More than 7,000 people have been killed since January in infighting among foreign-backed Takfiri militants who are wreaking havoc on Syria. Clashes between the rival militant groups still continue despite an order by senior al-Qaeda leaders to stop the infighting.
National Institutes of Health vaccine scientist has confessed to spiking the test subject blood samples with antibodies making it appear the vaccine caused the body to produce those antibodies. He now faces four felony counts.
Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward held a forum to discuss public concerns regarding white vapor trails in the skies. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) representatives Sherri Zendri and Beth Hager were on hand to answer questions from residents who claim planes are spraying chemicals.
House vote to defund the DEA’s operating budget for marijuana enforcement in the states passed. DEA has asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider removing marijuana from list of Schedule I drugs defined by the Controlled Substances Act.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have seized heavy weapons and military equipment in Kirkuk governorate. Iraqi politicians warn of an armed conflict with the Kurds in near future, some lawmakers accuse Kurdish forces of having relations with Israel. Kurdistan exporting oil without Baghdad’s consent.
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.
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.
China’s Communist Party chief of city of Guangzhou is investigated by party disciplinary commission for corruption charges, suspected of "serious disciplinary violations," a term commonly used by the party in cases of corruption. Tens of thousands of Chinese officials detained in anti-corruption campaign
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.
Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets of the capital Rome to protest European Union-backed austerity measures. Italians have been staging protests against high unemployment, economic adversity and hardship over a series of government-imposed austerity packages in recent years.
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.
Russia’s state-owned gas company Gazprom has warned European countries that it will limit natural gas supplies if they resell the natural gas to Ukraine, closely monitoring the situation and may curb supplies to nations that pump the Russian gas to Ukraine through reverse flow.
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.
A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed into the United States early Thursday and fired on two US Border Patrol agents in the midst of a drug interdiction operation at the time of the event. Mexican officials contacted US authorities soon after and apologized for the incident. Event is under investigation
meat in the US labeled with country of origin, it now includes details, where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. The move is hailed by meat consumers meat industry opposed the measure. Country of Origin Labeling rule went into effect in May of 2013.
A document by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) contains misleading information, politically charged language to sway lawmakers into rejecting GMO labeling laws at state level. Monsanto campaign to convince public GMO labeling is unconstitutional.
Myanmar police’s intelligence unit has summoned editors of news publications to inquire about their internal operations, including financial records, government insists the meetings are merely “discussions” to gather “basic information” about their operations and was nothing to be alarmed about.
The U.S. Navy is quietly converting a 633-foot-long cargo ship into a secretive helicopter carrier with facilities for supporting a large contingent of Special Operations forces and all their gear, including jet skis. Could significantly expand America’s at-sea commando footprint.
Activists in Bahrain have held fresh rallies across the country to express their solidarity with prisoners facing torture in the jails of the Al Khalifa regime. The demonstrations were part of the events marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, which is held annually on June 26.
White House has created a bee task force. As the bee population dwindles neonicotinoids, a pesticide, is a culprit in the bee problem. Recommend bee-friendly gardens. These specific plants actually contain neonicotinoids contributing in a major way to the death of even more bees.
China moving forward to create its own version of the World Bank, will rival institutions under the sway of the US and West, will start with $100 billion in capital. will extend China’s financial reach, compete with the World Bank, also with the Asian Development Bank, dominated by Japan.
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
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
Pro-independence Spaniards staged a protest against the Spanish monarchy as new king urges collaboration. thousands took to the streets of Girona to voice anger of royal family's involvement in corruption scandals, tax fraud, money laundering, redistribution of their taxes to other regions of Spain.
Press TV People held anti-austerity protests in France as country continues to struggle with economic problems. Trade union members across country staged walkout over policies adopted of President Francois Hollande, said Hollande not different from his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.
Citing concerns over the NSA's wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials' phones, the German Interior Ministry announced Thursday that it will not renew its contract with Verizon to provide service for government ministries, will instead rely on Germany's Deutsche Telekom,
German Chancellor Angela Merkel can finally hold phone talks with no fear of being tapped by foreign agents, as she now has a secure, German-upgraded Blackberry, with a crypto-chip developed by Secusmart. Merkel’s contacts now need to install a 2,500 euro crypto-chip to talk to her.
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.
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