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Merkel opposes Cameron’s initiative on limiting immigration: Reports
26 Oct 2014 15:15

Merkel opposes Cameron’s initiative on limiting immigration: Reports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she will not support the initiative of British Prime Minister David Cameron to limit the inflow of migrants from the European Union to the United Kingdom."Germany will not tamper with the fundamental principles of free movement in the EU," Merkel told ...

 
Israeli minister warns of crisis in ties with US
26 Oct 2014 15:13

Israeli minister warns of crisis in ties with US

An Israeli minister has warned that relations between Tel Aviv and Washington have reached a crisis point amid growing tensions between the two sides.On Saturday, Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid said “there is a crisis with the United States,” noting that Washington-Tel Aviv ties “...

 
US army recruits athletes by alcohol, women
26 Oct 2014 15:11

US army recruits athletes by alcohol, women

The United States army has used alcoholic drinks and women to recruit football players.In a Saturday statement, the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, acknowledged that it disciplined 20 cadets for promoting underage drinking and other misdeeds, the Gazette reported.The report said the academy ...

 
​Pentagon confirms ‘1st US soldier’ dead in Iraq anti-ISIS campaign
25 Oct 2014 18:50

​Pentagon confirms ‘1st US soldier’ dead in Iraq anti-ISIS campaign

A 19-year-old mortarman has become the first US soldier to die in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, albeit from a “non-combat injury,” the Pentagon acknowledged.The death of Marine Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, which occurred on Thursday in Baghdad, is under investigation,...

 
Russia has not agreed to train Iraqi troops: Lavrov
25 Oct 2014 18:48

Russia has not agreed to train Iraqi troops: Lavrov

Russia has not agreed to train troops in Iraq as proposed by United States Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a televised interview Saturday."There was no agreement that we will send our instructors to train the army in Iraq," Lavrov told Rossiya-...

 
Secret files show MI5 spying on academics
25 Oct 2014 18:46

Secret files show MI5 spying on academics

Britain's domestic spying apparatus, the MI5, has been spying on a number of prominent academics for decades, newly declassified documents show.According to documents released at the National Archives on Friday, the phone calls of leading British academics, especially historians, were tapped and their ...

 
US considers bombing oil pipelines in Syria, State Department official says
25 Oct 2014 18:41

US considers bombing oil pipelines in Syria, State Department official says

The United States is considering bombing some Syrian oil pipelines, which are currently under ISIL control, a State Department official has revealed.According to the Independent, Julieta Valls Noyes, the US deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, recently said in London that Washington ...

 
Pentagon: 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led war on ISIL
24 Oct 2014 10:22

Pentagon: 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led war on ISIL

The Pentagon says the US and its allies have dropped more than 1,700 bombs in air assault on the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.The US Central Command said in a statement on Thursday that American and allied aircraft have flown some 6,600 sorties over the past 10 weeks in their war against ISIL....

 
Brazil’s Rousseff ahead of rival Neves in polls
24 Oct 2014 10:21

Brazil’s Rousseff ahead of rival Neves in polls

Two new opinion polls show that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has gained ground over opposition candidate Aecio Neves ahead of the October 26 runoff presidential election.The latest opinion polls by Brazil’s major polling firms, Ibope and Datafolha, on Thursday put Rousseff at a clear lead ...

 
US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail
24 Oct 2014 10:18

US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

The chief U.S. nuclear negotiator suggested Thursday that some U.S. allies and members of Congress hope diplomacy with Iran fails, offering a glimpse of the difficult task awaiting the Obama administration if it manages to secure a nuclear agreement with Tehran by a late November deadline.Wendy Sherman,...

 
Paris opera memo set out ‘anti-burqa’ rules following woman
22 Oct 2014 21:32

Paris opera memo set out ‘anti-burqa’ rules following woman's ejection

The Opera Bastille in Paris, which caused an uproar by ejecting a woman wearing a full face Islamic niqab, issued rules after the fact saying anyone whose face was covered with a “veil” “mask” or “hood” would be shown the door.An internal memo outlining the new rules was issued on ...

 
Saudi Arabia
22 Oct 2014 21:28

Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric: Twitter is source of all evil

The top Muslim cleric of Twitter-happy Saudi Arabia blasted the microblogging site as "the source of all evil and devastation," AFP reported.The Sunni kingdom has the highest number of Twitter users in the Arab world. The Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Sheikh accused them of using the website ...

 
Five Britons join ISIL every week: UK police chief
22 Oct 2014 21:24

Five Britons join ISIL every week: UK police chief

At least five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria every week to join the ISIL Takfiri group, the UK's most senior police officer says.The figure, according to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe, represents a "minimum" and “the drumbeat of terrorism in Britain” ...

 
Pentagon will probe video of US arms in hands of ISIL
22 Oct 2014 21:22

Pentagon will probe video of US arms in hands of ISIL

The US military says it will investigate a video that showed US weapons intended for Kurdish forces ended up in the hands of the ISIL terrorist group.“We’re still taking a look at [the video] and assessing the validity of it. So I honestly don’t know if that was one of the [bundles] ...

 
People demand justice after Muslim was attacked for Hijab
22 Oct 2014 21:20

People demand justice after Muslim was attacked for Hijab

Friends and supporters of a Muslim woman attacked for wearing Hijab have gathered in New York City to demand justice for her, Press TV reports.Nerdeen Mohsen Kiswani was assaulted in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the Israeli basketball team was playing earlier.Kiswani’s supporters said they ...

 
Nasrallah to Islamist militants: Die or retreat
21 Oct 2014 16:32

Nasrallah to Islamist militants: Die or retreat

On his second trip to the Bekaa Valley in less than a week, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah dared Islamist militants on the border to die of cold or retreat.Islamist ISIS and Nusra Front militants are “incapable of invading any Bekaa area because they are surrounded,” Nasrallah told a ...

 
Monica Lewinsky: I was suicidal as Clinton scandal went viral
21 Oct 2014 16:30

Monica Lewinsky: I was suicidal as Clinton scandal went viral

Monica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming “Patient Zero” after falling in love with Bill Clinton, as the former White House intern gave her first speech in 13 years on Monday.In an emotional address at Forbes’ inaugural Under 30 summit in Philadelphia ...

 
UK prison whistleblowers ‘threatened with dismissal’
21 Oct 2014 16:06

UK prison whistleblowers ‘threatened with dismissal’

A report says whistleblowers in the UK’s prison service are being threatened with discharge for raising serious concerns about prisoners’ safety.The report published by The Guardian on Monday said prison officers are facing dismissal after raising concerns about the high level of violence ...

 
ISIL makes online threat against US Rep. Michele Bachmann
21 Oct 2014 16:04

ISIL makes online threat against US Rep. Michele Bachmann

US Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is getting a security detail after the ISIL terrorist group reportedly threatened her.Law enforcement officials familiar with the situation said police have given Bachmann her own security detail following an online threat against her, POLITICO reported on ...

 
Britain set to deploy drones to Syria for anti-ISIL operations: Report
21 Oct 2014 16:03

Britain set to deploy drones to Syria for anti-ISIL operations: Report

Media reports suggest the British military is set to deploy its armed unmanned aircraft to Syria, despite opposition by members of the parliament.The British daily The Independent said on Tuesday that the military, which has moved its armed Reaper drones from Afghanistan, is ready use them in operations ...