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White House official: Nuclear deal with Iran top priority for Obama
1 Nov 2014 13:07

White House official: Nuclear deal with Iran top priority for Obama

One of the US president's top priorities in his second term in office is to resolve the nuclear issue with Iran, according to a senior White House official.White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told progressive activists earlier this year that striking a nuclear deal with Iran would ...

 
US military to Putin: Stop flights over European airspace
1 Nov 2014 13:05

US military to Putin: Stop flights over European airspace

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin over the recent flights into the airspace of some European countries.“We certainly don’t see these increased flights and activity as helpful to the security situation in Europe,” Kirby told reporters ...

 
New cartoon fuels US-Israel tensions, feeds 9/11 conspiracy theories
31 Oct 2014 11:38

New cartoon fuels US-Israel tensions, feeds 9/11 conspiracy theories

A new cartoon showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was behind the 9/11 attacks has heightened the recent tensions between the United States and Israel.Israeli artist Amos Biderman drew the cartoon that shows Netanyahu was the pilot of an airplane that hit the World Trade Center in New York ...

 
Isis kills hundreds of Iraqi Sunnis from Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar province
31 Oct 2014 11:35

Isis kills hundreds of Iraqi Sunnis from Albu Nimr tribe in Anbar province

The bodies of more than 150 men killed by Islamic state (Isis) militants were recovered from a ditch in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Thursday in the latest of a series of mass executions of tribal figures who oppose the group.Iraqi officials said the men had been captured in the town of Heet,...

 
Bypassing encryption: Italian firm ‘sells global spyware to police, govts’
31 Oct 2014 11:33

Bypassing encryption: Italian firm ‘sells global spyware to police, govts’

The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices, The Intercept reported.The manual for one such program, titled 'Remote ...

 
US economy still fragile despite ongoing recovery
31 Oct 2014 11:30

US economy still fragile despite ongoing recovery

The US Federal Reserve's announcement to end asset purchase program and keep federal funds rate at near-zero signals that the US economy is recovering, but remains vulnerable, experts told RIA Novosti.“The US economy is indeed recovering…However, the low federal funds rate is a recognition ...

 
Steinitz: Swedish move
31 Oct 2014 11:28

Steinitz: Swedish move 'an attack on Israel's security'

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday said that Sweden’s recognition of "Palestine" is “an attack on the existence and security of Israel."Steinitz, who met with the heads of the Yesha Council, said that Sweden’s move affects the chances of achieving peace ...

 
ISIS takes British hostage John Cantlie to besieged Kobani
28 Oct 2014 13:39

ISIS takes British hostage John Cantlie to besieged Kobani

In what seems like a new propaganda move by the Islamic State (IS), the group has released a video showing British hostage John Cantlie apparently walking and speaking in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani.Kobani, also known by its Arabic name Ayn al-Arab, has been under siege from the Sunni extremists ...

 
Israel violence as dangerous as ISIL actions: Jordan
28 Oct 2014 13:37

Israel violence as dangerous as ISIL actions: Jordan

Jordanian Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh has compared the Israeli regime’s atrocities against the Palestinians to the ISIL Takfiri militants’ acts of violence in Syria and Iraq.He made the remarks on Monday during a meeting with visiting Maltese Foreign Minister George William Vella, Jordanian ...

 
Children in UK lack trust in police: Parl. report
28 Oct 2014 13:36

Children in UK lack trust in police: Parl. report

A UK parliamentary report says a “significant” proportion of British children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, with some fearing officers.The report by a parliamentary group for children and the National Children’s Bureau was published on Tuesday....

 
Israel plans to build Palestinian-only city
28 Oct 2014 13:34

Israel plans to build Palestinian-only city

Israel is planning to build a Palestinian-only city in the northernmost part of Israel in a bid to decrease the number of Palestinians living in mostly Jewish-populated areas.According to Israeli media outlets, the city is to be built near the coastal city of Acre (Akka) at the northern extremity of ...

 
China to set up anti-terrorism system: Report
28 Oct 2014 13:31

China to set up anti-terrorism system: Report

China will reportedly set up a national anti-terrorism intelligence system as part of a proposed anti-terror law, following a rise in violence in the western region of Xinjiang.“China will set up an anti-terrorism intelligence gathering center to coordinate and streamline intelligence gathering ...

 
Pro-Palestinian activism on rise in US campuses
27 Oct 2014 13:08

Pro-Palestinian activism on rise in US campuses

Pro -Palestinian activism has risen significantly on U.S. campuses since Israel’s offensive on theGaza Strip in the summer, according to a Jewish civil society organization.The New York-based Anti-Defamation League said in a report published Friday that there had been 75 “anti-Israel” events ...

 
German intel warns ISIS can shoot down passenger planes – report
27 Oct 2014 13:03

German intel warns ISIS can shoot down passenger planes – report

Islamic State militants in northern Iraq have modern portable air defense systems that are capable of shooting down a passenger plane, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported citing the country’s foreign intelligence agency.According to the media report published on Sunday, the Bundesnachrichtendienst ...

 
ISIL launches gas attack in Iraq’s Anbar: Local cmdr.
27 Oct 2014 13:01

ISIL launches gas attack in Iraq’s Anbar: Local cmdr.

The ISIL Takfiri militants operating in Iraq have reportedly carried out a chemical attack on a residential area in the western part of the violence-stricken country.According to local media reports, the commander of the rapid intervention forces in Iraq’s Anbar province, Shaaban Obaidi, said ...

 
Campaign against Saudi ban on women driving successful: Activists
27 Oct 2014 11:05

Campaign against Saudi ban on women driving successful: Activists

Activists in Saudi Arabia say an online campaign to lift the ban on women’s driving has been a “success” despite government threats.The campaign, which began last year, has been encouraging women to post online images or videos of themselves driving.Sunday marked the first anniversary of ...

 
Saudi clerics financing terrorists in Syria: Nusra ex-commander
27 Oct 2014 11:02

Saudi clerics financing terrorists in Syria: Nusra ex-commander

A former commander of a Takfiri group in Syria has shed light on the financial resources of the militants fighting against the Syrian government.Abu Leith al-Tabouki, who used to be a leader of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, has said that some Saudi clerics play a great role in providing the financial ...

 
‘Facebook a gift to intelligence agencies’ - Laura Poitras
26 Oct 2014 15:18

‘Facebook a gift to intelligence agencies’ - Laura Poitras

Investigative journalist Laura Poitras says she is worried about intelligence agencies using the all-too-easily-accessible data gathered from social networks - as people share their personal information voluntarily and governments only need to ask.Poitras, who helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden ...

 
Germany could be home to 7,000 Muslim extremists by Christmas
26 Oct 2014 15:17

Germany could be home to 7,000 Muslim extremists by Christmas

German authorities fear there could be as many as 7,000 Muslim extremists in the country by the end of the year. Disenfranchised youths are particularly vulnerable to being recruited, while there are around 450 German extremists in Syria and Iraq.The extremists all follow the strict interpretation of ...

 
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 ...