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China’s oil fears over South Sudan fighting

January 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17408

China, largest investor in South Sudan’s oil sector, fierce fighting continues between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of his former deputy. Some of the largest oil fields China operates are in areas controlled by fighters backing Riek Machar, the country’s vice-president until he was sacked in July.

Falluja standoff between Iraqi army and insurgents poses dilemma for Obama

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/07/falluja-standoff-between-iraqi-army-and-insurgents-poses-dilemma-for-obama/

The standoff between the Iraqi army and the insurgents poses a dilemma for the Obama administration, torn between distaste for Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s sectarian approach to politics and a resurgence of al-Qaida in the country.

Dirty war over clean fuel: Farmers in Honduras terrorized by U.S.-backed security forces

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/07/dirty-war-over-clean-fuel-farmers-in-honduras-terrorized-by-u-s-backed-security-forces/

The west’s drive to reduce its carbon footprint cheaply is fuelling a dirty war in Honduras, where US-backed security forces are implicated in the murder, disappearance and intimidation of peasant farmers involved in land disputes with local palm oil magnates.

Water Wars: Land snatched from Syria supplies third of Israel's H2O -Video

January 7th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/water-wars-land-snatched-syria-supplies-third-israels-h2o

Rivalry over water supplies can lead to bitter conflicts.since the mid-20th century, the planet's seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes - a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa.

Syrian Infighting May Be Pretext for Expanded Intervention -Video

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/

Geopolitical analyst Eric Draister explained recent infighting between foreign-funded fighters battling within Syria's borders suggested new narrative portraying "good terrorists" locked in battle with "bad terrorists, new context which the West can continue arming, funding terrorist groups waging war on Syria.

Let's blow all Iran nuclear sites up: US lawmaker

January 7th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/07/344288/lets-blow-iran-nuclear-sites-up-us-rep/

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says the United States should be prepared to take military action against Iran despite an interim nuclear agreement. Also called on the Obama administration to increase military support to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch a military strike against Iran.

Yemen gunmen blow up oil pipeline after army killing

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1552118

Tribesmen in Yemen's Hadramawt province blew up a major oil pipeline in retaliation for army killing one of their men, officials said on Monday. The same pipeline attacked on December 28. It usually pumps about 120,000 barrels per day. Attacks on oil and gas pipelines in Yemen are frequent.

Israel approves more illegal settlement units

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1552198

Israel has approved a plan to construct 272 new illegal settlement units in West Bank as US Secretary of State John Kerry left Middle East. International community considers colonisation of occupied land illegal, Palestinians view settlement construction as obstacle to reaching a peace agreement.

Terrorists, Takfiris at end of line in Syria: Iran diplomat

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/06/344066/terrorists-reach-end-of-line-in-syria/

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: terrorists and Takfiri groups have reached the end of the road in Syria. “Syria has successfully overcome the serious crisis and terrorists and Takfiri groups have reached the end of the line in the country.

Iraq kills over 30 al-Qaeda-linked militants: Reports -Video

January 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/06/344060/iraq-kills-over-30-militants-reports/

Iraqi security forces continue their fight against al-Qaeda-linked militants in western Anbar Province, killing dozens and injuring several others. According to Iraqi local media reports, army forces have killed 30 militants loyal to the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Fallujah.

Israeli youth prefer death to military service: Rabbi

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/05/343840/israel-youths-prefer-death-to-going-to-army/

An Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi says seminary students in Israel prefer getting tortured and killed to being conscripted into the regime’s armed forces. Another Israeli rabbi slammed the materialistic objectives of the Israeli army and said Israeli youths evade military service due to their awareness of such mentality.

US waived laws banning the China-made parts on weapons: Report

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/04/343680/us-to-use-chinese-parts-on-f35-jets/

The US Defense Department has waived laws that ban Chinese-made components on US weapons, including on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets. Chief US arms buyer Frank Kendall allowed two F-35 suppliers to use Chinese magnets for new warplane's radar system, landing gears other hardware,

Kurdish fighters recapture Tal Hamis in NE Syria

January 5th, 2014
Categories: World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/05/343863/kurdish-fighters-seize-key-town-in-syria/

Kurdish fighters in Syria have recaptured a key town in the country’s northeast, Press TV reports. The Kurdish fighters retook the town following fierce fighting with al-Qaeda-linked militants, who had heavily occupied the area. In recent weeks, the Syrian army has made major advances

US terror drone strike kills nine in eastern Afghanistan

January 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/05/343866/us-terror-drone-strike-kills-9-afghans/

At least nine people have been killed in a strike by a US killer drone in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, Press TV reports. The casualties come after the unmanned plane targeted a vehicle in the volatile Momand Dara district of Nangarhar Province on Sunday.

