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U.S. and Arab allies launch airstrikes against ISIL in Syria
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Obama: the 'yes we can' president with the 'at least I tried' legacy
Barack Obama ran as the embodiment of liberal hopes. With two years to go, it seems he will be remembered for his own, and the system's, limitations

How the Saudis (and the U.S.) have perilously exploited radical Islam in their pursuit of power
As the new war on ISIS widens, and the media war drums pick up the tempo, some nice breaks in the rhythm have been the few peeps made about the role of the U.S. and its allies (especially Saudi Arabia) in feeding the beast, by arming and training ISIS's fellow travelers and prospective members in Syria.

U.S. and Arab allies launch airstrikes against ISIL in Syria
The U.S. military, along with Arab allies, launched the first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria late Monday, as the war ordered by President Obama against the militant organization took on an urgent new phase.

Nothing will stop Isis except a Syrian truce
Neither the rebels nor President Assad's army are strong enough to fight on two fronts at once

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State
Syria's parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism.

John Kerry's Rhetoric On Isis Insults Our Intelligence
Anyone who has studied Syria knows the moderate opposition doesn't exist

Hezbollah Drones Target Al-Nusra Front's Positions at Syrian Border

Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

Obama Administration Is Paying Monthly Salaries to "THOUSANDS" of Syrian Rebels
Since July 2014, the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front, and ISIS have paired together in order to fight the Syrian Assad regime.

Syria is sticking point between Russia and U.S. on defeating Islamic State
As the United States worked to build an international coalition for expanded strikes against the Islamic State, Russia has taken the opportunity to say "we told you so" and hedged broader support until the Syrian government gets a larger role.

Minds focused by IS, Saudis and Iranians think about making up

Iraqi soldiers describe heavy losses as Islamic State overruns camp

Iraqi fighters say 'no thanks' to U.S. air strikes
Iraqi Shi'ite fighters say they do not need outside help as they push to reclaim the area of Jarf Al Sakher from Islamic State militants. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Weeks of U.S. Strikes Fail to Dislodge ISIS in Iraq

Suspicions run deep in iraq that CIA and the Islamic State are united

FBI watching some Americans who returned from Syria conflict

Another western war won't end terror in Iraq or Syria. It will only spread it
Bombing and more intervention can't destroy Isis. The US is at the heart of the crisis in the Middle East

White House might still be arming ISIL

Al Qaeda's quiet plan to outdo ISIS and hit U.S.

General 'Breedhate' in Another Sabotage Sortie
It's not the first time that the NATO military chief has used high-flown rhetoric to preempt a diplomatic solution to end the fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine. That conflict has claimed nearly 3,000 lives over the past six months, with up to one million civilians displaced and millions more trapped in a spiralling humanitarian crisis.

Moscow warns 'circles in Washington' over hindering peace process in Ukraine

Ukraine on Verge of Total Economic Collapse

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

20 killed in Boko Haram attack in N. Cameroon
At least 20 people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a Cameroonian village near the Nigerian border

US endorses Israel as 'major strategic partner'
Senate unanimously passes bill granting Israel a series of economic, security benefits

Israeli probes into possible Gaza war crimes draw criticism
Facing a United Nations investigation for possible war crimes committed during its recent military campaign in the Gaza Strip, Israel has launched probes of its own into suspected violations, hoping to ward off prosecution in international tribunals.

Israeli minister: Exports to Russia will continue, regardless of sanctions

In Australia a man is removed from a flight for writing the word "terrorism" : So the new era of absurdity, farce and lies begin.

The US is now involved in 134 wars or none, depending on your definition of 'war'

Scotland votes 'No' to independence
Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland votes 'No' to independence
As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full.

Report: NSA shared unedited data on Arab Americans' calls with IDF intel unit
Ex-NSA contractor Snowden told author Bamford that data could enable Israel to target callers' relatives in Israel and territories.

Shanghai Co-operation Council emerges as rival to West
Some of the SCO's most powerful players meeting in the Tajik capital have the ability to strengthen, or scupper, some of Washington's best-laid plans in Iraq and Syria.

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

'US seeks to use IS to weaken each state in the region'
The US is attempting to use ISIS to destroy each government in the region including Syria and Iraq, and is trying to drag Iran into this, Soraya Sepaphour-Ulrich, a researcher and expert on Iran, told RT.

After Obama speech, Islamic State wins new recruits in Syria-monitor

Obama insists ground troops will not join ISIS fight, US military less sure
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved in the fight against Islamic State militants – a pledge that has been called into question by US Army generals.

