Archive for: October 2014

Abbas: Israel closing al-Aqsa mosque “declaration of war”

The Palestinian president has described Israel’s decision to close the al-Aqsa Mosque on worshippers as a declaration of war on the people of Palestine. A spokesman for Mahmoud Abbas has quoted him as saying that Israel is dangerously after escalating a war on Palestinians, their sacred places and the Arab and Islamic nation as a […]

Peshmerga relief operation finally en route to Kobani

A long awaited Iraqi Kurdish convoy carrying men, weapons and medical supplies bound for the besieged Syrian town of Kobani has been welcomed at the Turkish border. The relief operation by Iraqi Kurds to help their Syrian brethren has finally got under way after Ankara last week gave permission to allow Kurdistan’s President Masoud Barzani […]

British hostage, seen in ISIL video apparently from Kobani

A British hostage of the Islamic State has been shown in a video, apparently made in the beleaguered Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border, depicting him as a combat correspondent and forecasting that the town is about to fall to militants despite waves of American airstrikes. The video, about five and a half […]

Egypt warns of ISIL like groups profiting from Libyan oil

London: Egypt has warned that militant groups are poised to seize control of Libya’s oilfields, as the country’s foreign minister appealed for an expansion of the Western-led campaign against Daesh to tackle extremism threatening North Africa. Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian foreign minister, used a visit to London on Monday to push for a new approach […]

Yemeni Houthis advance into al-Qaeda stronghold

They said the Yemeni army pounded local tribes and fighters of al Qaeda’s local wing, Ansar al-Sharia, with air strikes, artillery and Katuysha rockets in al-Baydah province, about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of the capital Sanaa. “Around 10 civilians were killed and a number were injured, including women and children,” one tribal source said. […]

‘We have to defend our land’: Lebanese Christians

The threat of Islamic State has crossed the borders of Syria to neighboring Lebanon, making Christians there arm themselves to defend their land and families from the extremists. RT goes to the Syrian-Lebanese border, to meet the militias. More than 20 people have been killed in northern Lebanon in clashes between the army and Sunni […]

Ukraine: Azov among Kiev’s strongest supporters in Mariupol

Voting in Eastern Ukraine reveals a few more of the divisions in society. The young vote differently to the old, some miss the certainties of the past, and others resent the changes they see as being forced upon them. No doubts for volunteer fighters of the Azov batallion in Mariupol, however. Among Kyiv’s strongest supporters, […]

Benghazi Whistleblower Tosh Plumlee tells his account

Robert Tosh Plumlee was born in 1937. He joined the United States Army in April 1954 and was assigned to the Texas 49th Armored Division. Later he was transferred to Dallas where he joined the 4th Army Reserve Military Intelligence Unit. After leaving the army Plumlee worked as an aircraft mechanic before obtaining his pilot’s […]

Putin on: World Order: New rules or a game without rules

Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering a speech at the plenary session of Valdai International Discussion Club, a forum involving the world leading experts at foreign and domestic policy.

Islam convert shot dead after axe attack on NYPD cops

A hatchet-swinging psycho with Islamic militant leanings turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping a rookie cop in the back of the head and slicing a second officer on the arm before two other officers shot him dead. In opening fire on the madman, cops accidentally wounded a […]

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