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Syrian Strikes Just Proved That Russia Is Just All Talk, Putin Backs Off Considerably!
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After the U.S placed sanctions on Russia following the chemical bombings in Syria many expected the hostility between Russia and the U.S to increase considerably. In a surprising turn of
The Fallout Of The Facebook Data Privacy Leak
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Up to 87 million people may have had their personal information taken from Facebook, its chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a blog post. Previous estimates thought just over

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Syria Bombing Signifies The Defeat Of The Iranian Regime’s Regional Politics
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The US, UK, and France launched strikes against targets at three sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a week of threats of retaliation for an
Solidarity Of Protests, Promising Of Storm
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On November 20, 2017, Iran’s Interior Minister said that in some days, have seen 150 protests in the country. Those protests that Khamenei’s interior minister said, just 37 days later,

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The US, UK, and France launched strikes against targets at three sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Damascus enclave of Douma.

Britain and France joined the United States in the strikes in a coordinated operation that was intended to show Western resolve in the face of what the leaders of the three nations called persistent violations of international law. Mr. Trump characterized it as the beginning of a sustained effort to force Mr. Assad to stop using banned weapons, but only ordered a limited, one-night operation that hit three targets.

But what targets is not the number of goals, but the implementation of these coordinated operations, which will have important effects on the political situation in the region. And no doubt, its first impact not only on Assad but Iran is also directly affected by this operation

Although Russia and Iran were very threatened during the day before the operation, they refrained from responding, and in practice they did nothing.

Some individuals inside the Iranian regime were blamed Russia and…

On November 20, 2017, Iran’s Interior Minister said that in some days, have seen 150 protests in the country. Those protests that Khamenei’s interior minister said, just 37 days later, became a tsunami called the great uprising of the Iranian people. The uprising of December 28, 2017!

These days, the rise of protest movements across Iran is a witness to the live and active volcano of January uprising. An uprising, which has experienced a few months ago, and more powerful than before, has opened a darker horizon in front of eyes of the regime with thousands of inflammatory societies centers, around the country.

A look at a small portion of the protest movements, demonstrations, and strikes in recent days, reflects the social status of Iran on the verge of another revolution.

The main protest movements have been recorded in various forms of protest and strike in the cities of Isfahan, Ahvaz, Rasht, Kerman, Tehran, Khark Island, Kazerun, Javanrood, Damghan, Kohkiluyeh&BoyerAhmad province, Baluchistan and Baneh in the Kurdistan province.

These moves have been formed by farmers, workers, employees, young people, Bazar merchants, students, depositors, porters and marketers in border towns, political prisoners…

Following the Syrian chemical attacks, a team of international chemical weapons inspectors were scheduled to visit the site of the alleged poison gas attack to gain more insight about the situation and see just how devastating the results were. This international chemical weapons inspectors visit has been delayed due to security and safety concerns after a United Nations advance security team came under fire in the area.

Even 11 days after the alleged attack, it’s still unclear when the team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be able to get to the Damascus suburb of Douma. Douma is the area where according to the U.S and its allies say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed over 40 people in a chemical weapons strike on the 7th of April with Russia’s backing which has escalated the situation radically.

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu state that The security team “came under small arms fire and an explosive was detonated” at one of the two sites the team visited. Luckily, no one was injured in the attack which led to the U.N. team returning to Damascus….

After the U.S placed sanctions on Russia following the chemical bombings in Syria many expected the hostility between Russia and the U.S to increase considerably. In a surprising turn of events, that might not necessarily be the case! As the world starts to believe the world is dialing near World War III, Vladimir Putin is attempting to dial down the tension to prevent the worst case scenario from happening.

While Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, did say “We will organize meetings with the business community, with companies,” President Putin has turned down any sort of action which just goes to show how much Russia wants to avoid the worst-case scenario.

Putin has always had a soft spot for President Donald Trump and wants to give him another chance to make good on numerous times he’s said he wants to improve relations between the two counties. Putin holding back counter sanction does prove that he is willing to improve ties and avoid escalation.

“Putin is ready to make numerous, deep concessions, but he has to appear like he’s not losing,” said Igor Bunin of the Center for…

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the US led Syria bombings stated that any further attacks from the West would bring chaos to world affairs. This is in direct response to the news of Washington preparing to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.

According to a Kremlin statement, in a call with the president of Iran Hassan Rouhani, both Putin and Rouhani agreed that the strikes by the West in Syria had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution for the conflict in Syria that is now 7 years old.

“Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations,” the Kremlin statement said.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the CBS TV program “Face the Nation” that the US will be announcing new sanction of being placed on companies that deal with Russia “that were dealing with equipment” which was related to Bashar Assad’s, current president of Syria, alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack…

In response to the chemical weapon attacks in Syria that were perpetrated by the Asad regime, The United States, along with Britain and France carried out a joint bombing of 3 Syrian government facilities that develop chemical weapons in Syria. Military bases near the capital Damascus and the city of Homs were targeted which, according to Theresa May, have been successful. “May” also said it had been “right and legal” to take action.

Syria’s main ally, Russia that has been held accountable for supporting the horrifying actions taking place in Syria had threatened military retaliation if any Russian forces had been hit during the air strike. Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the Western strikes “in the most serious way” which means that there might be retaliation soon from the Russians.

“The nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality,” US President Donald Trump said in an address from the White House.

“The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons,” he said.

According to Lt. Gen. Kenneth…

At a meeting in the UN Security Council on the condemnation of chemical attacks on Syria, Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, referring to the Assad’s chemical attack on Duma and the killing of innocent children, said that “only a monster” could carry out such an attack against civilians.

“The monster who was responsible for these attacks has no conscience,” Ambassador Haley said.

“The monster who was responsible for these attacks has no conscience to be shocked by pictures of dead children,” Haley said, explaining that she wouldn’t show photos of the victims as she had after a chemical attack in April 2017 that led to US strikes on Syria.

Although the resolution was vetoed by Russia, the majority of 12 votes in favor, indicates that the entire civilized world wants a decisive answer to the crimes of Bashar al-Assad and his supporters, Russia, and the Iranian regime. It should be remembered that Russia has vetoed seven times the Security Council’s resolutions on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The Iranian regime, which is one of the key supporters of the repressive Syrian government, strongly opposed the Security Council meeting and Accused the West and the United States of setting the stage for obtaining the pretext for the war against Syria.

In her speech, Ms. Haley stated a part of the…

Up to 87 million people may have had their personal information taken from Facebook, its chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer wrote in a blog post. Previous estimates thought just over 50m users had been affected by Cambridge Analytica accessing data.

Most of the 87m people whose data was shared with the political consultancy, which worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, were in the United States, he added. A total of 70,632,350 users in the US were affected while 1.79m users were in the UK.

Mr.Schroepfer did not detail how Facebook came to determine the higher estimate of 87m users affected. He said Facebook would tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook is taking steps to restrict the personal data available to third-party app developers, he added. From Monday, 9 April, Facebook users will be given a link at the top of their news feed so they can see what apps they use and the information they have shared with those apps.

As part of that process, people will be told if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. The largest social media company in the world – with a billion users – has seen its shares plunge as it faces anger from users, advertisers, and politicians after a series of “fake news”, election-meddling and privacy…

On Sunday, images were sent from Syria showing chemical attacks against innocent civilians in Duma. Following the attack, which is said to be with chemical gas, in a tweet message, Donald Tramp called Bashar al-Assad as an “animal” and slammed Iran and Russia.

President Trump simultaneously promised that Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price…

President Trump tweeted, “Many dead, including women and children, in a mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is on lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia, and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay.”

On Sunday President Trump put blame on ex-president, Obama after the reported chemical attack in Syria.

“If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line in the Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!” Trump tweeted, referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad

Photos and videos that were aired from the attack are outrageous. In these photos, women, men and children are seen with the lifeless eyes, lying down the carpets of the rooms and the floors with white foam running from their mouths and noses.

Humanitarian aid organizations accuse Bashar al-Assad regime of launching an inhumane attack by toxic gas against the last stronghold of insurgents in the Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

According…

The role and plight of ethnic minorities in Iranian society tends to receive little attention from Western analysts and policymakers. This may be largely due to the predominance of Tehran as the focal point of Iranian culture, politics, and foreign policy. Moreover, Iran’s ethnic minorities have been heavily marginalized by Iran’s Persian-dominated Shiite theocracy. The suppression of minority rights has resulted in ethnic insurgencies over the years, some of which continue to bedevil the Iranian regime.

Nevertheless, many Iranian intellectuals, have come to view Iran’s ethnic minorities as an inseparable component of the national fabric. They have also come to realize that the Iranian regime’s repression and discrimination against minorities has not only slowed Iran’s advancement, but it could one day jeopardize the survival of the Islamic Republic, and even Iran’s territorial integrity

And while the repression and human rights violations of the Iranian government are well documented, less attention is paid to the specific situation of its ethnic and religious minorities. From hate speech and police intimidation to denial of fundamental rights and opportunities, Iran’s minorities are routinely denied equal access to education, employment, and political participation

Non-Persian ethnic minorities make up roughly 40 to 50 percent of Iran’s population. The main minority groups are Turkish-speaking Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Arabs, Baluch, and smaller populations of Armenians, Turkmen, and Lors. Iranian Turkish speakers, most of…

The news and developments of these days indicate the tightening of the isolation ring of the Mullahs regime in the international arena.

