ISIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq's Diyala province to Syria's Aleppo a new Islamic State - a ‘caliphate.' They removed 'Iraq and the Levant' from their name, announced that it should now be called 'The Islamic State and urged other Sunni groups to pledge their allegiance.
Over 1,000 protesters led by the Ukrainian army’s Donbass Battalion fighters gathered for a rally in central Kiev on Sunday. The demonstrators are demanding that President Petro Poroshenko end the ceasefire and impose martial law, provide military with necessary armas to destroy terrorists.
In an apparent breach of the ceasefire, Ukrainian forces shelled residential parts of Slavyansk for nearly an hour on Sunday, destroying buildings and killing at least 3 civilians. Ukrainian media claimed that a pro-Kiev checkpoint had been attacked.
A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, the head of the press service for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
A senior Iranian commander says crisis in Iraq is a US proxy war in the Middle East, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the growing terrorism in his country, aimed at serving the interests of the Israeli regime.
Residents ,merchants in Iraq province Babil to stop importing commodities from Turkey, Saudi Arabia due to support of Ankara and Riyadh for violence in Iraq. Boosting imports from Iran. Iraqi forces start massive operation against terrorists, denounce Al Saud regime as major supporter of global terrorism.
The number of child refugees entering Russia from southeast Ukraine has reached 14,000 amid the ongoing crisis in the region, the Russian children's ombudsman says. 40,000 refugees are currently living in Russia. Number expected to increase, thousands cross into Russia every day from Ukraine.
Russia says it will not stand idly by in the face of terrorist groups who are attempting to spread terrorism in the Middle East. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has warned US and Europe that terrorist groups are becoming a serious risk to several Middle Eastern countries.
Iraq received first batch of Russian-made Sukhoi fighter planes to use against ISIL militants. Criticized Washington for delaying delivery of US F-16 jets purchased by Baghdad, said al-Qaeda militants’ advance could have been avoided if jets had been delivered on time.
Israel is getting ready to launch an all-out war on the impoverished Gaza Strip as the world’s attention is focused on the acts of terrorism being perpetrated by Takfiri militants in Iraq and neighboring Syria. Saturday, Israel carried out multiple airstrikes on central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip,
If peace in Ukraine depended on Russia and most European countries, the chances for achieving it would be higher, the Russian Foreign Minister believes. However, he is sure the US is pushing the Ukrainian leadership towards confrontation.
Authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic have said that the other four OSCE representatives were set free in eastern Ukraine. The group had been kept in the region since the end of May on suspicion of gathering intelligence. Another group of four OSCE observers was released Thursday.
Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began offensive Saturday to retake Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants, while party leaders pursued talks to end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s rule, which is seen as highly divisive. ISIS jihadists have overrun Sunni areas in the north and west of Iraq.
Mortar shells from Ukraine have again hit Russian territory, damaging a building at a border checkpoint and creating holes in the ground in two villages. The Russian Foreign Ministry has protested the“provocation,” demanding that Kiev investigate it.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended the ceasefire with pro-Russian protesters in the eastern provinces for another 72 hours until June 30. European foreign ministers threaten Russia with further sanctions unless Moscow prevents flow of arms and gunmen from its borders into Ukraine.
European Union’s envoy to Israel: European states“losing patience” with continued growth of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. If Israel regime does not stop settlement building projects, more countries will issue warnings to businesses operating in the West Bank.
Press TV: Israeli airstrikes against the besieged Gaza Strip have targeted Palestinian navy officers. Israeli air force launched three airstrikes against police station in center of the blockaded coastal enclave within one hour, also targeted a farmland east of Khan Yunis.
Long battle near Slavyansk despite ceasefire. Self-defense fighters claim to have killed whole platoon of Kiev National Guard. Kiev hit city with artillery shells, hit houses. 20 Ukraine troops killed. Intense fighting. Poroshenko peace plan welcomed by the West. “Plan B. Civilians killed.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS killed, crucified one of its members for corruption Friday, photographs show crucified man with sign:“Guilty: Abu Adnan al-Anadali. Sentence: execution, three days crucifixion. Motive: extorting money at checkpoints, accusing drivers of apostasy.
President Obama requested $500 million from Congress to train and arm militants fighting government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. If approved, would supplement covert assistance program run by US intelligence agencies. Already authorized to provide equipment, supplies, and training services
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR: 10,000 people fled Christian majority town of Qaraqosh in Iraq after it was attacked with mortar rounds on Friday, critical conditions, no showers or air conditioning during summer heat. ISIS staged mass executions in Iraqi city of Tikrit hometown of Saddam Hussein.