Clashes leave 17 dead in western Yemen: Officials

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/04/343735/clashes-kill-17-in-western-yemen/

Clashes between Houthi Shias and Salafis have claimed 17 lives in western Yemen, officials say. The Yemeni security officials, who were speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Saturday’s fighting broke out in the province of Amran. Yemen is the Arab world’s poorest country.

Egypt govt. vows to crush Muslim Brotherhood -Video

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/04/343750/egypt-govt-vows-to-crush-brotherhood/

On December 25, the government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organization, blamed it for the December 24 bombing on a police headquarters that killed 16 people without investigating or providing any evidence. 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi supporters and security forces.

S Sudan fighting intensifies before direct talks

January 4th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/04/343741/fighting-in-south-sudan-flares-up/

Fighting has intensified in South Sudan between government forces and rebels ahead of direct talks between the warring parties in neighboring Ethiopia. The government in Juba is grappling with rampant corruption, unrest and conflict in the deeply impoverished oil-rich nation, left devastated by decades of war.

Syria’s Hospitals targeted by NATO-backed Armed Groups

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrias-hospitals-targeted-by-nato-backed-armed-groups/5363563

Since 2011 NATO-backed armed groups have systematically attacked more than two thirds of Syria’s public hospitals, and have murdered, kidnapped or injured more than 300 health workers, combined with attacks on schools, universities and massacres of civilians often falsely blamed on the government.

Turkish governor blocks search of Syria-bound truck: Report -Video

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: /Turkish governor blocks search of Syria-bound truck: Report

The governor of Turkey’s southern province of Hatay has prevented police from investigating a Syria-bound truck which was reportedly carrying weapons. The border guards, who had stopped the Syria-bound truck, were also removed from their posts. Truck carrying a significant quantity of ammunition and weapons.

Iraq slides toward civil war

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iraq

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/03/iraq-j03.html

Heavy fighting erupted Thursday between Iraqi government troops and Sunni militants who seized large parts of Fallujah and Ramadi, two cities in Iraq’s western Anbar province that were at the center of the armed resistance to the US occupation a decade ago.

Israel successfully tests Arrow space missile interceptor

January 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/israel-arrow-interceptor-test-123/

Arrow III, an upgraded component of the Israeli missile shield, was successfully tested for the second time, the country’s Defense Ministry announced. The kamikaze satellites launched by the system are capable of intercepting missiles in space.

Michigan bans ‘WAR SUX’ license plate for the ‘emotional wellbeing of youth’

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/michigan-bans-war-sux-license-plate-for-the-emotional-wellbeing-of-youth/

The state of Michigan has told a court that it was protecting children when it refused to issue a vanity license plate with the phrase “WAR SUX. Ridiculous” that anyone could be offended by the plate, war is a bad idea, and we should do everything we can to avoid it.”

At least 5 killed as massive explosion shakes southern Beirut -Video

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/beirut-powerful-blast-killed-087/

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in a powerful explosion, which shook a suburb in south Beirut housing a stronghold of the Shiite group Hezbollah. Explosion was caused by a car bomb, causing many people to flee the area in panic for fear of further explosions.

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip: Military

January 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/02/343390/israeli-jets-bombard-gaza-strip/

The aircraft targeted four sites in the central and northern Gaza Strip during the early hours of Friday No immediate reports of injuries in Gaza. Israeli military frequently bombs the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming the attacks are being conducted for defensive purposes

Volgograd Bombings: Who’s behind the terrorist attacks in Russia? -Video

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Volgograd_Bombings%3A_Who%E2%80%99s_behind_the_terrorist_attacks_in_Russia%3F/31662/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan threatened Russia with terrorist attacks to persuade Russian President to withhold support from Assad’s regime, reportedly offered Putin a multi-billion dollar arms deal, guaranteed control over Europe’s oil supply. Russia declined.

Palestinian Ambassador to Czech Republic dies after blast at residence

January 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/palestinian-ambassador-prague-blast-057/

The Palestinian ambassador in Prague has died after being fatally injured in an explosion that shook his official residence on Wednesday. The ambassador’s newly constructed residence has been set to become the Palestinian Embassy in the Czech Republic.

Clashes in DRC leave 103 dead: Government

December 31st, 2013
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/01/343060/congo-clashes-kill-over-100-government/

Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Tuesday that 95 attackers and eight members of the armed forces were killed during the “terrorist offensive" in the capital Kinshasa and the city of Lubumbashi in southeastern Congo on Monday.

