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The U.S. has used this genocide as a political tool. It’s time for that to chang...
Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. His book “The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria during WWI” is forthcoming in 2020. The Armenian genocide is casting its shadow on the halls of Congress once again this week, as lawmakers in the House of Representatives consider a resolution recognizing the crime. The resolution would acknowledge the uprooting, dispossession and des...
2019-10-29 20:05:40
Hong Kong: Protesters sing God Save the Queen as they face off with riot police
Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs and bricks near the Legislative Council building and central government offices on Sunday, the latest in weeks of sometimes violent unrest. Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the nearby Chinese People's Liberation Army base in the city and tore down and set fire to a red banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary on October 1 of the founding of the People's Republic of China. One w...
2019-09-16 16:53:39
China says wants 'calm' resolution to U.S. trade war
China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through "calm" negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict, Vice Premier Liu He, who has been leading the talks with Washington, said on Monday. The increasingly bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies sharply escalated on Friday, with both sides levelling more tariffs on each other's exports. U.S. President Donald Trump announced an additional duty on some $550 billion of targeted Ch...
2019-09-16 16:46:25
US 'locked and loaded' as oil prices surge after Saudi oil attack
The US reiterated its stance that Iran was behind Sunday's attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities, despite a claim from Houthi rebels that they launched the attack from Yemen. The strikes knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply. President Donald Trump said: "There is reason to believe that we know the culprit," adding that the US was is "locked and loaded" and awaiting information from Saudi Arabia. Senior US officials told reporters that damage from the attacks indicate they cam...
2019-09-16 16:42:49
White House surrenders on Ukraine foreign aid
Trump administration officials lifted a hold on $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN, ending weeks of uncertainty about the future of the aid. The move came as lawmakers prepared to vote on a measure that could have forced the administration to release the funds, which the White House effectively froze when officials initiated a review of Ukrainian defense aid late last month.Their decision to pause the money sparked bipartisan concern about the...
2019-09-13 20:39:59
Top US national security adviser: Iranian tanker seized by UK now off coast of S...
US national security adviser John Bolton on Friday shared a satellite image of an Iranian tanker off the coast of Syria, after the Iranian government denied that it was the vessel's final destination. The Iranian tanker— Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1 — was seized in July by the UK in Gibraltar, due to evidence that the vessel was attempting to carry oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. "Anyone who s...
2019-09-12 18:14:06
Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out "some very strong recommendations" regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in "a couple of weeks." Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, seated in the Oval Office with the President, first lady Melania Trump and the acting commissioner of the FDA, announced that newly proposed enforcement policy would require flavored e-cigarette companies to take their products off the market."It'll ...
2019-09-12 17:59:38
Another Major Erdogan Corruption Scandal; This time on US Soil
Not a week passes without the disclosure of another major scandal in Azerbaijan or Turkey. The latest such scandal was exposed by the Stockholm Center for Freedom in an article written by exiled Turkish writer Abdullah Bozkurt, titled: “Utah case exposes more dirt on Turkey’s Erdogan.” The article reveals that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s corrupt tentacles reach into the United States, which makes the subject of this scandal of particular interest to Special ...
2018-10-24 13:44:16
White House reveals range of topics for Trump-Putin meeting
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday listed a number of topics that were included in President Donald Trump's private one-on-one meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Sanders listed Syrian humanitarian aid, Israeli security, North Korea, denuclearization, Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea, reducing Russian and US nuclear arsenals, and "your favorite topic" -- Russian interference in elections -- during Wednesday's briefing for reporters.Sanders said the meet...
2018-07-19 17:33:52
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin morph into the same person in Time magazine cover
For the second month in a row, Time magazine has put a provocative photo illustration of President Donald Trump on its cover -- this time, morphing him into Russian President Vladimir In it, Trump's distinctive blonde hair, wispy eyebrows and pursed lips merge with Putin's nose and blue eyes.The stunning photo illustration, by visual artist Nancy Burson, "is meant to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy, following the pair's recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland," Time said in a ...
2018-07-19 17:18:50
Эрдоган грозит вторгнуться в Иракский Курдистан
The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met over the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” Reuters reported quoting South Korea’s presidential Blue House. South Korea’s National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, met U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan’s national security adviser, Shotaro Yachi, to discuss summit meetings between Kim and South Korean Pres...
2018-03-20 12:15:16
Turkey vows to expand Syria fight against Kurds
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that after victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country will expand its military operations into other Kurdish-held areas in Syria as well as to Iraq's Sinjar region, Daily Mail reported. Speaking at a ceremony for judicial appointments in Ankara, Erdogan said troops would target the Syrian city of Manbij, as well as Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and other towns along the border to the east of the Euphrates River. Those areas are controlled by U....
2018-03-20 12:13:55
Trump still wants to organize meeting of Gulf leaders
A senior administration official said on Monday that US President Donald Trump believes unity among Gulf states is critical and still wants to organize a meeting of Gulf leaders, who are divided by a dispute involving Qatar, reported Reuters. The official added that Trump had wanted Qatar and Gulf Cooperation Council members to settle their dispute on their own, but is now much more concerned about the long-term impact in the region. And speaking on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman&rsquo...
2018-03-20 12:12:34
Armenia President to Russia’s Putin: We are determined to develop and expand str...
President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Putin on his victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, wishing him robust health, every success, as well as prosperity and wellbeing to the fraternal people of Russia. “On behalf of the people of Armenia and myself, I sincerely and wholeheartedly congratulate you on your overwhelming victory in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation,” the message reads, in part. “The...
2018-03-19 13:15:49
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