Animal spies, suspicious stork, shark attacking swimmers linked to Mossad plot. Egyptian muppet-type character, forced to go on national television to deny her appearance in phone commercial was coded message to outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Said to have trained gerbils for use in airport security
Response to strikes that began on Jan. 3 which have paralyzed trade from the major port, particularly for the fruit industry. “A night of repression from the police special forces was experienced. People from STI don’t want to go to work but they are forced to, This is war. There is nothing else to do.
Vigilantes seized a drug cartel’s bastion in western Mexico, sparking shootout as civilian militias gain new ground in struggle against drug gangs in region. Two members of the self-defense unit were wounded. Hundreds of men armed with AK-47 assault rifles, bulletproof vests and radios.
Argentina will seek legal punishment, including prison sentences, for anyone who drills for oil in the Falklands and the surrounding waters it claims as its territories, the country’s newly created Malvinas secretary has told the Guardian. “We will go to the international courts.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says thousands of South Sudanese people have fled to neighboring countries in the wake of deadly violence between government troops and rebels. UN refugee agency: confirmed Sunday 10,000 people have crossed border into Sudan from South Sudan.
The Red Cross in Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed 13 deaths in two days of consecutive intense clashes in the country’s capital Bangui since Michel Djotodia announced his resignation from the presidency. Reports of attacks on mosques, lootings of Muslim-owned shops and houses in Bangui.
The US military has sent a small group of military advisers to Somalia in the first overt deployment of US soldiers there since 1993. Their job is to advise African troops fighting al-Shabaab, an Islamist militia whose leaders have professed loyalty to al-Qaeda,
A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on the site. The three judge court ruled 2-1 in favor of the activists who filed a legal appeal against Monsanto’s GMO seed plant on environmental protection grounds.
Iraqi security forces have launched a fresh attack against al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in the western province of Anbar as heavy fighting continues between the two sides. Cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar Province have been the scene of deadly clashes between the Iraqi army and al-Qaeda.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that Iran should be invited to the upcoming conference for ending the deadly crisis in Syria.rejected setting preconditions for Iran’s participation in the meeting, known as Geneva II Conference, as “unconstructive.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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