DNI Chief James Clapper at Senate hearing on alleged Russian hacks (Screenshot from Senate video)
09 Jan 2017

Kerry: We Watched ISIS Grow; Hacking Intel Report a “Dud”; Syrian Rebels Target Water & Energy

Leaked audio reveals John Kerry admitting US watched ISIS grow; intel chiefs’ report on alleged Russian hacking was a “dud;” and more in our global news roundup…

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Director of National Intelligence, James Clappe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley on Flickr.
06 Jan 2017

Intelligence Report On Alleged Russian Interference In Election Lacks Proof

A much-anticipated report from U.S. “intelligence community” contains no additional concrete proof that Vladimir Putin ordered hacking to influence the election.

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06 Jan 2017

WikiLeaks Is What It Is Today Because Of U.S. Government And Media

If anonymous officials are right and WikiLeaks knows the Kremlin used them to undermine a U.S. election, then the government and press bear some responsibility.

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Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
29 Dec 2016

Obama Gives Parting Shots To Israel, Russia On Way Out The Door

The lame duck period is rarely a productive time for a president, and through the course of four to eight years they undoubtedly make some enemies they would like to payback.

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Maronite Church in Aleppo, 2009. (by Charles Roffey)
28 Dec 2016

Mass Graves Found in Aleppo; Mosul Pause; Retaliation for Alleged Russian Hacks

Syrian coalition forces found evidence of mass executions and torture and stockpiles of weapons and supplies, and more in our global news round-up.

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Citadel of Aleppo, 2010. (By Memorino, CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 Dec 2016

East Aleppo Evacuated; Western Intelligence Officers Captured? Media Confessions

Turkey and Russia brokered an evacuation deal for East Aleppo, and more in our global news round-up

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Screenshot of PropOrNot homepage
08 Dec 2016

PropOrNot Not Only Smears Journalists, But Adds Fuel To Next Cold War

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of American history knows the US intelligence services are not above targeting their own citizens for disinformation campaigns.

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Syrian "White Helmets" in their office in Turkey. December, 2016. (screenshot from AlJazeera video)
08 Dec 2016

Rebels Collapse; Kerry and Lavrov Wrangle; Congress Approves MANPADS; Long Battle for Mosul

West Aleppo celebrated as the Syrian forces took Old Aleppo, the rebel stronghold in the East Aleppo pocket, and more in our global news round-up.

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Aleppo City Military Map as of Dec. 4, 2016 (by Southfront)
05 Dec 2016

US Sidelined on Syria Solution; EU Offers Cash for Concessions; Rebels Refuse to Surrender

US, Britain and France try to force ceasefire in East Aleppo, 60% of which has been recaptured, and more in our global news round-up.

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Civilians fleeing East Aleppo. November, 2016. (by @C_Military1)
29 Nov 2016

Rebels Collapse in East Aleppo & Civilians Flee; Turkey’s Position Weakens; Diplomatic Emergency

Syrian coalition forces broke through to East Aleppo and recaptured territory, working with Kurdish YPG forces, and more in our global news round-up.

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