Humanity is at Stake
When the Americans and their allies claimed
that they had left the region, they left
behind bleeding, impoverished nations,
licking their wounds and searching for
bodies under rubble in diverse and macabre
Thanksgiving - More
Than a Turkey Dinner
Let’s be honest: every year on the last
Thursday of November, we celebrate the
beginning of a European invasion that ends
with the death or relocation of millions of
native people. -
five children killed' in Raqqa school
: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a
collective of citizen journalists chronicling the
extremist group’s atrocities, said eight civilians were
killed and 12 more wounded at “Heten” school.
Russian warplanes bomb
Turkish-Syrian border town: residents:
Residents said on Thursday that Russian warplanes bombed
a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border a day
after hitting a truck depot near a crossing between the
will send Tornado jets to Syria:
Germany will deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to
support France in the fight against Islamic State
militants in Syria, a senior lawmaker for Chancellor
Angela Merkel's conservatives confirmed on Thursday.
Cameron: Britain should join Syria air strikes:
Prime minister urges MPs to approve ISIL air raids,
saying UK should not 'sub-contract' security to allies.
We’ll continue shooting down violating planes:
Turkey will open fire on foreign planes violating
Turkish airspace in the future, President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan warned amid a diplomatic crisis caused by the
downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish Air Force.
Downing of Russian Jet Had to Be Pre-Planned - Retired
Turkey's move to shoot down a Russian jet may have been
a provocation by the Turkish president, who has a hidden
agenda in the Syrian conflict, according to former US
Air Force general Thomas McInerney.
Erdogan says Russia should apologise after jet downing
: Russia should apologise for violating Turkey's
airspace, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as
saying on Thursday, days after a Russian jet was shot
down near the Syria border.
Russia-Turkey Relations Heading Into 'Dead-End,' Putin
Says as Turkey Refuses to Apologize for Downing Plane:
Putin described Turkey’s government as "a sponsor of
terrorism", saying it profited from the sale of oil by
ISIS, and criticized Turkey for refusing to apologize
for the shooting down.
Cuts All Military Ties With Turkey:
"Today, in accordance with a previously made decision,
all cooperation channels have been cut between the
Russian Defense Ministry and the Turkish Armed Forces,"
ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told
Downing of jet won't deflect it from Syria mission:
Russian forces launched a heavy bombardment against
insurgent-held areas in Syria's Latakia province on
Wednesday, near where the warplane was shot down, rebels
and a monitoring group said.
says 'destroyed' Syria rebels in area where jet brought
Russia on Thursday said its forces had wiped out Syrian
rebel groups operating in the area where one of its jets
was brought down, unleashing a huge bombardment after
rescuing a pilot.
US soldiers in Syria to back anti-IS Kurds:
US soldiers are in now in the Syrian border town of
Kobane where they are to train Kurdish forces to battle
the Islamic State group, Kurdish sources said on
of covering up death of 6 children in Syria air strike:
Standing amid the rubble of his former home, Muawiyya
al-Amouri told Middle East Eye that six of his children,
aged between 10 months and 10 years old, and three
members of a refugee family sharing their house, had
died in the attack near Atmeh, a town close to the
Turkish border, on 11 August.
Defense Ministry refutes reports on destruction of
relief convoy by Russian jets:
Konashenkov drew the journalists’ attention to the fact
that the photos and video materials from the scene did
not show any craters from explosions and no splinters
which were supposed to have cut all the trucks subject
to the shelling and bombardment.
newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after
revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants:
The articles, published in May, claimed that Turkey’s
National Intelligence Organization (MIT) is smuggling
weapons in trucks into Syria and was caught doing so
twice in 2014. The trucks were allegedly stopped and
searched by police, with photos and videos of their
contents obtained by Cumhuriyet.
over who bombed Turkish convoy allegedly carrying
weapons to militants in Syria:
A Turkish convoy, which according to some reports was
transporting weapons to terrorist organizations, has
been hit by apparent airstrikes in northwestern Syria.
Operation in Syria kills person
involved in Beirut attacks - TV:
An operation in Syria launched by the Syrian army and
Lebanon's Hezbollah killed a person involved in the
logistics of suicide bomb attacks in southern Beirut
earlier this month, Hezbollah-run al-Manar TV and Syrian
state media said on Thursday.
Former Iraqi PM warns of 'new
world war' after Russia-Turkey clash:
“Erdogan claims that a Russian aircraft entered Turkey's
airspace for a few seconds, forgetting that its own
planes violate Iraqi and Syrian airspace every day," he
said in a statement.
12 killed, dozens injured in Iraq
people were killed and another 42 injured late Wednesday
in separate attacks in Iraq’s Baghdad, Anbar and Diyala
provinces, according to local police sources.
Canadian airstrike alleged to
have killed 10 civilians in Iraq:
According to local Iraqi media reports, 10 civilian
workers were allegedly killed and as many as 20 others
injured after an airstrike by Canadian warplanes last
week in Mosul.
forces cut last ISIS supply line into Ramadi by retaking
The capture of Palestine Bridge, straddling the
Euphrates river in northwestern Ramadi, means Iraqi
forces have the city surrounded. They will now move to
clear the city of the Sunni militants one neighborhood
at a time.
Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi attack on Sa’ada:
On Thursday, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported that the
victims lost their lives when Saudi warplanes hit their
vehicle in the city of Baqam.
Colombian Mercenaries Sent by UAE to Fight Houthis in
Some 1,800 Latin American former soldiers are being
trained somewhere in the desert of United Arab Emirates
as part of an operation set up by Blackwater Worldwide.
Palestinian shot, killed by Israeli forces in al-Arrub
- A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed in al-Arrub
refugee camp in northern Hebron on Thursday during
clashes, medics told Ma'an, the 3rd Palestinian to be
killed during the day.
Israelis Detained on Sept. 11 Spies?:
Millions saw the horrific images of the World Trade
Center attacks, and those who saw them won't forget
them. But a New Jersey homemaker saw something that
morning that prompted an investigation into five young
Israelis and their possible connection to Israeli
18 killed in Boko Haram attack in
Eighteen people were killed and 100 homes torched in an
attack in the dead of night by Nigeria's Boko Haram
fighters on a village near southeastern Bosso, local
authorities told AFP on Thursday.
Germany to send 650 troops to
Mali to relieve France:
Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, Defence
Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday, to provide
some relief to France in its global fight against the
Islamic State militants.
China to Build Military Base in
Africa to Fight Extremists:
China has pledged to boost its cooperation with African
countries in their fight against extremist factions such
as Boko Haram, which is considered to be the deadliest
“terrorist” organization in the world.
report on Afghan hospital attack 'shocking,' medical
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday
that multiple service members were suspended from duty
following an investigation into the deadly airstrike
last month on a hospital in Kunduz.
grows on US for MSF hospital strike probe:
Pressure was growing yesterday for an international
inquiry into a catastrophic US strike on a Medicins Sans
Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan, after the
military detailed “tragic, but avoidable” errors, but
refused to say if there would be an independent
kill worshipper at Bangladesh Shi'ite mosque:
Unidentified assailants fired "indiscriminately" at
worshippers at a Shi'ite mosque at a northern Bangladesh
town Thursday, leaving one dead and three others
injured, police said.
Preparing for war?
Announces Military Overhaul to Make Army More Combat
President Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of
China’s military to make the world’s largest army more
combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond
the country’s borders.
Bank of America: The 'Great
Divorce' Between the World's Two Largest Economies Will
Drive Currency and Rates Markets in 2016:
The "marriage of convenience" is over.
forces shell railway station in Donetsk republic:
Kiev forces opened fire from mortars in the vicinity of
a railway station in the self-proclaimed Donetsk
People’s Republic (DPR), a local official said on
stops buying Russian gas, closes its airspace:
Ukraine on Wednesday banned all Russian airlines from
crossing its airspace in the latest escalation between
the two neighbors 19 months into the separatist war in
the east of the former Soviet state.
President Holland visits Moscow
: Last week, Hollande called for the U.S. and Russia to
set aside their policy divisions over Syria and "fight
this terrorist army in a broad, single coalition." But
his office acknowledges that "coordination" sounds like
a far more realistic goal.
restrict TurkStream gas pipeline-economy minister:
Russia may impose various economic restrictions on
Turkey, including measures to restrict the planned
TurkStream gas pipeline, Russia's Economy Minister
Alexei Ulyukayev said on Thursday.
Fact or fiction?
raiding Turkish firms and sending exports back:
Moscow has also started sending back Turkish trucks
loaded with exports at the border and stopped Turkish
tourists - who normally do not need visas - entering the
country, at least two businessmen said.
War is a racket:
Islamic State Brings $50 Billion Europe Defense Boost:
Europe’s defense industry is set to reap a $50 billion
windfall as the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris
prompt governments to ramp up spending on military
capabilities spanning cyber security to fighter jets,
armored vehicles and drones in an effort to defeat
opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmaker:
A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead Wednesday
during a rally for the country’s upcoming legislative
elections, an event also attended by the wife of a
jailed opposition leader, an official said.
opposition figure's killing was gangland hit: president:
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the
shooting dead of an opposition election candidate
appeared to be a gangland score-settling, dismissing
claims it was politically motivated ahead of key
of Guantanamo, Activists Counter Unjust Detention With
'Powerful Act of Compassion':
'We are here to say: We know you are suffering; we have
come to stand with you.'
'It was a massacre':
Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about
Thanksgiving and its stereotypes, branding Christopher
Columbus 'the first terrorist in America'
Can't Legally Block Refugees, Obama Administration
The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to
state resettlement officials that states may not deny
benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's
country of origin or religious affiliation.
US Woman Forced Off Plane in
Newark for Being Muslim:
The experience was even enough to make Rasheed cancel
her trip, even though the airline had booked another
ticket for her after intense questioning by officials,
over fear that the same discrimination would continue
along her journey.
Donald Trump: I can predict
terrorism because I 'feel' it:
Republican frontrunner's latest claim follows insistence
that he watched from his Manhattan flat as people jumped
from the World Trade Centre twin towers after al-Qaeda
struck on 9/11