28 Nov 15
Mali attack: Rocket kills three at UN base at Kidal
Three people have been killed in a rocket attack on a UN peacekeepers' base in northern Mali, the UN says.
Two UN peacekeepers from Guinea and a civilian contractor were killed in the attack in Kidal, officials said.
...The UN mission - criticised by some at the time of its approval because there is no peace deal to support - has suffered more casualties than any other in recent years, with 56 troops killed.
United Arab Emirates: Israel mission not sign of changed relations
A senior United Arab Emirates official said Israel’s new office in Abu Dhabi does not signify any change in her government’s attitude toward the Jewish state.
Maryam Al Falasi...issued a statement...“any agreement between [the International Renewable Energy Association] and Israel does not represent any change in the position of the UAE or its relations with Israel,”...
Chaotic Moon Explores Biometric Tattoos For Medicine And The Military
The future of wearables could be inked on your skin. Chaotic Moon, a software design and development firm based in Austin, Texas, is developing a high-tech tattoo made of components and conductive paint to create circuitry to basically turn you into a cyborg…er collect health and other biometric data from your body.
Paris attacks 'mastermind' plotted to attack Jewish targets
New details have emerged from the investigation into the terror attacks in Paris, showing that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind behind the attacks, had planned to carry out similar strikes against Jewish targets.
Russia: No Turkish imports, we will import from Israel
Following downing of Russian jet by Turkey, the Russian agriculture minister announces the cessation of vegetable imports from Turkey; Israel among the countries that could benefit from the ban on Ankara.
Pirates Kidnap 5 From Ship Off Nigeria’s Coast
Armed attackers abducted five seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland’s government said Friday.
Iranian hard-liners said to intensify crackdown ahead of key votes
Ahead of two key elections in Iran in February, the Supreme Leader's hard-line allies have cracked down on activists, journalists and artists to try to tighten their grip on the country’s faction-ridden politics, officials and analysts say.
Two Palestinians ram cars into Israeli soldiers, shot dead
Two Palestinians rammed vehicles into Israeli soldiers in separate attacks in the occupied West Bank on Friday and were then shot dead, Israeli police and military said.
Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic
A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said.
Norway Government Bans Christian Cross
The cross has to go before the asylum seekers comes. It is important for Norway to stay neutral and not offend Muslims with Christians symbols.
Due to the large flow of asylum seekers to the country. The government UDI has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception.
27 Nov 15
Republicans, fearing congressional end-run, warn Obama ahead of climate talks
REPUBLICANS are aiming to take the air out of President Obama's push for a global climate deal at next week's international summit in Paris, warning they will block vital funding if he tries to circumvent Congress.
UAE Grows Its Military Muscles, Ready to Assert Itself in Middle East
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) slowly but surely are becoming a force to be reckoned with not only in the Middle East, but well beyond the region, Nafeesa Syeed wrote for Bloomberg. While Saudi Arabia and Iran are scrambling for leadership in the Middle East, the UAE has continued to increase its military power.
Islamic Terror in Europe Turning Israel into West’s Best Friend
The intensified war against the Islamic State (ISIS) has propelled Israel into the West’s best friend.
Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Israel and Moscow are exchanging intelligence information and that “relations between our countries are at high level.”
China to set up 1st overseas naval base in Djibouti next to US airbase
Beijing plans to set up a naval facility in Djibouti, East Africa, to boost counter-piracy and peacekeeping efforts, officials say. The future Chinese installation will be near a US airbase reportedly used for the Pentagon’s drone operations.
Erdogan says he wants to meet Putin 'face to face' at climate summit
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he wanted to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris after the downing of a Russian warplane.
Stumbling to War With Russia?
Politically, the Turkish attack on the Sukhoi Su-24 has probably aborted plans to have Russia join France and the U.S. in targeting ISIS, a diplomatic reversal of the first order. Indeed, it now seems clear that in Syria's civil war, Turkey is on the rebel-jihadist side, with Russia, Iran and Hezbollah on the side of the Syrian regime.
Saudi Arabia executions: Kingdom to behead 50 men convicted of terrorism offences despite threat of Shia revolt
Saudi authorities appear set in the next few days to carry out a series of beheadings across the country of more than 50 men convicted of terrorism offences. Among those facing execution are three young men who were juveniles when they were arrested.
Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Scores Direct Hit on 1st Sea Launch
Israel’s Ministry of Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) conducted today the first full system flight and intercept test of the Barak 8 missile system developed jointly by Israel and India. Upon the completion of the system verification test series, Barak 8 is expected to achieve initial operational capability next year.
Report: Former Iranian president says he will run in February election for influential body
ran's former influential president says he will run in elections for a clerical body that is in charge of choosing the country's supreme leader.
The pro-reform Shargh daily on Thursday quoted Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying, "God willing , I will come," to run in elections for the Assembly of Experts.
Silicon Valley professionals are taking LSD at work to increase productivity
It seems unlikely, but that’s apparently what some Silicon Valley professionals have been doing - and reporting great results.
According to Rolling Stone, a growing number of people are experimenting with "microdoses" of psychedelics to help them work.
China Announces Military Overhaul to Make Army More Combat Ready
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.
Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands
Japan's deputy defense minister met with the mayor of a southern island Thursday to seek his support for the planned deployment of hundreds of troops in the region including nearby disputed East China Sea islands.
UN nuclear watchdog to report on Iran probe next week
The UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday it will provide next week a long-awaited report on Iran's alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons, but warned its conclusions won't be "black and white".
26 Nov 15
Thousands of people evacuated after Halmahera earthquakes
"At least 611 earthquakes occurred between November 16 and 23," the Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated in a press release on Thursday.
France, Italy support 'global agreement' with Turkey
French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Thursday their countries support a "global agreement" with Turkey on the refugee crisis and a broader coalition to destroy ISIL.
Britain to plunge into Arctic FREEZE as TWO FEET of snow set to fall THIS WEEKEND
BRITAIN is about to be plunged back into the freezer with 70mph Arctic gales and two feet of snow on the way.
End of the Euro: Juncker FINALLY admits migrant crisis could spark end of single currency
Mr Juncker, head of the European Commission, said Europe’s single currency will be jeopardised if its Schengen passport-free travel zone unravels due to countries reintroducing border controls to keep refugees out.
Turkey Backpedals as Tensions Rise With Moscow, Says ‘Didn’t Know Downed Plane Was Russian’
Turkey begins to dial down its outrage as Moscow raises hostilities and brings more military hardware closer to the Syrian-Turkish border.
'Conflict With Russia Would Badly Hit Turkey' – Ex-Minister
"The incident with the Russian bomber was expected to provoke a hard response from Russia. Turkey downed a Russian warplane, one pilot was killed. This is more than just a clash of opinions between the two countries. In this situation, Russia could not turn a blind eye to the incident,"
PETA Gets Sued For Stealing, Then Murdering, A Family Dog
The family captured video on their home surveillance system of two PETA employees, Victoria Carey and Jennifer Woods chasing Maya down, taking her off the family’s porch and shoving the dog into a white van. PETA admitted four months later it euthanized Maya later that day.