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U.S.-Iran war on hold amid Trump’s changing stories, murky motives?

by Askia Muhammad and Barrington Salmon The Final Call @TheFinalCall

WASHINGTON—Despite open rejections as false by Republicans as well as Democrats of President Donald Trump’s justification for the killing of Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and his impeachment... »

Venezuela’s Maduro lashes out at U.S.’s Pompeo for backing opposition figure

by PressTV | Jan 15, 2020 - 9:18:03 AM

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a “failed clown,” after the U.S. official congratulated the country’s opposition figure Juan Guaido for claiming reelection as “parliament speaker.” »

World Court prosecutor calls out Israel for alleged war crimes

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Jan 8, 2020 - 12:50:04 PM

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague is pursuing an official investigation into the Zionist state of Israel for alleged war crimes committed against the Palestinian people. »

‘The United States isn’t God!’

by Askia Muhammad Senior Editor @askiaphotojourn | Jan 7, 2020 - 12:55:39 PM

President Donald J. Trump’s decision to attack demonstrators at the U.S. embassy in Iraq and then to authorize the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 3, was met with a fast and furious reaction, protests erupted in 90 cities, with more than 15,000 marchers, even as the long New Year holiday week was ending. »

‘It’s an act of war’ Fear that U.S. assassination of Iranian general will escalate into all-out military conflict

by Brian E. Muhammad Staff Writer @globalpeeks | Jan 7, 2020 - 12:44:06 PM

Has the U.S. assassination of a popular military leader set the stage for all-out war between Iran and the United States after decades of tension and proxy battles?

Worldwide attention was focused on the Middle East and reports from Washington and Tehran with anger and uncertainty the only things that appeared certain. »

Marching Toward War? Anger, resentment, danger rise

by Barrington Salmon and Brian Muhammad The Final Call @TheFinalCall | Jan 7, 2020 - 12:36:13 PM

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians turned out in the streets mourning the killing of Qassem Soleimani in early January. Thousands more did the same in other parts of the Middle East. »

Playing neo-colonial games with African money

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 31, 2019 - 9:13:49 AM

CFA originally stood for “French Colonies in Africa.” By whatever name it’s being called, the neocolonial link still exists. And even though Macron has highjacked the name Eco, the printing of the currency by France, for the near future, will continue. »

African Continental Free Trade Area biggest 2019 win for the Motherland

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 25, 2019 - 1:25:37 PM

The 2019 implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has to be the year’s most significant accomplishment for Africa. »

Global military intervention, rebellion and strife

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 25, 2019 - 1:12:54 PM

The global picture of the United States in 2019 was marred by an incoherent foreign policy and an erratic leadership style that has negatively affected America internationally. »

Calling Blacks in the Diaspora to rebuild the Motherland

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 17, 2019 - 11:33:26 AM

The unity of the African Diaspora, defined by Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the former permanent African Union ambassador to the United States, as all people who can claim African heritage, is the missing ingredient in Africa’s development. »

U.S. Marine charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti

by AP | Dec 11, 2019 - 1:30:27 PM

RALEIGH, N.C.—A U.S. Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint. »

U.S. pressure, internal problems a dangerous mix in Iran

by Brian E. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Dec 10, 2019 - 11:43:23 AM

The United States Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East in what is understood as part of continued antagonism with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Testifying before Congress, John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said the United States was “observing Iran’s behavior with concern. »

Outspoken former AU official responds to ‘smear campaign’

by Jehron Muhammad | Dec 10, 2019 - 11:36:19 AM

I interacted with and listened intensively to the former African Union permanent ambassador to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, during her recent visit to Philadelphia. I also helped organize her visit. »

The fight to confront China’s rights abuses of Uyghur Muslims

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | Dec 10, 2019 - 11:04:41 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the UYGHUR Act of 2019 by a nearly unanimous vote of 407 to 1. The act would impose sanctions on senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Muslim Uyghur minority. »

Half-North Korean, half-Chinese children struggle in South Korea

by AP | Dec 10, 2019 - 10:28:09 AM

UIJEONGBU, South Korea— Song Hong Ryon looks like any other young woman in South Korea. But three years after her arrival from China, the half- North Korean, half-Chinese 19 year old has made only two South Koreanborn friends and says she’s often been hurt by little things, like when people ask if she’s from China because of her accent. »

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