ISIS-related arrests in US, Europe, Australia as intel warns of 'gruesome' attacks
The world is in the midst of a global crackdown on Islamic State and its ideas. European, American and Australian mass arrests were carried out amid frightening intelligence reports, as the US continues efforts at building an anti-IS coalition.

Syrian Forces Are Seen Stepping Up Attacks on Rebels as U.S. Sets Sights on ISIS

US Can't Track Westerners Fighting in Syria

FBI: US Airstrikes Increasing Support for ISIS
Group Using US Attacks to Boost Recruitment

Iraq Premier Nixes US Ground Troops
Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants
The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal quandary: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked its latest encryption in a way that prevents the company — or anyone but the device's owner — from gaining access to the vast troves of user data typically stored on smartphones or tablet computers.

John Key says Edward Snowden 'may well be right' about NSA spying on NZ
New Zealand prime minister refuses to rule out that Kiwi metadata is being intercepted by American intelligence

US Official: Venezuela Fighting Drug Trafficking

Houthi rebels push into Yemeni capital
Residents and officials say Shia fighters advancing along Thalatheen Street, a major route into western edge of Sanaa.

Libya meeting rejects military intervention
Gathering in Madrid of ministers from Tobruk government and several nations comes as PM seeks approval for new cabinet.

America's deadliest export and the endless war on terror
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

America's deadliest export and the endless war on terror

Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America

Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Under Obama -- Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS
Why American policy abroad strengthens groups like ISIS.

Iraqi leader: No need for Arab powers to strike IS

Obama plays both sides: Sought repeal of Bush war statute now used to justify Islamic State strikes
White House employs 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force Resolution to evade Congress

The Impossible War: Isis 'Cannot be Beaten' as Long as There is Civil War in Syria
The reasons for this are political as well as military. The five or six million Sunni Arabs who live in areas controlled by Isis in Iraq and Syria may not be happy with the brutality, bigotry and violence of their new rulers. But they are even more frightened of the prospect of the soldiers and militiamen of the Baghdad or Damascus governments recapturing and wreaking vengeance in Sunni cities, town and villages. The Sunni communities in both countries have little choice but to stick with Isis as their defenders.

US 'encouraged' as UAE and Saudis offer help in coalition attack on Isis
Kerry 'extremely encouraged' as UAE, Saudi Arabia offer help. White House confident of gaining congressional backing

US will not coordinate airstrikes with Syria as it hails Arab support

Obama's ISIS Project is Nothing but a Pretext to Murder and Destroy Syrian Society

Civilians and Islamic State ship out of Raqqa ahead of Syria airstrikes
As rebels and Islamic State sign historic ceasefire in Damascus, civilians and IS militants alike evacuate Raqqa fearing US airstrikes

Argentine Companies Look to Increase Trade with Russia

Boko Haram commander reportedly killed in clash with Nigerian forces
The feared militant and 200 other fighters died in a battle on Friday in the state of Borno state, birthplace of the extremist group

Obama Charged with 'Imperial Hubris' Unmatched Even by Bush
Following his announcement to bomb Syria without congressional approval, president slammed for total disregard for constitutional safeguards regarding war-making

US Bypasses Security Council on Impending Invasion of Syria

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Venezuela's UN Security Council bid gains backing

US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 daily fine over NSA data refusal
Company releases 1,500 documents from failed suit against NSA over user data requests and cooperation with Prism compliance

How the West Created the Islamic State
... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS

Frustration drives Arsal's FSA into ISIS ranks

'Vetted Moderate' Free Syrian Army Commander Admits Alliance with ISIS, Confirms PJ Media Reporting
As President Obama laid out his "strategy" last night for dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and as bipartisan leadership in Congress pushes to approve as much as $4 billion to arm Syrian "rebels," it should be noted that the keystone to his anti-Assad policy – the "vetted moderate" Free Syrian Army (FSA) – is now admitting that they, too, are working with the Islamic State.

TURKEY NOT TO ALLOW US TO USE BASES
Turkey will refuse to allow a US-led coalition to attack ISIS militants in neighbouring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official told AFP Thursday.

Syria warns against foreign intervention after Obama speech

Obama's Breathtaking Expansion of a President's Power To Make War

Reporter in Iraq: 'I Know There Are Already Boots on the Ground Where I Am'

Ex-Bush official rips Obama's 'breathtaking' expansion of war powers

Russia warns US against strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Germany, Britain say won't take part in anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria

Russia's Lavrov: West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syrian government forces
If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad's forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

CIA: ISIS has 20,000 to 31,500 fighters

Syria and Iraq: Why US Policy Is Fraught with Danger
The United States is reluctantly but decisively becoming engaged in the civil wars in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to combat Isis, which calls itself Islamic State.

