Archive for: October 2015

Netanyahu blasted for distorting holocaust history

Binyamin Netanyahu has met the US secretary of state, John Kerry, in Berlin amid a continuing storm of criticism over remarks by the Israeli prime minister claiming that the Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem had suggested the genocide of the Jews to Adolf Hitler. Although Netanyahu tried to row back on his remarks that Hitler […]

Putin: Not worried about democracy coming to our borders..

The 12th annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Russia’s Sochi has focused on international armed conflicts. Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in its final plenary session devoted to the crisis in the Middle East. Bill Clinton’s Epic Double-Cross: How “Not An Inch” Brought NATO To Russia’s Border Putin’s Bombing of Syria’s Moderates Must […]

Israeli settlers attack British volunteer in West Bank

A 66-year-old British man volunteering in the West Bank received emergency treatment after being attacked by a gang of gun-wielding Israeli settlers hurling rocks at him. David Amos, a retired publishing company worker, was struck in the head by a rock as he tried to protect Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest. He was evacuated […]

Syrian army burn al-Nusra flag after Atshan operation

Dozens of militants from the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra were killed or captured as a result of a Syrian Army offensive on the city of Atshan and nearby villages in Syria’s Hama Governorate, Sunday, along with airstrikes from Russia’s Air Force.

U.S. supplies Syria rebels with 50 tons of ammo

U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration’s urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups. Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not […]

Saudi protester’s father urges Cameron to intervene

The father of a Saudi man facing the death penalty has suggested that an intervention by David Cameron could save his son’s life. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, 21, has been sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion in Saudi Arabia, after being arrested for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests in 2012, when he was just […]

S.Arabia warns “rumour-mongers” on Facebook risk execution

According to state-run Makkah Newspaper in Saudi Arabia, the wealthy Gulf-nation is threatening its citizens with the death penalty for spreading rumors about the government on social media. An anonymous source within the Ministry of Justice stated only the worst “rumour-mongers” will be sentenced to death, while lesser offenders of the new policy will be […]

Indian womans arm chopped off by Saudi employer

The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has taken up the matter with the Saudi Foreign Office and asked for strict action in the matter. The incident of a Saudi employer allegedly chopping off an Indian help’s hand, has evoked strong condemnation from India which has demanded that a case of attempted murder be lodged against the […]

Obama ends program to train Syria rebels; starting another

The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. Pentagon officials were expected to officially announce the […]

Afghan hospital bombing: MSF labels U.S. airstrike a war crime

Twelve MSF staff are confirmed killed as well as 10 patients, including three children. “Under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body. Relying only on an internal investigation by a party to the conflict […]

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