Yuri Barmin
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Yasser Arafat Poisoning Would Confirm What Many Palestinians Knew All Along

New revelations about the assassination of Yasser Arafat show he may have been the victim of foul play.

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These 2 Infographics Show the Real Problem in Syria Isn't What We Think

Chemical weapons aren't the biggest problem in Syria — these conventional weapons are.
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Female "Black Widow" Terrorists Expose a Hard Truth About Russian Culture

The Black Widow terrorists have been tormenting Russia since the turn of the millennium. This is their story.
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Geneva 2 Conference Will Be a Big Deal If Iran Comes to the Table

World powers are finally moving ahead with a peace conference (Geneva 2) that could bring an end to the conflict in Syria - but only if Iran has a seat at the table.
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Omar Qatifaan and Syria's Citizen Journalists Cover the War Like Mainstream Media Can't

Syria's citizen journalists are at the forefront of the war.
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Vladimir Putin Op-Ed: Why He's More Right Than You Think

Quite unexpectedly, Russia's president gets published by the New York Times. Even more unexpectedly, he's not totally wrong.

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A Short History Of Syria's Brutal First Family

With the Syrian civil war apparently reaching its climax, nobody cares to have a look at the al-Assad family itself, but it could, however, give you some food for thought.
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What President Obama Won't Tell You About the Syrian Operation

As a military operation in Syria seems almost imminent, there are a number of game-changing facts that Barack Obama didn't disclose, which could contribute to a failure.
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Media Tells Us That Syria Used Chemical Weapons, But Look What the UN Says

It looks like Western media and governments don't need UN investigation to blame Assad in the use of chemical weapons, but have a look at an alternative point of view.
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This Is the Side of Egypt That You'll Never See in the News

While the media around the world shows us the Egypt that is burning in flames of political unrest, people in this country have to live their normal lives. Have a look at how they do it.
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5 Quotes From U.S. Politicians That Prove We Know Nothing About Egypt

The ongoing crisis in Egypt triggered hysteria among politicians, ranging from demands to cancel foreign aid to pro-Morsi statements. Have a look at 5 remarkable political quotes about Egypt.

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The Middle Eastern Uprising Today That No One Heard About

August 14 was declared a day of rebellion in Bahrain, which made the United States shut down its embassy in expectation of a violent crackdown on the opposition.
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How Israel's Changing Demographics Could Disrupt the World

The latest report on demographic change in Israel suggests that soon this country will cease to exist as a Jewish state.
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Game Of Drones: How the United States Targets Terrorists but Kills Civilians

A recently-leaked Pakistani report on U.S. drone attacks against terrorists shows a sensational surge in civilian casualties. It's largely gone unnoticed.
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The Egyptian Coup, Brought to You By Saudi Arabia

A popular Saudi political activist and blogger published information that makes it clear who paid for the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi (and why they did it).
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The Muslim Brotherhood is Going Underground — But Will It Come Back Stronger?

With Muslim Brotherhood's senior leaders being under military custody, Egypt's acting President Adly Mansour, who seeks to eliminate the organization, risks working in its favor.

Bahrain: The Arab Spring Protests You Don't Know About

For two years and four months, Bahrain has been going through its own Arab Spring. The continuing protests could destabilize the entire Persian Gulf.
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Alexei Navalny Prison: Putin Tightens His Grip On Power

Vladimir Putin's number one rival was eliminated from Russia's political scene on Thursday morning.

Are Pussy Riot Heroic Feminists? Just Ask a Russian

Russian Pussy Riot group released a another controversial video, provoking new discussions between their supporters and opponents inside the country.
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Kirovles Case in Russia Will Test the Country's Judiciary and Democracy

In the Kirovles case, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny faces trial for alleged embezzlement, but the charges are believed to have been fabricated to keep him off the political stage.