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Amidst Chaos in Gaza, Ramsey Nijem Stands Up as a Proud Palestinian
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, sports, UFC, athletes, Palestine, conflict, Middle East, Israel )

Robert
- 25 days ago - foxsports.com
For UFC lightweight Ramsey Nijem, the conflict between Israel and Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip, which has killed more than 1,800 Palestinians since the violence erupted several weeks ago, hits close to home.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 51 days ago - rt.com
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )

Ray
- 64 days ago - rt.com
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 68 days ago - rt.com
As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government there, only 18 percent of Americans think the Iraq War was worth the costs, according to a new poll.
Disgraced American Apparel CEO Dances Naked in Front of Employees (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Global economy, Human rights, Scandal, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 71 days ago - rt.com
Following the unexpected firing of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, video of the executive dancing naked in front of what could be two employees has gone viral on the internet.
'Blair Has Finally Gone Mad': London Mayor Ridicules Ex-PM Over Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, EU, Iraq, Middle East, Opposition, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 76 days ago - rt.com
Tony Blair's essay on how the Middle East should blame its own religious dynamics for its troubles - instead of Western attempts at intervention - has seen London Mayor Boris Johnson launch a scathing attack on the "unhinged" former PM.
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures (GRAPHIC)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Military, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 76 days ago - rt.com
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.
NYC Pays Largest Occupy-Related Settlement to Protesters for Wrongful Arrest
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 82 days ago - rt.com
New York City has reached the largest Occupy Wall Street-related settlement to date with 14 protesters, agreeing to pay up almost $600,000 to resolve allegations that police illegally arrested them back in 2012.
US Pressures El Salvador to Buy Monsanto's GMO Seeds
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Conflict, Ecology, Food, GMO, Global economy, Globalization, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, Scandal, Science, Security, USA )

Ray
- 83 days ago - rt.com
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.
US Veterans Waited 115 Days for Care
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Medicine, Military, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 95 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Employees at an Arizona veterans affairs medical centre minimised the reported wait times for veterans to receive care, a new report found. Military veterans at an Arizona hospital waited an average of 115 days for a first appointment,
Greenpeace Activists Detained for Blocking Gazprom Oil Rig in Dutch Port
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Ecology, Human rights, Politics, Protest, Security )

Ray
- 96 days ago - rt.com
Police have detained Greenpeace activists who seized a Gazprom oil rig platform in the Dutch port of Ijmuiden. The group was trying to prevent the Saturn rig from being deployed in the Artic, claiming it will damage the environment.
Shale Gas and Politics: Are Western Energy Giants' Interests Behind Ukraine Violence?
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Fracking, Gayane Chichakyan, Military, Natural resources, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Security, Shale, Ukraine )

Ray
- 106 days ago - rt.com
Economic interests, such as untapped shale gas resources, already sliced and diced by Western energy giants, are behind the Kiev government's 'anti-terrorist' operation against the pro-federalist regions, foreign policy expert Nebojsa Malic tells RT.
Ukraine Deploys 15,000 Troops to Russian Border, NATO Beefs Up Forces in E. Europe - Moscow
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Military, NATO, Russia, Ukraine )

Ray
- 115 days ago - rt.com
Ukraine has deployed 15,000 troops on its border with Russia, while NATO continues beefing up its forces in Eastern Europe, Russian Defense Ministry stated as the military alliance and Pentagon accuse Moscow of keeping armed forces close to Ukraine.
US Won't Allow Israelis Visa-Free Entry Amid Increased Spying on America
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Crime, FBI, Globalization, History, Intelligence, Israel, Military, USA )

Ray
- 117 days ago - rt.com
While the partnership between the Jewish state and the United States is often characterized as a special relationship, a new report has revealed Israel spies on the US more than any other ally.
The IMF Goes to War in Ukraine
Offbeat  (tags: Bailout, Clashes, Conflict, Crisis, EU, Economy, Gas, Human rights, Natural resources, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Violence )

Ray
- 117 days ago - rt.com
The IMF has approved a $17 billion loan to Ukraine. The first $3.2 billion tranche has arrived on Wednesday. It's essential to identify the conditions attached to this Mafia-style "loan."
 

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