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Israel dismisses 43 soldiers for criticizing regime
27 Jan 2015 14:23

Israel dismisses 43 soldiers for criticizing regime

The Israeli military has dismissed over 40 soldiers for publicly criticizing the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes against Palestinians.The 43 male and female reserve soldiers, who were members of the Israeli army’s spying unit, were fired on Monday after they refused to “continue serving the ...

 
Car bomb explodes outside luxurious hotel in Libya’s Tripoli
27 Jan 2015 14:21

Car bomb explodes outside luxurious hotel in Libya’s Tripoli

A car bomb has gone off outside a luxurious hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a security official says.The bomb exploded outside the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli’s old city early Tuesday morning, the official said.According to the security official, three gunmen suspected of carrying out the ...

 
To the Youth in Europe and North America
22 Jan 2015 18:17

To the Youth in Europe and North America

Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful To the Youth in Europe and North America, The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them....

 
No cure for brokenhearted: Research finds time doesn’t heal heartbreak
24 Dec 2014 11:42

No cure for brokenhearted: Research finds time doesn’t heal heartbreak

A disturbing condition, known as the 'broken heart syndrome,' doesn’t necessarily heal with time, researchers at the University of Aberdeen have found. There is no treatment for the disorder, which was previously thought to recover in due course.A team of researchers at Scotland's Aberdeen University ...

 
Sony will let ‘The Interview’ play at 200 select theaters despite threats
24 Dec 2014 11:40

Sony will let ‘The Interview’ play at 200 select theaters despite threats

Some two hundred theaters will screen “The Interview” starting Christmas Day, Sony announced Tuesday, notwithstanding threats of terrorism and murmurings of an international cyberwar spawned by the controversial movie before it could even be released.“We have never given up on releasing ...

 
German business leader blasts anti-Islam protests
24 Dec 2014 11:38

German business leader blasts anti-Islam protests

An influential German business leader has blasted an anti-Islam movement in the country, saying that Europe's economy requires more immigrants in order to stay competitive.German Federation of Industry (BDI) President Ulrich Grillo said on Monday that the country's interests and values were being undermined ...

 
Syria army thwarts ISIL raid on Hasakah
24 Dec 2014 11:36

Syria army thwarts ISIL raid on Hasakah

The Syrian army has prevented an attempt by ISIL Takfiri militants to enter a city in northeastern al-Hasakah Province.According to a source in the province, Syrian forces on Tuesday foiled an attempt by the Takfiri militants to attack Tal al-Gazal area in southeast of Qamishli city, Syria's official ...

 
Qatar’s foreign labor death rate alarming
24 Dec 2014 11:35

Qatar’s foreign labor death rate alarming

Criticism of Qatar’s abuse of foreign laborers continues to make headlines amid new reports of a high death rate among the migrant workers involved in building the country’s infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup.The Nepalese migrants engaged in the project in the Persian Gulf Arab country ...

 
US sanctions bill to cement Russia-China alliance: Dennis Kucinich
17 Dec 2014 14:19

US sanctions bill to cement Russia-China alliance: Dennis Kucinich

Former US congressman Dennis Kucinich has warned that new legislation that imposes new economic sanctions on Moscow would help reinforce a Russia-China alliance against the West.Kucinich, former US Representative from Ohio, wrote in an article published by Truthdig on Tuesday that the recent sanctions ...

 
Gunmen abduct girl from east Lebanon school playground
17 Dec 2014 14:16

Gunmen abduct girl from east Lebanon school playground

Gunmen Wednesday entered a public school in east Lebanon and kidnapped a female student, while another student abducted in a separate incident was released shortly afterwards, security sources told The Daily Star.They said four gunmen, three of them masked, broke into al-Ain public school near the Bekaa ...

 
UK’s Cameron attacks Labour Party over Israel policy
17 Dec 2014 14:14

UK’s Cameron attacks Labour Party over Israel policy

British Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized the Labour Party for its policy on Israel, saying the party’s leadership had shown its “true colors” by supporting Palestinian statehood.Cameron made the remarks while speaking to the Conservative Friends of Israel, a pro-Israeli parliamentary ...

 
EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist
17 Dec 2014 14:13

EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist

A European Union (EU) court has ruled that the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, be removed from the bloc’s terrorism blacklist.The General Court of the European Union said in a statement on Wednesday that the original conclusion of the movement was based not on reliable sources, but conclusions ...

 
Turkish soccer fans deny trying to topple government
17 Dec 2014 14:12

Turkish soccer fans deny trying to topple government

Thirty-five supporters of Turkish soccer club Besiktas, who have gone on trial on charges of seeking to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government in 2013 protests, have denied their charges. The fans went on trial in Turkey's coastal city of Istanbul on Tuesday as hundreds of the club supporters ...

 
Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege
16 Dec 2014 11:29

Australia mourns after tragic end to cafe siege

Shocked Australians mourned the victims of the Sydney cafe siege Tuesday as authorities investigated why its Iranian-born perpetrator remained at large despite a history of violence and extremism.Emotions were raw as Australia struggled with the news that two hostages were killed when the daylong siege ...

 
Russian military completes rapid-deployment drills in Kaliningrad
16 Dec 2014 11:27

Russian military completes rapid-deployment drills in Kaliningrad

The Russian military has concluded a massive surprise drill in the Kaliningrad region to test the combat readiness of some 9,000 troops and 642 vehicles, including tactical Iskander-M ballistic missile systems rapidly deployed from the mainland.The drills took place December 5-10, the head of the main ...

 
UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians
16 Dec 2014 11:25

UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians

Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and the Ukrainian Security Service are involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism,” according to a UN OHCHR report.The report by the UN High Commissioner for Human ...

 
Suspect in six Pennsylvania killings is target of manhunt
16 Dec 2014 11:23

Suspect in six Pennsylvania killings is target of manhunt

An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members, including his 14-year-old niece, in a shooting spree in communities near Philadelphia was being sought on Monday by Pennsylvania police.The manhunt for Bradley William Stone, 35, focused in and around Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, where residents ...

 
Anonymous hacks Swedish govt emails over seizure of Pirate Bay servers
15 Dec 2014 11:30

Anonymous hacks Swedish govt emails over seizure of Pirate Bay servers

Swedish government email accounts have been hacked by the Anonymous hacktivist group, in response to last week’s seizure of The Pirate Bay servers by Swedish police.The group also claims to have hacked into the government email accounts of Israel, India, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.This is not ...

 
Attempts to pressure Russia are futile – Lavrov to Kerry
15 Dec 2014 11:28

Attempts to pressure Russia are futile – Lavrov to Kerry

It is useless for Washington to try to pressure Moscow on the world arena; instead, it should take into account the other side’s interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry as the two officials met in Rome.“When discussing bilateral relations Lavrov ...

 
Gunman takes hostages in Sydney cafe, displays black ‘jihadist’ flag
15 Dec 2014 11:26

Gunman takes hostages in Sydney cafe, displays black ‘jihadist’ flag

A police operation is underway at a café in central Sydney, where up to 40 hostages are being held by an armed attacker and a black flag with Arabic inscriptions can be seen. Australia is contributing to the US-led operation against the Islamic State.As the siege was about to enter its sixth ...