Iraq War III: Obama's 'Operation Doubletalk'

Israel 'Concerned' US War on ISIS Will Temper Hostility Toward Iran

Obama: US to Step up Economic Penalties on Russia

Russia committed to Ukraine peace plan despite EU sanctions

A Powerful NATO Flotilla Has Entered the Black Sea to Reassure Ukraine
Sea Breeze training exercise brings together 13 ships from six countries

Citing Failed War on Drugs, World Leaders Call for Widespread Decriminalization
Global commission condemns "harsh measures grounded in repressive ideologies"

Noam Chomsky: The Real Reason Israel "Mows the Lawn" in Gaza
Like other states, Israel pleads "security" as justification for its aggressive and violent actions. But knowledgeable Israelis know better.

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease: What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?

Breaking The Last Taboo - Gaza and the Threat of World War

Missouri execution contested over drug secrecy and racism claims
Earl Ringo, convicted by an all-white jury for a double murder, set to be executed Wednesday night with untested drug cocktail

Philadelphia set to decriminalize marijuana possession

Guyana authorities seize submersible used to transport drugs

US bans Europol from releasing its own documents to European officials
The United States has instructed Europol, the European Union's police agency, to withhold its own annual internal data-protection review from EU lawmakers because the report was written without the US Treasury Department's permission.

Ebola Spreading 'Exponentially'
Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ebola Spreading 'Exponentially' as Patients Seek Beds in Liberia
The Ebola virus is spreading exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care, the World Health Organization said Monday.

How Washington Helped Create Israel's Secret Nuclear Arsenal
In the 1960s the US was far from blindly supporting Israeli interests in the Middle East

Why America Needs a Major War in Europe?


Losing Credibility – The IMF's New Cold War Loan to Ukraine

Sidestepping Ukraine's 'N-Word' for Nazi
The mainstream U.S. media is hazing German Chancellor Merkel and President Obama for sidestepping the "I-word" – invasion – in reference to Russia and Ukraine. But the MSM goes mute on Ukraine's "N-word" for "Nazi" so as not to disrupt the pro-Kiev "group think," says Robert Parry.

EU delays entry into force of Russia sanctions to assess ceasefire

Ukraine ceasefire breached in Donetsk and Mariupol
Shelling is audible in port of Mariupol and explosions reported in Donetsk days after ceasefire deal

Von der Leyen dubious about NATO's two-percent rule
Germany's defense minister has said she does not see the need to raise military spending to two percent of GDP. Only four of NATO's 28 members currently meet the alliance's longstanding target for defense spending.

On savagery and war
The Islamic State group and the wholesale violence in Iraq and Syria.

Americans Now Fear ISIS Sleeper Cells Are Living in the U.S.
Overwhelmingly Support Military Action

NATO's new missions won't solve Ukraine, Iraq crises

Hagel: US Must Weigh Results of Broader Iraq Fight

U.S. moves to reassure Georgia as Ukraine crisis stokes unease

Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
ISIS Anti-Tank Rockets Were Given to FSA Last Year

Syria's 'So-Called Moderate Rebels' Sold Sotloff to ISIS
A spokesman for the family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff claimed Monday night that Sotloff was sold to the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by Syria's "so-called moderate rebels."

Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say

In place of 'boots on the ground,' US seeks contractors for Iraq

Iraq crisis: Obama to set out 'US offensive against IS'

U.S. military expands airstrikes in western Iraq

Russia, China agree to settle more trade in yuan and rouble

BBC playing dirty tricks against Iran by spreading disinformation

Boko Haram closes in on its dream of an African caliphate – and Isis gives its blessing, and advice on strategy

Role of Pentagon, CIA in Somalia
A reported car-bomb rammed into a convoy of troops from the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Sept. 8 killing at least twelve people including four from the United States.

Noam Chomsky, The Fate of the Gaza Ceasefire

Hagel: US Needs to Maintain Military Superiority
Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

Lord's Prayer to Hugo Chávez angers Catholic church in Venezuela
Socialist party congress directs prayer to 'Our Chávez who art in heaven', drawing church retort that text is 'untouchable'

Hagel: US Needs to Maintain Military Superiority
The U.S. military's technological superiority is being challenged by other nations, including China and Russia, and in order to maintain its dominance America must be more innovative in how it develops and buys new technologies, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told industry leaders here

Let's Have Candor from the NATO Summit
Don't hold your breath, but it would be refreshing if NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week spoke candidly for once about Ukraine.

