy, which was announced by Washington, is made on settlement through use of force....

Dissident Voice - 2017-08-24 - Original post - cached version

Not too far away from Seattle, Washington there are eight ballistic-missile submarines carrying the world’s large shipments of nuclear weapons.

The 560-foot-long black submarines are docked at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, hauling what is described by Rick Anderson in a recent Los Angeles...

The Duran - 2017-08-23 - Original post - cached version

During the height of the American war in Vietnam, an underground radical musical group,The Fugs released a song called Kill For Peace. The polemic meaning was a clear mockery of a US policy that involved dropping bombs on Vietnam under the guise of fighting for peace. The song’s message...

The Duran - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

When Donald Trump announced he hoped to work with both India and Pakistan to bring peace to Afghanistan, many eyebrows were raised. Not only are India and Pakistan regional rivals, but they have historically been on opposite sides of the prolonged Afghanistan conflict dating back to the...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-08-15 - Original post - cached version

By Jonathan Power

Does President Donald Trump (aka “Fire and Fury”) know what a nuclear war would be like?

I ask the question because President Roland Reagan confessed he did not until he decided to look at some movies (once an actor, he was a cinema man), like “On the...

The Duran - 2017-08-09 - Original post - cached version


With the existence of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China, Pakistan and Russia are creating the next world order to rival the fading unipolar one. Several theoreticians have stated that the post-Cold War international system is unipolar but still no world order...

The Duran - 2017-08-03 - Original post - cached version

The ongoing border dispute between India and China combined with the hyper-nationalist and religiously sectarian Hindutva politics of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have led India to try and reinvent the wheel or more specifically, reinvented the road on which the wheels turn....

Dissident Voice - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

It often appears that “true Afghanistan” is not here in Kabul and not in Jalalabad or Heart either; not in the ancient villages, which anxiously cling to the steep mountainsides.

Many foreigners and even Afghans are now convinced that the “true” Afghanistan is only what is being shown on...

Penny for your thoughts - 2017-07-31 - Original post - cached version

The deep state with the assistance of outside interests? 
Can't say for certain. Let's just say there is a high probability of outside interest involvement considering all players and nation states affected by the removal of Nawaz Sharif

I used the term soft coup. Was it a soft coup...

The Duran - 2017-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Barack Obama began his administration with the idea that the US would ‘pivot’ the epicentre of its hegemonic power to Asia. Forgetting the fact that the word ‘pivot’ is in this context, borrowed from the imperialist geo-political writings of Halford MacKinder, the plan which was arrogant...

The Duran - 2017-07-30 - Original post - cached version

With the United States increasingly isolated in the Middle East, traditional alliences are shifting. Iraq is now an ally of Iran and Syria and seeks Russia’s alliance, while Qatar is moving further away from Saudi influence and towards what could be a pragmatic relationship with Iran....

The Duran - 2017-07-29 - Original post - cached version

China has confirmed that the forced resignation of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will not negatively impact cooperation on building the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Many in the Pakistani and global media were concerned that after the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that...

The Duran - 2017-07-28 - Original post - cached version

Pakistan’s long serving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned after the Supreme Court in Islamabad ruled to disqualify him from public office over alleged corruption relating to a Panamanian tax shelter.

Sharif has long been a household name in Pakistan holding the powerful...

Need To Know News - 2017-07-26 - Original post - cached version

Wasserman Schultz continued to retain Awan despite knowing for months that he was a prime suspect in a cybersecurity probe. [...]

Porkins Policy Review - 2017-07-26 - Original post - cached version

On this solo episode I discuss two major geopolitical situations and their possible impact in the region and on the US. I begin by breaking down the political crisis that is unfolding in Afghanistan with Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum and the allegations that he ordered the beating and rape...

MintPress - 2017-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wears a pilot’s jacket which was presented to him during his “Talk with the Airmen” on the anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in Manila.

Mark Lopez...

The Anti Media - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — Over the past few months, the story of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police and the FBI.  While official charges have not...

Dissident Voice - 2017-07-08 - Original post - cached version

The existence of nuclear weapons is an ugly symbol of the violent consciousness that plagues humanity. Despite tremendous technological advancements, developments in health care and wonders of creative expression, little of note has changed in humanity’s collective consciousness: Tribalism,...

Aletho News - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – July 7, 2017 Iran says it has removed an old plan to export natural gas to Europe and is instead focusing on exports to its neighbors as well as India. Amirhossein Zamaninia, Iran’s deputy minister of petroleum for trade and international affairs, said Europe’s gas market was already...

The Duran - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

The Cold War is long over, Russia and China are allies and the United States has given up trying to play Beijing against Moscow. Tragically, Yugoslavia is no more, ‘Nasserist’ Egypt is a shadow of its former self and Indonesia lacks the leadership it had during the second half of the 20th...

The Anti Media - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — At the end of May, the Washington D.C.-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) released a study concluding that the death toll from the American-led “War on Terror” could be as high as two million just since the years following the 9/11 attacks.

The study, entitled...

Aletho News - 2017-07-02 - Original post - cached version

By Tony Cartalucci – New Eastern Outlook – 01.07.2017 Two Chinese teachers based in Pakistan’s southwest province of Baluchistan were reportedly abducted and murdered by militants from the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS). CNN, in an article titled, “‘Grave concern’ over Chinese teachers...

Land Destroyer - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version
July 1, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Two Chinese teachers based in Pakistan's southwest province of Baluchistan were reportedly abducted and murdered by militants from the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (ISIS).

CNN, in an article titled, "'Grave concern' over Chinese teachers reportedly...

Aletho News - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version

RT | July 1, 2017 A US appeals court has upheld a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought by a Yemeni man whose family was killed by a US drone strike. The plaintiff alleges that his family members were innocent bystanders when they were struck by the missile. The US Court of Appeals for the DC...

