Archive
 
Show News in Date :  
Month :  
Year :  
Section :  
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 ...

 
Poor growth keeps UK interest rates at record low: Economist
19 Oct 2014 14:53

Poor growth keeps UK interest rates at record low: Economist

The Bank of England’s chief economist says interest rates in the UK could linger at record lows for much longer than previously estimated due to poor wage growth and global economic fears.Chief economist, Andrew Haldane, said on Friday that real wages are falling, productivity is stagnant and ...

 
New report shows staggering rise in UK prison suicides
19 Oct 2014 14:51

New report shows staggering rise in UK prison suicides

The deteriorating crisis engulfing the British jails is further exposed by new figures revealing a staggering surge in suicide rate among prisoners.According to official data, four women and 121 men, aged between 18 and 74, killed themselves in the prisons between January 2013 and late August 2014, ...

 
Spanish lawmakers to vote on Palestine statehood
19 Oct 2014 14:49

Spanish lawmakers to vote on Palestine statehood

The Spanish parliament will reportedly vote on recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state.According to media reports on Thursday, the move by the Spanish parliament comes nearly a week after British lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state.On October 13, the British Members of Parliament ...

 
Houthis take control of crossing along border with Saudi Arabia
19 Oct 2014 14:46

Houthis take control of crossing along border with Saudi Arabia

Fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement have reportedly managed to take control of a strategically-important crossing along Yemen’s northern border with Saudi Arabia.The Houthis captured Tawwal border crossing in Hajjah Province on Saturday. They also took control of Wagha region in ...

 
US daycare staff suspend baby from doorknob by shirt
19 Oct 2014 14:41

US daycare staff suspend baby from doorknob by shirt

Three daycare workers have been fired following suspension of a 20-month-old boy from a doorknob by his shirt at the center, police say.One of the staff at a KinderCare center in Framingham, Massachusetts, suspended the baby while the two others took pictures on October 10, police said on Saturday.The ...

 
ISIS in Syria train Iraqi pilots in captured jets – monitor
17 Oct 2014 17:34

ISIS in Syria train Iraqi pilots in captured jets – monitor

Islamic State militants in Syria are training Iraqi pilots who joined the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, Reuters reported citing witnesses."They have trainers, Iraqi officers who were pilots before for [former Iraqi President] Saddam Hussein," said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs ...

 
Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants
17 Oct 2014 17:32

Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants

Iraqi officials in the western Anbar province say a curfew has been imposed in the provincial capital Ramadi over fears that ISIS might try to advance on the city.Sabah Karhout, the chairman of the Anbar provincial council, says the curfew began at midnight Friday as part of an effort to limit movement ...

 
US talking directly with Kurdish fighters
17 Oct 2014 17:30

US talking directly with Kurdish fighters

The US is working directly with Kurdish fighters in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, the State Department announced Thursday, in order to defend the city of Kobane along the Turkish-Syrian border. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, part of Democratic Union Party (PYD),...

 
Parents of slain journalist slam ads featuring their son
17 Oct 2014 17:27

Parents of slain journalist slam ads featuring their son

Parents of slain American journalist James Foley have condemned political ads featuring their son moments before he was beheaded by ISIL terrorists on camera."I think it is deplorable and there should be an apology," Foley's father said in an interview Thursday with the New England Cable News....

 
Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria
17 Oct 2014 17:26

Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria

ermany said Friday it would seize the personal identity cards of German radical Islamists it suspects of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadist forces there.Germany, like many other European countries, is struggling to prevent a wave of would-be jihadists, some of them just teenagers, ...

 
ISIL natural outgrowth of Washington: Chomsky
15 Oct 2014 14:22

ISIL natural outgrowth of Washington: Chomsky

Political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky says ISIL and “radical jihadism” are the United States’ own creation.Chomsky made the remarks during an interview with Truthout news organization, originally published on October 1.“The appearance of ISIS and the general spread of radical ...

 
Americans unaware of key facts in news: Pew Research Center survey
15 Oct 2014 14:19

Americans unaware of key facts in news: Pew Research Center survey

A recent survey in the United States indicates that most US citizens are unaware of crucial facts surrounding the news covered in the media, with some respondents identifying Hosni Mubarak as Israel's current prime minister.The Pew Research Center conducted the News IQ quiz and asked 12 questions about ...

 
Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal
15 Oct 2014 14:16

Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal

Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes while he was in office. One such bribe involved a suitcase stuffed with cash.Cannon pleaded guilty in June to one count of honest services wire fraud for accepting bribes ...

 
US army drafts blueprint for World War III
15 Oct 2014 14:14

US army drafts blueprint for World War III

With US politicians and the American media engaged in an increasingly acrimonious debate over the strategy guiding the latest US war in the Middle East, the United States Army has unveiled a new document entitled the Army Operating Concept (AOC), which provides a “vision of future armed conflict” ...

 
Ebola death rate rises to 70%: WHO
15 Oct 2014 13:12

Ebola death rate rises to 70%: WHO

The death rate in the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa has reached around 70 percent, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.“What we’re finding is 70 percent mortality,” said Bruce Aylward, assistant director general of the WHO.The number of cases is continuing to spiral in the ...

 
Syrian guerrilla group goes head-to-head against Islamic State
14 Oct 2014 19:32

Syrian guerrilla group goes head-to-head against Islamic State

A local guerrilla campaign has taken root in Syria, targeting Islamic State [IS] militants in the eastern part of the country where IS has established a stronghold.The newly emergent guerrilla group, which calls itself “White Shroud” – in an apparent reference to the Islamic death shroud ...

 
Secret US space plane lands after spending two years in orbit
14 Oct 2014 19:30

Secret US space plane lands after spending two years in orbit

A mysterious US Air Force unmanned aircraft is landing after 22 months of orbiting the Earth amid speculations that it is sent for spying or military mission.The X-37B, which looks like a small space shuttle, took off to a clandestine mission over undisclosed nations, from Cape Canaveral in Florida ...

 
​Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her
14 Oct 2014 19:28

​Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient.Daniela Poggiali, 42, a hospital nurse was arrested ...