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2014 sees death of nearly 8500 Iraqis
29 Sep 2014 14:47

2014 sees death of nearly 8500 Iraqis

At least 8,493 people have been killed so far this year as a result of violent attacks In Iraq, Press TV reports.The death toll in Iraq since January 2014 only includes those tolled and documented by the United Nations, the report said.Half of the above mentioned Iraqis were killed in the months of ...

 
Liberia top medical authority in Ebola quarantine
29 Sep 2014 14:45

Liberia top medical authority in Ebola quarantine

Liberia's chief medical authority has quarantined herself following her deputy’s death from the deadly Ebola disease.On Saturday, Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister, put herself in isolation for 21 days for the full incubation period of the disease."Of course we made the rule, so I am ...

 
Roan Paul: Illegal US wars in ME aimed at selling arms
29 Sep 2014 14:43

Roan Paul: Illegal US wars in ME aimed at selling arms

Former US congressman and two-time Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul describes the new US war in the Middle East region as “immoral and illegal”, adding that the US military campaign in region would only further the violence. “I consider what is going on now specifically in these ...

 
Sex workers demonstrate in the centre of Madrid on February 15, 2014. (AFP Photo/Pedro Armestre)
26 Sep 2014 16:05

Prostitution and drugs boost Spain’s GDP by €9bn

Prostitution, drug trafficking and other illegal activities have finally been included in Spain’s gross domestic product, boosting it by 9 billion euros according to the latest statistics.Latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) reveals the drug trade, prostitution, illegal weapon ...

 
FBI identifies IS militant who beheaded US journalists
26 Sep 2014 16:02

FBI identifies IS militant who beheaded US journalists

The FBI has identified a masked, knife-wielding Islamic State militant who features as the presumed executioner in videos of the beheading of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, but has declined to reveal the person’s name or nationality, Reuters reported on Thursday, quoting ...

 
Isis air strikes: British public
26 Sep 2014 16:00

Isis air strikes: British public 'back military action' against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

A YouGov poll has suggested the majority of the British public back RAF air strikes targeting Isis in Iraq and in Syria.The poll conducted for The Sun comes hours before MPs prepare to vote on joining US-led attacks in Iraq against the Islamist extremists.Over half (57 per cent) of UK residents surveyed ...

 
Study finds mostly anti-US Arab tweets
26 Sep 2014 15:50

Study finds mostly anti-US Arab tweets

A new research by a prominent American university on millions of messages by users of Twitter in the Arab world has revealed strong anti-US sentiments among them.Researchers from Princeton University used a tool to examine the reaction of people in public Arabic posts to major events in 2012 and 2013,...

 
GOP lawmakers urge generals to rebel against Obama
26 Sep 2014 15:42

GOP lawmakers urge generals to rebel against Obama

Members of Congress have been privately urging US military generals to rebel against President Barack Obama over his foreign policy in the Middle East, says Rep. Doug Lamborn.The Colorado Republican, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the remarks during a liberty group forum on Wednesday ...

 
Labour hopeful suspended over anti-Israel tweets
22 Sep 2014 17:30

Labour hopeful suspended over anti-Israel tweets

A parliamentary candidate for Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has been suspended over her anti-Israel tweets.Vicki Kirby, who is Labour’s candidate in Woking at the general election, was suspended by the party officials on Saturday after posting anti-Israeli comments on her Twitter ...

 
US won
22 Sep 2014 17:28

US won't bomb ISIL targets in Syria alone: Samantha Power

The United States will conduct airstrikes on the ISIL terrorist group in cooperation with other countries, said Samantha Power, Washington's ambassador to the United Nations.Speaking to ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Power said, "I will make you a prediction, ...

 
Iran supporting ME nations in anti-terror fight: Rouhani
22 Sep 2014 17:26

Iran supporting ME nations in anti-terror fight: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed the country’s support for “oppressed” nations in the region, saying Iranian Armed Forces will help crisis-hit states in their fight against terror.Addressing a large military parade held on the occasion of Sacred Defense Week on Monday,...

 
Peres calls for overthrow of Netanyahu
22 Sep 2014 17:24

Peres calls for overthrow of Netanyahu

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has called on the regime’s main political parties to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and force elections.Peres sent a message to Israeli Finance Minister and Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid, asking him to force out Netanyahu’s coalition together ...

 
Turkey in league with ISIL Takfiri militants: PPK leaderTurkey in league with ISIL Takfiri militants: PPK leader
22 Sep 2014 17:23

Turkey in league with ISIL Takfiri militants: PPK leaderTurkey in league with ISIL Takfiri militants: PPK leader

A leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has accused the Turkish government of collaborating with the ISIL Takfiri militants operating inside Syria and neighboring Iraq.On Sunday, Dursun Kalkan said Ankara is collaborating with the ISIL terrorists, calling on fellow Kurdish fighters to cross ...

 
Russia warns West over
21 Sep 2014 17:20

Russia warns West over 'foolish' sanctions

Russia has described as “foolish” the Western sanctions imposed on the country, warning that European countries won’t be able to return to the Russian market once the sanctions are removed.“These foolish sanctions will pass, but international relations will continue. And currency markets ...

 
Bill Clinton says ISIL should pay price for beheadings of Americans
21 Sep 2014 17:17

Bill Clinton says ISIL should pay price for beheadings of Americans

Former president Bill Clinton says the United States should send a signal to the ISIL terrorist group that there a price for the beheadings of two American journalists.“There’s a price for decapitating those two people. You can’t let people get away with that, and it’s a terrible ...

 
Canada to revoke passports of citizens who leave to fight along ISIS
21 Sep 2014 17:16

Canada to revoke passports of citizens who leave to fight along ISIS

As hysteria over the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) goes global, the Canadian government has announced it will invalidate the travel documents of any citizen who travels overseas with the intention of joining an extremist group.Under the long-established Canadian Passport Order, which gives officials ...

 
Qatar warned Lebanon of Nusra execution: report
21 Sep 2014 17:14

Qatar warned Lebanon of Nusra execution: report

Qatar had warned Lebanon Friday that the Nusra Front was about to start executing Lebanese captives, a newspaper report said Sunday.Al-Hayat newspaper reported Sunday that a Qatari delegation that had been expected in Lebanon Friday did not come, with Qatar instead informing the Lebanese government ...

 
French mostly favor military involvement in Iraq: poll
21 Sep 2014 17:13

French mostly favor military involvement in Iraq: poll

The majority of French favor military intervention against ISIS in Iraq, according to an Ifop poll carried out for French Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.The survey showed 59 percent of the 952 people interviewed supported international intervention, whilst 53 percent were in favor of French ...

 
Israeli spy drone crashes in southern Lebanon
20 Sep 2014 17:32

Israeli spy drone crashes in southern Lebanon

An Israeli drone has crashed in the southern Lebanese region of Marjayoun near the border with Israel, media reports say.The aircraft fell in the Saradah Valley, about 15 kilometers from the Blue Line, on Saturday.The Lebanese armed forces and peacekeepers with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon cordoned ...

 
US Senate elevates Israel to ‘major strategic partner’
20 Sep 2014 17:31

US Senate elevates Israel to ‘major strategic partner’

The United States has passed a bill strengthening relations with Israel and elevating Tel Aviv as its “major strategic partner”.Over three-quarters of US Senate members unanimously voted to the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act on Thursday.Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Roy Blunt ...