Archive for: May 2015

Georgian ex-pres nominated as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa

The Ukrainian cabinet of ministers has nominated the former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, who has been placed on an international wanted list in his own country, as the governor of Ukraine’s coastal Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was set to meet Saakashvili on Friday to approve his candidacy for the post before officially […]

ISIL militants attack Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia

Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shi’ite Mosque in Saudi Arabia, the second attack claimed by the Sunni extremist group in a week. Authorities say a car exploded outside the al-Anoud mosque during Friday prayers, while witnesses reported seeing a bomber disguised as a woman who […]

Israeli F16’s falling from the skies over Yemen?

This week two F16s were shot down over Yemen. When the wreckage was examined, both were found to be of types never supplied to an Arab nation, not Saudi Arabia, not anyone. The only “buyer” in the region for that type of plane is Israel. With two Israeli planes downed this week, fresh Saudi markings […]

UN seeks to blacklist Israel over killing Gaza children

Israel pressuring UN chief Ban not to include it in list – which also includes al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban – of organizations or countries that regularly cause harm to children. The UN secretary-general’s envoy for Children and Armed Conflict recommended this week to include the IDF on a blacklist of countries and organizations […]

Cmdr of U.S. trained Tajik elite police force defects to ISIL

The U.S.-trained commander of Tajikistan’s elite police force has defected to Islamic State, he said in a YouTube video, and his former unit will issue a statement condemning him, media said on Thursday. Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation’s special-purpose police known as OMON, used against criminals and militants. He disappeared in late […]

NATO thanks President Obama for strong US leadership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Barack Obama discussed the Alliance’s response to key security challenges at the White House in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (26 May 2015). The Secretary General thanked President Obama for strong leadership in uncertain times, saying “you have provided leadership at a critical moment, and continue to provide […]

German court hears case into US drone killings in Yemen

A court in Cologne, Germany, is to start hearing a case over two Yemenis who were killed by a US drone strike in 2012. The relatives of the deceased, who brought the case to court, say the victims were strong opponents of Al-Qaeda. Imam Salim bin Ali Jaber, and his cousin, Walid Abdullah bin Ali […]

Opposition candidate in Turkey elections shot, in Adana

A Turkish opposition figure running for the June general elections in Turkey has been injured in a gun attack in the country’s southern province of Adana. The province’s governor, Mustafa Buyuk, said Elif Dogan Turkmen, who is running for parliament representing the Republican People’s Party (CHP), came under the armed attack in the district of […]

China-US war ‘inevitable’, according to state-run newspaper

China’s Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun holds up a report on China’s Military Strategy during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, China. A state–run newspaper in Beijing published an editorial on Tuesday calling war between China and the US “inevitable” if Washington doesn’t stop its protests over Chinese military actions […]

Senior NATO Official: “We’ll probably be at war this summer”

A senior NATO official told former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler that the world would “probably be at war” sometime this summer. “We’ll probably be at war this summer, if we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear,” the official told Schindler last week. Although the tweet was retweeted over 400 times, the comment garnered no mainstream […]

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