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Syrian forces, Kurdish YPG 'agree to Hasaka ceasefire' The truce, reported by Syrian state media, comes after assault by Kurdish fighters to seize all of northeastern city.
Boko Haram: 'Senior fighters killed' in Nigeria raid Group's leader Abubakar Shekau believed to be fatally wounded in air strike carried out by the military, say officials.
Top court approves Russia's ban from Rio Paralympics The Court of Arbitration for Sport has approved decision on suspension of Russia from the games over a doping programme.
US delegation in Turkey to discuss evidence on Gulen Officials to discuss proof presented by Turkey on self-exiled Muslim leader accused of orchestrating failed coup bid.

The West’s Favored Autocrats

AutocratsThe United States has been, and continues to be, selective about which foreign strongmen it does and does not support. Among the latter, there have been Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela (who was not as autocratic as publicly portrayed), Fidel Castro in Cuba, and Vladimir Putin in Russia.

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Glue Holding America Together No Longer Binding

Divided AmericaOften cited as an important reason for US success as a global power, our diversity has finally come home to roost, and it’s taking a destructive, cruel toll. A unique magic glue that we somehow thought would keep myriad groups in America working at unison with a common goal forever, has unhardened, lost both its adhesive properties and cohesive strength, leaving us with a divided America.

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Western Propaganda Paid for in Syrian Blood

In his important book, titled “The Dirty War on Syria” Tim Anderson discusses how US naked aggression on a nonbelligerent country relies on “a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory.”

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Obituary: Ernst Nolte-The Last German

In his book Heidegger and the Jews, the French philosopher François Léotard contends that history may promise to narrate the past, but what it does instead is conceal our collective shame.

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Beyond Jewish Identity: Exceptionalism Revisited

The problem with Jewish identity is Jewish identity! By this I mean, the hegemonic forms of Jewish exceptionalism to which most Jews are enthralled, including a provocative insistence on willed disaffiliation in a few rate instances.

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Seeds of Democratic Revolution in Ethiopia

Thousands march against the ruling regime

After being frightened into silence for over two decades, the people of Ethiopia are finding their voice and calling for fundamental political change.

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Olympic Jews?

The scene at Ben-Gurion airport this week was rather astonishing.

More then a thousand young male fans came to welcome the two Israeli Judo fighters - one female, one male - who had won a bronze medal each at the Olympic games in Rio.

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Crown Heights  25 Years Later

On August 19, 1991, a car driven by Yosef Lifsh, was part of a three car motorcade escorting Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, then the leader of the Lubavitcher sect of Hasidic Judaism.

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Trump’s Constitution

Donald Trump threatens to kill Constitutional Government but Hillary Clinton must Show ithat isn't already dead.

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Trump’s new campaign shake-up

Trump’s latest organizational reset suggests he intends campaigning “the way (he thinks) will win,” as he put it.

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Bizarre Similarities Between Trump and Clinton

Our quadrennial presidential sweepstakes regularly provides textbook studies in contrast. And 2016 raises the bar in disparity. Red and blue. Left and right. Hot and cold. Up and down. Good and bad. Boy and girl. Pro and con. Loud and soft. Rain or shine. Fish and fowl. Dumb and dumber.

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Trump Exposes Gitmo Hypocrisy

In his inimitable way, Donald Trump has stirred up the mainstream establishment again, this time with a remark on Gitmo. In response to a reporter’s question, Trump said that he would be “fine” with prosecuting American citizens in the Pentagon’s tribunal system at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Share End Food Waste and Rid the World of Hunger

Food, like shelter and health care, is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a fundamental right of all people, irrespective of circumstances or income. And yet one in nine of the global population does not have enough to eat – despite the fact that there is enough food to feed everyone.

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Disinformation leading Kashmiris astray

Najeeb Mubarki, a former journalist with the Outlook magazine  has contributed a piece in the 25th July issue of the magazine in which he has described Indian Army’s presence in Kashmir as “most brutal and deceptive occupations of modern times”.

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