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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 ...

 
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 ...

 
Hostage taker kills Saudi security agent in Riyadh
15 Dec 2014 11:23

Hostage taker kills Saudi security agent in Riyadh

An unidentified hostage taker has killed a member of Saudi security forces and injured two others in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.According to the Saudi police on Monday, the incident took place after the police tried to free three captives held by the armed man in Riyadh on Sunday."An unknown man ...

 
Iran, US, EU negotiators set for nuclear meeting
23 Nov 2014 14:18

Iran, US, EU negotiators set for nuclear meeting

Top negotiators of Iran, the US and the EU are scheduled to hold another trilateral meeting ahead of the Monday deadline for Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers to ink a final nuclear deal.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, his US counterpart John Kerry and EU nuclear negotiator Catherine ...

 
ISIL abducts 70 people in northern Iraq: Sources
23 Nov 2014 14:15

ISIL abducts 70 people in northern Iraq: Sources

The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped at least 70 people in a village in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, local sources say.The kidnappings took place in a village near the town of Sinjar, with sources saying that the Takfiri militants seized tribesmen’s vehicles and weapons to prevent ...

 
Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia – Lavrov
23 Nov 2014 14:13

Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia – Lavrov

The ultimate goal of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by some Western nations is to stir public protests and oust the government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.“Western leaders publicly state that the sanctions must hurt [Russia's] economy and stir up public protests. The West ...

 
Cleveland cop shoots 12yo boy carrying BB gun
23 Nov 2014 14:11

Cleveland cop shoots 12yo boy carrying BB gun

A 12-year-old boy who according to police was armed has been shot and seriously injured in the stomach in an “officer involved shooting” at a recreation center in Cleveland, Ohio. The boy’s weapon turned out to be an air gun “resembling” real pistol.The shooting happened around 3:30 ...

 
ISIL shuts down all schools in eastern Syria
8 Nov 2014 13:42

ISIL shuts down all schools in eastern Syria

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have shut all schools in areas they control in eastern Syria, pending a revision of the curriculum, residents say.The terrorists are tightening their rules on civilian life in the eastern Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr, which fell under near-complete control of the militants ...

 
Photo shows 2 Syrian children killed in US airstrike
8 Nov 2014 13:39

Photo shows 2 Syrian children killed in US airstrike

A photo shared by activists on social media shows two Syrian children who were killed by the latest US airstrikes in the Arab country on Wednesday night.The activists shared the photo on Friday, which shows two Syrian children covered in blood and dust, according to Reuters which said it itself received ...

 
Rice: US not engaged in military coordination with Iran against ISIL
8 Nov 2014 13:34

Rice: US not engaged in military coordination with Iran against ISIL

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice says Washington is not engaged in any military coordination with Iran in fight against the ISIL terrorist group."We are in no way engaged in any coordination - military coordination - with Iran on countering ISIL," she said on Friday.She made the comments ...

 
Israel restricts access to Al-Aqsa Mosque
8 Nov 2014 13:32

Israel restricts access to Al-Aqsa Mosque

'Israeli police have banned men under 35 from entering the compound,' Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director-general of the Organization for Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs, a Palestinian NGO, told AA Israeli police imposed fresh restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem ...

 
Democrats concerned amid reported low turnout in midterm vote
5 Nov 2014 13:55

Democrats concerned amid reported low turnout in midterm vote

A low turnout has been reported in the United States midterm elections, the most expensive midterm vote in the American history.Reports said on Tuesday that there was a low turnout at the elections which would determine if President Barack Obama will face a Republican Senate in his final two years in ...

 
Facebook reports surge in US data requests
5 Nov 2014 13:50

Facebook reports surge in US data requests

Facebook says the United States government has increased requests to have access to the users’ data on the social networking site.Facebook Inc said in a blog post on Tuesday that the number of the requests rose by about a quarter in the first half of 2014 over the second half of last year."...

 
Canadian teen prostitution ringleader jailed
5 Nov 2014 13:46

Canadian teen prostitution ringleader jailed

An 18-year-old Canadian woman has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for running a teenage prostitution ring.Kailey Oliver-Machado was sentenced by a Canadian court on Tuesday for drugging and beating girls as young as 13 into prostitution in Canada's capital Ottawa.Oliver-Machado was arrested ...