Archive for: July 2014

Crime (Israel) and Punishment (Russia)

So Obama, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande and Renzi – let’s call them the Fab Five – got on a video conference call to muster their courage and “increase pressure” asking for a cease-fire in Gaza. Later in the day, Bibi delivers his answer, in plain language. He remains dead set on achieving his version of a […]

Israel bombs another UN school; designated “safe zone”

The strikes came in rapid succession. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday at a United Nations school at the Jabaliya refugee camp, where 3,300 Palestinians had taken refuge from the fierce fighting in their Gaza neighborhoods, what appeared to be four Israeli artillery shells hit the compound. One hit the street in front of the entrance, according […]

ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Islamist militants in Iraq are reported to have seized an ancient monastery near Mosul and expelled the monks. Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing. The monastery, which dates from the 4th Century, is a major Christian landmark and a place of pilgrimage. […]

Militants behead Filipino construction worker in Libya

A Filipino construction worker in Libya was beheaded by militants in Benghazi, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. He is the first Filipino casualty in Libya since the civil strife in the North African state erupted anew and since the first civil war that toppled the regime of Libyan strongman Moammar Ghadafi in […]

Several killed in Israeli attack on hospital, death toll tops 560

Four people have been killed and a further 70 injured when Israeli tank shells hit a hospital in central Gaza, according to Palestinian medics. Thirty of those wounded in the attack were reportedly medical staff. Health official Ashraf al Kidra said 12 shells hit the intensive care unit, surgery department and administration building at the […]

Malaysia MH17: What did U.S. spy satellites see in Ukraine?

The U.S. media’s Ukraine bias has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now – with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down – the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In the heat of the U.S. media’s latest war hysteria – […]

Death toll rises to 22 in Egypt-Libya border post attack

The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt’s western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday. The attack on Saturday was deadliest suffered by Egypt’s military in recent history. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the country’s former military chief, called the […]

Putin: Taskforce at Malaysia MH17 crash site not enough

The tragic Malaysian MH17 flight crash must not be politicised and the international experts on the scene should be able to carry out their work in complete safety, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “There are already representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk working there, as well as representatives of the emergencies ministry of Ukraine and others. […]

Obama to Netanyahu: U.S. seeks immediate cease-fire

IDF death toll rises to 18; Kerry: Israel has right to defend itself; 50 Palestinians killed in Shuja’iyya, Gaza death toll rises to 436 ● IDF troops uncover 40 tunnels in Gaza, 14 of them whole. U.S. President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call on Sunday afternoon that the U.S. […]

All parties involved to blame for Malaysian aircraft disaster

Larry Wilkerson: Why weren’t commercial flights banned over an area where aircraft had already been shot down? Lawrence B. “Larry” Wilkerson (born 15 June 1945) is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson has criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including […]

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