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Salem-News.com (October 09, 2015 23:05)

President Obama Gives Honor to Roseburg Victims

"We're going to have to come together as a country, but today is about the families," Obama said.

(ROSEBURG, Ore.) - Presidential helicopterObama spent about an hour with the families at Roseburg High School. After meeting with them he gave some brief remarks. He spoke softly and it was hard to hear him over the buzz of motors nearby.

“Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined the President for the car ride from Roseburg Regional Airport to Roseburg High School," said White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 21:48)

Resistance Groups Oppose Probable Cease-Fire Between Hamas and Zionist Regime

Opponents say the move will not halt Israeli attacks in Gaza.

(SALEM, Ore.) - gaza stripResistance groups in the Middle east are declaring opposition to a proposed long-term cease-fire between Hamas in Gaza, and the Zionist government of Israel.

Analysts believe plans for this agreement are moving forward.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 22:03)

Civil War Likely in Tajikistan; Part One

Being a Central Asian country, Tajikistan feels the largest threat from the religious hardline groups.

(SALEM, Ore.) - TajikistanEvents in West Asia are developing fast, and the impact is affecting neighboring regions in Central Asia. Political observers and analysts remain confused.

The emergence of the ISIS terrorist group with a joint Western-Arabic design, as well as Turkey’s negative role in Syria and Iraq, has paved the way for the persistence and growth of the so called Islamic takfiri and ideological movement in the susceptible region.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 21:53)

Senior Israeli Diplomat Praises Appointment of New Turkish Foreign Minister

“Turkey is very lucky to have Sinirlioğlu as foreign minister. He is a first-class diplomat” - Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Dore Gold

(SALEM, Ore.) - Feridun Sinirlioğlu A senior Israeli diplomat highly praised the appointment of Turkey's new foreign minister “Feridun Sinirlioğlu” and called it an opportunity to use a talented and first-class diplomat as foreign minister.

It coincides with efforts underway by Turkey to change its relationship with Israel.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 22:40)

Four Crises Threatening the Existence of Saudi Arabia

The House of Saud's domestic and foreign policies, have failed to achieve their desired results.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Saudi Arabia mapSaudi Arabia has experienced a very turbulent year. After King Abdullah passed away, many incidents and crises have happened which have affected the House of Saud.

These incidents and crises from which Saudi Arabia sought its own benefit, turned to be the main hazards for the very existence of Saudi Arabia.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 22:26)

Turkey's Erdogan Set in Motion Proposed Rapprochement with Zionist Regime

While claiming to support Palestinians, President Erdoğan’s is rebuilding ties with Zionist Israel.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Turkish Premier Erdoğan According to Israeli Channel 7, on Monday, 31st of August, Turkey hosted an Israeli delegation for the first time since the raid on Gaza Flotilla ship Mavi Marmara, on May 2010.

Political experts consider the recent visit by high-ranking Israel officials a major landmark in Turkey-Israel strained relations after 2010 Gaza flotilla incident.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 22:42)

Turkish - Israeli Secret Talks

Turkey claims to support Hamas but insiders say that the real goal is to expand political, economic and military relations with the Zionist regime.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Turkey - Israel flagsDore Gold, the Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hopes that in the near future, Israel and Turkey will find a joint solution in order to reestablish ties between the two governments.

Mr. Gold, who had a clandestine meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Rome, stated that the region’s unraveling developments and complex challenges have persuaded Turkey to carry out some decisive changes in its foreign policy.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 22:57)

Dozens of Emirati Militants Killed in Rocket Attack On Aden

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) soldiers were guarding the Qasr Hotel, where fugitive former Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, was allegedly housed.

(SALEM, Ore.) - YemenAt least 20 people are killed in rocket-propelled grenade attack on a hotel in the Yemeni city of Aden, reports say.

