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No, Trump isn’t Bringing Troops home: Not those in Syria, or any of the 60,000 in the Mideast

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Although Trump keeps talking about bringing the troops home from the Middle East, that isn’t what he is doing. There are some 60,000 US troops in and around the Middle East. There is no prospect of any...
Topics: Syria

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US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War

Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent...
Topics: Afghanistan, Military, Pentagon, Taliban

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Mike Pompeo Reminds Me of Al Capone

Mike Pompeo Reminds Me of Al Capone How to say in Latin that our Secretary of State is pompous and dishonest as it gets? Oh yea – if one says “quid pro quo” in English, it never happened. These unbelievable stupid excuses for denying what is...
Topics: Mike Pompeo

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Lebanon’s Hariri announces reform package after days of protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with governmentpartners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting  a ruling elite they see as riddled with corruption and cronyism. Officials...
Topics: Lebanon, Protests

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UK’s Johnson asks for a Brexit delay that he doesn’t want

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal as the European Union considers his grudging request to extend the looming Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson late Saturday...
Topics: United Kingdom, London

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Malware hides as iOS jailbreak, Sucuri is insecuri, and China is about to get even worse

Plus, new allegations in Iran and American hacking war Roundup  Here's your Register security roundup to kick off your week.…
Topics: Malware, China, Iran

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Why no peace?

Preorder The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process here.

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March 2019 Linda Sarsour Anti-Israel Event Cost Orange County (NC) Taxpayers Almost $10,000

Anti-Israel activists in the community got what they wanted, a noxious address paid for with taxpayer money.
Topics: Israel, Activism

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Why South Africa Built Nuclear Weapons and Then Gave Them Up.

Robert Farley Security, Africa Why?  Key Point: The Republic of South Africa felt safer by disarming. Why did South Africa decide to build nukes, how did it build them and why did it decide to give them up? The answers are largely idiosyncratic,...
Topics: South Africa

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Esper Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan amid efforts to restart peace talks with the Taliban."The aim is to still get a peace agreement at some point, a political agreement, that is the best way forward," Esper...
Topics: Afghanistan, Taliban

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Pentagon Chief Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper arrived as the U.S. considers reviving peace talks with the Taliban.
Topics: Pentagon, Afghanistan, Taliban

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Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.

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Rampaging mobs stage an arson spree in Hong Kong

This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on Oct. 20, 2019.Hong Kong protesters went on a rampage on Sunday hurling petrol bombs and setting...
Topics: Hong Kong, China, Protests

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Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.
Topics: Archaeology, Israel, Jerusalem

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Protesters Win: Chick-Fil-A Announces Closing Of United Kingdom Store Right After It Opens

Source: Radio One Houston / Radio One Houston Chick-Fil-A Announces Closing Of United Kingdom Store Right After Its Opening In the United States Chick-Fil-A is one of the most coveted fast food chains in all the land. People will walk into a...
Topics: Protests, United Kingdom

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Dramatic Footage Shows National Spanish Police In Brutal Catalonia Protest Crackdown

Dramatic Footage Shows National Spanish Police In Brutal Catalonia Protest Crackdown Increasingly violent protests continue to rage in the Catalonia region of Spain, with unrest bringing Barcelona to a standstill for a second day,...
Topics: Police, Catalonia, Protests, Spain

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Al Qaeda leader reported killed in Tunisia

If confirmed, this would represent another major blow to al Qaeda's Uqba bin Nafi Battalion.
Topics: Al-qaeda, Tunisia

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Canada: Four Green Party candidates accused of “Islamophobic” views, apologize and learn about...

Canada’s Green party has said that “it recently learned of Islamophobic social-media posts by four of its Quebec candidates. The candidates will make public statements of apology and commit to learning more about Islam by working with...
Topics: Canada, Religion, Social Media, Quebec

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Egypt to Press for Outside Mediator in Ethiopia Dam Dispute

Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, officials said on Sunday.‮‮ ‬‬Egypt sees the Grand Ethiopian...
Topics: Egypt, Ethiopia

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Turkish offensive violates international law: German FM

Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria falls foul of international law, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday. “We don’t believe that an attack on Kurdish units or Kurdish militia is legitimate under...
Topics: Turkey, Syria, Germany

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