Even the Western mainstream media admits the root cause of the tension could be Mr. Trump’s threats to garbage the nuclear agreement with Iran, Hezbollah’s longtime supporter. © AFP 2019 / Jalaa MareyTrump-Proposed Safe Zones in Syria Could Be Created on 'Borders With Israel, Lebanon'No one could take the ensuing threats more seriously than the people in Lebanon. Lebanon has faced war so many times that the people here regard the black dog almost as an old friend, such is their despondency when faced with it once again. After the official end of the civil war in 1989, Lebanon survived several bombing campaigns by Israel (the biggest one in 2006, which decimated the country’s infrastructure for years to come). Now Lebanon is home to 1.5 million refugees from neighboring Syria, becoming the most densely populated “refugees’ safe haven” in the world. Hezbollah's … [Read more...] about Iran and Lebanon: From Fake News to Real War?
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The US State Department has noted the release of Baquer Namazi, a US citizen and retired oil executive who, along with with his son Siamak, was arrested and jailed in Iran in 2015 on what Washington claims are false national security charges. The elder Namazi's temporary release was noted by the US State Department in a tweet from a spokeswoman. — Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) January 28, 2018 Iran, which has had no formal diplomatic relations with the US since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen the fragile ties forged following the successful ratification of a 2015 nuclear deal deteriorate after the election of US President Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about US Citizen Accused of Spying Temporarily Released by Iran
On Wednesday, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said that President Donald Trump will almost certainly pull the United States out of the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran this month if no changes are made to the agreement. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a televised address on Monday said Tel Aviv had proof Iran maintained a nuclear weapons program despite signing the nuclear agreement, which is officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). However, Paul said Netanyahu’s outrage over Iran was ironic and misplaced. "To any well-informed observer, it is ironic that Israel, whose own secret nuclear arms program is by far the most dangerous in the region, would be complaining about the possibility of nuclear weapons in a neighboring state," he said. Unlike Iran, Israel had a well-documented large arsenal of nuclear weapons that were ready … [Read more...] about Israel’s Secret Nuke Arms Program Biggest Threat to Middle East – Ex-UN Adviser
Venezuela's opposition has taken control of three diplomatic facilities in the United States and will attempt to obtain further US-based assets in the near future, Carlos Vecchio, opposition leader Juan Guaido's envoy to the US, told reporters on Monday. © Sputnik / Leo Alvarez‘Economic War Against Us’: Venezuela Sanctions, Asset Seizures Cause of ‘Crisis’ "Today, we are taking control over three facilities, three buildings," Vecchio said. "Two of them are located here in Washington, DC, and the other one is the building in which the consulate services works" in New York. Vecchio said they expected more such seizures "in the days to come."The Venezuelan government later confirmed in a statement that the country's diplomatic representation offices in the United States had been illegally taken over by opposition members. "The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela informs the … [Read more...] about US Anti-War Activists Oppose Guaido’s Seizure of Venezuelan Diplomatic Offices
NEW DELHI: "The death penalty has no place in the 21st century." The quote by UN Secretary General António Guterres seems convincing, but over 50 countries still allow capital punishment and gruesome crimes such as the Nirbhaya gang rape-and-murder case serve as a reminder that the issue of doing away with death penalty is not a settled one. The 50 countries that still allow death penalty include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, the US, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Iraq, Indonesia and the UAE, according to information in public domain. The US-based Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization, states that there are 146 countries that have totally abolished it in law and practice. India executes criminals only in extreme cases and only 26 executions have taken place in India since 1991, the last being 1993 bomb blast case convict Yakub Memon in 2015. Before that, India had executed 2001 Indian Parliament attack Afzal Guru. Death penalty is in focus in … [Read more...] about Death penalty debate rages on as court considers plea of Nirbhaya convict
VILLANOVA, PA -- A 17-acre estate described as "your own 21st-Century village" is for sale in the Philadelphia suburbs. The estate, now known as Albermarle, sits on 17 acres along Philadelphia's Main Line. It's currently the most expensive residential property for sale in the Philadelphia suburbs. Originally built in 1933, it boasts a collection of recently restored and expanded English-style stone buildings. In total, it has 14 bathrooms and 10 bedrooms. Check out the full listing; click on the address to see additional photos: Address: 770 Godfrey Rd, Villanova, Pennsylvania Price: $13,950,000 Square Feet: 19,000 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 11 Full and 3 Half Baths Built: 1933 Features: Offering privacy and timeless sophistication, this 17-acre estate just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City was once a prized piece of Ardrossan, the most extraordinary estate on Philadelphia's esteemed Main Line. Now known as Albermarle, this collection of masterfully and … [Read more...] about Buy A ’21st-Century Village’ In Philly Suburbs For $14M