08 Oct 15
Syria crisis: Nato assesses Russia's 'troubling escalation'
Nato defence ministers will assess the "troubling escalation of Russian military activities" in Syria, the alliance's secretary-general says, ahead of talks in Brussels.
Jens Stoltenberg says he is concerned about Russia's use of cruise missiles as well as air strikes, and that Nato is ready to defend all allies.
Nato member Turkey says Russian jets have violated its airspace recently.
Indonesia's Joko Widodo seeks forest fire help
Indonesia's president has asked for international assistance to put out forest fires that have sent a thick haze over the region.
After refusing offers of help from Singapore, Joko Widodo said he had now accepted.
He said he also wanted help from Russia, Malaysia and Japan.
Zahalka defies Temple Mount ban for MKs: ‘Netanyahu has no authority here’
MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint List) challenged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ban of all MKs visiting the Temple Mount, and police blocked him from entering the plaza Thursday.
Arguing with police officers, Zahalka said “Who is Netanyahu in this context? There is no rule that says the prime minister can bar MKs from entering a holy place.”
Report: Saudi Officials to Behead 28 Muslims for Holy Mecca Stampede
While collecting bodies and providing medical care for the wounded of today’s incident in Mina have not ended yet, an Arabic media reported that 28 people who were involved in the incident to be executed tomorrow!
Merkel says still against Turkey joining the EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should not become a member of the European Union.
Boko Haram says leader Shekau is alive in new video
Boko Haram said in a new video on Wednesday that its elusive leader Abubakar Shekau was alive and still in charge of the Nigeria-based Islamist group whose six-year insurgency has killed thousands.
Netanyahu cancels German visit as violence spreads across Israel
Israel's prime minister canceled a visit to Germany on Wednesday after a spate of attacks that included the stabbing of an Israeli soldier by a suspected Palestinian militant who police said was then shot dead by special forces.
Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt
Central banks around the world are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis.
Sales by China, Russia, Brazil and Taiwan are the latest sign of an emerging-markets slowdown that is threatening to spill over into the U.S. economy. Previously, all four were large purchasers of U.S. debt.
07 Oct 15
Earthquake in magnitude of 5.2 shakes Turkey’s Antalya
5.2 magnitude earthquake epicentered in Demre district of Turkey’s Antalya province panics locals, trtworld informs. 30 minor quakes have shaken Turkey throughout Tuesday night, but one in Antalya at magnitude of 5.2 sparked panic among locals that flooded the streets.
Court Orders Release of Man Arrested on Temple Mount For Proclaiming Vitality of Jewish Nation
On Wednesday, the visitor, identified as attorney Itamar Ben Gvir, was arrested for responding to a Muslim chanting “Allahu akbar” with the refrain “Am Yisrael Chai”. The arrest came during the intermediate days of the Sukkot festival on the Temple Mount itself, the holiest site in Judaism.
After TPP: Three Million Signatures Trying to Stop Secretive TTIP Deal
Days after a multi-trillion dollar Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty was signed in secret in America, a three million signature petition has been handed in to the European Commission in London and Brussels calling for an immediate end to negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Europe.
CERN prepares to test revolutionary mini-accelerator
the council that governs CERN, Europe’s premier particle-physics laboratory, near Geneva, Switzerland, approved a boost in funding for a planned experiment called the Advanced Wakefield Experiment, or AWAKE. Due to switch on next year, AWAKE will accelerate particles by ‘surfing’ them on waves of electric charge created in a plasma, or ionized gas. It is a method that could allow future accelerators to probe matter and the forces of nature at ever-higher energies, without the usual accompanying increase in the instruments’ size and therefore cost.
FBI probe of Hillary Clinton emails expands to second tech company
The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email has now expanded to include obtaining data from a second tech company, which is fully cooperating with the FBI probe that has threatened Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Fox News has learned.
Russian military officials visit Israel for Syria talks
Israel's military confirmed the two-day meeting on "regional coordination," which comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks last month related to Syria. The two agreed on a mechanism to avoid "misunderstandings" and clashes in Syrian airspace between the two militaries' jets.