Chinese Muslims Freed From Guantanamo Ten Years After Being Found Innocent

December 31st, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/31/3108621/uighurs-guantanamo-freedom/

The last of 22 Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic group concentrated in Western China, were freed from Guantanamo Bay, according to an announcement from the Pentagon on Tuesday. Their freedom comes ten years after the U.S. military determined the men posed no threat to American security.

Russia on alert after second deadly suicide bombing destroys trolley packed with people

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/30/russia-on-alert-after-second-deadly-suicide-bombing-destroys-packed-trolley/

14 people killed Monday. Suicide bomber blew up packed trolley bus in Volgograd, security concerns at the Sochi Olympics day after attack on city’s train station. Putin, under pressure to show Russia can assure safety of Winter Games February 7, stepped-up security across country.

13 killed in clashes during Iraq protest camp removal -Video

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Police State, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/30/342812/13-killed-in-iraq-protest-camp-clashes/

Dozen people killed in clashes between gunmen and Iraqi police at anti-government protest camp in the country’s western Anbar Province. Fighting broke out when gunmen opened fire on police special forces who had been trying to enter the city of Ramadi to dismantle the protest camp.

DR Congo army kills 40 people taking part in uprising -Video

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/30/342808/congo-forces-kill-40-people-in-uprising/

Congolese security forces have killed at least 40 people involved in a violent uprising in the capital Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The army said it had regained control of the state television headquarters, RTNC, army headquarters and the international airport in Kinshasa

Rockets from Lebanon smash down in Israel; IDF returns fire

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014683938

Israeli forces fired toward the source of the launch, the IDF said. At least 20 Israeli rockets landed in southern Lebanon, according to the IDF and the Lebanese official National News Agency. There were no initial reports of injuries on either side.

Syria evacuates 5,000 people from embattled town

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/30/342684/syria-evacuates-5000-from-embattled-town/

Syria has evacuated about 5,000 citizens from an industrial town near Damascus where foreign-backed militants have been fighting against government troops for over two weeks. Syrian Minister for Social Affairs:has established rescue rooms to offer humanitarian assistance.

Heavy explosion in downtown Beirut kills former govt minister -Video

December 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/beirut-explosion-lebanon-casualties-864/

A large explosion has shaken the downtown area of the Lebanese capital, killing 5 people, former government minister Mohammed Shattah. Lebanese television showed footage of dead bodies lying near the wreckage. Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation: blast was caused by a booby-trapped car.

3 dead as car explodes near police building in Russia's south

December 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/car-blast-pyatigorsk-russia-879/

Three people died after a car exploded in the city of Pyatigorsk in Russia’s Stavropol region, Itar-Tass reported, citing the Interior Ministry. ing the Interior Ministry. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee: homemade explosive device caused the blast, victims of the blast were passersby.

3 Palestinians injured in Israeli air raids on Gaza -Video

December 26th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/26/342103/israeli-warplanes-strike-gaza/

On Thursday, Israeli warplanes launched several strikes on Gaza City, injuring the Palestinians. Israel claims the latest attacks are in response to a rocket attack from Gaza. Israeli military often targets Palestinians along the border with the Gaza Strip, which remains literally cut off from the outside world.

South Sudan loses oil wells; civil war fears rise

December 26th, 2013
Categories: World, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/27/342127/south-sudan-rebels-capture-oil-wells/

Fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar in South Sudan have seized some oil wells and taken control of the capital of the main oil-producing state, amid rising concerns that fighting between rival army factions is pushing the country into civil war.

At least 37 dead in bombings in Baghdad’s Christian areas -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Iraq

Link: http://rt.com/news/iraq-blast-christian-christmas-786/

Bomb attacks at Christmas that targeted Christian areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have left at least 37 people dead. The biggest blast happened near a church after a Christmas service.

Israel demolishes more homes in occupied West Bank -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/25/341898/israel-demolishes-more-palestinian-homes/

The latest demolitions by Israeli bulldozers, which occurred near Ramallah and Jericho on Christmas Eve, have displaced over 70 Palestinians including at least 32 kids. UN relief agency said these acts violate the international law and leave thousands of Palestinians homeless in the cold.

Inventor of AK-47 rifle Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94 -Video

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/kalashnikov-dies-inventor-ak-47-887/

The inventor of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died at the age of 94. His ingenuity earned him widespread admiration, but his legacy became more controversial when his weapons were used in some of the world’s bloodiest conflicts.

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