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Russia to veto UN Security Council resolution to send observers to Aleppo

Russia, with its permanent seat on the UN Security Council, has vowed to veto a French proposal to send the UN and other international monitoring organizations into eastern Aleppo to oversee the process of evacuating civilians and opposition fighters...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

ISIS offers $1mn reward for Kurdish-Danish Peshmerga

ISIS has offered a $1 million reward for whoever kills a Kurdish woman who fought the group in Syria and the Kurdistan Region.Joanna Palan, 21, is originally from Iranian Kurdistan and now carries Danish citizenship. She returned the Middle East...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

Thousands in Kashmir gather to see hair from prophet Muhammad's beard

Share thisThousands of Muslims in the Indian region of Kashmir react emotionally as the custodian of a shrine displays what is believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed. They have gathered to pray and mark the birth of the prophet on F...
by Defense news alert on Dec 18, 2016

Kurds fear deportation as Sweden tightens immigration rules

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Hedi Qadir was deported from Sweden nearly two months ago, and currently lives in the Kurdish town of Daratu near Erbil. “I speak Swedish fluently. I was working and paying my taxes, but they still...
by Defense news alert on Dec 17, 2016

British Muslim woman dragged on sidewalk in London

A Muslim woman standing outside Poundland, a British variety store chain (file photo)A British Muslim woman has been dragged by her hijab along the sidewalk in what is said to be a “sickening” hate crime.The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from beh...

UN Ban Ki-moon hints he may run for South Korea president after his tenure ends

Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives for his final press conference at the UN headquarters in New York on December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggests that he may run for pres...

US President Barack Obama voices concern about US vulnerability to Russia

US President Barack Obama holds an end-year press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has warned that America is becoming increasingly vulne...

FBI, NSA staff among Yahoo hack victims: Report

The FBI is investigating the recently discovered hack of one billion Yahoo accounts.The personal data stolen from one billion accounts run by US internet giant Yahoo in 2013 included personal data belonging to the employees of government agencies lik...

Where does the soul go when we die?

At the beginning of her career, the American Brit Marling had a beauty problem. A job offer by Goldman Sachs had declined to become an actress, the graduate economist, vintage babe at the Georgetown University in Washington DC. Now she ran from casti...
by latest news on Dec 16, 2016

Rest in Peace: Diesel

With a ten-meter-high cross, Greenpeace activists are demanding the rapid withdrawal from the technology that Germany has plunged into its biggest industrial scandal in front of the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg. "Rest in peace - diesel", stands in la...
by latest news on Dec 16, 2016

Syrian army in full control of eastern Aleppo: Russia

In this photo released by the Syria’s official SANA news agency, green government buses are seen carrying people out of eastern Aleppo, Syria, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AP)The Syrian military has wrested full control of the militant-held eastern...

UN bans Gambian army chief, General Ousman Badjie from visiting Sudan's Darfur region

General Ousman Badjie, the Gambia's army chiefThe United Nations has banned the Gambia's army chief, General Ousman Badjie, from visiting Gambian troops serving as peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region."The UN has decided to cancel General Badjie's v...

US will retaliate against Russia over election meddling: President Barack Obama

This photo taken on November 30, 2015 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change in the French capital of Paris. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama ha...

Chinese warship captures US Navy underwater drone

The American oceanographic survey ship USS Bowditch (file photo)A Chinese warship has captured US Navy underwater drone collecting information in the South China Sea, according to the Pentagon.  US Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, on...

Hillary Clinton blames Russia, FBI for her election defeat

Former US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during a fundraiser on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)Former US secretary of state​ Hillary Clinton has blamed the suspected...

Pakistan government failed to curb militancy: Court

Pakistan lawyers hold a demonstration to condemn a bombing in Quetta that killed dozens of people and wounded many more, in Lahore, Aug. 8, 2016. (Photo by AP)Pakistan's top court has ruled that the government has failed to curb militancy a...

Poland’s PKN joins EU clients of Iranian oil

Poland’s state-run refiner PKN Orlen says it has purchased 1 million barrels of Light crude oil from Iran.Poland’s biggest refiner PKN Orlen has announced a major purchase of crude oil from Iran thus becoming the latest company to join the alread...

Bond between Israel and US runs deep: Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his incoming administration’s support for Israel,...

Iraqi Air Force kills 20 Takfiri Daesh terrorist group commanders near Mosul

This file photo shows an F-16 fighter jet operated by the Iraqi Air Force.Nearly two dozen high-ranking figures of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have been killed when Iraqi Air Force fighter jets carried out an airstrike near Mosul as government...

White House backs claim Russian President Vladimir Putin directed US election hack

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AP)The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert Russian miss...


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