New Eastern Outlook - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Two Chinese teachers based in Pakistan’s southwest province of Baluchistan were reportedly abducted and murdered by militants from the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS).

CNN, in an article titled, “‘Grave concern’ over Chinese teachers reportedly...

The Duran - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version

As The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris explains, America’s vainglorious and ultimately foolhardy attempt to create a divide between China and Russia has failed spectacularly.

Any remaining hopes that the US could cause a rift between Moscow and Beijing ultimately failed to understand...

The Anti Media - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — As the Syrian and Russian governments accuse the United States of trying to invent reasons to launch an attack in the Middle East, an international group of former military and diplomatic leaders is warning of an “unacceptably high” risk of global nuclear war if cooler heads don’t...

Transnational Foundation - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version



By Richard Falk* and David Krieger**

TFF PressInfo # 420
June 30, 2017

Prefatory Note
This jointly authored essay was initially published in The Hill on May 30, 2017 under the title, “Averting the Ticking Time Bomb of Nukes in North Korea.” We did...

MintPress - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

Pakistani villagers carry the shrouded casket of a person killed by a US drone attack in Pakistani tribal area of Mir Ali along the Afghanistan border in Bannu, Pakistan, Dec. 29, 2010. (AP Photo)

Pakistan’s Foreign Office has issued a statement today...

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2017-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Première de couverture de « L’occident terroriste. D’Hiroshima à la guerre des drones », André Vltchek, Noam Chomsky, tarduction Nicolas Calvé, Montréal, éd. Ecosociété, 2015, 174 p.

Trois attentats ont récemment défrayé la chronique médiatique en Europe,...

The Duran - 2017-06-13 - Original post - cached version

The Iranian-Saudi rivalry is undoubtedly centered on the Mideast, but it’s also creeping into Central Asia, too. Largely ignored by both the Mainstream and Alternative Media, the impoverished but strategically positioned state of Tajikistan has suddenly emerged as a focal point of...

The Duran - 2017-06-10 - Original post - cached version

What does one call a style of doing politics that only allows a state to interact with, engage in diplomacy with and have normal  business relations with states which exhibit beliefs, lifestyle and cultural norms that are the same as yours, even when this has no impact on the daily...

The Duran - 2017-06-09 - Original post - cached version

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Astana along with the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in a ceremony and conference welcoming India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Putin spoke of the need for further cooperation...

Dissident Voice - 2017-06-09 - Original post - cached version

It was late at night but the new Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport outside Jakarta was still bustling with families and friends waiting for their loved ones returning from abroad.

My friend Noor Huda Ismail was just arriving from Singapore, and I decided to pick him up...

Dissident Voice - 2017-06-07 - Original post - cached version

Nothing justifies killing of innocent people.
— Tony Blair, CNN, 15th January 2015

Perhaps the attack which killed seven and injured forty-eight, twenty-one critically, on a balmy Saturday evening on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market, a popular area...

Aletho News - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 5, 2017 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties and all land, sea and air contacts with Qatar, accusing the Persian Gulf country of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. Riyadh took the lead on Monday to sever relations and...

The Duran - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Russia and the United States have both adopted a position of neutrality in the growing dispute between a seemingly awkward coalition of theocratic and secular Arab states who have all cut diplomatic and many business ties with Qatar.

Saudi Arabia lead the charge accusing Qatar of...

Aletho News - 2017-05-30 - Original post - cached version

By M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline | May 29, 2017 There is something obscene about anyone who held high positions in the government – for example, an Ambassador or an Army Chief – taking up a post-retirement job as employee of a foreign government. Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel...

MintPress - 2017-05-23 - Original post - cached version

A screenshot from a video showing Indian security forces using a Kashmiri protester as a human shield. The video sparked outrage after being widely disseminated on social media last week.

Just last month, video footage of a young man tied to the front of an...

The Duran - 2017-05-20 - Original post - cached version

In many ways, selling the Saudi military expensive American weapons is a bit like selling a man the world’s most expensive tampon. Even if said product is the finest in the world, the buyer has no need for it and more importantly, has no manifest ability to use it.

This is why the...

The Duran - 2017-05-14 - Original post - cached version

World leaders, including Russia’s President Putin have been attending meetings in Beijing as part of the ‘One Belt–One Road’ initiatives launched by China in 2013.

The ambitious project aims to set up transport and trade corridors that will help connect East-Asia, Eurasia and...

Counter Currents - 2017-05-09 - Original post - cached version

  The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday (May 8) that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants on April 26. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl (the Army...

The Anti Media - 2017-05-08 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) When the U.S. overthrew the Taliban in the wake of 9/11 as part of its newly launched “war on terror,” it set the stage for the explosive growth of Afghanistan’s dying opium industry. A few short months before the invasion took place, the Taliban made headlines for having “dramatically...

Dissident Voice - 2017-04-28 - Original post - cached version

Dr. Gus Abu-Sitta

Dr. Gus Abu-Sitta is the head of the Plastic Surgery Department at the AUB Medical Center in Lebanon. He specializes in: reconstructive surgery. What it means in this part of the world is clear: they bring you people from the war zones, torn to pieces, missing faces,...

MintPress - 2017-04-27 - Original post - cached version

A screenshot from a video showing Indian security forces using a Kashmiri protester as a human shield. The video sparked outrage after being widely disseminated on social media last week.

The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday blocked nearly 22 social...

21 Century Wire - 2017-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Dr. Can Erimtan
21st Century Wire

Turkey’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) had the intention of moving his country away from the Middle East and its neighbouring Arab countries to transform Turkey into a thriving parliamentary democracy,...

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