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Protesters burn the Hezbollah headquarters in Iraq
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Hundreds of law enforcement agencies are using a new facial recognition app that can reveal names and addresses of unknown individuals by comparing them to THREE BILLION images scraped from the internet
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • More than 600 police departments are said to be using the Clearview AI app

  • The app reportedly uses facial recognition AI to match uploaded photos to the three billion images it has in its database

  • The database contains images gathered from all over the internet and can include identifying details, such as names and addresses

  • Police have said that they were able to solve cases by using Clearview AI

  • Clearview AI is currently available only to law enforcement agencies and is said to be used by local police departments and is being tested by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There goes that identity solution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/19/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like a good reason to start painting your face like a Juggalo. Change the pattern frequently.
Posted by: Rupert Dark Lord of the Welsh7572 || 01/19/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  AO Air's face mask uses fans for cleaner breathing
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/19/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Looks like a good reason to start painting your face like a Juggalo.

Georgie Aldous: 'Make-up was my coping mechanism after coming out'
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/19/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Wear a Clinton mask and never be arrested.
Posted by: Airandee || 01/19/2020 20:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Looks like a good reason to start painting your face like a Juggalo.

One of the items on my Interesting Things to Mess With list is the use of old-skool dazzle camouflage for disrupting facial recognition algorithms. Maybe I need to bump it up higher...
Posted by: SteveS || 01/19/2020 21:12 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ there's a startup in there somewhere... camp-photo for confusing AI facial recognition algos...
Posted by: Lex || 01/19/2020 21:37 Comments || Top||

#8  *camo-photo
Posted by: Lex || 01/19/2020 21:37 Comments || Top||


European Commission considers five-year ban on use of facial recognition technology in public places
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
ISKP in Kunar (Afghanistan) using timber for funding
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iran and India to expedite work on rail links to Afghanistan
Together providing an alternative to Pakistan, and one that America can better influence, per Dron66046. Especially after the Mullahcracy collapses.
[KhaamaPress] Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister on Friday, said India and Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
need to work together to accelerate rail connectivity to Afghanistan and the procurement of equipment for the development of Chabahar Port. He added that India’s good relations with Iran, Afghanistan, and the US could play a promising role in bringing sustainable stability and economic and trade connectivity in the region.

Following Afghanistan’s efforts to find out alternative trade routes to access global markets other than Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Port, Chabahar Port was considered a suitable option, and the port is considered significantly crucial for Afghanistan and Central Asia. Fortunately, enough, Iran’s parliament recently approved the expansion of the free zone, which can further regional trade among countries.

"One of the problems in the progress of the Chabahar Port project is that India has found difficulty in procuring the necessary equipment for the port despite the exemption." Said Zarif.

"Connecting Chabahar to Afghanistan and Central Asia through rail is another issue. To complete the Chabahar-Zahedan rail network, Iran needs more rails for which we will negotiate with India to provide us rails. Therefore, by cooperating, Iran and India can procure the equipment for the port and finishing the rail link," Zarif added.

According to economic experts, the completion of Chabahar Port will play a significant role in trade connectivity between India and Afghanistan as well as the wider region.

Due to the deteriorating relations between Iran and the US, only a part of the project has been implemented thus far. The re-imposition of economic sanctions on Iran by the US in 2018 further escalated the situation, and the project progress is getting delayed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Africa North
Berlin conference: Sarraj might not attend, US wants permanent ceasefire, Egypt’s El-Sisi arrives, Tunisia stays home
Sarraj might not attend #Berlin conference
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

US says it will push for a permanent ceasefire in #Berlin summit
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrives in #Berlin to participate in the meeting to be held tomorrow Sunday on #Libya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Tunisian Foreign Ministry announces that Tunisia could not participate in the Berlin conference on Libya due to the late arrival of the invitation
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Ghannouchi backed down after being bearded by parliament??
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Azawiyah Tribal Council: We will stop pumping oil whose revenues go to a government that is bringing in mercenaries to kill the people of #Libya.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The oil facilities will remain closed until the #GNA is no more regardless of the Berlin talks.
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


LNA spox: ‘[Erdogan] supported ISIS, other terror orgs in their efforts to kill Kurds, destroy their cities, cripple their economy’, Turkish NGOs actually MIT front
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]




