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Category Archives: Geography of Asia

Did France’s Macron Submit To The Arab World?

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, The tragic dead end of French fake "secularism" is that it allows public expressions of the Islamic religion in France, but prohibits the Christian ones. Far from defending the Judeo-Christian values ??on which France, the West and Europe itself was founded — such as individual liberties, freedom […]

Palestinian Santas Clash With Israeli Forces On Christmas In Bethlehem

On Christmas Eve, Palestinians, many of them dressed as Santa Claus, staged a rally in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank protesting against to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israeli forces used tear gas and stun grenades against the protesters near an Israeli military tower in Bethlehem – the ancient […]

Christmas In Liberated Aleppo

It's been just over one year since the liberation of Aleppo from radical Islamist insurgent groups which were backed by the West as well as Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. And this Christmas has witnessed huge public celebrations, tree lightings, concerts, and dances in a city which only a short while ago was associated […]

“A Stunning Rebuke”: 128 Nations Support UN Call For Trump To Withdraw Jerusalem Decision

One day after Trump escalated his war of words with the UN, threatening to cut off foreign financial aid over today’s UN vote on the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the United Nations on Thursday delivered what has been dubbed a “stunning rebuke” of the US President’s Jerusalem decision, voting overwhelmingly […]

Chinese Navy Begins Live-Fire Drills Off Korean Peninsula

Earlier this week, Seoul asked the US to delay joint military exercises with Japan until after the Winter Olympics, ostensibly to avoid provoking North Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Games. The timing of the request is suspicious – having coincided with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that the US has offered to begin […]

Saudi Arabia Launches Misguided $19 Billion Stimulus In Desperate Bid To Kickstart 2018 Growth

If you haven’t been living under a rock in recent months, it’s been impossible to miss the turmoil in Saudi Arabia and its relations with the outside world. A few weeks ago we published a piece by Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com “If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention”. Martenson argued. […]

Rioting Protesters Breach US Embassy Gates In Beirut, Repelled By Tear Gas And Water Cannon

Hundreds of protesters in Lebanon faced off with security forces outside the US Embassy in Beirut on Sunday over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Protesters near the U.S. embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017. Protesters waving Palestinian flags threw projectiles, smoke grenades, set fires in the […]

Abbas: US Can No Longer Mediate Israel-Palestinian Talks

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, With the US so heavily committed to supporting Israel, and protecting them from any UN resolutions, it’s always been difficult for the Palestinian leadership to trust the US to be an impartial moderator for peace efforts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Wednesday’s move by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as […]

Trump May Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital Next Week

Submitted by South Front On Friday a senior US official told Reuters that US President Donald Trump may deliver a speech next Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Some Middle East experts speculate that such a move will be a major blow to the US relations with Arab countries and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. No US […]

Pentagon To Admit To 2,000 Troops In Syria; Number Likely Far Higher

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, General Had Previously Said US Had 4,000 Troops There… US officials said on Friday that the Pentagon is expected to concern confirm that there are “about 2,000” US ground troops in Syria, a major increase from the roughly 500 that they officially claim is the case. An accounting system, […]