Israeli general sees possible threat from Iraq as Iran’s clout grows

posted in: Middle East, News

Iran could use its growing clout in Iraq to turn it into a springboard for attacks against Israel, the chief of Israeli military intelligence said on Monday, reports Reuters. Israel sees the spread of Tehran’s influence in the region as a … Read More

Opinion Israel Is Ripe for a Strong Leader

posted in: Israel, News

Democracy, or whatever you want to call the political system we have here, exists only in appearances. It is, in fact, roadkill. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 30, 2018\ HANDOUT/ … Read More

As divisions deepen, Europe can provide global leadership

European countries must continue to pool and share their sovereignty if they want to shape global affairs, writes Jean-Claude Juncker. A migrant child is helped from the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel to disembark in the port of Crinavis … Read More

Russian Air Force Rains Overnight Airstrikes on Idlib Province [Syria]

posted in: News, Russia

EHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes over the Idlib province on Sunday night, marking the first time in several weeks targeting militant-held regions in Northwestern Syria. Led by an air squadron from the Humeimim … Read More

Lindsey Graham says Trump is slowing down his Syria troop withdrawal, will protect the Kurds and thwart Iran

posted in: News, United States

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of President Trump who has been sharply critical of his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, emerged from a two-hour lunch at the White House on Sunday saying he felt “a lot better” about … Read More

Chinese markets’ 2018 performance was their worst in a decade

posted in: Far East, News

2018 has been unkind to China’s stock markets. Major indexes in Shanghai and Shenzhen both saw annual losses of more than 24 percent in 2018. Two major factors unsettled the Chinese markets for much of 2018: The ongoing trade war … Read More

Boris Johnson harpoons Japanese government for resuming ‘brutal’ commercial whaling

Japan announced last week it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission in June before its whalers put to sea the following month Johnson criticized the British media and public for failing to be moved to anger at Japan’s plan … Read More

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