Prime Minister Nouri Maliki: Jets from Russia, Belarus will hopefully make a difference in fight against ISIS in Iraq. He expressed regrets over Iraq's contract with the US, saying their jets are taking too long to arrive. "God willing within one week this force will be effective and will destroy the terrorists' dens.
While the Iraqi army struggles to contain the ISIS advance in the country's northwest, the Kurds have been successful at heading off the Sunni insurgents. Israel has now openly stated that an independent Kurdish state is a “foregone conclusion. Iraq is breaking up. Kurds have created their own state.
Tehran has installed an intelligence unit at the airfield to intercept electronic communications between ISIS fighters and commanders. Iran is also sending two flights daily to Baghdad with 70 tons each of military equipment and supplies, light arms and ammunition.
Ukraine Independent Media Trade Union recommendations: journalists advised to avoid showing the dead on screen, use the word "corpse, domestic political rows, videos by the opposing side, not to show despair. Could undermine military morale, encourage parents to stop sons joining the troops.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is trying to save the world from war. We should all help him. President Putin has asked the Russian legislature to repeal the authorization to use force that was granted in order to protect residents of former Russian territories that are currently part of Ukraine...
Kremlin chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov:Hostilities in eastern Ukraine are a “civil war steadfastly heading toward genocide ofthe country’s own population.”They target the most defenseless citizens. It is systematic genocide, An ethnic cleansing. Accused Ukraine of deliberately targeting civilians.
Widespread water shortages across the world threaten social unrest and even war over control. In India, some families spend a quarter of their income on water Bolivia defaulted on its World Bank debt, water supplies went into receivership, controlled by globalists, prices skyrocketed 400%.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that Israel would carry out more assaults against Syria, following recent airstrikes and shelling against targets inside the Arab country. Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel would respond with even tougher force if Syria retaliates.
88 Russian Sukhoi fighter planes arrived at the Imam Ali military base in Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar. which were held by the Republic of Iran for more than 20 years. Aircraft will be equipped with sophisticated weapons;will take part in fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.”
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US-installed prime minister promised military forces of the Kiev junta would cleanse sub-humansfrom country’s eastern regions referring to the ethnic Russian populations of southeast regions of Ukraine, who are refusing to acknowledge the US-backed coup in Kiev as legitimate.
Representatives of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) deniedKiev’s allegations independence supporters violated ceasefire, accused Ukrainian special forces of continuing fighting told RIA Novosti that self-defense forces were only acting in response to the attacks on the Ukrainian side.
Large number of Iraqi volunteers have rushed to military recruitment centers to join battle against militants from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Security officials in Basra say up to 100000 people in the province have registered to fight alongside government troops.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he scrapped plans to send troops into Ukraine, move seen to de-escalate ongoing crisis in region, asked upper chamber of parliament to cancel resolution that would allow him to deploy forces into Ukraine.
Defense Department has yet to receive in writing immunity agreements for troops, but "Iraq has provided acceptable assurances" for 300 Special Forces troops President Obama announced he would send to Iraq. US advisors subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not Iraqi law.
Unidentified bombers have reportedly launched an air strike on ISIS positions in the northern Iraqi city of al-Qaim. Iraqi television has claimed they are US planes, but the Pentagon has denied responsibility. Saudi Al-Arabiya network claims that the raid was carried out by Syria. 20 died 25 more injured.
Nine dead after self-defense forces in Donetsk region shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter used for transporting military cargo, a Kiev spokesman said. The Mi-8 helicopter was downed “at about 5 pm local time at Karachun Mountain near Slavyansk by a rocket fired from a portable air defense system.
Syria has slammed Israel’s deadly attacks on its military targets from the air and the ground as a “blatant violation” of its territory, urging the United Nations to condemn the aggression. Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army positions, while its tanks hit government targets in the Golan Heights region.
Despite ISIS militants tightening their grip on Iraq, seizing more and more cities, people in Kurdistan believe they will survive the crisis, even with a shortage of fuel. But the refugees think that the situation in the country will become worse. Businesses prospering in the region, partially due flow of refugees. .
The leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in the region until 10 a.m. local time on Friday. He stressed that the self-defense force's ceasefire will come only as a reciprocal move.
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