LNA spox: Turkish NGOs that are actually MIT fronts are supporting Turkey's Libya ops
[TWITTER]

Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s (IHH)
...the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey, famous for the several increasingly unsuccessful Gaza Flotillas they organized. It was created by Hamas as a tool to funnel international funds to the Gaza terror group, and also has long-standing links to Al Qaeda and ISIS, for which they were caught running guns into Syria a few years ago. IHH is a proud member of the Saudi-based umbrella organization Union of Good (Ittilaf al-Kheir), a Treasury-listed terror entity...
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  What is " MiT " (or is it 'MIT' ?)? My Google-Fu is weak on this...
Posted by: magpie || 01/19/2020 17:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Midget_Terrorists they all have to be under 4 feet 8 inches. An invention of the former Gen. Solemani.
Posted by: jpal || 01/19/2020 18:02 Comments || Top||

#3  From Wikipedia:

The National Intelligence Organization (Turkish: Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı, MİT) is the state intelligence agency of Turkey. It was established in 1965 to replace the National Security Service.[4]

I searched “turkey MIT”, magpie.. It’s not really a proper I, but one of those funny Turkish letters that looks almost exactly like one.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 18:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Thank you, TW
Posted by: Frank G || 01/19/2020 19:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Not to be confused with Millî Vanillî
Posted by: SteveS || 01/19/2020 19:54 Comments || Top||

#6  :-) My memory is so porous, I’m always glad for an excuse to look things up.

To be clear, I searched MIT like the university, not the Turkish letter combination.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 20:09 Comments || Top||


HRW Says Rabat Kept Belgian-Moroccan for Years in 'Abusive Solitary'
[AnNahar] Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Morocco of holding a dual Belgian-Moroccan citizen in "inhuman" and "abusive solitary detention" for more than three years following his 2009 life sentence on terrorism charges.

Abdelkader Belliraj
...age 60, and member of the Algerian jihadi group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) since at least the 1980s, for which he murdered six Jews and an imam in Belgium. GSPC pledged to Al Qaeda in 2007, while Mr. Belliraj rose to lead a 35-man cell, which plotted assassinations of senior officials and strikes against Jewish targets in Morocco while merrily robbing in Europe. Mr. Belliraj was granted Belgian citizenship in 2000, the same year the blissfully unaware Belgian intelligence service recruited him as a paid informant...
was the alleged criminal mastermind of a terrorist network of 35 people dismantled by Moroccan authorities in 2008, and was convicted in a trial criticized for rights violations.

His wife told Human Rights Watch (HRW) that since 2016 Belliraj had been confined to a cell for 23 hours a day and deprived of contact with other inmates, which the watchdog said would contravene United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
standards on the treatment of prisoners.

Moroccan prison authorities did not respond to AFP's request for comment.

The New York-based rights group said it contacted Morocco's Inter-Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights in November but received no substantive response from it or prison authorities.

Belliraj, whose sentence was confirmed on appeal in 2010, was also accused of committing six murders in Belgium in the 1980s and 1990s, which he denied. His wife Rachida Hatti lives in Belgium and is allowed to speak to him regularly on the phone.

He was arrested in February 2008 with a number of other people, allegedly in possession of a large arsenal of firearms.

Despite protestations of innocence, Belliraj was convicted in a mass trial alongside 34 co-accused, among them politicians of moderate Islamist parties.

Some of their sentences were later reduced on appeal and eight -- including six moderate Islamists -- were later pardoned by the king.

HRW said eight of the convicted men are still serving their sentences.

The 2009 trial was criticized for violating the rights of the accused. According to HRW, Belliraj's conviction was based on confessions which he and his co-defendants said were obtained under torture.

"It is bad enough when a man gets a life sentence as the result of a miscarriage of justice, but keeping him in inhuman prison conditions for years is like twisting the knife," said HRW's acting Middle East and North Africa director Eric Goldstein.

"Belliraj and all prisoners in Morocco should be treated humanely, and that includes having daily contact with other human beings."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Africa Subsaharan
Threat from African Militant Islamist Groups Expanding, Diversifying
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

#1  Diversity makes us stronger!
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/19/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I recommend observation and further study, say 150 years or so. A sort of 'hands off' approach.

