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Turkey and Iran Must Keep Their Ties Bound, and Avoid a Dangerous Collision Course

 Turkey and Iran have been in a struggle for power since the the Byzantine and Persian empires. What begun over the control of Mesopotamia, today’s Iraq and Syria, has outlived their transformation from empires to nation-states, yet they manage to keep peace with each other for nearly 200 years.

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What will President Obama’s Legacy Be, After Aleppo?

"The United States did have countless opportunities to mitigate and prevent slaughter. But time and again, decent men and women chose to look away. We have all been bystanders to genocide. The crucial question is why.”  Author-academic Samantha Power wrote these words a decade and a half ago, in a seminal work exploring why a promise borne from the depravity of the Holocaust, "never again,” doesn’t mean anything.

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Jubeir: Tough Action Needed to Stop Iran's Interventions in Region

Any agreement in Yemen must be based on the Gulf initiative and the decision of the United Nations, was the message given at a joint press conference featuring Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Saudi Arabia calls for the world to take tough action to stop Irans interventions in the region, Jubeir added.

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Syria: A Military Victory Will Not Mean Much in the Long Term

Fight for Aleppo is almost over – but a new chapter of misery begins

Assad and his allies show no sign that they will be merciful towards the vanquished, as the Damascus regime enters a tricky phase

The fight for Aleppo is almost at an end. The clusters of desperate Syrians who remain huddled in the last rebel redoubt face an imminent reckoning, to yield to loyalist forces across the nearby dividing line or to stay and, almost certainly, die. Martin chulov, who covers the Middle East for the Guardian wrote in an article on Tuesday December13, the article continues as follows:

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Iran Must Be Confronted as its Interference Spreads through the Region and Beyond

“Ever since day one in 2011 when war erupted in Syria, Iran has been dispatching tens of thousands of troops to shore the Syrian military. These efforts were parallel to Iran’s decades of support for Shiite extremist groups such as the likes of the Lebanese Hezbollah, a conglomerate of others in Iraq and across the region, constituting a major pillar of Iran’s policies.

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Saudi Domestic Policy Affected by Fears Over Iranian Ascendance

By INU Staff

INU - On Tuesday, it was reported that Saudi Arabia had issued 15 death sentences against people accused of spying for the Islamic Republic of Iran. The BBC reports that in addition to the death sentences, 17 other individuals received prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years. The fairness of the trials, which began in February and stemmed from arrests that were made in 2013 and 2014, is very much in doubt. The BBC report quotes Amnesty International as saying that the proceedings were “grossly unfair” and made a “mockery of justice.”

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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