Those killed are said to be mostly soldiers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) guarding the Qasr Hotel, where a number of officials from the former Yemeni regime, including fugitive former Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, were allegedly housed.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 23:04)

Erdogan Puts Aside Policy of Assad's Removal

Western countries are following suit.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Erdogan, al-AssadSince the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the Turkish president has demanded that the Syrian president leave power, suggesting it as the only available breakthrough.

However, he recently retreated from his former position, saying that in the transitional stage Bashar al-Assad can be as part of a solution for the Syrian crisis.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 23:17)

Turkish First Lady or Madonna; Who Caused Brussels' Worst Traffic Nightmare?

The Turkish First Lady's visit caused a heavy traffic jam so bad, that many Belgian citizens thought the American performer and actress Madonna was once aging visiting their city.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Emine ErdoğanIn his recent to Europe to muster Turkish voters' support is the green continent, the Turkish beleaguered President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife paid a state visit to Belgium where Turkish First Lady, Emine Erdoğan , began a five-hour shopping spree in the luxury malls of Brussels, namely the prestigious Long Champs shopping center in the city's downtown.

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Salem-News.com (October 05, 2015 23:54)

Turkish Conspiracy to Create a Buffer Zone in the North of Syria

Destruction of the Syrian government is top priority to some.

(SALEM, Ore.) - SyriaTurkey agreed with the goal of America and Saudi Arabia, which is to create a buffer zone in the north of Syria, according to reports.

Operations in Syrian refugees camps like Kilis and Atmeh may likely have MIT agents behind them, while accusing the Syrian army of the actions which provide circumstances for the Turkish Army to occupy Syria to a depth of 90 km and length of 110km.

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Salem-News.com (October 08, 2015 15:35)

Honduras: Stop Intimidation and Threats Against Human Rights Defender Dina Meza

Since at least June 2015, Dina Meza has been subjected to constant surveillance at her house and on the street.

(LONDON) - Dina MezaI am William Nicholas Gomes, Human rights defender and Freelance journalist. I would like to draw your attention to the following case.

On 28 September 2015, unidentified men attempted to run over human rights defender Ms Dina Meza. The human rights defender was also the subject of a verbal attack by the two men. The intimidatory event follows months of threats and intimidation against Dina Meza, detailed below.

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Salem-News.com (October 07, 2015 20:40)

Mecca Stampede Victims Offered Settlement

Saudi Arabia will reportedly offer each victim $270

(SALEM, Ore.) - moneyAccording to well-informed Saudi sources, the Saudi ambassadors in Islam Abad and Ankara have informed the Pakistani and Turkish officials respectively that the oil-rich kingdom would pay for each victim of last Thursday's deadly crush in Mecca a sum of 10 million Saudi Riyal (equivalent to 270.00 USD) if the two countries refrain from criticizing Riyadh's utter mismanagement of the crisis, directly causing such a poignant catastrophe.

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Salem-News.com (October 07, 2015 21:03)

Saudi Chief of Customs Reports Discontent Among this Year's Pilgrims

10% of the pilgrims have already left

(SALEM, Ore.) - Soleyman Bin Abdoulaziz Al-YahyaSaudi Arabia’s information center for bureau of customs published this report quoting Major General Soleyman Bin Abdoulaziz Al-Yahya and added,"poll results conducted among Hajis demonstrate high levels of dissatisfaction with the Saudis’ treatment and deem this country an hospitable host."

Furthermore, it was mentioned that the pictures and reports published of the Mina region shows of the incompetence of the Saudi first-responders and the medical relief teams.

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Salem-News.com (October 07, 2015 23:54)

George Martorano, the Longest-Serving First-Time Non-Violent Offender in US Fed Prisons is FREE

My being truly truly thanks all of those upon moving earth, that care so much about me.

(SALEM, Ore.) - George MartoranoFREE AT LAST! George Martorano, the longest-serving first-time non-violent offender in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, HAS BEEN RELEASED. After 32 years....he is HOME.

In 1984, on the advice of his attorney Robert Simone, Martorano pled guilty to 19 counts of drug possession and distribution.

