Erdogan’s Bodyguards Clash With Protesters in D.C.

Footage has emerged of a mass brawl outside the Turkish embassy in Washington during which men believed to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards are seen attacking protesters just hours after the Turkish president’s meeting with Donald Trump. The brawl ensued as Erodgan’s security detail and pro-Erdogan supporters confronted Kurdish and Armenian demonstrators. A video—posted by […]

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The deadly peril in Venezuela

If Venezuela burns, the United States will feel the heat. Like a nearby brush fire, the Venezuelan civil war threatens to erupt in a conflagration that will disrupt life throughout the hemisphere. Americans are accustomed to watching tinderboxes from half a world away, but this one is too close for comfort. Venezuela has become emblematic […]


Israeli intelligence agents furious with Trump

Israeli intelligence officials are reported to be furious with President Donald Trump, over his sharing of classified intelligence with Russia. According to BuzzFeed News, the Israeli officials say “their worst fears” have been confirmed. The intelligence allegedly concerned the danger of ISIS planting a bomb in a laptop carried on board a US-bound plane. American […]


Trump might send thousands more troops to Afghanistan. Here's what US vets are saying about it.

A proposal to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan is expected to cross President Donald Trump’s desk this week. Several senior administration and military officials are recommending the increase to fight the Taliban and accelerate training and support missions for Afghan forces. It’s reported military advisers are recommending the US send as many as 5,000 […]

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US arming of Kurdish fighters ‘unacceptable’

The US announcement to supply weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syria is “unacceptable”, Turkey’s deputy prime minister has said in a TV interview. Speaking to broadcaster A Haber, Nurettin Canikli said on Wednesday that Turkey “cannot accept the presence of terrorist organisations that would threaten the future of the Turkish state”. “We hope the US […]