Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons
2014-10-29 22:11:28 UTC
Turkey (AFP) - Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group.
Flashing victory signs, the...
Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG -
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...
4 Women Who Could Be on the Next GOP Presidential Ticket
2014-10-27 02:47:57 UTC
Four women are early frontrunners to be part of a 2016 presidential ticket. As voters and the media continue to obsess over the next "first" in national electoral politics, these four Republican women make a strong case to be part of such a ticket...
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil
2014-10-27 01:42:16 UTC
An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote.
In her victory speech, Ms Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now".
She faced protests last year...
Gunman kills soldier at National War Memorial in Ottawa
2014-10-23 15:46:22 UTC
Canadian police have confirmed there was only a single gunman involved in a brazen gun attack on the national parliament on Wednesday that left a soldier dead.
Ottawa police said that they are satisfied there was one attacker, and police chief ...
Video: IS seized some of the weapons airdropped for Kurds
2014-10-21 21:44:52 UTC
In a new video, IS 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 Kobane appears to have fallen into the hands of IS, a ...
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...
Barack Obama's credit card 'declined'
2014-10-17 20:31:56 UTC
<strong>President Barack Obama's credit card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month, he said.</strong>
"It turned out I guess I don't use it enough," Mr Obama said. "They thought there was some fraud going on."
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...
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...
How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women
2014-10-12 06:52:21 UTC
Mother Jones - Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA New...
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...
Global Ebola outbreak - A call to action
2014-10-16 04:10:52 UTC
By Leonie Terfort
Unlike many of our recent crises, which feel unmanageable and beyond our influence- ISIS, climate change, Libya, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and others- we can actually combat Ebola if we act immediately.
Ebola doesn't ha...
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...
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...
Australian Major General says ISIS will be defeated in Iraq
2014-10-10 16:58:49 UTC
Australian Major General Craig Orme says the Coalition is supremely better and maintaining connection to Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerger ground forces than ISIS is at supplying its own fighters.
“These are problems all military forces face. They’ve ...
Turkey: Syrian town about to fall to jihadists
2014-10-07 17:24:25 UTC
MURSITPINAR, Turkey ( AP ) — The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airs...
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...
Hong Kong Protesters Stage Massive, Defiant Ralley
2014-10-04 16:22:45 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters were defiant in the face of attacks by opponents and warnings by the Hong Kong government to clear the streets, staging a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district they've occupied f...
German government approved arms exports to Arab States
2014-10-03 20:05:32 UTC
A key component of ISIS’s support came from wealthy individuals in the Arab Gulf States of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
World Bulletin/News Desk - Germany's national security council has approved the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, Qatar a...
How America Is Made For Trade
2014-10-03 15:06:03 UTC
The United States could create 10 million new trade-connected jobs over the next 10 years if it pursues a comprehensive pro-trade policy agenda that focuses on trade agreements, investment, immigration, taxation and the labor market safety net, ac...
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 ...