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By Michael Jansen - Jul 18,2018
The most positive statement by US President Donald Trump at the news conference following his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was that the US and Russia could "save hundreds of thousands of lives in Syria".
By Michael Jansen - Jul 11,2018
The Syrian Southern Front's collapse was in the cards as soon as Syria's army and air force backed by Russia consolidated their hold on Damascus suburbs and countryside and shifted their focus to the south.
By Michael Jansen - Jul 04,2018
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has proposed that Cyprus agree to establish a pier or build a floating dock, presumably, in Limassol Port to receive ships carrying cargo for Gaza.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 27,2018
Last Sunday, Turkish voters went to the polls to elect both a president and parliament which will install a new system of governance, granting the executive branch wide powers over the legislature and judiciary.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 20,2018
The plaque attached to the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York City's harbour reads, "Give me your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 14,2018
The announcement by the political wing of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that it was prepared to hold unconditional peace talks with Damascus which could amount to a breakthrough for both sides, if negotiations take place.
By Michael Jansen - Jun 06,2018
It is both amazing and highly significant that The New York Times journalist Eric Schmitt wrote an account of the campaign against Daesh in such a way to make it appear Washington's Kurdish surrogates and other allies have been the main force fighting the takfiris in Syria.
By Michael Jansen - May 30,2018
Monday was the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day in the US, a day of commemoration originally set aside following the country's devastating civil war.In the small town of Ashland, Oregon, people memorialised US war dead with ice cream, backyard barbecues and traffic jams.
By Michael Jansen - May 23,2018
Thousands demonstrated in Jakarta, Buenos Aires, and other world capitals on May 15th, the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian “Nakba”, catastrophe, but in Washington protesters numbered about 300 and the rally took place on a grassy section of Dupont Circle in  the  ce
By Michael Jansen - May 16,2018
US President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran has flouted the international order, which relies on adherence to multilateral treaties and international law.



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