Middle East

Dow Futures Over 23,000: Dollar, Global Stocks Jump As China Congress Begins

World stocks stayed near peaks and currencies moved in tight ranges on Wednesday as China’s 19th Communist Party Congress opened while focus in Europe turned to speeches from top euro zone central bankers before next week’s key policy meeting, as well as Catalonia's ultimatum due on Thursday.

Washington: The Bleeder Of The 'Free World'?

"This is not the idealized conduct of the self-proclaimed 'leader of the free world'. America is increasingly seen as the 'bleeder' – a declining power which wants to suck the economic lifeblood from others in order to sustain itself. .."

Buchanan: Is War With Iran Now Inevitable?

"With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran...Indeed, it is easier to see the collisions that are coming than to see how we get off this road before the shooting starts."

Ron Paul Warns "The American People Are Being Neo-Conned Into Another War"

"Let’s be clear here: President Trump did not just announce that he was “de-certifying” Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. He announced that Iran was from now on going to be in the bullseye of the US military. Will Americans allow themselves to be lied into another Middle East war? "

US-Backed Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS In Raqqa

A coalition of US-backed Arab and Kurdish fighters has declared victory over ISIS in Raqqa, reclaiming the terror group’s de facto capital for the first time since ISIS first rose to prominence in 2014...

Chris Hedges: Elites "Have No Credibility Left"

"...commercial broadcast networks, like CNN and MSNBC, are not in the business of journalism. They hardly do any. Their celebrity correspondents are courtiers to the elite...They sacrifice journalism and truth for ratings and profit... they've embraced identity politics. We saw where that got us with Barack Obama, which is worse than nowhere..."