Western Doublethink on Blind Path to War

Up to 1,000 NATO Servicemen to Take Part in Military Drills in Ukraine This Month

France Folds; Suspends Shipment Of Russian Warship - NATO Allies Pleased

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels support peace plan, Friday cease-fire
Breakthrough comes a week after Kremlin-backed separatists scored major victories in contested eastern region.

Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

Rebel leader demands 'proper guarantees' in Ukraine ceasefire

House Leader: Congress Could Force War on ISIS to Escalate
Rep. McCarthy: If Obama Won't Escalate, We Will

Obama and Cameron Call on NATO to Confront ISIS
President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain have called on NATO to reject "isolationist" impulses and confront the rising terrorist threat posed by Sunni militants in the Middle East, saying the United States and Britain "will not be cowed by barbaric killers."

'No New Wars, No to NATO': Demonstrators Challenge Role of Western Military Alliance
From Afghanistan to Syria to Ukraine, U.S. and European nations criticized for being destabilizing force

Four arrests at anti-Nato protest in Cardiff

Warning to the World: Washington and its NATO & EU Vassals are Insane

Raqqa: ISIL's shining example of life under the Islamic 'caliphate'
In the cities and towns across north-east Syria, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group known for its beheadings, crucifixions and mass executions provides electricity and water, pays salaries, controls traffic, and runs nearly everything from bakeries and banks to schools, courts and mosques.

False images used to 'prove' slavery, genital mutilation under ISIS
The savagery of ISIS jihadists rampaging through Syria and Iraq is well known. But dozens of photos circulating on social media networks and the media claiming to show the barbaric acts of the Islamist group are, in fact, fake.

Jihadism and how to isolate, contain and defeat it
I must start by saying that jihadismis my necessary headline shorthand for violent Islamic fundamentalism in all of its manifestations. In this article I'm going to ask and offer answers to two main questions.

Jittery Israel Gears up for War Crimes Battle

"Goodbye, Palestine" Israel's 'Land for Lives' is Theft. Pure and Simple
World View: Israel takes land, Palestine loses land; that's the way it works

Iran receives $1 billion under extended nuclear deal-IRNA

Belgium ordered to pay accused bomb plotter extradited to U.S.

US Plans Major Border Security Program in Nigeria

Afghan candidates' unity pledge eases NATO's worries
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates pledged to NATO leaders on Thursday that they would form a government of national unity and sign legal agreements allowing foreign troops to stay on next year.

$1 Trillion Trove of Rare Minerals Revealed Under Afghanistan
Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists.

After 41 Years in Solitary, 'Angola Three' Prisoner Renews Fight for Justice
Albert Woodfox, last remaining prisoner of the Angola Three, seeks to sue prison authorities for constitutional rights violations

Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Foreign Ownership of U.S. Government Debt Passes $6 Trillion
For the first time in the nation's history, foreign interests now own more than $6 trillion in U.S. government debt, according to the most recent Treasury Department report on major foreign holders of the debt, which includes the numbers through the end of June.

Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!

Who's Telling the 'Big Lie' on Ukraine?
Official Washington draws the Ukraine crisis in black-and-white colors with Russian President Putin the bad guy and the U.S.-backed leaders in Kiev the good guys. But the reality is much more nuanced, with the American people consistently misled on key facts, writes Robert Parry.

Ukraine's Poroshenko agrees 'ceasefire process' with Putin

Russian bank hires two former U.S. senators
U.S. sanctions against Russia are becoming a boon for Washington's lobbyists

Russia 'to alter military strategy towards Nato'

Russia threatens to release Putin's disputed phone call
Russia raised the stakes Tuesday over a disputed phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and head of the EU Commission president by threatening to go public with the conversation that the Kremlin said misquoted the Russian leader as saying he could be in Kiev within two weeks if he wanted.

Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

Arming Ukraine could lead to nuclear war: Lech Walesa

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies

Saudi scare story for Western intervention
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah elicited mockery over the weekend among informed circles after he issued a dire warning to Western countries on the imminent threat of terrorism from the Middle East.

