ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands
2014-10-21 19:28:33 UTC
In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.
At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS,...
Oscar Pistorius: Five years in jail for culpable homicide
2014-10-21 09:13:44 UTC
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South African legal experts say Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being considered for house arrest. On a five-year sentence...
KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move.
The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
North Korea exporting food to China
2014-10-19 05:58:57 UTC
For over 15 years, North Korea has been one of the world’s largest recipients of food aid. Last week, however, it emerged that the isolationist state may be exporting an increasing amount of food to China.
The South Korean-based NK News website...
Secretive X-37B US military space plane returns to Earth
2014-10-18 15:55:07 UTC
After a record-shattering 22 months in space, the U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday (Oct .17) in a smooth landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 674-day mission launched in December 2012, bu...
Kofi Annan 'bitterly disappointed' by response to Ebola
2014-10-17 07:31:14 UTC
The World Health Organization is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Fifteen African countries will receive more help in areas including p...
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week
2014-10-15 07:12:11 UTC
The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10,000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday as the death toll from the virus reached 4,447 people, nearly all of them in west Africa.
Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assi...
American killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia
2014-10-15 05:45:48 UTC
An American defence contractor was shot dead and another injured in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the State Department said.
The two US citizens were employees of Vinnell Arabia, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, the Virginia-based defence...
Turkish government denies U.S. use of Turkish airbase
2014-10-15 05:45:37 UTC
Turkish officials have denied reaching a new agreement to let the US use its Incirlik airbase in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants, in comments which ran contrary to a statement made by US national security adviser Susan Rice on Sun...
US planes worth $486 Million scrapped in Afghanistan
2014-10-12 06:38:09 UTC
Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of $486 Million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a go...
Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000
2014-10-10 18:28:05 UTC
The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization says.
The latest figures show there have been 4,024 confirmed or suspected deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, L...
Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.”
Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...
Islamic State militants control 40 percent of Kobane
2014-10-11 08:05:38 UTC
“ISIS now controls 40 per cent of Kobane,” after entering eastern districts on Monday and attacking from the west and the south, said the Britain-based Observatory, which has a wide network of sources inside Syria.
Fierce fighting had raged for...
US Ebola patient dies in hospital in Dallas
2014-10-08 17:03:30 UTC
DALLAS (AP) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down ...
Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria damaged U.S. credibility
2014-10-07 17:05:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing President Barack Obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
"By failing to respond, it sent the wrong mes...
Cameron: We must do everything we can to defeat ISIS
2014-10-04 16:08:15 UTC
CAIRO (AP) - The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islam...
British hostage beheaded by terror group ISIS
2014-10-04 05:56:52 UTC
CAIRO (AP) -- An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.
The video mi...
Hong Kong Protesters Shelve Talks With Government
2014-10-03 18:40:24 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on electoral reforms Friday after mobs of people tried to drive them from streets they had occupied in one of the city's main shopping areas.
Asia will stretch only so far
2014-10-03 15:01:15 UTC
It’s not as dire for Asia as many thought. A few months ago headlines suggested China was about to stumble, tripped up by defaults and plunging confidence. Japan’s economy was pummelled by a hike in consumption taxes. India looked paralysed by pol...
How ISIS protects against Air strikes
2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
By Orion Pegman
Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation.
Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy rally on China’s National Day
2014-10-02 04:35:08 UTC
By Leonie Terfort
DIAAL NEWS - Tens of thousands of protesters remained in downtown Hong Kong, even after major confrontations with police, who used tear gas and pepper spray on Sunday resulting in widespread condemnation and thousands of a...
ISIS financed with stolen Art
2014-10-07 17:31:48 UTC
By Orion Pegman
DIAAL NEWS - The Islamist militant group ISIS is proceeding with, not only incredible brutality against humanity but they are also systematically destroying Cultural Heritage in the controlled areas in Syria and Iraq.
Turkish government has its own plan for Syria
2014-10-01 06:52:47 UTC
By Orion Pegman
DIAAL NEWS - Syrian refugees are still escaping from ISIS to Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like to set up a protection zone for them in northern Syria and solve several problems at once --push the ISIS b...
Edward Snowden Awarded 'Alternative Nobel'
2014-09-27 15:58:29 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
DIAAL NEWS - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger have jointly received the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award, dubbed “the alternative nobel prize”.
Sveriges Television SVT an...
Will we ever get a deal on climate change?
2014-09-30 18:03:48 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
Climate summit on September 23 at the UN, NY - Nifty strollers, weathered protesters, upper-east-side walking shoes, politicians, seniors, celebrities and lots of tweeting young people. Emma Thomson (actress) summed their ...