Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk: “Ukraine will introduce sanctions against every individual with a Russian passport” who sides with the pro-Russians, accused Moscow of funding and supporting the forces, a claim Russia denies. Sanctions imposed on those who helped Crimean integration into Russia,
; UK-based charity organization Oxfam:.Water, food supplies in Gaza dangerously low, More than 120,000 Gazans forced out of their homes and have nowhere to go due to Israeli-imposed blockade. Toll on civilians is shocking. People are fleeing terrified, no way to escape the violence. One million without water.
Palestinian resistance forces say they have killed nine more Israeli soldiers in retaliatory attacks against Israel’s invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip, at least 60 Israeli soldiers killed so far. Palestinian resistance forces continue to inflict heavy losses on the Israeli army in retaliation for its deadly onslaught on Gaza.
The death toll from the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 718, as the Israeli offensive continues on to a 17th day. 4,250 Palestinians have also been wounded. destroying 500 homes, partially damaging 2,644. Hamas, has been launching retaliatory attacks against Israel. 32 Israeli soldiers dead.
The Anonymous hacker group urged hackers to renew attacks on Israeli-based internet resources on Friday ? after earlier breaches of the Defense Ministry website, Tel Aviv police, leaks of log-in details of government officials. “We've been fighting Israel over four years, have not grown weary or tired.
50 former Israeli soldiers refuse to serve in nation's reserve force, citing regret over their part in a military they said plays a central role in oppressing Palestinians. the entire military is implicated. we refuse to participate in our reserve duties, support all those who resist being called to service," the soldiers wrote.
Ecuador recalls Ambassador from Israel, Chile suspends free trade agreement negotiations. Bolivia President Morales, Venezuela President Maduro call assault on Gaza genocide,“extermination. African National Congress tell Israeli Ambassador to leave, Ambassador to Tel Aviv recalled. UN; concern “regret.”
ISIS militants are using the revenue from seized oil fields to finance their newly-formed Islamic state in northern Iraq. Sources within the regional government say the extremist militants are “making millions” in illegal trade. by selling crude oil from oil fields they have seized.
Agricultural watchdog service Rosselkhoznadzor: Russia can, in theory, suspend the imports of Ukrainian foodstuffs after the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement (AA).“We’ll yet have to see how these supplies will be done because the EU has a largely differing legislation.”
Russian Foreign Ministry: Two Russian journalists with English-language RT channel and ANNA-News agency, including a UK citizen, went missing overnight in eastern Ukraine. “According to our information, they are held by Ukrainian authorities,” adding that it demands “the immediate release” of the captives.
The Air Force is about to put a new advanced satellite into space to spy on other countries’ satellites. Imagery capabilities on the new satellites are “a big leap forward” compared with the ones the U.S. has been using to monitor objects circling the earth.
An entire Chinese town of 30,000 people has been quarantined off from the rest of the country after a man living in a nearby village died from bubonic plague. Police have now had the old town of Yumen city in Gansu province sealed off for more than a week; Xinhua state media agency.
head of Russia’s migration service (FMS) Konstantin Romodanovsky: “Since April 1, over 515,000 people have arrived from southeastern Ukraine.” 2,000 people were continuing to cross the border every day. Russia has organized 400 refugee camps.
Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky, a Ukrainian military spokesman: two Sukhoi Su-25 Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down Wednesday 25 kilometers (16 miles) from crash site of the Malaysian flight MH17, fate of the two pilots was unknown.
Israel’s military issued an evacuation warning to the main hospital in Gaza as aerial and ground forces step up their attacks on civilian sites. Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed several hospitals across the region over the past few days
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said Ukrainian authorities refuse to hold peace talks or help the international investigation of the Malaysian airliner disaster, preferring to throw absurd and unfounded accusations against Russia.
The United States is reportedly preparing to send a team of military advisers into Ukraine to assist with revamping forces there in the midst of the ongoing crisis between government-loyal troops and an anti-Kiev militia. Kiev “requested radar jamming equipment necessary to counter anti-aircraft systems.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights citied cases of Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses, hospitals in Gaza:"These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes.”