Police Agencies Display 'In God We Trust' on Patrol Cars, Tell Critics to 'Go Fly a Kite'
Today, despite fervent efforts to completely separate church and state in America, reverence to God is still seen on our printed money, coins, and some state flags. Lately, however, you may have seen the motto cropping up in an unfamiliar place: on the back of police cars. “In recent months, dozens of Southern and Midwestern law enforcement agencies have added the axiom to squad cars
Tony Blair: we need to challenge the Jihadi narrative
Today we announce the Centre on Religion and Geopolitics, already up and running and now to be expanded, which tracks religious extremism across the world day by day and whose product you can see by going to the Religion and Geopolitics website of my Foundation. It also authors special in-depth reports on connected issues such as the one we publish today. Rather than only removing extremist content, we should work with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google.......
"URBAN AURORAS" DAZZLE ARCTIC CITIES
Last night, Oct. 6th, sky watchers around the Arctic Circle witnessed an outburst of auroras so bright that they were visible alongside glaring city lights. "We enjoyed a wonderful evening of 'urban auroras',"
'We are seeking bigger role for Russia than Americans' - Iraq defense committee chairman
Baghdad, Russia’s ally in its fight against ISIS, wants Russia to have a bigger role in the anti-terrorist campaign in Iraq than the US and may soon officially request to start airstrikes on its soil, the chairman of Iraqi parliament’s defense committee said.
Franklin Graham calls for 'biblical principles'at 'ballot box'
..the solution for America’s woes won’t be coming from Democrats. Or Republicans. Or even the tea party, according to the prominent leader who is organizing the Decision America Tour. He’s Franklin Graham, who serves as CEO both of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Samaritan’s Purse relief-and-development ministry. On Tuesday, he announced the dates for the first four rallies in 2016.
How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow
At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help.
Huge Oil Discovery on the Golan Heights
If the oil can be extracted at a reasonable cost, and that is a big "if" now, it would make Israel self-sufficient for decades.
Breaking: Russia Fires 112 Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria
The Russian defense minister says that his country's ships in the Caspian Sea have launched 112 missile strikes against ISIS targets in Syria.
Putin/Iran Will Rape Sunni Oil Riches as Stalin/Hitler Raped Poland
In 2015, a mere 3 months after President Obama inked his Vienna-Nuclear appeasement of Iran, Putin and Iran agreed to devour Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, thus inevitably precipitating World War III. Obama’s inane “peace in our time” has already immediately reaped war and death...
Drudge Reveals What Supreme Court Justice Said ‘To My Face’
Matt Drudge warned in a rare interview Tuesday that future decisions on digital copyright laws could stifle free speech...
“I had a Supreme Court justice tell me to my face it’s over for me. Said, ‘Matt, it’s over for you. They’ve got the votes... They’re gonna make it so headlines, you can’t even use headlines,’” Drudge said. “To have a Supreme Court justice say that to my face!”
Russian warplanes in Syria destroy U.S.-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander
Russian air strikes have destroyed the main weapons depots of a U.S.-trained rebel group in Syria, their commander said on Wednesday...
The Liwa Suqour al-Jabal, whose fighters have attended military training organized by the Central Intelligence Agency in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, was also hit last week by Russian raids as Moscow began its air campaign in support of Damascus.
Turbulent day as Palestinian storm continues
Tensions remained on a knife's edge Tuesday as violent clashes wounded at least 50 Palestinians, 3 IDF soldiers, 3 police officers, and a baby girl.
Three police officers were lightly wounded by rocks thrown Tuesday night by masked Palestinians during clashes that erupted in Israel's centrally-located city of Jaffa, just kilometers south of Tel Aviv.
About 6,000 US inmates to be released early
Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
The release is the biggest of its kind in US history, the Washington Post reported.
The inmates being released early were all convicted of drug-related charges.
Syria conflict: Turkey tells Russia to avoid clash
Turkey will not compromise on border security, but does not want Russian incursions into its airspace to escalate into a crisis with Nato...
Russia's envoy to Ankara has been summoned three times in response to recent violations of Turkey's airspace.
Russia's air campaign in Syria began a week ago, but Mr Davutoglu said only two of its 57 sorties had targeted jihadists from the Islamic State group.
Migrant crisis: EU to begin seizing smugglers' boats
The EU is beginning a new operation in the southern Mediterranean to intercept boats smuggling migrants.
Under Operation Sophia, naval vessels will be able to board, search, seize and divert vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling.
Until now, the EU has focused on surveillance and rescue operations.
Khamenei bans Iran from negotiations with US
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States...
Khamenei has not publicly endorsed the deal reached with world powers in July, which was a political victory for the "moderates" led by President Hassan Rouhani. Hardliners inside Iran are still trying to put breaks on the agreement.