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Future-Hezbollah dialogue talks start Tuesday – Update 4

The dialogue talks between between Future Movement and Hezbollah is scheduled to start on Tuesday, media reports said. According to the reports the representatives of the two parties will meet at Speaker Nabih Berri’s residence in Ain el-Tineh. The Future Movement- will be represented by Nader Hariri ( advisor of former PM Saad Hariri), […]

Roger Cohen recites Livni talking points in ‘NYT’ column to blame Palestinians for peace process failure

In a disingenuous 'NYT' column Roger Cohen presents a fawning interview of Tzipi Livni and blames the Palestinian Authority for the Spring 2014 collapse of peace negotiations. The article is a recitation of standard Israeli talking points...Show More Summary

Sony email chain on behalf of Israel joined Russell Simmons and Michael Lynton with rightwing Zionists

An email chain expressing concern about Israel's image in the wake of the Gaza slaughter has been leaked in the recent Sony hacking scandal, and shows Hollywood producers joined with rightwingers in support for the Jewish state

‘We want Christmas without occupation': Israel attacks Bethlehem protesters dressed as Santa with tear gas

Ma'an News reports: " Israeli forces on Tuesday suppressed a peaceful march calling for 'Christmas without occupation' in Bethlehem. Demonstrators marched to the Israeli military checkpoint in northern Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas and hand out gifts to children in the area. Show More Summary

Iran pulls out of recession and inflation is down to 17 %, Rouhani

Iran’s economy expanded 4 percent in the six months from March 21, President Hassan Rouhani said today, in a return to growth following two years of recession. In the 16 months since it came to power, the government has also “curtailed inflation from 40 percent down to 17” percent, Rouhani said in a speech in […]

This Map Shows Modi’s Growing Political Strength in India

The Indian Prime Minister's party continues to establish itself as a major political force

New Taxes in Macedonia Send Freelancers and Part-Time Workers Into the Streets

In a country where unemployment sits at nearly 29 percent, freelancing and working part-time is all that's available to many people.

Doctors: 'Dead' Pregnant Woman's Fetus Is Doomed

Seven Irish doctors yesterday asked the Dublin High Court for one thing: that a brain-dead pregnant woman be taken off life support. The seven were in agreement that, as the AP puts it, her fetus appeared doomed. The father of the woman, who is 18 weeks pregnant and was declared...

2014:The Year of the Dictator

By:Eric Posner Last week, the Kenyan Parliament enacted a new counterterrorism bill amid scuffles and protests. Opponents argued that, by restricting liberties, the main effect of the bill was to increase presidential power rather than to counter terrorism. The U.S. State Department complained that the bill restricts freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. This […]

Map: Modi’s Party Makes Gains in Kashmir Elections

The Indian Prime Minister's party establishes itself as a major political force in the disputed region.

'Uncontacted' Amazon Tribe Attacks Peru Village

Peru is evacuating a remote village near the Brazilian border after an unusual display of aggression from one of the 15 or so "uncontacted" tribes that live in its Amazon forests. Last week, 200 men from the tribe, called Mashco-Piro, raided the village of Monte Salvado armed with bows and...

Lebanon Food Scandal: Abu Faour vows to fight the mafias linked to food safety issue

Lebanon Health Minister Wael Abu Faour reiterated his determination to continue the food safety campaign throughout Lebanon stressing that the corruption in the food safety file is greater than he thought and that he is still at the tip of the iceberg. During a press conference before food safety inspectors he said : “The food […]

Civilian Review Boards

  Civilian Review Boards For all these many years, I have been a staunch supporter for Civilian Review Boards, and despite all the large of number of deaths, for all these years and at the hands of the multiplicity of   police officers that should have never been police officers due to their incomprehensible behavior for [...]

Northeast India massacre triggers violence

At least nine people killed in violence following killing of at least 62 villagers by Bodo fighters in Assam state.

John Mearsheimer: What Mondoweiss Means To Me

John Mearsheimer writes the latest message in our series What Mondoweiss Means To Me: “Criticizing Israel or its American lobby is mortal combat for intellectuals, journalists, and policymakers. We have all paid a serious price for doing so. Show More Summary

“The Interview” for Christmas: Where is the Inquisition When We Need It?

I never had any intention of seeing The Interview after seeing the commercials for it. It seemed like Dumb and Dumber go assassinate the Most Ridiculously Insane Dear Leader Ever. I couldn’t even sit through Dumb and Dumber, so I just dismissed it from my mind as a moviegoing choice this holiday season and left The [...]

Top Libertarian Post (Video)- Enemy or Ally?

This has been the top post at the leading libertarian website for the last few days, that sort of thing is not unusual. Last month someone posted the exact number of days Manning has been subjected to incarceration. Other than this site, the biggest supporter of Manning has been the Libertarians. The concerns, issues and [...]

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Reposted from In These Times ISIS (or ISIL, or the Islamic State) sent shock waves through the Middle East and beyond in June when it seized Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. The organization has now laid claim to a swath of territory...Show More Summary

ISIS Downs Warplane in Syria, Captures Pilot

A warplane in the US-led coalition that is bombing ISIS in Syria went down near Raqqa today, the AP reports, and Jordan is confirming ISIS claims that one of its pilots has been captured by the militants. The pro-ISIS Raqqa Media Center published photos to Facebook showing a bleeding man...

Uber sorry for hiking fares amid Sydney siege

Taxi service apologises for raising tariffs as people tried to flee area where gunman had taken hostages in a cafe.

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