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NATO summit comes ahead of Trump’s direct meeting with Putin

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SHAFAQN — President Trump ripped into NATO allies on Wednesday, slamming Germany for its dependence on Russian energy and demanding that nations double their military spending commitments. Ultimately however, the group resolved differences…

Denmark swings right on immigration and Muslims feel besieged

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SHAFAQNA - The Guardian  :  After a burqa ban, hardline rhetoric has entered the mainstream. In one coastal town, attitudes seem increasingly polarised  “It’s a lovely place,” says Jens Kramer, as he gazes across the harbour from…

Afghanistan announced Cease-fire with Taliban for Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan approaches , Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced…

Thousands hold anti-Trump protest in Brussels ahead of NATO summit

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels Wednesday to protest Donald Trump’s policies as the US President landed in the Belgian capital for his first NATO summit. The ‘Trump not Welcome’ march, which was authorized…

NATO’s War Of Resources Is Causing A Humanitarian Crisis In West Africa

SHAFAQNA - In late February 2017, Norway hosted an international humanitarian conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in hopes of attracting major donors to fund relief work.  As Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende…

NATO weapons to Al Qaeda near Damascus, seized by government forces

SHAFAQNA - NATO weapons (Made in the UK) in possession of terrorists from al-Qaeda group were found and seized by a Syrian Arab Army unit in Damascus Countryside. The first truck loaded with weapons, described as the smaller one, had a full…

Erdogan versus Washington - the fallout!

SHAFAQNA - Washington has dismissed claims of US complicity in the Turkish coup attempt as “utterly false and harmful” after Ankara declared any state standing by US-based cleric Gulen an enemy, further straining relations between the West…

The Afghan conundrum: Can NATO meet the challenge of Afghan security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Afghanistan’s security is still a challenge for NATO because fighting and violence remains in Afghanistan. He was addressing a gathering of academic personalities, researchers and Intellectuals…
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Libya, and the failure of humanitarian interventionism

SHAFAQNA - While Libya stands today free of the political demons of its past, free of the shadows of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, and the miasmas of totalitarianism, the nation has yet to find its way back to stability. If anything Libya…

Saudis sending jets to Turkey ahead of ground invasion against Syria?

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey's Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria. The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed the deployment in a statement to the…

Fraudulent wars on terror and drugs

SHAFAQNA - The “War On Terror” and “The War On Drugs” are both fraudulent, and they are both related. In a classic example of “reverse projection,” the "War on Terror” is literally a “War for Terror”, and the “War on Drugs”…

Shifting winds: How Assad is becoming Syria’s only viable option - OpEd

SHAFAQNA - In a press conference this month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced the notion that Syrian President Bashar Assad could indeed be a useful partner in defeating terror. What could have spooked Europe so badly it wants to…