Is Putin joining the military mix in Syria?
Are Putin's "little green men" in Syria?
In response to reports of Russian “military buildup” in Syria, Russia’s Foreign Ministry expressed outrage at the “strange hysteria” over Moscow’s actions, according to The Guardian. Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, noted that Russia has long provided military support to the regime in Syria and that many military experts are instructing the Syrian army on the use of advanced weapons systems.
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Photo essay: caught in Libya on the way to Europe
Libya has long been a departure point for desperate migrants—many of whom are from war-torn sub-Saharan African countries—hoping to reach European shores. Since the overthrow of Muammar al-Qaddafi and Libya’s fall into chaos, the number of migrants has skyrocketed within the security vacuum. Over 2,000 migrants have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean, according to estimates by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) based only on boats and bodies that have been found. And those arrested in Libya are sent to the country’s already overcrowded detention centers, becoming part of the country’s growing humanitarian crisis.
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How to talk occupation at a Rosh Hashanah dinner and make it out alive
The Rosh Hashanah holiday dinner is a dangerous event for Israeli leftists — especially after this past summer. Remember that angry post you uploaded to Facebook about Shujaiya, or the settlement budget, or about people who put Israeli flag badges on their profile pictures? Present at your holiday dinner will be at least two cousins who noticed and have been waiting two months to take it up with you. And let’s not forget about mom’s elderly uncle. He may not have noticed that you didn’t ‘like’ the hasbara video he posted on your Facebook wall, but you better trust that he won’t miss his chance to explain, at first with a smile but quickly with a face flush red from wine, about the true nature of “the Arab” (in the third person singular).
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- Syrian regime proposes potential calls for ceasefire, announces stalemate
- US Planes Land in Ex-Soviet Bases for Possible Afghan Attack
- Putin orders military withdrawal from Syria