Archive for: November 2013

Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia

A controversial bill that would extend the right to request euthanasia to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Belgian Senate committee Wednesday. The panel voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions, the communications director for the Senate, Patrick Peremans, told CNN. The vote is […]

US, Japan, S.Korea send planes into China’s defense zone

B-52 bombers uncontested through Beijing’s newly proclaimed air-defense zone Monday. Seoul’s defense ministry said it sent a military jet on Tuesday to the air space around a contested submerged rock that lies inside China’s air defense zone. The ministry added it will continue to send aircraft to the area. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry […]

Free Syrian Army refuse to attend Geneva peace talks

The commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) says it will not participate in the upcoming Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria. General Salim Idriss made the remarks in an interview with Al-Jazeera news channel on Tuesday, a day after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the long-awaited talks would be held on […]

Zionist U.S. generals now take action to watch Obama

After one of them called for the “forced resignations” of President Obama and congressional leaders in response to multiple grievances, including the alleged political purge of hundreds of senior military officers, two retired U.S. generals are creating a citizens’ commission to scrutinize Obama administration actions on national security and economic issues. “America’s Provisional Leadership Council” […]

Vladimir Putin holds first meeting with Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Russian president Vladimir Putin met on Monday and discussed the Middle East and problems faced by Christians across the world, but did not touch on the strained relationship between the Vatican and the Orthodox Church. The 35-minute meeting at the Vatican was the first between Pope Francis and Putin, who met the […]

China hits back at Japan, US over criticism of air defence zone

China has lodged formal complaints with the US and Japanese embassies in Beijing, expressing anger over criticism from both countries over its new air defence zone that has escalated tensions stemming from a territorial dispute in the East China Sea. China announced on Saturday that it would reserve the right to take military action in […]

Iran nuclear deal reached at talks in Geneva

An agreement has been reached between Iran and six world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief. The deal, announced by European Union policy chief Catherine Ashton, is a first step towards resolving a decade-old stand-off between Tehran and the West. The agreement between the Islamic state and the US, […]

UK must do more to explain stance on Saudi Arabia, say MPs

Britain is suffering from a “credibility problem” in claiming to be backing reform in Saudi Arabia, which is described by MPs as “one of the least democratic states in the world with a notoriously poor human rights record” in a report published on Friday. MPs on the foreign affairs committee are also asking the government […]

Lawmaker blames Takfiri groups, Mossad for Beirut blasts

A senior Lebanese lawmaker blamed Takfiri groups and the Israeli Mossad agency for the recent suicide bombings at the Iranian embassy in Beirut which killed 23 people, including cultural attaché Ebrahim Ansari and five other embassy staff. “The sides who had a hand in the Beirut blasts are Takfiri groups who consider murder and slaughter […]

NATO supply route blocked to protest US drone strikes

Thousands of people protesting U.S. drone strikes blocked a road in northwest Pakistan on Saturday used to truck NATO troop supplies and equipment in and out of Afghanistan, the latest sign of rising tension caused by the attacks. The protest, which was led by Pakistani politician and cricket star Imran Khan, likely had more symbolic […]

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