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PROTESTS EXPECTED IF @realDonaldTrump FIRES #RobertMueller WHO IS LEADING INQUIRY INTO #RussianMeddling AT #USElection2016 #Pittsburgh #USA #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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WERE #US #France AND #UK AIR STRIKES AGAINST #Syria LEGAL? #Russia #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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MANCHESTER CITY ARE PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Manchester United 0 West Bromwich Albion 1 #PremierLeague #EPL #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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#SyriaStrikes #US LED WAR PLANES FLEW FROM #Qatar #UAE #Cyprus AND #Jordan AND COMBINED WITH #US VESSELS IN #RedSea AND #Mediterranean TO FIRE 103 CRUISE MISSILES #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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#US #France AND #UK BOMB #Syria HITTING TARGETS IN #Damascus AND #Homs #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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WESTERN POWERS HAVE TREATED THE MIDDLE EAST AS THEIR BACKYARD FOR OVER A CENTURY. WHY WOULD THEY CHANGE NOW? #Syria #Libya #Iraq #Afghanistan #USA #UK #France #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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ANALYSIS – There were of course victories for the Western powers in Muslim lands long before 1917. Britain and France were colonial empires who had seized control of lands in the name of freedom for centuries. However, 1917 was different and marked the beginning of the modern relationship between the Middle East and the West. For in this year came the fall of Palestine to the British an event that led to eventual collapse and dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the Muslim World’s last and true Islamic state. So significant was this to the West that the General who led the British through the gates of Jerusalem remarked the ‘Crusades’ were now over, and his French counterpart upon arriving at Damascus remarked at Saladin’s grave that he stood witness to the triumph of the cross over the crescent. After this both powers set about governing the Middle East according to their ‘zones of influence.’ The Arabs who helped them get into power were treated with classic colonial disdain – promises of freedom were not kept and when a new rival emerged from the Saudi desert funding to the ‘Sheriff of Mecca’ was simply frozen. No ruler would be allowed to be powerful enough to challenge another and of course no one would ever challenge the imperial rule of Britain and France. This was a pattern that would continue when those empires collapsed some thirty years later and the USA took their place. The defeat of Nasser’s Egypt in six days by the state of Israel meant Washington now had an ally that it could rely on to keep on eye on a Middle East which was being energized by nationalist movements – the strongest of which was the Baath Party which took control of Iraq and Syria. The Iran-Iraq War of the late nineteen eighties ensured neither country would emerge as a single power to challenge for supremacy of the Middle East. Washington armed both sides to ensure that this didn’t occur. And when the army of Saddam Hussein entered the oil Kingdom of Kuwait and threatened the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, America cobbled together a paper coalition and ensured the removal of the invading army. The terror attacks of 9/11 then offered policy makers in Washington the opportunity to rid the Middle East of Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi under the guise of freedom. Now it’s the turn of Syria and after that it’ll be Iran.

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#GreatReturnMarch ENTERS IT’S THIRD WEEK WITH 33 KILLED AND HUNDREDS MORE WOUNDED #Gaza #Palestine #Occupation #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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GAZA – A Palestinian woman was killed and 200 wounded after FRIDAY’S PROTEST on the border with Israel.

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#JusticeForAshifa WHY HASN’T #India’s #BJP GOVERNMENT CONDEMNED THE GANG RAPE AND MURDER OF THIS LITTLE GIRL AT A TEMPLE IN #JammuAndKashmir #India #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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#Israel IS BLAMED BY #Syria AND #Russia FOR DEADLY AIR STRIKES ON #Homs AIR BASE #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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14 KILLED – INCLUDING SEVEN #Iranians – AFTER MISSLE STRIKE ON #Syria AIRBASE IN #Homs WITH #USA AND #France DENYING RESPONSIBILITY – #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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#Russia AND #Syria DENY A CHEMICAL ATTACK TOOK PLACE IN #Douma AS @realDonaldTrump WARNS OF A ‘BIG PRICE TO PAY’ #Ghouta #USA #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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#PortonDown LAB SAYS IT CAN’T PROVE #Novichok NERVE AGENT THAT POISONED #SergeiSkripal AND HIS DAUGHTER CAME FROM #Russia – OR ANYWHERE ELSE #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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#Palestinian TEENAGER #AhedTamimi TO SERVE 8 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR SLAPPING AN #Israeli SOLDIER #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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#Israel SAYS IT STRUCK SUSPECTED #Syria NUCLEAR REACTOR IN 2007 #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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ISRAEL’S STRIKE IN 2007 WAS A BREACH OF SYRIA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND THUS ILLEGAL .. IT’S UNCLEAR WHY TEL AVIV HAS ADMITTED TO THIS STRIKE NOW ALTHOUGH SPECULATION IS THAT ISRAEL WAS SENDING A MESSAGE TO IRAN ..

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#Canada AND #Mexico GIVEN EXEMPTIONS AS @realDonaldTrump ANNOUNCES STEEL AND ALUMINIUMx #Tariffs TO GO AHEAD IN 15 DAYS #USA #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE

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#US CABLE GIANT #Comcast MAKES A $31BN OFFER FOR #Sky OUTBIDDING #Murdoch’s #Fox BY 16% #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoe #NayabChohanLive

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8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF ANWAR AL AWALKI WAS KILLED IN #US RAID IN #Yemen #USA #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLIVE 

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SAANA – The commando raid targeted an an al QAEDA training camp and resulted in the death of Nawar, the daughter of US citizen Anwar al AWALKI who been killed by a US drone strike in 2011. This was Trump’s first military action since taking office.

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Why taking RT off air would be a mistake ANALYSIS #RT #TemplateANALYSIS

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ANALYSIS – RT which was formerly known as RussiaToday has become the focus of considerable attention here in Britain and across the Atlantic because it’s critics say the channel is nothing more than a mouthpiece for Vladimir Putin. Those critics include The Guardian newspaper which claims to champion free speech, as well as the usual suspects at Fox News. OFCOM which took Iranian owned PressTV off the air here has criticised RT for its lack of balance particularly over its coverage of Ukraine which the channel has unsuccessfully attempted to portray as a battle against the facists and Nazis of Kiev, in much as same way as it attempted to show the former president of Georgia to be a genocidal maniac. RT offers a different point of view – it has at least two clear stars in its schedule, namely Max Keiser and Peter Lavelle’s Cross Talk programme – and sometimes scores hits for instance it recently showed the civilian toll of Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen, which al Jazeera has been claiming to be a largely ‘clean’ war. Of course RT is a propaganda channel it may deny this but it comes across as such on air and in its content, and you also get the impression that it is impossible to criticise the President of Russia or Russia generally – but that shouldn’t  mean it being removed off air. The viewer gets another take on the world and should be allowed to make their own judgment as to whether what they are seeing and hearing has some merit or is just a state’s propaganda.  Any judgements like those that resulted in the removal of PressTV must take into account this broader picture, that RT offers a point of view from a part of the world that is still misunderstood and because of various reasons will continue to play a major part in future world affairs.

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ABOVE .. OFCOM’S PROF STEWART PURVIS EXPLAINS WHY IRANIAN RUN PRESS TV WAS TAKEN OFF THE AIRWAVES IN TEMPLATE NEWS EXCLUSIVE .. RT’S COVERAGE OF THE UKRAINE CRISIS ..

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DRAMATIC TAPE OF PILOT SAYING ‘THERE’S A HOLE ON OUR PLANE AND SOMEONE WENT OUT’ FROM #SouthWestAirlines1380 #SouthWestAirlines #Philadelphia #USA #NayabChohan #TemplateNews #DistantEchoes #NayabChohanLive

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