Archive for: September 2014

US-led strikes hit grain silos in Syria, causing civilian casualties

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that American-led airstrikes against targets inside of Syria reportedly hit a grain silo and caused a number of civilian casualties. As the AP reported, Rami Abdurrahman, the group’s director, said the civilians were killed in overnight coalitions raids on four different Syrian provinces. They killed only civilians there, […]

FBI-MI5 undermining ISIL propaganda; covering up blowback

The idea that a man who’s been trying to convert others to Islam ends up beheading someone is alarming enough, but perhaps even more given what has been happening in the Middle East. The Islamist extremist group ISIS has made a name for its itself using such tactics, going so far as to record the […]

Syria hails UN resolution; bans support for foreign fighters

The Syrian information minister has backed the UN resolution 2178 . Omran al-Zoubi regards it as a victory for Syria. The UN Security Council unanimously approved the resolution to squeeze the grip on foreign militants in conflict zones. The resolution prevents the recruiting, organizing, equipping and funding of foreign fighters. All countries should also prevent […]

Libya: Send us more arms or face wider terrorism threat

United Nations: Libya on Saturday asked the world either to give it more weapons and other support to help restore security and rebuild its institutions or to declare outright that the conflict-torn North African state “must face terrorism alone.” After describing Tripoli’s descent into chaos, which led the government to abandon its premises in the […]

Ron Paul: What US does now in M.East will increase violence

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin speaks with former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul, discussing his views on the ramifications of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, how US foreign policy has exacerbated the growth of Islamic extremism, the hypocritical partnership with Saudi Arabia, and the marginalization of alternative […]

UK debate on participation in ISIL strikes; George Galloway

British MP George Galloway has been met with praise and criticism for his speech given in Parliament, where he set out his case against military intervention in Iraq. Galloway told MPs that their strategy to beat the jihadist militia Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) was wrong-headed and that action in Iraq would […]

Iranian president Rouhani stresses finding terrorism roots

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has demanded an apology from those countries which he says made the strategic blunder of creating the terrorist groups with certain aims. Addressing the 69th UN General Assembly’s annual meeting, Rouhani said terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and the ISIL were created to give rise to Islamophobia worldwide and to pave the […]

India’s mission to Mars; Seeks methane & secrets of life

In recent years, a rising number of countries are eyeing the Red Planet, both with the idea of establishing a permanent human settlement there, as well as carrying out unmanned scientific research. So far, just three countries or groupings have launched unmanned missions to Mars: the US, the former Soviet Union and the 17-member European […]

Ladakh; India, China agree to withdraw troops by Sept 30th

India and China have resolved the stand-off at the Ladakh border and withdrawal of troops will begin on Friday and be completed by September 30, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said, describing the resolution of the issue as a “big accomplishment.” “I am happy to tell you that both nations have sat down and resolved […]

War planes attack Benghazi after threats by ex-general

A war plane attacked a port in Benghazi on Wednesday in a strike claimed by forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, bringing their battle against Islamists to the heart of the eastern Libyan city. A Reuters reporter near the port, which is not an oil installation, saw a warplane open fire several times, although […]

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