Perhaps the locals can work it all out .
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/19/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office
[DailyCaller] Central American migrants colonists hoping to enter the United States have said they will wait in Mexico in the hope that President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
loses reelection, where they will then cross the U.S. border.
Here’s hoping they are still waiting in 2028, as we approach the end of the second Pence/Haley or Haley/Pence term, with Ted Cruz happily ensconced on the Supreme Court.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that advocates for reduced immigration, visited southern Mexico and interviewed Central American migrants colonists who have ambitions of reaching the U.S. However,
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Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Sounds the sort of economy-wrecking migrant Trumps border wall is being built for.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/19/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Sounds the sort of economy-wrecking migrant Trumps border wall is being built for.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/19/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Be prepared to wait 4 more years.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/19/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#5  "Who is telling them this?"

DemoncRats and Leftists (but I repeat myself).
Posted by: Barbara || 01/19/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#6  He's "selfish and cruel" for looking out for US citizens, but Central American governments are just peachy for running shit holes you all want to flee.

Fix your homelands. Don't mess up ours.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/19/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Thank goodness they don't get to vote.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/19/2020 15:59 Comments || Top||

#8  He moved the Overton Window: Now they have to stay south and few are getting asylum approval (which was always an economic gain). Mexico is stopping the at their southern border, Remain in Mexico remains in effect.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/19/2020 17:04 Comments || Top||

#9  By the headline, I thought this post may have been about "The Meg" and Prince Harry.

Either way, like he blue-highlighted comment says.....
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/19/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

#10  ICE just rounded up a caravan and sent them back to Honduras in Guatamala.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 01/19/2020 18:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Haley is the last person you want as President or Veep.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 01/19/2020 20:12 Comments || Top||


Europe
Dozens of German cities petition to take in more refugees
[DW] The European Union has decreased its Mediterranean rescue efforts, while Greece and Italy are struggling to deal with displaced people who have already arrived. German cities are demanding permission to take action.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Not Babylon Bee.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/19/2020 2:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/19/2020 3:48 Comments || Top||

#3  "Dozens of German cities petition to take in more refugees"

"Too stupid to live" really should be a valid diagnosis. Idiots. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 01/19/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  You have to look at who is in charge of those cities , communists and Muslims I'd bet.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 01/19/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Please, sir, may I have another, sir?
Posted by: Angaigum Whaiger2021 || 01/19/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Dozens of German cities petition to take in more refugees

We Germans believe in national suicide.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/19/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||


French President Emmanuel Macron and wife rushed from Paris theater after protesters tried to disrupt performance
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] JWBooth
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cheese-eating surrender monkey, indeed...
Posted by: Raj || 01/19/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||


EU cuts pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%
[DW] In a letter seen by German media, the EU has unveiled cuts in aid to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
over illegal gas drilling off Cyprus' coast and military operations in Syria. But Brussels stopped short of ending democracy promotion projects.


The EU has cut pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%, according to a letter sent to the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Parliament by EU foreign affairs commissioner Josep Borrell and seen by the Essen-based Funke Mediengruppe.

Turkey will now only receive €168 million ($186 million) of which €150 million will be spent on strengthening democracy and rule of law. The rest is earmarked for rural development.

Borrell justified the cut by saying it was in response to Turkey's decision to stage a military operation in northeastern Syria and conduct unauthorized gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus.

STALLED ACCESSION
Comprising part of a controversial multi-billion-euro package to block refugees from seeking sanctuary in Europe, Brussels agreed to fast-track accession talks for Turkey in 2016.

However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
the accession process has stalled due to Turkey's growing authoritarianism spearheaded by President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
The cut in aid, however, doesn't affect the €3.5 billion euros offered to Turkey as part of a larger EU deal to prevent refugees from reaching European shores.

'UNAUTHORIZED DRILLING'
The EU has already warned Turkey of possible repercussions over illegal gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus.

In November, the European Commission unveiled a sanctions regime to target "individuals or entities responsible for, or involved in, unauthorized drilling activities of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean."

