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Mideast Coronavirus Update: Syria, Gaza, Yemen & Iran

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | New coronavirus cases are hitting areas of the world already engulfed in lock-downs, wars and humanitarian disasters.

MIT Study: No Evidence of ‘Election Fraud’ in Bolivia That Resulted in Coup

Antiwar.com | “The OAS greatly misled the media and the public about what happened in Bolivia’s elections, and helped to foster a great deal of mistrust in the electoral process and the results.”

Hafter in Libya: ‘Decisive Battle’ to Capture Tripoli is Imminent

Antiwar.com | Leader believes he will soon wrap-up the protracted operation to secure the country’s key region.

NDAA 2020: New $738 Billion Pentagon Giveaway Stripped of Antiwar Measures

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | The final NDAA 2020 bill passed the U.S. House 377-48, allowing The Pentagon to continue its endless wars.

Mexico Rejects Trump’s Threat of US Military Operations Against Drug Cartels

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Mexico’s foreign ministry is pushing back on Trump’s ‘drone strike’ ideas to combat drug trafficking.

Right On Cue: Pentagon Issue ‘Alert’ as ISIS Vows Revenge Attacks Over Baghdadi Death

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | If their PR office is to be believed, then ISIS has named new leader, warning US against any ‘rejoicing’.

UN Report: September Deadliest Month for Yemen Civilians

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Yemen’s Houthis ‘Wipe Out’ Saudi Brigades in Najran Province

Antiwar.com | Reports suggest between 200 and 500 Saudi soldiers were killed, and thousands more captured.

Allies? Israel, Saudis Move to Preempt Trump Bid for Iran Talks

21WIRE | Painfully obvious now: Israel and Saudi Arabia oppose peace in the Middle East.

The Irony: US-Appointed ‘Democratic President’ of Venezuela Threatens to Boycott Early Elections

21WIRE | It seems that Washington and its prized puppet are now shunning democracy altogether in Venezuela.

Maduro Government Showed ‘Willingness’ for New Elections During Secret Talks

Antiwar.com | Despite the purported offer, US inclination for unilateral regime change seems intact.

Pentagon Chief Wants More Missiles in Asia to ‘deter China’

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | The Pentagon can’t move fast enough to put more weapons in Asia pointed at China.

US-Russia Arms Control (INF) Treaty Ends

Antiwar.com | The US will officially be out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Trump Apparently ‘Unfazed’ by North Korean Missile Tests

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | While the media calls for war-footing, Trump calls for calm.

South Korean Air Force Fires Warning Shots at Joint Russia-China Air Patrol

21WIRE | Expect White House hawks to seize upon the incident in order to ratchet-up tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

House Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE – Trump May Veto

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Latest move in Congress may set the stage for a Presidential veto.

US Accusing Iran of ‘Nuclear Extortion’

Jason Ditz | Iranian Ambassador says “we have nothing to hide” and that nuclear program is being constantly monitored by the IAEA.

Five Years On: Yemen at ‘Rock Bottom’ from Saudi & US-led invasion,

Jason Ditz | The reality is that Yemen just keeps getting worse, and more desperate, and with no remedy coming from instigators Saudi Arabia and the US.

Trump’s Lead Negotiator Could Offer Concessions to North Korea in Nuclear Talks

21WIRE | Washington now exploring possibility of a ‘nuclear freeze’ rather than complete denuclearization.

Venezuelans ‘Impatient’ as US-Backed Guaidó Coup Continues to Flounder

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Support for the Guaidó coup continues to dry up.