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Obama ‘s failed attempt at a military coup in Syria: Top Story
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Obama ‘s failed attempt at a military coup in Syria: Top Story

If there was ever a military-coup nobody knew about, that, just may be that of Syria x Barack Obama.  According to the Wall Street Journal ,   "for years Obama has tried to stage a largely failed military coup in Syria" that would ultimately end in one way -- Bashar Al Assad - would step down for good. However, even after apparently offering years of incentives and various other goodies -- it just didn't work. "The regime stuck" and in 2012 the attempts were often acknowledged as one of Obama's biggest failures. "The White House's policy in 2011 was to get to the point of a transition in Syria by finding cracks in the regime and offering incentives for people to abandon Assad," a former official reportedly told The Journal. The Journal argues that instead of Obama's coup attempts bei...
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Internet goes black in Pakistan as government aims to crackdown on protests

PAKISTAN --   Social media outlets have begun to confirm rumors that their services have been blocked in  Pakistan entirely.  Facebook; Twitter, Youtube, and more have all been restricted by the government amid a crackdown on protests over disruption in the country and across the Middle East as a whole. Locals say that most media outlets, and, major social networks are not available for use as of this writing.  Government officials have grown concerned that people are beginning to exercise their right to protest, something, that people throughout the Middle East have often been unable to do. The protests reportedly began over the past 48-hours and have seen hundreds injured.   Locals confirmed to The Daily News that at least 150 have been arrested, and,   the government has declared ...
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Lebanon ‘s Prime Minister declares he is “free” after all

After a big brouhaha in Lebanon, it appears that the country's  Prime Minister has been freed.  Saad Hariri reportedly told reporters during a Saudi Arabian broadcasted interview that he "would return to Lebanon in the coming days".  Hariri claimed in the broadcast, that, his resignation as Prime Minister was on behalf of his country as a "sign of good faith" to prevent a catastrophic disturbance among society. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia apparently also has its hands personally in Lebandon's problems. Saudi, being Lebanon's biggest ally apparently wants  Lebanon to stay out of regional conflicts entirely and continue on the path in which it was on before. Hariri also said he will return to  Lebanon in the coming days.
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Massive earthquake rocks Iraq, Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN --   Sad news in the Middle East this week, as, news of a 7.3 earthquake continues to make way into international headlines.   Officials say at least 200 were killed in the massive quake, and, an additional 1,686 were injured in the disaster.   It was reportedly felt all the way to the Mediterranean sea. No further update on the disaster was provided as of this time, per a statement from the Prime Minister's office.
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Civil unrest in Middle East as Qatar dumped by Gulf Region

Trouble in the Middle East as Qatar has reportedly been dumped by its middle eastern counterparts over concerns of funding terrorists. According to multiple governments,  Qatar has allegedly been providing funding to ISIL terrorists for years behind the backs of other gulf states. Qatari officials refuted the claims when contacted by The Daily News, citing, that this "was a witch hunt against Qatar". Qatari officials are now unable to get food and basic essentials across the border, as Saudi Arabia,  is denying access to all essentials into the country. Saudi Arabia declined to comment on their sudden reversal on Qatar citing an immediate meeting of officials. 
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