Turkey, however, argues that it is drilling within its territorial rights ‐ or those of Ottoman Turkish Cypriots.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


The Grand Turk
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu lashes out at Greece for hosting Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Secret document shows Iran's nuclear weapon plans go back to 2002 – report
[Jpost] These documents, if true, undermine the basis of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
deal, signed in 2015 by the US, Iran, La Belle France, the UK, Germany, China and Russia

A secret document from the Iranian government reveals that the Iranian regime's efforts to build nuclear weapons go back until at least 2002, the Daily Mail reported.

The document, which was one of several taken by a Mossad raid on Tehran in 2018, outlines the proposals of several scientists for a nuclear warhead, which were approved by the Iranian regime's top nuclear official, Moshen Fakhrizadeh.

The document and blueprints ‐ which will be the focus of a new report by the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII), an NGO of several foreign policy experts and former presidents and prime ministers, currently chaired by former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper ‐ prove the military ambitions of Iran's nuclear studies, despite official regime statements to the contrary.

"Iran intended to become a fully operational nuclear state," the report states, according to the Daily Mail.

These documents, if true, undermine the basis of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran deal, signed in 2015 by the US, Iran, La Belle France, the UK, Germany, China and Russia.

Before the deal was signed, the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency stated they found zero evidence "of the diversion of nuclear material in connection with the possible military dimensions" of Iran's nuclear program.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
the 2018 Mossad raid on Tehran produced several classified documents that at best, threw all of these claims into question.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 06:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ...Wellll.....no. The Iranian nuclear program actually goes back to the Shah, though they didn't have a lot of it up and running when he had to leave town. The basic framework, however, was in place when the Ayatollahs took over.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/19/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||


The ‘villainous’ United States government is lying about standing with the people of Iran, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei says
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  More fake news!
Posted by: gorb || 01/19/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||


Syria's al-Hol camp residents feel winter’s bitter cold as aid delivery dwindles
[Rudaw] With winter winds and rain ripping through their tents, residents of northeastern Syria’s al-Hol camp, home to thousands of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) families, are suffering from a shortage of basic services and humanitarian aid a week after the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
decided to limit the delivery of international aid to the country.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military shot down this month
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Let me go out on a limb:
a) they won't
b) if they do, the boxes will be unreadable
Posted by: SteveS || 01/19/2020 0:04 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought that Iran already gave France the black boxes.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 01/19/2020 2:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Suuuuuure they are.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/19/2020 3:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Iran denies decision to send Ukraine airliner black box to Ukraine
Posted by: Frank G || 01/19/2020 6:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Plus a complementary BleachBit™ coupon with every box!
Posted by: magpie || 01/19/2020 17:41 Comments || Top||


US President Donald Trump gives a minute-to-minute account of the US drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


President Michel Aoun and caretaker PM Saad Hariri ask the army and security commanders to restore calm in central Beirut
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  As if "calm" was a normal thing in Beirut.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/19/2020 4:01 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Or anything within 2000 miles in any direction of Beirut.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/19/2020 7:39 Comments || Top||


Map of Iranian missile ranges.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 01/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  So far, Germany is safe... which may account for some of their policies.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/19/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2020-01-19
  Protesters burn the Hezbollah headquarters in Iraq
Sat 2020-01-18
  Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US troops in Afghanistan
Fri 2020-01-17
  Iraqi police arrest ISIS religious official in eastern Mosul
Thu 2020-01-16
  Five killed as Sudan crushes revolt by security agents
Wed 2020-01-15
  Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers
Tue 2020-01-14
  Project Veritas #Expose2020 Part 1: Bernie Sanders Field Organizer Suggests Gulags to Help ‘Nazified’ Trump Voters
Mon 2020-01-13
  Corey Booker Throws In The Towel
Sun 2020-01-12
  Detention of UK's ambassador to Tehran (released an hour later)
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  Iran fesses up, admits they shot down airliner
Fri 2020-01-10
  Iran invites American investigators to take part in the probe into PS752 plane incident that killed 176 people on board
Thu 2020-01-09
  U.S. Officials Confirm Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner
Wed 2020-01-08
  Iran informs the United Nations and #UNSC that they ''do not seek war and warn of any military adventures"
Tue 2020-01-07
  Iraq Under Missile Attack From Iran
Mon 2020-01-06
  3 Americans Dead, 6 Aircraft Destroyed Or Damaged, Including A Rare Spy Plane, In #Kenya Attack
Sun 2020-01-05
  Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump's Head for Soleimani Hit

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