To really combat terror, end support for Saudi Arabia
Ramped up rhetoric on security makes no sense so long as the west cosies up to dictatorships that support fundamentalism

Remember Iraq? Former US intel officers warn Merkel against NATO images of Ukraine
With the escalating Ukrainian crisis towards the top of the agenda at this week's NATO summit in Wales, a group of former American intelligence workers is urging the alliance to be careful before crafting a response.

Memo To Washington: Iraq Is Not A Nation And You Can't Build One There With Bombs
Washington's strategy in Iraq is in shambles, but not just because America's spanker-in-chief is really a wimp at heart. The problem is far more generic. To wit, the geographic territory of Iraq is not a nation; it is an arbitrary series of lines on a map drawn 100 years ago by dandies in the foreign offices of two fading empires (the British and the French)—–which lines encircled numerous tribes, ethnicities and religious confessions that had no interest in sharing a common statehood.

Isis Isn't the first Group to Use the Butcher's Knife as an Instrument of Policy. Nor will it be the last
Chopping off someone's head or sawing it off or slicing it off is about gore. Blood. Pain. Grotesquerie. Death by the blade is about shame, suffering in an animal slaughterhouse. It's the most repulsive theatre, understood by the Romans, the Tudors, the French revolutionaries, the austerest guardians of Wahhabism. Colour it bright red.

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

Young European converts are swelling the ranks of Islamic State
Flocking of foreigners to Syria and Iraq is unprecedented, expert tells Haaretz.

More US Troops Headed to Iraq; Senate Bill Would Expand War to Syria
White House Insists No Decision Made on Attacking ISIS in Syria

Obama orders 350 additional troops to Iraq
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of an additional 350 American troops to Iraq, where they will be charged with protecting US diplomats and facilitates in Baghdad.

Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

Can you smell what The Caliph is cooking?
Next week is the 13th anniversary of 9/11. And Washington is back to bombing… It's Iraq, all over again – an eerie echo of the most tragic of all post-9/11 developments: Shock and Awe.

Nusra Front sets demands for releasing U.N. peacekeepers
The al Qaida-linked rebels who captured dozens of Fijian United Nations peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last week have set demands for their release, including removal of the Islamist group from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the deaths of its comrades in fighting with members of the international force, the commander of the Fijian army said Tuesday.

Tense relations between U.S. and anti-Assad Syrian rebels
North of Aleppo, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army is battling the Islamic State terror group over a vital supply route.

Airstrike in Somalia by U.S. Forces Targets Shabab Leader
For nearly a decade, the United States has been trying to fight the Somali Islamist group known as the Shabab, using everything from its African allies and economic sanctions to American missile strikes and commando raids.

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

Fake cell phone 'towers' may be spying on Americans' calls, texts
More than a dozen "fake cell phone towers" could be secretly hijacking Americans' mobile devices in order to listen in on phone calls or snoop on text messages, a security-focused cell phone company claims. It is not clear who controls the devices.

Cop cam: Ferguson police to wear body cameras
Following the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer, which sparked three weeks of protests and violence, officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are now wearing body cameras to film their work.

Go Ahead and Enjoy Eating Fat: It's Better than Carbs, Major New Study Says
Seems that saturated fat may even be good for you.

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab
Posted: Monday, September 1, 2014

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab
Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon" by the military-run Civil Administration.

U.S. urges Israel to reverse planned West Bank land appropriation

400% rise: Fee to renounce US citizenship goes up fourfold to $2,350

Ban Ki-moon: 'no military solution to Ukraine crisis'
UN secretary general calls for a political dialogue, as Kiev accuses Russia of launching a 'great war'

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline - which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30 years.

Charges of 'Open Aggression' Spoil Hopes for Cease Fire in Ukraine
Key parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine meet in Minsk as war of words between leaders and continued violence on the ground give little hope for peace

Putin Urges ‘Statehood’ Talks for Eastern Ukraine

Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

NATO planning 'rapid-deployment force' of 10,000 troops to counter Russia
NATO is reportedly working towards the creation of an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states as a result of escalating tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

Russia-led military bloc ready to send peacekeepers to Ukraine
The head of the CSTO says its peacekeepers are ready for any operations, including in Ukraine, but their deployment requires the go-ahead from leaders of all member-countries.

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Obama: 'We don't have a strategy yet' to combat Isis militants
Pushing back against fervent speculation that he is preparing to bomb Isis in Syria, Obama said plans limited to Iraq

Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target

Gay NFL player overlooked by teams: report
Michael Sam, who is seeking to become the NFL's first openly gay player, was passed over by 31 teams Sunday just one day after being cut by St. Louis, USA Today reported.

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