While the regime was hoping to Europe for escape the fate of US deadline on the nuclear deal, Europe was on the path to aligning America’s policy with a voluntary response to Donald Trump’s call for coordination in six areas to force the regime moves to change.

In this case, state media from both gangs of the regime in Iran almost every day write about talks between US and EU about Iran Deal and expanding to other deals in the relation of missile projects and Iran meddling in the region.

Meanwhile, on March 29, France’s Radio quoted by the Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Ludrian, accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen’s Houthi militia. This position took place following the firing of seven Houthi rockets to Saudi Arabia and displayed pieces of these missiles by Saudi officials.

– Wednesday, March 28, “Reuters,” wrote quoted by diplomatic sources that representatives of EU member states at a meeting have discussed new missile sanctions against Iran. So the report, EU members are trying to finalize these sanctions until the April 16 meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Union. Meanwhile, the representative of Italy at the Brussels meeting announced that such sanctions are not enough to persuade Tramp…

The existing erupting state among the upset people in Iran has panicked the government’s affiliated analysts and politicians so that they explicitly warn that the new Iranian calendar year of 1397 will be stormy and a challenging time between society and the power.

They warn that people who protested recently, are alike the fire under the ashes, waiting to erupt at any moment. They warn that Khamenei should make a decision as soon as possible on the options of keeping or surrendering his controversial missile programs, and his regime’s regional meddling policies, and if he does not decide, then others will decide for the regime.

Some figures also suggest to Rouhani’s government providing Khamenei with that an inclusive report and brief him of how fragile the situation is, so that he may become attentive.

Roidad website, affiliated to Rouhani’s faction, on April 2, stated the present Iranian society as a ‘dynamic society,’ ready for uprising and protests, so that the government is impotent to solve its everyday problems, and ‘current issues become crises.

According to this website, “the faults inside the Iranian society have been activated from a long time ago ” and “the protesters are like fire under the ashes, the protests will continue due to the continuous crises.”

Roidad website warns: “By neglecting the protests…

Herald EU

Refuting The Misguided Activism Regarding Saudi Arabia’s Intervention In Yemen
The Herald Report
The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has already made it known that it will invest $ 1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen, supporting the internationally recognized government
Rising Number Of MPs And Their Indiscretions Is Getting Rather Alarming
The Herald Report
An increasing number of MPs are being investigated for allegations about their behavior towards women in the past. Former ministers Daniel Poulter and Stephen Crabb are the last Conservative MPs

Herald Asia

The Brutal Tragedy of Myanmar
The Herald Report
            (A forgotten tragedy) The brutal history of Myanmar cannot be ignored, as if it is trying to hide, but will always re-emerge so vividly. in the last couple
Terrorism Against Muslims in Myanmar That Does Not Get Reported by The Media!
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Ingrid Newkirk once said, “All tyranny, bigotry, aggression, and cruelty are wrong, and whenever we see it, we must never be silent”. The brutal history of Myanmar cannot be ignored,
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Herald Politics

Although the US President invited Vladimir Putin to America according to news making the rounds, he still had harsh words for the Russian leader after the latest atrocity committed on the innocent civilians of Syria.  The visit was offered by telephone last month, the official said when Trump called to congratulate Putin on his re-election.

While “Trump proposed holding a meeting at the White House in Washington,” Putin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters in Moscow that some issues need to be resolved. According to a press statement released on Monday, Mr Ushakov said he expects “serious and constructive dialogue” between the two countries. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that President Trump called Mr. Putin and extended an invitation to America.

The United States and its allies have officially condemned the poisoning to death of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter; Russia on its part has rejected the allegations and plans to begin the process for the deportation of US diplomats from their country, a move that has been sanctioned by the Trump led administration

The case of the Russian interference and the role it played in the 2016 US Presidential Election especially in favor of the Trump campaign is still on the front burner in the United States. In all sincerity, it seems the long-standing alliance between the two gentlemen has no end in sight.

President Trump said in recent weeks that he wants to meet with Putin to discuss current issues, including the campaign to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Some Republican…

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The bombs and missiles, which were launched on April 14th on Bashar al-Assad’s chemical production and distribution centers, seem to have hit the Mullahs regime politically. Because some of the Iranian regime’s agents and analysts acknowledge that all the forces that support Bashar al-Assad today in Syria were invited by Mullahs regime there, (Russia, Hezbollah Lebanon and other terrorist troops in Syria)

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