Archive for: February 2015

Libya PM accuses Turkey of arming rival Tripoli faction

Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister has accused Turkey of transferring weapons to a rival faction in the nation’s capital of Tripoli, vowing his government will halt its dealings with Ankara. “Turkey is a state that is not dealing honestly with us. It’s exporting weapons to us so the Libyan people kill each other,” said Abdullah […]

Fighting ISIL not a priority for Turkey: U.S. spy chief

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Feb. 26. When asked, Clapper told senators he wasn’t optimistic Turkey would take a more […]

U.S. to send arms to Ukraine using private contractors

Washington plans to use Western private military contractors to deliver weapons to Ukraine. Once arms are delivered, these companies will send their “volunteers” who will come to make good use of these weapons. The United States plans to use private military contractors to deliver arms to Kiev, Ukrainian hacker group CyberBerkut reports. A group of […]

Boris Nemtsov murder probing several possible motives

The assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was well-planned, investigators said. Versions of the crime range from a political provocation to a revenge killing by radical Islamists. “There is no doubt that this crime was carefully planned. The location and timing of the killing indicated that as well. The investigation found out that […]

The last episode of Abby Martin’s Breaking the Set

On this final episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the power of grassroots activism in getting the FCC to uphold net neutrality. Abby then speaks with Eugene Puryear, Organizer with the ANSWER Coalition, about effective activism as it relates to issues from combating police brutality to taking on prison reform. Abby then speaks […]

Who is Jihadi John? CNN’s blooper hints he’s… Putin

As the world media raced to break the identity of the Islamic State killer nicknamed Jihadi John, some of them moved too fast. Like CNN, who unexpectedly paraded Vladimir Putin’s image in its Who-is-Jihadi-John report. Thursday’s report by Max Foster from the London office of CNN International was supposed to reveal the identity of Jihadi […]

Ukraine: DPR heavy weapon withdrawal underway

The self-proclaimed republics in Eastern Ukraine say they’ve pulled back 90% of their heavy armaments from the frontline as they continue to implement the Minsk agreements. Accroding to Ukrainian defense ministry Kiev also started withdrawing heavy weaponry from Lugansk & Donetsk regions today. Kiev says started withdrawing weapons from eastern Ukraine

Gas supplies to Europe could suffer if Kiev doesn’t pay

Russia will cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev fails to pay in “three or four days,” President Vladimir Putin said, adding that this “will create a problem” for gas transit to Europe. “Gazprom has been fully complying with its obligations under the Ukraine gas supply contract and will continue doing that,” Putin told […]

Iran test-fires 20 new missiles in Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has launched massive war games in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the south of the country. The maneuvers, code-named the Great Prophet 9, kicked off Wednesday morning. The drills started with maritime mine operations by speedboats as well as the firing of four coast-to-sea missiles […]

“Mossad threatened cyber attack over anti-Israel campaign”

A newly-leaked document reveals that Israel’s spy agency threatened South Africa with a massive cyber attack, demanding it put an end to the growing anti-Israel campaign across the country. The documents show South Africa’s former finance minister received a cyber threat against the country’s banking and financial sectors from QUOTE unknown sources in 20-12. The […]

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