FDA and EPA are about to approve the use of 2,4-D chemicals on American fields, even though it has been linked to developmental and neurological health problems, among other environmental damage. Glyphosate-drenched fields everywhere are giving birth to superweeds bigger than farmers have ever seen
US officials: intelligence suggests Malaysia plane shot down by anti-Kiev militia, no link to Russia found, believe aircraft intercepted by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile, fired by Ukrainian militia members, likeliest explanation; aircraft shot down in error, previous downing of 12 Ukrainian military aircraft by militants.
"Dozens of Palestinians, arrived at hospitals suffering from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli army in northern Gaza. Palestinians urged to protect themselves using tarpaulin, coats or nylon clothes; cover the doors, windows,vents with a moist cloth to prevent air from leaking inside."
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz: Tel Aviv regime has no plan to stop the ongoing aerial and ground military operations in Gaza, says Israeli forces will reoccupy the coastal enclave. "There is a significant likelihood that the current ground operation will end with Israel retaking full control over Gaza,
Putin: “We shall provide an adequate well-measured response to NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders, shall take note of [the West] setting up a global missile defense architecture and building up its arsenals of precision-guided weapons.” NATO’s military build-up near Russia’s border is not for defense.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses. “I extend my deep condolences to the prime minister and to the people of Israel on the fatalities from the recent escalation. Israeli premier, claimed they did not want civilian casualties in Gaza.
Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer: The Israeli forces “should be given the Nobel Peace Prize... a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint," Dermer said, claiming the Israeli soldiers do not “target a single Palestinian civilian.”"Our soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live.”
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin: US remarks over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine resemble Washington’s hasty conclusions on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. US has established the guilty party "even before the investigation of the Boeing accident.
475 seed piracy cases nationwide Monsanto generated from 1,800 leads in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.
“The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped.” This assertion was made by Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University on an Israel Radio program.
The Chinese yuan growing stronger. The Swiss National Bank and China agreed on a currency-swap deal on Monday. Last year China signed several agreements with other countries for direct currency deals.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman requested a Herem, a religious boycott, on Israeli-Palestinians, the highest religious censure in Judaism, meaning total exclusion of the person from the community; term implies even destruction of the person being banned.
Former President Jimmy Carter: “Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law. More immediately, all combat operations must stop, and Israeli troops should withdraw from Gaza.”
Federal Aviation Administration barred U.S. airliners traveling to or from Israel for at least 24 hours, reports a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's airport, less than a week after Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 shot down over Ukraine, potentially increasing Israeli's isolation from rest of the world
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko compared the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New York. Disaster is intensifying war propaganda, incitement of a military confrontation with Russia, military build-up in Eastern Europe.
Militants from ISIS now control or threaten key facilities on Euphrates, Tigris rivers, waging a war for water, trying to wrest control over rivers, dams, desalination plants. Without water, seasonal droughts cannot be managed, electricity cannot be generated, proper sanitation impossible, local economy grinds to a halt.
A Ukrainian Sukhoi fighter jet delivered a rocket near the city of Shakhtarsk, located within the 40-kilometer ceasefire zone around the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Tuesday. The rockets struck a field outside the city. No injuries reported.
Foreign ministers from the European Union will introduce additional measures to restrict trade and investment in Crimea and Sevastopol, according to the statement issued after the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.
UN chief, Washington’s top diplomat holding meetings in Cairo on Tuesday to push for end to two weeks of violence in Gaza that has killed 585 Palestinians. Israel pursuing campaign of shelling and air strikes, and militants hitting back with rocket fire and attacks on troops operating on the ground.
Lieberman accused the Qatar-based channel of being a mouthpiece for Hamas, and said the foreign ministry was taking steps to prevent it from broadcasting from Gaza, according to Israel's Channel 2 TV. Israel's army has denied targeting the Gaza offices of al-Jazeera TV .
Israeli military aircraft bombarded more than 70 targets including five mosques and a sports complex in Gaza overnight. Over the past 15 days, Israeli warplanes have been hitting numerous targets in the Gaza Strip, demolishing homes. Palestinian resistance fighters killed around 30 Israelis.
A video has emerged showing Israeli soldiers using sniper fire to kill a Palestinian civilian in Gaza Strip.Israeli snipers shot him and then continued to fire as he was on the ground, two ambulances targeted and destroyed by Israeli forces.
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