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Salem-News.com (October 05, 2015 23:58)

Herzog: The Netanyahu Government has Nothing Except Shame and Disgrace

Israel's not doing so well financially.


"Netanyahu's 100-day government not just has no Affirmative Action, it has nothing except shame and disgrace and the result of the government is zero," said Isaac Herzog, according to the news site Vala.

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Salem-News.com (October 01, 2015 02:00)

MARIJUANA FOR SALE! Legal Pot for Oregon Adults

No longer do marijuana consumers have to hide their preference for pot.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Sweet Irish Kush marijuanaPot enthusiasts in Oregon are especially happy today. Recreational cannabis sales begin as of now.

Oregon voters passed Measure 91 last November by a wide margin, and their voices have been heard. The Legislature gave Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries permission to sell to the non-medical market until retail stores are set up, and those sales begin today.

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Salem-News.com (September 21, 2015 21:20)

Hempstalk Harvest Festival Set For October 17-18th in Tom McCall Waterfront Park

This year's Hempstalk is dedicated to the spirit of several cannabis activists who made legalization a reality.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - hempstalkHempstalk Harvest Festival will be held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon on October 17th and 18th. Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use.

Founded in 2005, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths. This public event has always been free to attend, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

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Salem-News.com (September 21, 2015 21:59)

Glance at Major Hajj-Related Incidents in Saudi Arabia

Hajj-related tragedy claim the lives of pilgrims too often.

(SALEM, Ore.) - MeccaEvery year, millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the annual hajj pilgrimage, with the massive ceremonies representing a major security and logistical challenge for the kingdom's authorities.

On occasion, the hajj and events surrounding it have been marred by accidents and tragedies, such as Friday's crane collapse on the Grand Mosque in Mecca that killed 107 people.

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Salem-News.com (September 21, 2015 22:56)

Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemy Means Global Arrogance and its Complete Manifestation [which is] America

“The main goal of the enemies is that the Iranian nation should set aside its revolutionary ideas so as to lose its power and be devoured by the plots of several bullying countries claiming to be the global community.” ~ Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

(TEHRAN) - Ayatollah KhameneiAyatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting Wednesday with thousands of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders, described the IRGC as a divine blessing and the watchful and vigilant guardian of the Islamic Revolution in internal and external issues.

Elucidating the requirements and various aspects of safeguarding the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The enemy is thinking about infiltration, particularly politico-cultural infiltration, in the vain hope of putting an end to the [Islamic] Revolution..."

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2015 15:46)

Swiftboating Planned Parenthood

"We are outraged by those who debase these women, this work, and Planned Parenthood by distorting the facts for political ends."

(SAN FRANCISCO) - In July 2015, David Donaldson, an anti-abortion activist, released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue.

The videos totally misrepresent what Planned Parenthood does. In fact, the organization follows federal law, allowing women to donate fetal tissue for research, and charging small amounts to cover costs.

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Salem-News.com (September 23, 2015 19:59)

Airbus Perlan Mission II Glider Soars into History

Glider begins journey to 2016 world record flight to 90,000 feet without an engine

(REDMOND, Ore.) - The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Robert’s Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon.

This was the first test flight of the aircraft, which next year will attempt to set a new world altitude record for any airplane. The goal of this project is to open up a world of new discoveries related to high-altitude flight, climate change and space exploration.

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Salem-News.com (September 25, 2015 19:30)

Fatwas of Saudi, Qatari Muftis Diffuse Terrorism in Mid-East

Those issuing fatwas must be familiar with the Islamic community and should be aware of present conditions of Muslims.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Sheikh Yousef Amer, a Al-Azhar university professor in Egypt, stated in an interview with Pakistani Express News TV, saying that "...The Muslim world is in danger of extremism, sectarianism and terrorism and new generations of Muslims are highly affected by them."

Everyday people and scholars are not able to issue a fatwa, stating that the person must be familiar with the Islamic community and should be aware of present conditions of Muslims.

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