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US-pushed
30 Sep 2016 12:13

US-pushed 'no-fly' zone in Syria 'nothing but air cover to terrorists'

Commenting on the recent revelation by an al-Nusra commander that the US is supplying the extremist groups with its weapons through third countries, Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today website says the aim of the "no-fly" zone pushed by Washington has only one purpose – to provide air cover ...

 
Turkey might continue Syria incursion for years
30 Sep 2016 12:07

Turkey might continue Syria incursion for years

A senior Turkish official says Ankara's military incursion into Syria could last for years if necessary. Turkish troops entered the Syrian territory in a sudden incursion which resulted in the occupation of Jarablus after Daesh left the city without resistance earlier this month. Turkey has ...

 
Reprieve accuses UK Foreign Office of training Bahrain forces
30 Sep 2016 12:05

Reprieve accuses UK Foreign Office of training Bahrain forces

International human rights organization Reprieve has accused the UK Foreign Office of running a program to train Bahraini forces, who it says are systematically torturing and abusing regime opponents. Reprieve published a report Thursday calling on Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) ...

 
Pakistan ‘briefs UN Security Council president on India tensions’
30 Sep 2016 12:03

Pakistan ‘briefs UN Security Council president on India tensions’

Pakistan says it has briefed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council of the escalating tensions with India in an attempt to avert a potential “crisis.” Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said on Thursday that she had met with Gerard van Bohemen, who is New Zealand’s UN ambassador ...

 
UN fails to launch independent robe into rights abuses in Yemen
30 Sep 2016 11:58

UN fails to launch independent robe into rights abuses in Yemen

The UN Human Rights Council has once again failed to launch an independent international investigation into rights violations in Yemen, with activists reporting “aggressive” Saudi lobbying against such a probe. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, along with a number of EU states,...

 
US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: Carter
28 Sep 2016 11:50

US not pursuing no-first-use nuclear arms policy: Carter

The United States is not pursuing a “no-first-use” policy with regard to its nuclear weapons, says US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Under the no-first-use doctrine, a nuclear power undertakes not to be the first one to use nuclear arms during a possible war. “It has been the policy of the United ...

 
Germany: Negotiations only way to solve Syria conflict
28 Sep 2016 11:38

Germany: Negotiations only way to solve Syria conflict

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced skepticism over the implementation of a no-fly zone over Syria. "Given the way the situation is at the moment, I'm skeptical that we can enforce a no-fly zone right now," she said following a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. She noted ...

 
Another black man shot dead by US police
28 Sep 2016 11:27

Another black man shot dead by US police

An African-American man has been shot and killed by police in San Diego, California, amid protests over police killings of black people. The shooting happened on Tuesday afternoon and witnesses said the victim was mentally challenged and unarmed when shot by police. At around 2 p.m., gunfire erupted ...

 
Saudi Arabia should account for Mina tragedy: Iran
24 Sep 2016 11:29

Saudi Arabia should account for Mina tragedy: Iran

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says Saudi Arabia has been refusing to conduct a responsible, thoroughgoing, and transparent investigation into the deadly crush that occurred during Hajj rituals last year. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani made the remarks at a meeting of the Organization ...

 
Egypt
27 Jan 2015 14:33

Egypt's grand mufti backs Brotherhood arrests

Egypt's grand mufti Tuesday backed the arrest of more than 500 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood following clashes over the weekend on the anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising."I am not sad for this outcome as such criminals ought to be prosecuted," Egypt's Grand Mufti ...

 
FBI: 3 Russians charged with spying, 1 arrested in New York
27 Jan 2015 14:29

FBI: 3 Russians charged with spying, 1 arrested in New York

Federal prosecutors in the United States have announced charges against three Russian men who allegedly operated an international spy ring based out of New York City.US attorneys said Monday that Evgeny Buryakov, Igor Sporyshev, and Victor Podobnyy have been charged “in connection with Buryakov’...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...